Plant Disease Management: Cucurbitaceous Crops Cultivation of vegetable is a remunerative venture than cereals and other filed crops. India is the second largest producers of vegetable with 2.8 % of total cropped area under vegetables. Vegetables constitute a very important part of human diet and are very good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. In India, cucurbits share about 5.6% of the total vegetable production in the country. In our country, still there is a production and productivity gap to achieve the target for supply of minimum 200 g and Optimum 300 g. vegetable per capita per day as against the presently available 145g.
In addition, potato is regarded a high-potential food security crop because of its ability to provide a high yield of high-quality product per unit of input with a shorter crop cycle than major cereal crops like maize (Hirpa et al., 2010). Currently, many improved varieties of potato are disseminated by research centers, cooperatives and private suppliers to smallholders and this has contributed to the improvement and expansion of potato production in Ethiopia. However, little has been done to improve the performance of the entire potato value chain in the country and there is no clear evidence on which model works better for the overall performance of potato value chain in Ethiopia. This case study, therefore, investigates subsidized cooperative potato value chain model in Sinan and unsubsidized private investor [SolaGrow PLC] promoted potato value chain model in Debre Ziet so as to come up with valid conclusion on what model works better for inclusive value chain in the
With the use of GMOs, farmers are able to produce higher harvests from the same croplands and can even double its production. This makes it possible to meet food demands of future generations with fewer farming land. By 2050, it is said that about 10 billion people are to be living on our planet, but current estimates show that global food production is enough to only feed about 8 billion people. These modified crops also allows them to grow in areas that receive little rainfall or have zero irrigation. From 1980 to 2011, the amount of irrigation water required for corn fields decreased by 53%.
Healthy metabolism Thiamine or vitamin B1 is helpful in converting carbohydrates to energy. Therefore, consuming asparagus, which is a source of thiamine promotes healthy metabolism and increases focus. Asparagus is also a good energy booster due to the presence of vitamin B, the “energy vitamin.” Including asparagus in your diet can help you in overcoming that nasty spell of tiredness. Lowered risk of depression Increased levels of the amino acid homocysteine can cause a number of health issues, including blood clotting, heart diseases and even depression. Folate, present in asparagus, prevents the formation of excess levels of homocysteine in the body.
Its pod covers and seed coats are used as a fodder. Due to its global importance, the number of chickpea growing countries has increased considerably during the past three decades. Chickpea is currently world second most important grain legume after common beans. In 2013, globally chickpea growing area is recorded as 13.5 million hectare (mha) with an annual production of 13.1 million tons (MT). The major chickpea
These ingredients are all rich in nutrients that promote the health and enrich our lives. Imagine the health benefits you derive when you take a blend of everything right in their natural state? The effect on your health will be phenomenal. To better understand the nutritional and health benefits of this smoothie, let’s take a look at the benefits of each ingredient. Raw Eggs
Introduction: Irish potatoes are a starchy tuber crop from the perennial solamun tubersum of the solsnaceae family. They are mainly grown in the cool highland areas as a food crop as well as a vegetable. Potatoes are the world 's most widely grown tuber crop and the fourth largest crop in terms of fresh produce (after rice, wheat, and maize). Climatic Requirement: Irish potatoes grow well in areas that receive regular rainfall and have a cool climate with temperatures ranging 100C to 230C. Irish potatoes grow best in mild temperature with abundant rainfall 900-1400mm per annum.
Kilaru Naturals, parent company of Arogya, has conducted extensive research from 2011 through 2014 and came up with a technology to cultivate Chia seeds in the semi-arid tropics of south-central India. Albeit Chia seeds originated in South America, Kilaru Naturals have found a way to produce variety of Chia seeds in India with superior quality (higher omega content) than the ones produced in South America. Kilaru Naturals have exclusive agreements with farmers in southern India and is currently producing about five hundred metric tons of Chia seeds per
A study conducted by Ma et al., (2014) “Evaluation of the chemical quality traits of soybean seeds, as related to sensory attributes of soymilk” mentioned that soybean has been part of the human diet in Asia especially the soyfood such as soymilk or tofu. Soy protein is the most inexpensive source of high-nutritional quality protein and therefore is the world’s predominant commercially available vegetable