As per ICAR Horticulture scientists ,In order to envisage desired growth in agriculture, horticulture sector has to play a key role with following focused research thrust areas:

    • Gene prospection and allele mining in fruits and vegetables grown under various environmental conditions.
    • Nutrient dynamics and interaction
    • Bioenergy and solid waste utilization.
    • Genomics of coconut, mango, banana and parwal.
    • Insect pollinators for improving productivity and quality of horticultural crops.
    • Development of varieties for cultivation in non-traditional areas.
    • Standardization of aeroponics and hydroponics techniques in fruits and vegetables production.
    • Studies on nutritive quality and nutraceutical traits in fruits and vegetables.
    • Post harvest and value addition in horticulture crops.
    • Modified atmosphere packaging for long storability and transportation of fruits and vegetables.

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