Tomato research programme

Tomato is a one of the most important vegetable crops in the world as well as in India. Tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV), Bacterial wilt and blights are major yield limiting factors in India. Considering its importance for fresh market and processing industries research programme has been designed to develop superior hybrids having high nutritive , valueslonger shelf life, multiple resistances coupled with high yield.
Large collection of diverse germplasm with the following economic traits
Earliness with multiple pickings
Red-to-dark red fruit color
Medium to high lycopene content
Resistance to tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV),Bacterial wilt,Spotted wilt (TSWV),early and late blight
Diverse fruit shapes with heat tolerance and high fruit setting
Wider adaptability
Prolific fruit bearing capacity
Genetic enhancement
Genetic enhancement program me to develop
Trait-specific breeding lines
Resistance to TLCV ,bacterial wilt, early and late blight and physiological disorders like cat face and fruit cracking
Development of hybrids for
Early maturity with multiple picking
High yield potential
Good quality fruits, long shelf life
Resistance to TLCV, bacterial wilt , TSWV, early and late blight
Firm fruits with high pulp content suitable for processing industries
Longer shelf life
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