July 18, 2024

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Cashew Directorate licences hybrid to TN nursery

The Directorate of Cashew Investigate (DCR) beneath ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Investigate) has entered into a memorandum of being familiar with (MoU) with a Tamil Nadu-primarily based nursery for the output of a person of its hybrid types.

The directorate, found in Puttur taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, has signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu-primarily based Annai Velankani Nursery for non-distinctive licensing of output of its cashew hybrid variety — ‘H-130’.

MG Nayak, Director of DCR, mentioned that the cashew hybrid variety has the authorized defense beneath Defense of Plant Types and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001.

He mentioned nurseries with license from ICAR-DCR only are authorised to market grafts of ‘H-130’ hybrid. Other nurseries creating this hybrid with out license are liable for authorized motion.

He mentioned that some people are selling grafts of ‘H-130’ in some other identify. “If this proceeds, people people will be liable for repercussions arising out of these kinds of an act,” he mentioned.

Any nurseries interested in having the licence of ‘H-130’ may perhaps contact the Director of DCR, he mentioned.

In accordance to DCR, ‘H-130’ is top-quality in produce with 3 kg per tree in 3 years of planting. It has a cluster bearing of ten-twenty nuts per panicle. Each nut weighs all-around twelve-13 grams on an normal. (A nut of a usual variety weighs all-around 6-eight grams.) This hybrid variety starts off flowering early and has a prolonged fruiting period.

DCR scientists mentioned that the hybrid responds properly to pruning and is appropriate each for extremely-density planting and usual spaced plantations.