June 13, 2024

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Cashew Directorate licences hybrid to TN nursery

The Directorate of Cashew Analysis (DCR) less than ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Analysis) has entered into a memorandum of knowledge (MoU) with a Tamil Nadu-centered nursery for the production of a person of its hybrid versions.

The directorate, situated in Puttur taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, has signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu-centered Annai Velankani Nursery for non-exclusive licensing of production of its cashew hybrid variety — ‘H-130’.

MG Nayak, Director of DCR, claimed that the cashew hybrid variety has the authorized security less than Safety of Plant Kinds and Farmers’ Legal rights Act, 2001.

He claimed nurseries with license from ICAR-DCR only are authorised to promote grafts of ‘H-130’ hybrid. Other nurseries making this hybrid without having license are liable for authorized motion.

He claimed that some persons are offering grafts of ‘H-130’ in some other name. “If this proceeds, all those persons will be dependable for repercussions arising out of this sort of an act,” he claimed.

Any nurseries intrigued in receiving the licence of ‘H-130’ may get in touch with the Director of DCR, he claimed.

In accordance to DCR, ‘H-130’ is excellent in generate with 3 kg for every tree in a few many years of planting. It has a cluster bearing of ten-twenty nuts for every panicle. Each nut weighs all over 12-13 grams on an average. (A nut of a usual variety weighs all over six-eight grams.) This hybrid variety starts flowering early and has a prolonged fruiting duration.

DCR researchers claimed that the hybrid responds properly to pruning and is appropriate both equally for ultra-density planting and usual spaced plantations.