Edible Perennial Brinjal Variety

Name : Mr. P.R. Krishna Prasadkrishan_prasad_innovator

District & State :  Mysore, Karnataka

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Appreciation

Award Function :   1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2001

Innovation Description

innovation_p_r_krishnaprashadMr. Krishna Prasad, 50 years of age has done his Ph.D. in Agriculture. He is an Agricultural scientist in the University of Agricultural Sciences, VC Farm, Mandya. He has published more than 50 research papers and 15 books on Agriculture. Apart from this he has many awards and honours to his credit. A perennial brinjal tree which is not fully high yielding, but also resistant to diseases and cost effective and high remunerative, continuous fruit bearer throughout the year was developed. This tree is developed through grafting and keeps bearing throughout the year for many years. Using grafting 2 varieties has been developed. 1. Tall Tree Type (PRK -1 or Karthik Raksha) It has potential to grow to a height of about 15-20 ft. At present it is 10′ tall bearing heavily and continuously, which is 1 year and 10 months old. The yield potential may range from 25,000 to 60,000 kg/ Acre/year – 900 to 1200-plants/ Acre. It is resistant to bacterial, fungal wilts and nematodes. 1. Bushy Type (PRK – 2 or Anugocori) It has potential to grow to a height of 6 to 8 feet, with a life span of 6 to 8 years. The yield ranges from 10,000 to 50,000 kgs/Acre/year – 2000 plants/acre. Advantages * Yielding potential is several times higher than the present varieties. * It provides fuel for the farmers. * It is resistant to major diseases and tolerant to drought. * Easily cultivated & cheap to maintain. * The fruits are more beneficial to diabetic patients. * It improves human life and standard and is environ mentally friendly. * It can also be grown on roadsides, restaurants, as an ornamental plant, etc.


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