New R&D Facility in Karnal, Haryana
The focus of this modern facility is on breeding activities, screening of diseases, evaluation & selection of breeding materials, inbred development and crossing in vegetable crops like cabbage, onion, tomato, hot peppers, cucumber, okra, water melon and gourds.
Spread over 8.5 acres, the high-tech breeding station is well equipped with all aspects of R&D infrastructure in the same location. These include - an administrative building, polyhouses, phyto pathology lab and plots for breeding. Seed cleaning and seed preparation laboratories, cold room for germplasm storage, adequate space for future expansion of activities are also in the plan. State-of-the-art laboratories will support activities in resistance breeding and disease screening. The new facility will also have a cultivable area of 5.0 acres for field experimentation and 2.0 acres for polyhouses.
The company’s other R&D facilities are in Bangalore and Kullu. Disease screening facilities and early hybrids evaluation are at Pune, Guntur, Kolkatta and Indore to cater to the needs of various market segments.