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* Sri Lanka introduces a new disease-tolerant hybrid carrot variety
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 02:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Bandarawela Regional Agricultural Research Institute has introduced a new disease-tolerant hybrid carrot variety called Lanka Carrot.

The new hybrid carrot variety, reportedly resistant to common diseases like leaf blight was developed following long term research by the research center.

The seeds of the new variety can be produced locally and it can be grown to produce a good harvest during the rainy season without the use of anti-fungal agents, the Agriculture Ministry said.

Although the carrot variety is high in nutritional value, it is less orange in color.

According to Agriculture Ministry sources the application of correct hybrid technologies for the production of Lanka Carrot seeds is important.

"It is also important to do the seed production under proper conditions. According to the research centre, 30-50 grams of seed can be obtained from a tree," sources have said.



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