Following a brainstorming session on area expansion of grapes in Telangana – that brought the dignitaries, research scholars, and agriculture experts besides a myriad number of farmers together on a platform, the Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University is planning an auction of grape varieties it has raised in Grape Research Station Rajendranagar.
As against the 45 varieties of grapes that were raised two years back, the station now has nearly 30 varieties on display this time that include juice, table, raisin, and wine varieties under one roof. The auction is scheduled to be held on February 18 for which the officials of Horticultural University have geared up and intimations are being sent to prospective bidders.
Earlier, the University has organised a brainstorming session on “Area Expansion of Grapes in Telangana” on February 12, at the College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar.
The program saw the presence of NABARD CGM Santhanam, Director of Research Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU) Dr.A.Bhagwan, Vice-Chancellor SKLTSHU Dr.B.Neeraja Prabhakar, Commissioner of Horticulture L.Venkatram Reddy, Ex-Vice Chancellor Dr.YSRHU Dr. S.D.Shikhamany, Director ICAR National Research Center on Grape Pune Dr.R.H. Somkumar, Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-NRCG, Pune Dr.Sujoy Saha, and other dignitaries besides a myriad number of grape farmers.
The dignitaries also visited the Grape Research Station Rajendranagar where around 30 varieties of grapes have been grown under the supervision of a scientific and technical staff of the station led by Dr.D.Vijaya, Head (GRS).
During the program, the dignitaries, officials, and farmers went round the room at the display arena to taste around 30 varieties of grapes that include juice, table, raisin, and wine varieties that are suitable for cultivation in Telangana.