Ishved Biotech News

IshVed Biotech’s Disease-free high yielding banana plantlets: A boon for Farmers  

6th June, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
As the fact goes, banana is the one of the largest fruit crops consumed globally. Keeping in line with this fact and the quest to supply excellent quality planting material, Ishved Biotech Pvt. Ltd. has launched advanced variety of banana a couple of years back. It happened due to massive and determined efforts taken by the Founder & CEO, Shri Sanjay Wayal. During his technical visit in Israel, the collaboration with GenosarAgro was signed up. This forms the mother source of Ishved Biotech’s banana plantlets. The peculiarity of this variety, most famously called the Grand Grand Naine (GG-9) or Dwarf Cavendish, is that it is a high yielding compared to conventional planting material and suits the weather of India. The fruit fetches highest demand and rate in the market. Our bananas are proven to be true-to-type through genetic fidelity and are free of virus infections, as validated by virus indexing. Two ratoon crops are possible with this, without losing the yield subsequently. The process of producing these high yielding plantlets not only requires the best planting material but also controlled climatic factors, including temperature, humidity, light intensity and technologies to propagate it further. This is then followed by rigorous efforts taken in the greenhouses to harden these plantlets to be made available for our valued farmers. Constant efforts are taken to scrutinize the plantlets at each and every step to deliver only but the best to the farmers.Ishved Biotech is committed to its quality and we give technical guidance to the farmers as well. We hope that in these times of weather unpredictability and low-quality planting material available in the market, a lot of farmers could benefit from this collaboration. 

IshVed’s Katol Gold Sweet Lime- A combo assurance of best yields and disease resistance.  

22nd April, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
Sweet lime is one of those unique Indian fruits, while perhaps not originating in the country has a large fan base. It tastes as it sounds. More specifically, the fruit sis sweet but retains the same essence as lime but without the mouth puckering qualities. This makes the fruit the most common citrus fruit grown in India. The best part is the array of consumption styles that is has, be it directly the fruit, the juice, jam, squash, syrups, jellies and what not that can be made from this multi-talented fruit. It is also one of the major sources of citric acid, consumed worldwide. The cosmetic industry, one of the forerunner industries, also depends on citrus products. These underlines and elaborates the multitude of uses sweet lime has. Traditionally grown seedlings are considered more susceptible to several diseases and pest, thus reducing the yield drastically. Needless to say, that best quality disease free planting material from certified nurseries would no doubt come to rescue farmer’s tension of best yields. Ishved’sKatol Gold sweet lime assures the same. The fruits, apart from being larger and more attractive than other varieties, are good for fruit processing as fruit pulp juice is high. Harvesting begins from fourth year after planting and gives two harvest in a year: one in April-May and the other in August-September. Initially, in the fourth year, the average expected yield is 60 kg/plant/year. This subsequently increases to 100 kg/plant/year from the fifth year and eventually increase furthermore as the age of the plant progresses. The plantation yields the maximum when the trees are about 10-20 years old. Ishved’s sweet lime plants are disease resistant and high yielding compared to the ones available in local markets. 

IshVed Biotech’s Tissue culture apple plants will soon be a treat to farmers.  

20th March, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
Apples, undoubtedly deserves the position of the most consumed fruit worldwide. The fruit that has been known since childhood to cure all ailments and to keep away doctors. Apples come in a variety of shapes, colours and flavours. There are about 7500 varieties that are grown throughout the world. Tissue culture in apples is a comparatively new technique and not much work is being done commercially by any other company. The advantages of tissue culture propagation are several including pathogen-free plants, better rooting ability, large scale production, all-round propagation without any seasonal restrictions. Ishved Biotech is pleased to announce that we are currently working on apple rootstock tissue culture in collaboration with European group. The best varieties suiting Indian climate will be soon available for Indian customers. The developed plantlets will be no doubt high yielding with uniform fruit size, true-to-type to mother plants, disease resistant, will have good keeping quality and will come with an assurance of IshVed’s quality. 

IshVed Biotech: the pioneer of commercial Hass avocado micropropagation

22nd June, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
Avocados are native to Central America and Mexico where they were cultivated as far back as 500 B.C. Hass Avocados, the most popular variety, has high yields compared to other varieties and a mature tree can produce over a million blooms. Unlike other avocados which have a smooth green skin, the Hass avocado fruit has a dark green bumpy skin that darkens as it ripens, eventually reaching a very dark shade that is almost black. When it comes to nutritional content, Hass avocados are higher in fats than other varieties, which gives them richer taste and smoother, creamier texture. 80% of the avocados consumed in the world are Hass avocados, meaning all other varieties make up only a small proportion of the remaining 20%. In the US, this number rises to 95%. The growth of avocado industry has increased the demand for plants and placed increasing pressure on traditional propagation capacity, which already is time-intensive and rate-limited by a number of factors including season. Knowing the potentials of avocado market and also tissue culture technology, Ishved Biotech has come up with Ishved Hass Avocados which are no doubt true-to-type and disease-free. Now, we need not dependon season and availabilities for enjoying our favourite Hass avocado.

IshVed Biotech Tissue-cultured Kiwi: A prospective solution for ever-increasing needs  

12th July, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
The kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry, is a sweet fruit with a slightly tangy flavour and is known to be grown in New Zealand, China and European countries. Kiwis are nutrient-dense foods-they are rich in nutrients and low in calories. Kiwi has a reputation as a health food because of high vitamin C content, but the fruit is also rich in other nutrients. Kiwis may also help reduce blood pressure, boost wound healing, help maintain bowel health and more. The market for Kiwi has grown significantly because of its increased availability in global markets, owing to the spread of globalisation. Kiwi plants are usually propagated asexually by grafting fruiting varieties onto rootstocks or by rooting Kiwi cuttings. They may also be propagated by seed, but the resulting parents are not guaranteed to be true to the parent plants. This is where tissue culture comes into play. Realizing this potential and the ever-increasing demand, Ishved Biotech has come up with tissue cultured kiwi plants. Now, high value plants of Kiwi can reach growers and farmers across the globe.

IshVed Biotech’s Strawberry now to cater to the demands of Indian market

31st, July 2021 By IshVed Biotech
Strawberry is one of the most economically important berry fruits widely consumed for its nutrient content and pleasant flavour. It deserves a special position as it is known to be the best source of antioxidant, vitamin C, proteins and contains minerals like potassium, potash, calcium and iron. It is also known to be anti-carcinogenic and anti-diabetic. The fruit of this plant, which is famous for its fragrance and flavour has found its applicability in different products like food, beverages, confection, perfumes and cosmetics. With the increasing demands of strawberry market and the need to come up with disease free true-to-type planting material, Ishved Biotech has come up with tissue culture raised strawberry plantlets of two market running varieties- Winter dawn and sweet sensation. Indian farmers can now reap the benefits of these two high yielding sweet varieties.

IshVed Biotech’s Pineapple MD2 to spread its sweetness now in national and international markets

3rd August, 2021 By IshVed Biotech
Pineapple, an important commercial fruit crops in India, is definitely one of the 50 crops that have revolutionized agriculture. Estimated at 14.6 million tonnes of pineapple production globally annually, the demand for pineapple is escalating. Originated from the Philippines, the pineapple was then introduced into Malaysia. It is known to contain the highest amount of vitamin C amongst all available fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and contains bromelain, an enzyme useful for digestion and is also said to possess anti-inflammatory properties.Pineapple consumption is continuously on rise. Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around MD2 pineapples. The reason what makes MD2 so popular is not just it’s exceptional sweetness but also the ease of plantation. It contains four times more Vitamin C than other pineapple varieties and has longer shelf life. Considering the benefits of the crop and the planting ease for farmers, Ishved Biotech will be soon offering disease free and fast-growing plantlets of MD2 pineapple variety.