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Role of Biotech in Apple Industry

The Apple Industry in India is facing an onslaught of imports from countries like Iran, China, European countries, United States, etc. Presently, our traditional plants cannot compete with these countries as their per hectare production of apple ranges from 50-60 tonnes in comparison to that of 5-7 tonnes in India.

This situation is more alarming when we take into account the WTO Agreement and the Treat by SAARC nations (South Asian Free Trade Area) where the import duty on apple has been removed. This threat is imminent as apple prices have been continuously falling. This present scenario has endangered the whole apple industry in India.

The need of the hour is to adopt and increase the use of technology in apple cultivation.

Unless we shift from traditional apple plants and rootstocks to high yielding and virus free rootstocks prepared through Tissue Culture Technology, we will never be able to compete with foreign produced apples.

Most of the commercially cultivated apple trees have dual genetic system, i.e. combination of rootstock and scion. The economics of apple production has encouraged the use of dwarfing rootstocks for raising high density orchards. The traditional clonal propagation method appears to be unable to supply the increasing demand for disease free and healthy apple rootstocks in many parts of the country. Pushp Biotech & Farms, by establishing an ultra-advanced laboratory in Himachal is a step in the direction where we can come at level playing field with the foreign produced apples. By producing and supplying quality planting material through tissue culture technique so far we have successfully achieved respect and trust among the apple growers, scientists, and horticulturists and well known persons in this field.

Presently in-vitro multiplication of apple rootstocks (MM-111, MM-106, M-7, M9) is being carried out here but In future we are aiming for the mass multiplication of some of the other horticultural, floricultural and medicinal plants, So as to diversify the present cultivated crops in the areas.