India: Goa may soon see potato and apple cultivation
PANAJI: Goa based ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) is going to conduct trials in growing crops that are not usually cultivated in Goa.
These are apple, potato, cauliflower crops. The initiative has been taken by the new director, Dr Parveen Kumar who was previously with the ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute.
Based on the success of the trials to grow potatoes in Goa, the ICAR-CCARI will enhance cultivation of the crop in the state, and go for more varieties so that dependence of Karnataka, especially Belagavi can be reduced, Kumar said
Goa currently grows strawberry on a small scale after several trial-and-error attempts in a small village in South Goa, where the temperature and conditions are feasible for strawberry cultivation.