Apple Plants Tissue Culture Technique Failed In Himachal Pradesh

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Tissue culture technology of apple plants from abroad has failed in Himachal. After a few years these plants started drying up. Wood to wood matching of these plants is not getting done on cutting. Now only plants made through the process of cloning are considered better than tissue culture. Surprisingly, many gardeners have spent lakhs of rupees in the purchase of tissue culture plants.

Such gardeners are now starting to repent. The scientists of the state’s Horticulture University Nauni were also not in favor of growing such plants. Without his advice, gardeners kept buying them and nursery growers selling them. In Himachal, some progressive gardeners set up nurseries based on tissue culture, but now it is time to incorporate the plants produced in them.

Such nurseries were set up after receiving financial assistance from Horticulture Technical Mission and National Horticulture Board. There was a lot of demand for apple plants from such nurseries established in the state about seven-eight years ago, but the plants that the gardeners had bought from them are now drying up or there is no growth in them. Fruits are also very less in such apple plants.

Many gardeners have started uprooting these plants. A big tissue culture nursery in the state has been completely transformed. Now apple plants are being grown in it only by cloning. Progressive gardener Suresh Panjata said that these plants are breaking from the grafting union. It is skin to skin matching. Wood to wood matching is not happening. Gardeners should not go to this technique. Only clonal root stock should be taken.

These apple plants are prepared by putting tissue in a test tube. After that chemicals are added to it. Later they are put in the flask. These are prepared after a process of 40 to 42 days.

The plant remains in the lab in two stages. After this, the plant is made ready to be given to the gardeners in two stages in the glass house and in the field. It has been propagated that these plants are disease resistant and bear fruit well.

did not take advice from the university
Dr. Vijay Singh Thakur, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. YS Parmar Horticulture and Forestry University, Nauni, is presently Director Extension in this University. He says that this technique is only suitable for experiments.

Not suitable for gardening. Plants made from tissue culture are suitable for chives, bananas, flowers, etc. Wherever you go in the world, there are no such plants anywhere in the gardens.

No one asked the University of Horticulture before moving on to this technique. Otherwise this would not happen.

Tissue culture technology of apple plants from abroad has failed in Himachal. After a few years these plants started drying up. Wood to wood matching of these plants is not getting done on cutting. Now only plants made through the process of cloning are considered better than tissue culture. Surprisingly, many gardeners have spent lakhs of rupees in the purchase of tissue culture plants.

Such gardeners are now starting to repent. The scientists of the state’s Horticulture University Nauni were also not in favor of growing such plants. Without his advice, gardeners kept buying them and nursery growers selling them. In Himachal, some progressive gardeners set up nurseries based on tissue culture, but now it is time to incorporate the plants produced in them.

Such nurseries were set up after receiving financial assistance from Horticulture Technical Mission and National Horticulture Board. There was a lot of demand for apple plants from such nurseries established in the state about seven-eight years ago, but the plants that the gardeners had bought from them are now drying up or there is no growth in them. Fruits are also very less in such apple plants.

Many gardeners have started uprooting these plants. A large tissue culture nursery in the state has been completely transformed. Now apple plants are being grown in it only by cloning. Progressive gardener Suresh Panjata said that these plants are breaking from the grafting union. It is skin to skin matching. Wood to wood matching is not happening. Gardeners should not go to this technique. Only clonal root stock should be taken.

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Plants are prepared by putting tissue between chemicals in test tubes