Ms. Teena Elizabeth Alex is a Microbiologist at Home Grown Biotech in Kottayam, Kerala. She says longan fruit has gained popularity now a days as an exotic fruit, and is priced on world markets with strong demand for its desirable flavor and semi-translucent to white aril. The fruit production has increased over recent decades because of great improvements in agronomic practices and other aspects of crop management. Increasing production of longan fruit raises prospects for further utilization for this crop.
During this meeting, Ms. Teena Elizabeth Alex will discuss about longan plant description, its cultivation, different varieties, its spacing, intercrops suitable for longan, economics, major pest and disease, post-harvest management and disease.