Correspondent Profile

National Correspondent Name: Dr. Dianna Kirakosyan
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Country: Armenia
Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia
Number of Members: 1
IAPB related activities if any that you organise within your country/region e.g local meetings:N/A
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A short piece about the plant science sector/industry in your country:
Armenia has used a variety of approaches to develop their plant science and build their biotech capacities. Plant biotechnology in Armenia, is expected to grow in the next couple of years as has been the case with new technology. During last years besides traditional plant breeding methods have been used vegetable crop varieties and hybrids production by application of plant biotechnology methods. New greenhouse vegetable crop varieties and hybrids have been created by application of plant biotechnology methods: parthenocarpic cucumber hybrid Zovaspyur F1, indeterminant tomato hybrid Lusarpy F1, hot pepper variety Arajnek (pure breeding line) and sweet pepper variety Sate (pure breeding line). Today they are cultivated in the greenhouses of Armenia.