Bitter Gourd Field Day

A Bitter Gourd Open Field Day will be held on 26 July 2022 at WorldVeg’s Research & Training Station at Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand to demonstrate WorldVeg's genetically broad based and fixed, top new bitter gourd lines of all the market segments bred through recurrent selection (short green spiny, short green smooth shiny, medium green spiny, medium green smooth shiny, long green spiny, long green smooth spiny, Vietnam segment, exclusive Pakistan segment). Gynoecious, predominantly female lines of short, medium, and long segment and WorldVeg's unique F1 hybrids identified through observational, preliminary, and advanced yield trials will be showcased as well. New sources of resistance to Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus will also be demonstrated. All these materials will help you to breed breakthrough F1 hybrids, using this genetically diversified material developed through a decade of patience, perseverance, and strategic breeding initiative of WorldVeg's cucurbit breeding team.

After this Field Day, a Global Bitter Gourd Breeding Project "Growing new markets with better bitter gourd genetics: WorldVeg's monoecious, gynoecious and predominantly female lines of different market segments developed through recurrent selection to breed breakthrough hybrids" will be launched in September 2022 through APSA-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium. More details will be provided later.

FIELD DAY LOCATION

WorldVeg’s Research & Training Station
Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus,
Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand

REGISTRATION FEE

80 USD / in-person participant, including lunch, refreshments and transport from KU Guest house to the field. 

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

  • Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration is allowed.
  • Registration will begin on 9 May 2022 and will end on 18 July 2022.
  • NO REFUND UNDER ANY EXCEPTION

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

  • FREE participation of some sessions will be offered for online attendees
  • Please see below for session with with asterisk (*)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodation in the KU Guest house in Kamphaeng Saen can be explored if planned in advance. Please make the room reservation as needed.

SAEN PALM TRAINING HOME (http://www.saenpalmtraininghome.com/)

Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus
Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakornpathom 73140
Tel : +66 34 355 166, Mobile +66 92 249 5861
 
INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA

In case you need an invitation letter for Thailand visa, please contact Ms. Ying Kanokwan at kanokwan.rattanamung@worldveg.org

AGENDA 

TIME (ITC/GMT+7) AGENDA
07:45 - 08:15

Registration at the Saen Palm Training Center Conference Room *

08:15 - 08:30

Welcome address and introduction of the WorldVeg Bitter Gourd Field Trials at the Saen Palm Training Center Conference Room **
Dr. Narinder Dhillon, Principal Plant Breeder – Cucurbits, World Vegetable Center

08:30 - 12:30

Visit the Bitter Gourd Field Trials
Coffee & Tea Break at 10:45 (in the field)

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch (at Saen Plam Training Center)

13:30 - 15:30

Visit the Bitter Gourd Field Trials

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee & Tea Break (at the Saen Palm Training Center)
16:00 - 17:00

Introduction of the WorldVeg Bitter Gourd Breeding Project and Q&A session at the Saen Palm Training Center Conference Room**
Dr. Narinder Dhillon, Principal Plant Breeder – Cucurbits, World Vegetable Center

17.00 

Departure of Participants

18:00

Dinner for participants staying on at Kamphaeng Saen on 26th July

* Download the Map for taxi driver from this link 
** All session with asterisk (*) will be available for online attendees to participate.

Note: If you need taxi for your departure from Kamphaeng Saen to Bangkok, please contact Ms. Radchada Kitdet, Administration & Finance Officer (radchada.kitdet@worldveg.org)