Brinjal is an important vegetable crop of subtropics and tropic with nutritional and ayurvedic medicinal value. In India, it is cultivated in almost all states. Its varieties display a wide range of fruit shapes and colours, ranging from oval or egg shaped to long club-shaped. The fruits contain low in calories and fats, mostly water, some protein, fibre and carbohydrates. It is with ayurvedic medicinal property, useful to diabetic patients and also excellent remedy for liver complaints.
Problems faced by farmers
Brinjal is one of the most common tropical vegetables grown in India. It is estimated that the damage caused by the Shoot & Fruit Borer and other major pest ranges from 50 to 70% .