Research and Development Centres

1. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION, JACHH (NURPUR), AND ITS SATELLITE STATION i.e. LITCHI AND MANGO RESEARCH STATION, NAGROTA BAGWAN, DISTRICT, KANGRA

A-I Year of Establishment (RHRTS, Jachh): 1987

A-II Year of Establishment (LMRS, Nagrota Bagwan): 1979 (under UHF, 1986)

B. Research Activities/ Work being carried out for different agro ecological situations of Agro-Climatic Zone-I covering Una and parts of Kangra and Chamba districts.

Research work in sub tropical fruits, vegetables, flower crops, mushroom, forest trees and medicinal and aromatic plants on the following aspects

  • Production and supply of quality nursery planting/seed material
  • Introduction, collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Development of plant protection (insect-pests and diseases) technology
  • Role of honey bees in sub-tropical fruit production
  • Socio-economic assessment of transitions in hill agriculture

 

2. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL AND FORESTRY RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION, BHOTA, DISTRICT HAMIRPUR

A. Year of establishment: 1999

B. Research activities/ Work being carried out for different agro-ecological situations of agro-climatic Zone-1 covering districts of Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur and parts of Mandi

Research work in subtropical/ sub temperate fruits, vegetables, flowers crops, forest trees, medicinal and aromatic plants on the following aspects

  • Production and supply of quality nursery planting/ seed material
  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Development of plant protection (insect pests and diseases) strategies
  • Establishment of Herbal Garden of medicinal and aromatic plants

 

3. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION, DHAULAKUAN, DISTRICT SIRMOUR (HP)

A. Year of Establishment: 1954 (under UHF in 1986)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out for different agro-ecological situations of agro climatic zone-1 covering parts of Solan and Sirmour

Research work in subtropical fruits, mushroom, forest trees, medicinal and aromatic plants on the following aspects:

  • Production and supply of quality nursery planting/ seed material
  • Introduction, collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm
  • Standardization of production technology
  • Development of management (insect- pests/diseases) strategies
  • Rearing techniques and role of honey bees in sub tropical fruit production
  • Establishment of Herbal Garden of medicinal and aromatic plants

 

4. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION, BAJAURA AND ITS SATELLITE RESEARCH STATIONS/ SUB-STATIONS. i.e. HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, SEOBAGH; FOREST RESEARCH SUB- STATIONS, RAHLA AND BEEKEEPING RESEARCH SUB-STATION, KATRAIN, DISTRICT KULLU (HP)

A-I Year of establishment (RHRS, Bajaura): 1962 (under UHF in 1986)
A-II Year of establishment (HRS, Seobagh): 1987
A-III Year of establishment (FRSS, Rahala): 1971 (under UHF in 1986)
A-IV Year of establishment (BRSS, Katrain): 1986

Research work in temperate fruits, nut crops, vegetables (including rare/ exotic vegetables), flower crops, grasses, forest trees, medicinal and aromatic plants (including endangered species) on the following aspects: Production and supply of quality planting (including rootstocks seedlings)/ seed material

  • Providing bud wood of improved varieties of temperate fruits to the registered/ certified nursery growers of the state
  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Introduction of new fruits for diversification of temperate horticulture
  • Forecasting of insect pests and diseases and development of effective management (IPM and IDM) strategies
  • Role of honey bees in temperate fruit crop production
  • Establishment of Arboretum of forest species and evaluation of various agro forestry models
  • Agro advisory services (meteorological data basis) to the growers

 

5. HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION AND KVK, KANDAGHAT, DISTRICT SOLAN

A. Year of Establishment: 1921 (under UHF in 1986)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out for different agro- ecological situations of agro- climatic zone-II covering districts/ parts of Solan, Sirmour and Shimla on temperate fruits especially stone fruits, nut crops, vegetables and floriculture on the followin

  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm
  • Establishment of bud wood banks of nut crops
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Development of varieties/ hybrids of vegetables crops
  • Development of management strategies for diseases, insect-pests and nematodes

 

6. MUSHROOM RESEARCH LABORATORY, CHAMBAGHAT, DISTRICT SOLAN

A. Year of establishment: 1965 (under UHF in 1985)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out: Engaged in production of mushroom spawn

 

 

7. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION, MASHOBRA, DISTRICT, SHIMLA

A. Year of Establishment: 1953 (under UHF in 1986)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out for different agro ecological situations of agro climatic zone-II covering district of Shimla and parts of Kullu and Mandi districts

Research work in temperate fruits (mainly apple, pear, cherry etc) grasses and flower crops is being carried out on the following aspects:

  • Impact, adaptation and vulnerability of horticultural plants to climate change
  • Determination of chilling requirement of apple with the help of chilling models
  • Production and supply of quality planting material of temperate fruit crops
  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm of temperate horticultural plants
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Survey and surveillance of insect-pests and diseases and development of effective management strategies
  • Role of honey bees in temperate fruit production
  • Land use planning, economics of temperate fruits and flower cultivation
  • Agro Advisory Services (meteorological data basis) to the orchardists
  • Soil testing and plant/ leaf analysis service to the orchardists

 

8. TEMPERATE HORTICULTURAL AND FORESTRY RESEARCH STATION, KOTKHAI, DISTRICT, SHIMLA

A. Year of Establishment: 1961 (under UHF in 1986) 
B. Research activities/ work being carried out

Research work in temperate fruits/ nut crops on the following aspects:

  • Production and supply of quality planting material
  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm
  • Standardization of production technology
  • Development of management strategies of insect-pests, mites and diseases
  • Diagnosis of diseased samples of temperate fruits and suggesting remedial measures to the orchardists.

 

9. REGIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING STATION AND KVK, SHARBO AND ITS SATELLITE RESEARCH STATION viz. VEGETABLE RESEARCH STATION, KALPA, DISTRICT KINNAUR

A-I Year of establishment (RHRTS & KVK, Sharbo): 1958 (under UHF in 1986)
A-II Year of establishment (VRS, Kalpa): 1959 (under UHF in 1986)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out for different agro ecological situations of agro climatic zone-IV covering mainly district Kinnaur

  • Research work in temperate fruits, nut crops, temperate vegetables, forest trees, medicinal and aromatic plants on the following aspects Production and supply of quality planting/ seed material
  • Maintenance, introduction, collection and evaluation of germplasm/ cultivars/ varieties/ species
  • Development and standardization of production technology
  • Survey and surveillance of insect-pests and diseases and development of management strategies
  • Seed production and development of hybrids of temperate vegetable crops
  • Establishment of Herbal Garden and silvi-pastoral systems

 

10. HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH SUB STATION, TABO (SPITI), DISTRICT LAHAUL & SPITI

A. Year of establishment: 1979 (under UHF in 1986)

B. Research activities/ work being carried out for different agro- ecological situations of agro-climatic Zone IV especially Lahaul and Spiti district

  • Protected quality nursery production of horticultural plants and apple in particular for distribution to the farmers
  • Introduction, collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm
  • Establishment of bud wood orchard of drying type apricots
  • Standardization of production technology