Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry

Sharbo, District-Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

  • Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station


Regional Horticultural Research Station, Sharbo, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh was established in 1958 as Grape and Raisin Research Station under the State Department of Agriculture. It was elevated to the present status in 1985 after the creation of Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (Solan). This research station has a satellite research station i.e. Vegetable Research Station, Kalpa (established in 1959). Regional Horticultural Research Station, Sharbo is situated at 6960 feet above mean sea level having 21.25 acre of land and caters to the needs of the farmers of dry temperate and cold desert zone (Zone-IV) of the state, in the field of horticulture and forestry. Vegetable Research Station, Kalpa is situated at 9000 feet above mean sea level having a land area of 5.00 acre. Germplasm of cabbage, carrot, beans, lettuce and peas are being maintained at the station, besides seed production of cabbage, carrot, turnip and radish.


  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK):
    District Kinnaur is situated in North-western Himalayas and constitutes a vast stretch of rugged mountain and dry inaccessible land bordering the Tibetan Plateau. This area has remained abode of gods and even today there exists many ancient Gompas, Temples and Forts. District Kinnaur lies between 770 45 / and 790 35 / East longitude and 310 95 / 50 // and 320 05 / 15 // North latitude.
    The Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Kinnaur is a district level Farm Science Center established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi in the month of June, 1995 with its head office at Reckong Peo and Institutional-cum- demonstration farm is located at Sharbo. This Kendra serves as an important extension agency for farmers of tribal hill farming community of the district. The different programmes undertaken by this KVK are directly and indirectly related to the welfare of farmers and orchardists. The Krishi Vigyaan Kendra is providing latest technical knowhow to the farming community and disseminating it even in difficult area of the region through trainings programmes, Front Line demonstrations, OFTs and literature i.e. booklets, packages of practices and quarterly magazine (Kinner-Krishi). Hence, the farming community of the region is improving its socio-economic condition through the production of quality fruits and vegetables by adopting interventions made by KVK.


  • Introduction/collection/evaluation of germplasm of fruits, nuts, vegetables, forest tree species, medicinal and aromatic plants.

  • To study the performance of commercial and promising cultivars.

  • Standardization of optimum organic manure and fertilizer requirements.

  • Standardization of soil and water management practices.

  • To standardize propagation techniques.

  • Production and supply of certified planting material of fruit crops.

  • Production of foundation and breeder seeds of temperate vegetables (cabbage, pea, beans, carrot, turnip, radish, etc.).

  • Standardization of integrated insect-pest and disease management.


Area of Research

  • Temperate fruit crops, temperate vegetables and temperate forestry.

Dr Pankaj Gupta
Associate Director (R&E) and Head
Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station and KVK, Sharbo
Kinnaur 172 107 (HP) India
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