HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH & TRAINING STATION
Dr. Y. S. Parmar
University of Horticulture & Forestry
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
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
germplasm of fruits, nuts, vegetables, forest tree species, medicinal and
To study the performance of commercial and
Standardization of optimum organic manure
and fertilizer requirements.
Standardization of soil and water management
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,
Standardization of integrated insect-pest
and disease management.
Area of Research
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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