The Regional Research and Training Station, Dhaulakuan is situated in Paonta block of district Sirmour, at an altitude of 468 m amsl in the sub-tropical, sub-montane and low-hill zone of Himachal Pradesh on Nahan–Paonta road (NH-72) at 30º30'20" North latitude and 77º20'30" East longitude. The station was established in 1954 by the State Department of Agriculture. After the establishment of Himachal Pradesh University in 1970, the station was transferred to the Agricultural Complex of the University in June, 1974. It came under the control of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya on its establishment in November, 1978.The components of Horticulture and Forestry research were transferred to Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry on its raising day i.e. December 1, 1985.The cultivable land of 18 hectares was transferred in 2014 for the establishment of Indian Institute of Management. Subsequently, another farm (Khairi Farm) measuring about 9.0 hectare was transferred to this station in lieu of land transferred to IIM, Dhaulakuan.
The major emphasis is focused on citrus fruits especially Kinnow besides mango, strawberry, litchi, guava, flowers and Mushroom. During 2018, this research station was designated as lead centre for DUS testing of Dahlia cultivars in India. Elite quality planting material of aforesaid horticultural crops is being maintained, propagated and made available to the growers within and outside the state. Recently, some potential lesser exploited/minor fruits have been planted for diversification. The technologies generated at this station are transferred to the end users in coordination with the state department of horticulture.
To disseminate cultural management techniques regarding cultivation of subtropical horticultural crops in lower Shivalik hills of Himachal Pradesh: