Regional Horticultural Research and Training Station, Sharbo, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh was established in 1958 as Grape and Raisin Research Station under the State Department of Agriculture, HP. It was elevated to the status of Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station during the year 1985 after the creation of Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan. This research station and KVK, Kinnaur of this University were restructured as Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station and KVK, Sharbo, District Kinnaur in 2013. This research station has one satellite research station i.e. Vegetable Research Station Kalpa established in 1959.
Regional Horticultural Research and Training Station & KVK, Sharbo is situated at 2,121.4 meters above mean sea level and caters the regular and extra needs of the farmers of dry temperate and cold desert zone (Zone-IV) of the state, in the field of horticulture and forestry. The area experiences wide seasonal temperature fluctuations, negligible rainfall, and heavy snowfall in winters and high intensity of UV and IR radiations together with high velocity winds. The soils of the region are shallow, sandy to sandy loam with low organic matter. Vegetable Research Station, Kalpa is situated at 2,743.2 meters above mean sea level. Germplasm of cabbage, carrot, beans, lettuce and peas are being maintained at the station, beside the production of cabbage, carrot, turnip and radish seed.
This station is serving as the centre for RHWE programme of UG students exclusively for agro-climatic conditions of dry temperate zone.
Plant protection technologies recommended: 20 new molecules were tested and recommended in the package of practices/ spray schedule of apple as listed below: