Message from Director of Research
Dr. N. Basavaraj
Director of Research (i/c)
1. Collection, conservation and characterization of germplasm resources of horticulture crops
2. To develop regional and location specific horticulture technologies
3. To develop crops/varieties/hybrids for climate resilient regime and multiplication of quality seed and planting materials
4. To undertake the basic characterization of transgenic and GM crops
5. To identify the suitable crops/verities for export
6. To develop precision farming and organic horticulture technologies
7. To develop suitable post-harvest technologies and value addition
8. To develop cost effective and efficient farm machinery
9. To develop market intelligence to advocate future markets
AICRP on Cashew (Hogalagere)
Year of Establishment: 1982
Mandate Crops: Cashew
No of Ongoing Experiments: 13
Dr. K. R. Vasudeva
Associate Professor (Post Harvest Technology) & Head, AICRP (Cashew)
HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTRE (HREC) Hogalagere, Kolar
AICRP on Spices Centre established during 1987 at Agriculture Research Station (Pepper), Sirsi – 581 401, Uttara Kannada (Dist.,) Karnataka under the jurisdiction of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 58005, Karnataka. Recently the name of the station has been changed to Horticulture Research Station, Sirsi 581 401, Uttara Kannada (Dist.,) Karnataka and it comes under the jurisdiction of new University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka since 1-4-2009. The present address of the centre is Scheme Head, AICRP on Spices, Horticulture Research Station, Sirsi – 581 401, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka.
- Collection, conservation and evaluation of germplasms of black pepper
- Standardization of production technology for black pepper in arecanut based multistoried cropping system
- Crop improvement for high yielding varieties/diseases and pest resistance/tolerance in black pepper
- Evolving technology for integrated nutrient management (INM) for spice and plantation crops.
- Developing technology for integrated pest management (IPM) for black pepper and other spice
|Crop : Black pepper|
|Genetic Resources||1||PEP/CI/1.1 Germplasm collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation.||Totally 127 germplasms are collected and being maintained at the station|
|Crop Improvement||2||PEP/CI/3.2 Co-ordinate Varietal Trial-2000 (CVT-2000, Series V)||The height of the vine attained maximum in HP-34 and HP-105 (4.9 m each) followed by OP Karimunda and PRS–17 (4.6 m each).|
|3||PEP/CI/3.3 Co-ordinate Varietal Trial-2006 (CVT-2006, Series VI)||Plants are in the initial stage of field establishment|
|Crop Management||4||PEP/CM/4.4 Development of organic packages for spices based cropping system (black pepper in arecanut mixed cropping system)- Observational trial||There were no significant differences in dry berry yields among the treatments except in 2007-08|
|5||PEP/CM/4.5 Organic farming in black pepper-2006 (in arecanut mixed cropping system)||3 years after growth the vines treated with the integrated methods recorded significantly higher dry berry yield (1.20 kg/vine) compared to those with fully organics (1.01 kg/vine) and fully inorganic (0.94 kg/vine) methods|
|Crop Protection||6||PEP/CP/1.7 Management of Phytophthora foot rot disease in black pepper (adaptive trial)||Black pepper vines treated with potassium phosphonate (@ 3 ml/ l) as spray and drench in combination with bio-agent i.e., T. harzianum (MTCC 5179) (@ 50 g/vine) with one kg of neem cake application to base of the vine during June and August is also effective in combating the disease|
|7||PEP/CP/1.8 Management of Phytophthora foot rot disease in black pepper (Existing plantations)||Apart from the above mentioned in item no. 6 However, combination of T. harzianum (MTCC5179 and consortium of bacteria as (For growth, Nematode and Phytophthora suppression IISR-6 and IISR- 859)s soil application along with one kg of neem cake and spraying with consortium of bacteria twice in the season (June and August) has effective in control of Phytophthora foot rot of black pepper.|
|8||PEP/CP/1.9 Management of Phytophthora foot rot disease in black pepper (New plantation)||The planting of vines in arecanut garden is completed and the experiment is in progress.|
Salient Research Achievements:
- Released SAS-1 arecanut in 1996 which gives higher yield and is of good quality
- This variety has covered about 14% of the Arecanut area.
- Released SC-1(Sirsi Colocasia -1) variety in tuber vegetable in the year 2008
- Fertilizer recommendation of 200-80-280 NPK g/plant with double the recommended dose of FYM was found remunerative for Arecanut and pepper mixed cropping.
- Two promising lines in black pepper viz., 1) Ademane pepper (long spiker, higher yield and tolerant to Phytophthora root rot) and 2) Kudragutta, (tolerant to drought) were identified under CVT in 2006, under AICRP (Spices)
- Application of 50g azospirillum + 50g phosphobacteria per plant with recommended dose of fertilizer has given higher yields in black pepper with improvement in quality.
- Spraying 1% Bordeaux mixture to nursery will control the quick wilt in black pepper. The spray should be repeated at 15 days interval or sprayed with 0.125% metalexil MZ-72 (WP) to crop and also nursery bed has to be drenched.
- For the management of Phytophthora foot rot in black pepper, crop should be sprayed with 0.25% ridomil gold 68 (WP) or 0.3% Potassium phosphonate during June and August and also drenching the soil with 3 litres per vine and 1kg of neemcake with 50g of Trichoderma harzianum to the root zone of vines twice in a year
- Bio control agent 1% Pseudomonas fluorescens application to the vine as spraying (@ 2 l /vine) and drenching (@ 3 l /vine) during June and second week of August for management of phytophthora root rot was helpful.
Low cost technology for large scale multiplication of Trichoderma harzianum by using agricultural wastes viz., Arecanut, coconut husk and dried Arecanut frond was helpful.
|AICRP on Spices (Pepper) Sirsi||
Dr. Laxminarayan Hegde
Prof. & Head
Horticultural Research & Extension Centre (HREC), P.O. Box no. 23,SIRSI-581 401 (Uttara Kannada)
AICRP on Potato(Hassan)
Year of Establishment: 1993
Mandate Crops: Potato
No of Ongoing Experiments: 17
AICRP on Grape, Vijayapura
Year of Establishment: 2015
No of Ongoing Experiments:
The All India Coordinated Coconut and Arecanut Improvement Project were started in 1972 with headquarters at Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, and Kerala. Later on the project was renamed as All India Coordinated Research Project on Palms. The AICRP on Palms at Horticulture Research Station, Arsikere started functioning from May 1976.
- Collection, conservation, cataloguing and evaluation of germplasm, new hybrids and high yielding varieties of coconut.
- Standardization of agro-techniques for various agro-climatic regions and development of appropriate farming/ cropping system compatible with the main crop and edaphic and climatic conditions.
- Development of effective and efficient pest management strategies.
|S.No.||Projects/ Experiments||Year of Start||Year of Close|
|1||Integrated nutrient management in coconut through organics||1996-97||2004-05|
|2||Drip irrigation experiment in adult coconut Palms||1999-00||2004-05|
|3||Coconut based high density multi species cropping system||2001-02||2006-07|
|4||Nutritional requirement of high yielding varieties/hybrid coconut||1987-88||2007-08|
|5||Performance of medicinal and aromatic plants in coconut gardens||2006-07||2008-09|
|6||Management of Basal Stem Rot (BSR) disease of coconut||2000-01||2006-07|
|S.No.||Projects/ Experiments||Year of Start||Expected Year of Close|
|A: Crop Improvement|
|1||Utilization of existing germplasm and description of varieties||1994||2012|
|2Production and evaluation of new cross combinations||1987||2012|
|3||Trial on new hybrid combinations in coconut||1992||2014|
|4||Trial on promising seed materials in coconut||1994||2012|
|5||Collection, conservation and evaluation of local germplasm||2009||2025|
|6||Evaluation of new coconut hybrids of location specific cross combinations||2009||2025|
|7||Performance of Tall x Tall hybrids in coconut in different agro-climatic regions||2009||2025|
|8||Performance of newly released coconut varieties and hybrids in different agro-climatic regions||2009||2025|
|B: Crop Production|
|9||Studies on fertilizer application through micro irrigation technique in coconut||2007||2013|
|10||Development of coconut based integrated cropping system models for different agro-climatic regions||2008||2014|
|11||Observational trial on performance of Morinda citrifolia as a mixed crop in coconut gardens||2008||2014|
|C: Crop Protection (Disease management)|
|12||Etiology and epidemiology of Ganoderma wilt disease of coconut||1999||2012|
|13||Management of basal stem rot disease of coconut (New)||2007||2012|
|14||Preventing spread of root wilt disease in South Kanara district of Karnataka||2006||2012|
|15||Survey and surveillance on diseases (basal stem rot, stem bleeding and bud rot) of coconut.||2004||2012|
|16||Early detection of Ganoderma wilt/basal stem rot disease of coconut by indicator plants||2007||2012|
|17||Evolving coconut types resistant to Ganoderma wilt disease of coconut||2007||2012|
|18||Studies on Post Harvest Diseases of coconut||2007||2012|
- Nuts of coconut can be collected for seed purpose through out the year.
- Planting of seed nuts in horizontal position at 30 cm apart is ideal to get good stand of robust seedling compared to vertical planting.
- Planting of coconut seedlings 60 cm deep in 90 cm pits is ideal for good growth of plants..
- Planting of tall coconut at 9 m X 9 m spacing is ideal for better growth and yield.
- When there is good source of irrigation water, banana can be grown as inter crop in coconut with medium available water, drumstick, French bean and ladies finger can be grown as inter crops. With limited source of irrigation water, red gram can be grown as rain fed crop with need based protective irrigation (Picture - 1). Medicinal and aromatic plants (Kalmegh, Makoi, Garden rue, Tulsi, Arrow root and lemon grass) can also is cultivated as inter crops. (Picture -2 & 3).
- Raw coir pith can be made into compost of good manurial value by using lino-cellulo-lytic fungi, Pleurotus Sojarcaju and used as a good source of nutrients to coconut (Picture –4).
- Combined application of Hexaconozole (1%) 100 ml root feeding at quarterly interval along with soil application of neem cake @ 5kg/palm/ year plus Trichoderma @ 50g /palm/ half year has been found effective in the management of basal stem rot disease of coconut.
- The nut and copra yield of coconut was higher in the crosses of GBD X LCT, GBD X FJT, GBD X PHO and MYD X TPT and these hybrids are found suitable for plains of Karnataka (Picture –5).
- The research station is producing and supplying about 10,000 coconut seedlings to the farmers every year and has planned to produce 25,000 seedlings this year onwards to meet the increasing demand by the farming community.
For the management of anthracnose disease in black pepper, two sprays of 0.1% propiconazole to vine during the last week of May and August is recommended. This is an alternate to 1% Bordeaux mixture.
|Picture -1 :Promising Coconut Hybrids|
|Picture -2 :Medicinal and aromatic plants in coconut garden increase total income of the garden|
|Picture -3 :Medicinal and aromatic plants in coconut garden increase total income of the garden|
|Picture -4 :Profitable intercrops in coconut garden|
|Picture -5 :Composted coir pith (CCP) as source of nutrients to coconut|
|AICRP on Potato Hassan||Dr. Siddagangaiah|
The AICRP was initiated on 1-4-1995 and was transferred to University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot on 1-4-2009. The experiments are conducted on Chilli, Tomato, Okra, Beans, Gourds, Capsicum and Paprika in 2 ha. of land.
- Conducting various research experiments on crop improvement, pest and disease resistance and varietal/hybrid trials, to identify and develop new varieties/hybrids
- Development of appropriate nutrient management technologies for vegetable cultivation
- Quality seed production in different vegetables
|27 Experimental projects||Rs. 7 lakhs|
|Crop Improvement||Rs. 7.0 lakhs|
|Seed Production||Rs. 5.0 lakhs|
AICRP on Fruits, Arabhavi
Year of Establishment: 1994
Mandate Crops: Tropical Fruits
Technologies developed: 03
No of Ongoing Experiments: 28
AICRP(Tuber Crops), Dharwad
The AICRP on Tuber crops was first started under UAS Dharwad during December 2007 and later from 5th May 2009; it was transferred to University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot. The area of the project is 2 hectare and mandate crops are Sweet potato, Yam bean.
- Identification of suitable sweet potato genotypes/ varieties for marketable tubers and for production of starch, etc.
- Standardization of suitable agro-techniques and cropping systems for improved varieties of different tuber crops in different regions, so as to enhance to productivity.
- Evolve suitable and effective management tactics for major pests and diseases of tuber crops.
- To organize production and supply of healthy planting materials of major tuber crops.
- Integrated nutrient management in sweet potato
- Collection and evaluation of different sweet potato genotypes.
- Management of sweet potato weevil through trap crop.
- Standardization of planting dates for sweet potato in North Karnataka
- Collection and evaluation of winged beans.
The research station is known for production of quality and genuine planting material for dry land fruit crops like Mango, Sapota, Guava, Tamarind and other plants.
Following is the annual production of different planting materials:
|Crop||No. Of grafts from the station|
|Mango (Kesar, Khadar, Mallika and Alphonso)||10,000|
|Sapota (Kalipatti, Cricket Ball, DHS-1 and DHS-2)||12,000|
Further, following Vegetable varieties have been released from the station :
Kufri Surya (HT/92-621) a heat tolerant variety suitable for warmer regions is recommended for adoption in zone-8. This variety produces oblong shaped, medium sized and slight brownish skinned tubers. The flesh colour is light yellow, suitable for processing and cooking, tolerant to late blight disease and can be harvested within 75-90 days
M.R.L.1. is a selection from local types. It is a dual purpose and early variety. (30days for leaf and 75-90 days for seed). Moderately resistant to powdery mildew, gives 3-4 q/ha seeds in Rabi season
- Drumstick: (Bhagya KDM-01)
- Green chilli: GCS/94-68
- Treatment with VAM 15kg/ha + 75% P + 100% NK has given highest tomato yield
- Treatment with 50% NPK + Vermicompost 2t/ha + Azospirillum 5 kg/ha has given highest cucumber yield.
- Capsicum: CP – 40
- Paprika: HPL-8 and DWD-7
- Coriander: DWD-purple
|Horticulture Research Station||Head||Drawing Officer/ Farm Superintendent|
Dr. N. Basavaraj
Dr. T. B. Allolli
AICRP on Oil Palm (Gangavati)
Year of Establishment: 1987-88
Mandate Crops: Oil Plam
Technologies developed: 01
No of Ongoing Experiments: 06
Dr. Sanjeevraddi G.Reddi (O) 08533 - 271034
Assistant Professor (Agronomy) & Head
SPECIALISED CENTRES OF RESEARCH
- Advanced centre for management of diseases and insect pests of horticulture crops at Bagalkot
- centre for quality testing, grading and certification of horticultural products at Bagalkot
- centre for viticulture and oenology at Bagalkot
- Climate resilient horticulture promotion centre at Bagalkot
- Centre for post harvest technology of horticulture crops at Bagalkot & Bengaluru
- centre for soil, water & plant diagnostics at Bagalkot
- Centre for Biotechnology at Bagalkot & Bengaluru
- Centre for vegetable research & development at Bagalkot
- Horti-business & export knowledge centre at Bagalkot
- Centre for medicinal and aromatic crops at Bagalkot
- Karnataka centre of excellence on food for health at Bengaluru
- centre of excellence on pomegranate under indo israel collaboration at Bagalkot
- centre for excellence on orchids at Bengaluru
External Funded projects
|Sl No.||Name of the Funding Agency||No. of Projects|
|1||National Horticulture Mission (NHM)||16|
|2||Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojane (RKVY)||10|
|3||National Horticulture Board (NHB)||01|
|4||Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development (DCCD)||06|
|5||Coconut Development Board, (CDB)||02|
|6||Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT)||03|
|7||Dept. of Science and Technology (DST).||04|
|8||Dept. of Watershed, GOK Sujala III||01|
|9||Information Technology and Bio Technology (ITBT)||01|
|10||K-FIST, VGST, GOK||01|
|11||Bio-Varsity International, New Delhi||02|
|12||Indian Council of Agricultural Research||01|
|University Funded Projects|
|1||UHS Bagalkot Funded in house projects||400|
Collaboration with National and International organizations
UHS Bagalkot has signed a memorandum of Understanding has been signed with national and international organizations for collaborative research and exchange of information/technologies.
|1||Texas A&M University, USA|
|2||The Word vegetable Centre, Taiwan|
|3||Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand|
|4||Bioversity international, New Delhi|
|5||International Crop Research Institute for Semi arid tropics, Patancheru, AP, India|
|6||National Research Centre, Grape, Puna, Maharashtra|
|7||National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hydrabad, AP, India|
|8||Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore|
|9||Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi|
|10||Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru|
|11||Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi , West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh|
|12||Indian Institute of Spices Research Marikunnu, P.O., Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala|
|13||Agriculture Skill Council Of India (ASCI), Gurgaon Haryana|
|SAU’s / Government|
|14||University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru|
|15||University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur|
|16||University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad|
|17||University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga|
|18||Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Government of Karnataka.|
|19||Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon, Maharashtra|
|20||THE TOTGARS' CO-OPERATIVE SALE SOCIETY LTD., SIRSI (U.K.)|
|21||DR. V. B. HOSAGOUDAR BIO RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Bilgi, Karnataka|
|22||Basaveshwar Veerashaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Bagalkot|
|23||FLEXITRON, HSR Layout, BANGALORE|
Variety developed and approved for release
Coriander DCC-46 :
• Selection : Guntur Local
• Duration : 95
• Season : Rabi
• Seed yield: 1303 kg/ha (56.8 per cent increase over check DWD-1)
• Seed color: Brownish yellow
• Drought tolerance: Moderate
• Pest and diseases: Moderately resistant
Drumstick- Bhagya (KDM-01)
Drumstick var. Bhagya is fast growing dwarf and self pruning plant canopy. It yields 17 to 20t/acre, disease and pest incidence is also less.
Capsicum - Apoorva (CP-40)/h4>
This proposed variety is superior over ruling capsicum variety California Wonder. It has better stability for growth and yield (12.61 t/ha) and has better quality attributes like vit-c content of fruit
Chilli - GCS/94-68
This proposed variety is medium erect plant bears height more than 70-75cm. Fruit length is more than 8-9cm. Leaves are parrot green in colour. Individual plant bears 122-180 fruits.It is tolerant to powdery mildew and minimum incidence of mites and thrips was noticed.
Chrysanthemum – Dundi.
It is a yellow colored semi double variety having very attractive round shaped flowers. It is medium tall in height and produces more number of branches and flowers with shelf life of 3-4 days. It is moderately susceptible to alternaria leaf spot.
This variety gives better nut yield (90 nuts/palm; 15,750 nuts/ha) and copra yield (2779 kg/ha). The oil content in copra is 67.2%. The oil contains 44.7 percent of lauric acid.
Hybrid Coconut - GBD X Fiji, GBDX PHOT & GBD X LCO
The nut and copra yield is higher in the cross combinations of GBD X Fiji, GBDX PHOT, GBD X LCO compared to Tiptur tall. These hybrids are suited for cultivation in maidan tract of Karnataka.
Black pepper- Adimane (Accession No.53)-
It is tolerant to Phytophthora wilt and high yielding (2.21 kg dry berry/ vine)
Crop duration = 105 (96 -110 days) short duration
Colour of clove = Pinkish
Cloves/bulb(No.) = 20.10
Bulb weight = 10.33 g
Bulb Yield = 69.79 q/ha
Growth habit: Tall & vigorous growing wide drooping branches.
Leaves: Light green, long and eliptic lanceolate.
Fruit: Oval-egg shape (2-3 fruit in cluster)
Friuit pulp: Soft and sweet (22-23% TSS) with light orange colour.
Keeping quality: good
Fruit wt : 75-80g
Average Yield : 251.3kg/Tree
Arecanut (A-1-266 and A-1-447)
Varieties adopted (5 Nos)
Dinakar variety of fig is found suitable for cultivation in northern region. It yields 4.5 kg fruits per plant and quality was on par with Bellary (4.0 kg/plant) and Deana (4.0 kg/ha).
Bheema Shakti (45 t/ha) and Bheema red (40 t/ha) onion varieties showed better performance in northern region and are recommended for late kharif and rabi season.
Cultivar Sonata (80 flowers/plant), Ariana (73flowers/plant), Dombllance (70 flowers/plant) and Kyillian (69 flowers/plant) showed better performance in terms of yield and quality and are recommended for cultivation under naturally ventilated polyhouse condition.
Tropical Red (6 flowers/ plant), Xavia Red (6 flowers/ plant) and Acropolis White (5flowers/plant) varieties grown under shade house recorded maximum number of flowers and longer vase life (15, 16 &13 days respectively). These varieties are recommended for cultivation in shade house condition.
Among the different cultivars of gladiolus evaluated in the northern region of Karnataka, the cultivar Darshan recorded better performance in terms of yield (2 spikes per corm) and quality with stalk length of 85-90 cm, 15 florets per spike with vase life of 8 days, moderately resistant to Fusarium wilt disease. The cultivar is recommended for the northern region.
Production Technology (6 No’s.)
High density planting in guava cv. Sardar.
High density planting of guava cv. Sardar (2m X 1m, 5000 plants/ha) with sugarcane trash mulching recorded highest fruit yield (37.80 t/ha) compared to recommended spacing (6.0m x 6.0 m, 277 plants/ ha) mulched with sugarcane leaf which yielded 2.165 tons / ha of fruit yield
Standardization of optimum level of pruning in guava cv. Sardar.
Under high density planting (2m X 1m- 5000 plants/ha) of guava cv. Sardar in 5 years old plantation, pruning of current season growth shoots to 50 percent of its length during third week of April, August and December resulted in production of higher fruit yield of 38.70 t/ha.
Standardization of propagation techniques in fruit crops.
The best month for soft wood grafting in Wood apple is August (80.7%) and September (80.46%) whereas August month is good for Karonda (52.38%) with maximum per cent of success.
Studies on seed germination in custard apple.
Soaking of custard apple seeds in 400 ppm GA3 for 5 minutes before sowing helps in getting better germination (58%).
Studies on seed germination in Papaya.
Soaking of papaya seeds, overnight in cow urine or 0.5 per cent potassium schonite and drying under shade for six hours before sowing helps in getting highest percentage of germination (92).
Effect of spacing and fertilizer doses on seed yield of fenugreek.
Fenugreek plants spaced at 30 cm x 10 cm with recommended dose of fertilizer (50:50:0 kg NPK/ha) recorded higher yield (1500 kg/ha).
Plant protection (8 nos.)
Management of late blight of potato.
Spraying of Fenamidon + Mancozeb @ 0.3 per cent and Azoxystrobin @ 0.1 per cent at 2nd and 5th week after sowing is effective against control of late blight of potato.
Management of fruit rot and powdery mildew of chilli.
Application of Kresoxim methyl 50SC @ 0.1 per cent is effective against fruit rot and powdery mildew of chilli.
Studies on epidemiology of sigatoka leaf spot disease of banana
Planting of banana in the month of May, June and July is effective for management of sigatoka leaf spot disease of banana.
Studies on survival ability of Xanthomonas axonopodispv. Punicaeca using bacterial blight of pomegranate
Burying the Pomegranate bacterial blight infected leaf and fruit residues at the depth of more than 15cm in the soil is effective in arresting the spread of disease.
Evaluation of Bio-efficacy of Panchagavya to chilli thrips and mites
Spraying of Panchagavya @ 5 per cent during 7th and 9th week after transplanting found effective in control of thrips and mites in chilli.
Evaluation of Bio-efficacy of Panchagavya to onion thrips
Spraying of Panchagavya @ 5 per cent in 5th and 7th week after sowing recorded minimum incidence of thrips in onion.
Management of burrowing nematode in banana.
Application of Pseudomonas fluorescens @ 12.5g/plant + Paecilomyces lilacinus @ 12.5g/plant effectively controls the burrowing nematode population.
Management of burrowing nematode in banana.
Soil application of neem cake @ 500 g/plant before planting effectively controls the burrowing nematode population.
Post-harvest technology (3 nos.).
Studies on fortification of tomato ketchup and its storage
Fortification of tomato ketchup with 2 per cent soya protein and 2 per cent whey protein is most accepted nutritionally as the product has substantially higher protein content than those of unfortified ketchup with good color, flavor, taste and overall quality.
Extraction and preservation methods for gel from Indian Aloe (Home-scale)
After manual scooping and straining of Aloe vera gel added with methylparaben @ 3000 ppm could be stored for a period of 3months.
Influence of cold soaking and thermovinification on quality of jamun wine
Quality jamun wine can be prepared from jamun pulp + skin by subjecting to thermovinification (heating at 82°C for 2 min).
Technologies in pipeline
- French Bean Arka Arjun
- Water melon Arka Akash
- Mango Arka Udaya
- Guava Arka Rashmi
- China Aster Arka Aadya (Pink) and Arka Archana (White)
- Banana Gandevi selection
- Coriander Hissar Sugandh (long duration), GCr-2 and Co-4
- Chilli SRS-2, SRF-7 and 0437-5-12
- Sambar Southe Sirsi-1, BCMCO-04 and GR-3
- Anthurium Xavia and Tropical
- Turmeric Prabha, CLI-237 and Rajapuri
- Mucuna Arka Ashwini and IIHR-3
o Effect of Graded levels of fertilizers and Jeevamruta application on Onion and garlic
o Standardization of potting media for orchid cultivation
o Nutrient management in Chilli + Onion/Garlic – Cotton cropping system
o Supplementation of inorganic sources through organics to coleus
o Effect of Planting Geometry and Nutritional levels on growth, Yield and quality of Rose Cv. Charisma
o Effect of spacing and nutrients in Glory lilly
o A M Fungi for rooting in Jamun , Mango, Papaya and Lime Seedlings and fig cuttings
o Weed management in cowpea
o Bio-efficacy of Thiomethoxam 25 WG against Mango hoppers
o Management of Pomegranate fruit cracking caused by bacterial blight disease using sulphate of potash
o Evaluation of Rynaxypyr 18.5 EC against citrus leaf miner and Butterfly in acid lime
o IPM of Brinjal shoot borer
o Evaluation of Panchagavya to garlic thrips
o Composting of Arecanut
Post Harvest Management
o Management of post-harvest diseases of banana
Production of Seeds and Planting Materials
|Grafts (Mango, Sapota, Guava, Custard apple Cashew ,Jamun etc.)||1,72,000|
|Layers (Guava, Pomegranate, Fig Custard apple etc.)||42,500|
|Rooted Cuttings (Pomegranate, Fig, Pepper, Betel vine etc.)||2,45,500|
|Seedlings (Coconut, Arecanut, Lime, Seethaphal, Papaya, Drumstick, Curry leaf, Tamarind, Mango rootstocks, Grape rootstocks etc.)||1,98,000|
|Ornamentals (Hibiscus, Jasmine, Mussanda etc)||69,250|
|Vegetable Seeds (Drumstick, Onion, Chilli etc.)||2680|
|Seeds (Flowering, Spices, Medicinal, Aromatic etc.,)||10|
|Field Crops (Sorghum, Sunhemp, Soybean etc)||7100|
|Bulbs/Rhizomes/ Potato Tubers||7100|
Chemicals/Products Testing Trials
There are 47 chemical/ product testing trials worth of Rs. 41.05 lakhs sponsored from different institutions / organizations and tested during the year 2014-15.