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Ø  Varieties released:-

v  Wheat:  HPW 211, HPW 236

v  Toria: DK-1

v  Arhar: Sarita

v  Chickpea: Himchana-1 & Him Chana-2, GPF-2, Him Palam Chana-1(DKG-986)

v  Mash: Pant U-19, UG- 218, Him Mash-1

v  Lentil: Markandey (EC-1)

v  Cowpea: C-375, C-519

v  Sugarcane: COJ 64

·         Varieties developed/identified for various agro production conditions of the state

              and country:

v  Wheat: Raj 3777, HPW 249, HPW 184, VL 829, HS  420, HPW 349 and HPW 155.

v  Mustard: Jayanti, ONK-1

v  Chickpea: Him Chana-I (ICCX 810800), Himachal Chana-II (ICCV 90201) and GPF-2.

v  Lentil: Vipasha (HPL-5) and EC 1 (Markandey).

v  Summer moong: SML 668.

v  Maize: Bajaura Makka (L201) for zone IV (Karnatka, A.P., Tamilnadu and

Maharashtra), Palam Shankar Makka-I(EHL 162508- early maturity) for Zone-V and

Palam Shankar Makka-II (EHL 161708) for Zone-I for grain purpose in 52nd   Annual

Maize Workshop at Dharwad on April 10-12, 2009 (Regn. No. NBPGR-IC No. 571707);

and Bajuara Popcorn and Bajaura Sweet Corn for low and mid hills of the state.

v  Cowpea: C-475 (Himachal Lobia) and C-519 (Himachal Lobia-2)

v  Urdbean Him Mash-1 (UPU00-31).

v  Soybean: Harit soya (Himso 1563) and  Palam Soya (P 30-1-1).

v  Arhar: Sarita.

v  Kulthi: Dhruv (VLG-1).


Ø  Crop Production:

v  Shading crop cultivation in ginger:- Sowing of maize in lines after every 3 to 4 lines of ginger i.e. at an interval of 1.5 to 2m distance or Arhar in lines at the intervals of 3 to 4m distance will serve as the optimum shading crop for ginger.

v  Application of Sulphur @ 25kg/ha in the form of gypsum to onion has been recommended for its optimum productivity.

v  Application of farm yard manure (FYM) @ 10 t/ha in combination with a little Urea (25kg/ha) is as effective as 100% NPK in terms of crop yields of maize-wheat cropping sequence under rainfed conditions.

v  Optimum irrigation schedule for major crops of the region for efficient use of available water and most efficient water user cropping systems for rainfed conditions have been recommended. Low cost water storage and utilization system (LDPE film lined tanks and conveyance systems) have been developed and demonstrated successfully on farmers fields for limited irrigation and for growing off-season vegetables.

v  Remunerative cropping sequences and systems for rainfed and irrigated situations have been developed. Maize-Toria-Wheat, Maize- Toria +Gobhi Sarson   (1:1), Maize- Tomato-Wheat, Arhar-Wheat, Rice-Wheat, Maize-Cholai-Wheat have been recommended for rainfed situations. Maize-Peas (Veg.) –Sugarcane + Cowpea (Fodder)-ratoon-Wheat have been recommended for 2 years sequence for irrigated situations.

v  Intercropping of Maize in ginger, Toria in Gobhi Sarson, Taramira in Chickpea were more profitable than their sole cropping   


Ø  Plant Protection:-

v  Developed a new technique for artificial inoculation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in pea.

v  Isolated and identified a local strain of Trichoderma harzianum (ITCC No.4542) as potential bio-control agent of white rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum).

v  Established the role of flag leaf in the development of karnal bunt of wheat.

v  Control of karnal bunt of wheat with Tilt 25 EC @0.1% - A success storey (2008).

v  Wheat variety HPW236 resistant to yellow rust and other diseases – A success storey (2009)

v  Recommended Emisan @ 0.25 % (Tuber dip for 30 minutes) for the control of powdery mildew scab on potato.

v  Recommended Ridomil MZ 72 WP @0.25 % & Indofil M- 45 @ 0.25% (Foliar spray schedule) for the control of late blight of potato.

v  Recommended Antracol @ 0.25 % (Foliar sprays) for the control of early blight of potato.

v  Recommended Tilt 0.1 % (Foliar sprays) for control of brown leave spot of paddy.

v  Recommended Bavistin @ 0.1 % (Drenching and foliar sprays) for the control of white rot of peas.

v  Recommended Folicur 0.1 % (Foliar sprays) for the control of pea.

v  Recommended seedling dip and drenching of Bavistin (0.1%) for the control of Fusarial wilt of chilli.

v  Recommended Tilt 0.1 % ( Foliar sprays ) for the control of karnal bunt (Wheat seed crop).

v  Recommended Trichoderma viride (Ecoderma ) @5g/litre Foliar sprays for the control of wheat (General crop).

v  Contributed in the development of resistant varieties viz., Palam Pink and Palam Red (Tomato), Kufri Giriraj (Potato), HPW 211, HPW 236, Raj 3777, HPW 184, HPW 155, HPW 249, HPW 251, VL 829, HS 420 and HPW 211 against diseases viz., bacterial wilt, late blight, karnal bunt and rusts and powdery mildew, respectively.

v  Screening and identification of Wheat varieties behaving reasonably well under complete rain fed conditions based on morpho-physiological characters.

v  Kt4 and T3 varieties of brinjal have been found resistant to Collar rot disease.

v  Dkh-T6 variety of turmeric has been found resistant to Taphrina leaf spot disease.

v  Recommended spray of Tilt 25EC (0.1%) for the control of Taphrina leaf spot of turmeric

v  Recommended Contaf 5EC (0.1%) as seed treatment for the control of loose smut of wheat.

v  Recommended Apron XL 35WS (3.5 g/kg seed) as seed treatment for the control of BSDM of maize.

v  Recommended three applications of bleaching powder at the time of sowing, earthing up and tasseling stage for the control of ESR of maize.

v  Recommended single foliar spray of propiconazole (tilt- 25EC) @ 500ml/ha at the time of flowering for the control of karnal bunt of wheat.

v  Recommended soaking the seed in 0.01% propiconizole (tilt 25EC) solution for 6 hours for the control of loose smut of wheat.

v  Recommended seed treatment with Raxil 2DS @ 1 gm/kg of seed for the control of loose smut of wheat.

v  Recommended soaking the seed in 0.01% solution of hexaconazole (Contaf 5EC) for 6 hours for the management of loose smut of wheat.

v  Two sprays of propiconazole (tilt 25EC), triademifon (Bayleton 25 EC) @ 0.1% and hexaconazole (contaf 5EC) @ 0.2% with the initiation of  the disease and  after 15 days for the management of  leaf  rust, yellow rust and powdery mildew in seed crop of wheat.  Two foliar sprays of propaconizole (Tilt-25EC)/ Score 25EC @ 0.1% with the initiation of the disease after 15 days interval  for the management of  Taphrina leaf spot of turmeric.

v  Recommended foliar sprays of carbendazim (0.1%) with the initiation of the disease for management of leaf spot of sesame.

v  Recommended three sprays of Ridomil MZ for the control of  Phytophthora blight of arhar.

v  Recommended three/two applications of bleaching powder @16.5 kg/ha at the time of sowing and/or earthing up and tassel initiation for management of  Erwinia stalk rot of maize.

v  Recommended foliar applications of Contaf (Hexaconazole 5EC) @ 0.1% for management of  Phyllosticta leaf spot of ginger.

v  Recommended foliar sprays of tilt 25EC, contaf 5EC applied @0.1% and mancozeb + carbendazim (0.25+ 0.1%) as four foliar sprays and folicur @ 0.1% for fungicidal management of peas rust.

v  Recommended foliar sprays of mancozeb @ 0.25% with the initiation of the disease and 20 days thereof for management of  Alternaria  leaf spot of mustard.

v  Recommended on the basis of the work done in at UWA, Perth as Crawford Fellow for standardization of tank mix compatibility of Flumetsulam (Broad strike, weedicide) with chlorothalonil and Uptake® oil on Ascochyta infected chickpeas.

v  Recommended Monocrotophos 36 EC(0.05%) single spray at 50% flowering against gram pod borer and got accepted and included in package and practices of rabi crops of CSKHPKV, Palampur.

v  Recommended Endosulfan 35EC (0.05%) spray when caterpillars are 2mm size for the control of hairy caterpillars on Sesamum and  included in Kharif package and practices of CSHPKV, Palampur.

v  Recommended Seed treatment with 4 ml Chlorpyriphos/kg seed for the control of termites in wheat accepted in ZREAC meeting held at Dhaulakuan for adoption by the farmers.

v  Recommendation for the control of ginger rhizome fly i.e. Calobata indica on ginger seed treatment of rhizomes with 4 ml chloropyriphos 20EC/ kg seed and spray of chlorpyriphos 20EC (2.5ml/litre of water) after one month of germination has been adopted by the farmers of district of Sirmour (HP).

v  Identified for the first time that Calobata indica is a very serious pest of Ginger in distt. Sirmour (HP).

v  A new recommendation of neem oil (2.5ml/litre) for the control of gram pod in gram was made and included in Rabi package and practices of CSHPKV, Palampur.

v  Plant Pathology Section of the station collaborated  in varietal development/release  of different crops viz. HPW 89, HPW 211 (Wheat), LTK 4 (Sesame), COS 767 (Sugarcane), HIKR 126 (Rice), C 475 (Cowpea, Himachal Lobia I), ICCV 90201 (Himachal Channa II, Chickpea), EC 1 (Markandey, Lentil),  SML 668 (Summer moong), HPU 00-31 (Mash, Himachal Mash I), C-519 (Cowpea, Himachal Lobia II), L 211 (Maize), GPF 2 (Chickpea), Bajaura Pop Corn (Maize), Bajaura Sweet Corn (Maize) and LL 931 (Lentil).


Ø  Bee Keeping:

v  Bee keeping at Dhaulakuan was started in the year 1974 with the installation of 25 colonies of  Apis mellifera provided by Bee Research Station, Nagrota Bagwan, Distt. Kangra with the aim to promote beekeeping in the region and capacity building of the bee keepers. After the grand success of ‘Bee Colony Migration Project’ undertaken by BRS, Nagrota Bagwan in the year 1982, where a unit of 50 Apis mellifera colonies were migrated to NDRI, Karnal with the aim to study the impact of inbreeding on honey yield and 1565 kg honey was extracted there from 45 colonies in spring season alone with an average honey yield of 35 kg/colony, the bee keeping was taken up by many farmers as an allied entrepreneur. The results of this project were disseminated to beekeepers and since then they are regularly undertaking migration of Apis mellifera colonies to the plains and earning lakhs of rupees.