Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre (HAREC), Bajaura

Technologies Identified

Vegetable science

Garlic : GHC-1

Garden Pea : GC 477, PB 89, Palam Sumol (main season) and  Palam Triloki (Early)

French bean : Bajaura Selection -1(Palam Mridula)

Methi : Pusa Kasuri

Crop Improvement

Normal maize Varieties/hybrids: Early Composite, Parvati, Girija and    Bajaura Makka and  Sartaj hybrid .

QPM:  HQPM 1 (Single Cross Hybrid)

Sweet Corn: Bajaura sweet corn

Pop corn:  Bajaura Pop corn

Baby Corn: VL 78, VL 42, Early Composite, MEH 114 and MEH 133 have been recommended for baby corn production in H.P.

Plant Pathology

 Associated with testing and verification varieties released by state/ central variety release committee: Maize (5), Wheat (1), Barley (1), French bean (1) and Horse Gram (1), Chilli (1).

  • Gemplasm registered: Associated with development, testing and registration of maize germplasm lines viz. DQL 2048 (INGR17014), DQL-2105-1 (INGR17013) registered by IIMR, Ludhiana.

Crop Improvement

Paddy: Naggardhan, Bharigudhan & Varundhan

Wheat: HPW 42, HPW 89, HPW 155, HPW 184, HPW 251, HPW 211, HPW 236, HPW 249, HPW 349, Raj 3777, VL 616, VL 829,VL 892, VL 907, HS 240, HS 295, HS 420, HS 490 , HS 507 & DH 114.

Barley: Dolma, Sonu, HBL 113, HBL 316, HBL 276, HBL 391, BHS 380, BHS 352, UPB 1008 & VLB 118

Who Are we

The Centre was initially established in 1962 as Crop Research Station of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. It was later on transferred to Agricultural Complex of Himachal Pradesh University in 1970 and became a part of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Palampur in November, 1978. This Centre was upgraded to the status of Regional Research Station in 1981. In 2002, after reorganization of Research and Extension Systems of the university, this station was renamed as Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre (HAREC), Bajaura. The mandate of the centre involves development/identification of high yielding disease and insect-pests resistant varieties of various crops such as cereals (maize, wheat, barley), pulses (rajmash, urd bean, horse gram, cowpea), vegetable crops (tomato, capsicum, french bean, chilli, pea, cole crops, root crops, garlic etc.), development of agro techniques for different crops and cropping systems, management of important diseases & insect-pests, development of production and protection technologies for different high value crops under protected cultivation and devising efficient marketing strategies for farm produce.

Our Strengths

  • Well maintained research farm with 100% irrigation facility
  • Hard working and efficient faculty, research and field staff
  • Responsive farming community, ready to adopt scientific technology
  • Prime location of the centre

Success Stories

Production of clean vegetables and IPM technology in vegetables was popularized in Targali village of Banjar Tehsil by HAREC, Bajaura under a NABARD project. Mrs Veena Bharti along with her women group trained for it. She has galvanized the farming process of her village. Successful adoption of university technology in the villages encourages HAREC to demonstrate other technologies too in the village under different projects. Under  another NABARD project, pheromone trap technology was demonstrated. Funnel traps were installed in farmers’ fields with helilure and spodolure  as septa, delta sticky trap to control insect pests of cabbage and cauliflower, to monitor tomato fruit borer, tobacco caterpillars and diamond back moths which are very serious pests of tomato, cabbage and cauliflower. Farmers were advised to spray the crops with need based safe pesticides only when the population of insect pests increased to 25-30 per trap per day.  Similarly, funnel traps with Leucinolure as septa were installed in brinjal crop. This system worked wonders and they were able to reduce the pesticidal spray from 8-10 in tomato to 3-4 and from 6-8 in brinjal to 3-4 sprays.  These farmers were highly impressed with the technology and the yield of tomato in demonstrations was recorded to be 670-750 q/ha  which was pretty higher to the average yield. At present in Targali village tomato is grown on an area of about 80-90 bighas, cauliflower on 30-40 bighas and pea on 65-75 bighas. There are about 40-45 households in the village. Sh. Bhupinder Singh Negi of Targali earns about 4-5 lacs net income from tomatoes, whereas Sh Dola Singh earns about 3-4 lacs.

Besides some ebullient farmers have also made a dent in agriculture based avocations like beekeeping and mushroom cultivation. Sh Hem Raj is a leading beekeeper of the village and has about 150-180 boxes of Italian honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) and about 40 Indian honey bee ( cerana) colonies. He has also been trained by the Scientists of KVK and HAREC, Bajaura and has been receiving proper technical advice on the various aspects of beekeeping under the NABARD project from 2013-15 and again from 2018 to 2020. Besides selling honey (60-70quintals honey/year) he also gives his colonies on rent to the apple orchardists for pollination purpose. He migrates his colonies of A. mellifera in winters to the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Westren UP and even Rajasthan to avail the surplus local flora there and get more honey yield. He also sells bee colonies to other farmers of Kullu and other districts. He has trained 3-4 youths of the same village and two of them have established their own apiaries where as other two still work with him.

Our Faculty

At Main Campus

Dr. S. D. Sharma

Pr. Scientist (Entomology) cum Associate Director (R&E)

Area of Expertise:Economic entomology and bee keeping

Research Interests: Integrated pest management and, organic/natural farming

Dr. D. K. Parmar

Pr. Scientist (Soil Science)

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility

Research Interests: Integrated nutrient management and organic crop production

Dr.(Mrs.) Brij Bala

Pr. Scientist (Agri. Economics)

Area of Expertise: Production Economics and Farm management

Research Interests: Economics of crop cultivation, Marketing of agri-produce, socio-economic status of rural and tribal women


Dr. R. Devlash

Pr. Scientist (Plant Pathology)

Area of Expertise: Plant Pathology

Research Interests: Plant Pathology

Technical & Office staff

Technical Staff

1. Mr. Hari Chand

2. Mr.Ramesh Kumar

3. Mr. Narender Kumar

4. Mr. Jagdeep Kashyap

5. Mr. Jagannath Upadhyay

6. Mr. Neelmani

Suptt. –II(EC)

Suptt. –II(EC)






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