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
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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
1. Mr. Hari Chand
2. Mr.Ramesh Kumar
3. Mr. Narender Kumar
4. Mr. Jagdeep Kashyap
5. Mr. Jagannath Upadhyay
6. Mr. Neelmani