Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishavavidyalaya, Research Sub Station Akrot (31.4oN Latitude, 76.1o E Longitude and 425 m above mean sea level) is situated in low-hills zone of Himachal Pradesh. The location is characterized by Sub-montane sub –tropical climatic having an average rainfall of 1100 mm/annum. The soils are typic ustipsammont, sand to loamy sand in texture, neutral in reaction, low in nitrogen and medium in available phosphorus and potassium contents
The station was established in Feb. 1985. However, the land of the station could be acquired and developed only during 1987. The station has an area of about 8.0 ha, out of which 5.0 ha area has been developed for experimental use and seed production programme after removing stones from the surface layer. About 14.00 ha land of Research Sub-Station, Akrot which is mostly undulating hilly consisting of grasses & forest plants has been demarcated and properly fenced.
- The agro-climatic conditions of the area are well suited to practise a diversified agriculture
- There is tremendous scope of cultivation of high value cash crops like off-season vegetables, vegetable seeds, floriculture, medicinal and aromatic plants.
- There is also a huge potential of rain water conservation on a watershed management basis, which in the ultimate analysis, will increase the productivity of different crops tremendously.
- Standardization of ad hoc recommendations for the cultivation of potential vegetables under low cost indigenous poly houses
- Standardization of best fertilizer combination (100 % NPK + FYM ) under long term studies to harvest sustainable yields of maize-wheat sequence
- Standardization of technology for the cultivation of Kharif onion
- Two sprays of Pydiflumetofen 15.0 % +Propiconazole 12.5 % w/w SE (275 SE) @1.4ml/lt, and 2.8ml/lt at fortnightly interval starting at first appearance of disease were most effective in the management of wheat diseases ( leaf & stripe rust and powdery mildew) and increase in yield over check
- Seed treatment with Sedaxane 2.5% w/v +Fludioxonil 2.5 % w/v (50FS) at 3.0 g/Kg of seed , was significantly effective in controlling loose smut and Karnal bunt of wheat
Dr. Bipan Kumar Sharma
Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)-cum Incharge
Area of Expertise:Mycology and Plant Pathology
Research Interests: Plant Disease Control
Technical & Office staff
1.Sh. Ram Kishan
2. Sh. Dharam Chand
3. Sh. Ajay Kumar
Suptt. (Ex Cadre)