Research Sub Station- Akrot

Our History

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.

Our Strengths

  • 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.

Technology Released

  • 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

Our Scientists

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

Office Staff

1.Sh. Ram Kishan

2. Sh. Dharam Chand

3. Sh. Ajay Kumar

Suptt. (Ex Cadre)

Cook-cum Chowkidar



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