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List of ongoing, concluded and newly initiated research project

I.                   Institute Research Projects

A.    Project: Crop improvement and Biotechnology

Sub projects:

1.       

Survey, collection, characterization and documentation of temperate horticultural crops (CITH-01)

2.       

Breeding for development of superior varieties/hybrids in solanaceous vegetables (CITH–07)

3.       

Development of superior cultivars/ hybrids in temperate fruits through conventional and non conventional methods (CITH-40)

4.       

Characterization and diversity analysis of flowering related gene/ genes in almond ( CITH-72)

5.       

Development of CMS lines in long day onion [Allium cepa L] (CITH-70)

6.       

Breeding of nutrarich varieties or hybrids in root vegetable crops. ( CITH-74)

B.     Project: Crop Production and Propagation

Sub projects:

1.       

Development of almond based saffron inter cropping system (CITH 11)

2.       

Enhancing feathering through plant growth regulators for high quality nursery production in apple ( CITH-71)

3.       

Standardization of integrated nutrient management of vegetables as intercrop in apple orchard (CITH-57)

4.       

Divulging the adept mode of fertilizer application to optimize saffron yield (CITH 60)

5.       

Fertigation: An efficient soil management stratagem for escalating nutrient and water use efficiency in apple (CITH 61)

6.       

Aquatic dissipate management (ADM) through vermitechnology (CITH 62)

7.       

Characterization of soil Nutritional survey in Apple and Peach Growing Areas of Uttrakhand (CITH-64)

8.       

Standardization of growing /nutrients media and growing conditions for the cost effective production of quality vegetables and their seedlings (CITH-65)

9.       

Development of diversification technology for round the year vegetable crops under mid and high hills of Uttrakhand (CITH-66)

10.  

Evaluation   of different substrates and systems for soilless strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) production in naturally ventilated conditions ( CITH- 76)

11.  

Pre harvest fruit drop management in apple ( CITH-78 )

C.    Project: Crop Protection

Sub projects:

1.       

Characterization of pathogens associated with apple canker disease and evaluation of

 botanicals against most prevalent canker in Kashmir valley ( CITH- 77)

2.       

Preparation of value added products in quince

D.    Project: Post Harvest Management

Sub projects:

1.       

Studies on dried prunes in relation to cultivars and drying technology (CITH-67)

2.       

Assessment of Kashmiri chilli for commercial traits (CITH-69)

E.     Ongoing externally funded projects

Sub projects:

1.       

Network project on outreach of technologies for temperate fruit crops (Main centre)

2.       

Network project on onion and garlic (co-operation centre)

3.       

All India Coordinated Research Project (Vegetable Crops)

4.       

Intellectual property management and transfer/ commercialization of agricultural technology scheme (NAIF)

5.       

National saffron Mission for economic revival of J & K saffron sector

6.       

National innovations on climate resilient agriculture ( NICRA)

7.       

Challenge programme on canopy management and plant architectural engineering in temperate fruits

8.       

National mission for sustainable Himalayan ecosystem (TF-6)

9.       

DUS testing centre for temperate fruits

10.  

Development of an electronic nose sensor to determine the optimum harvesting time for apple and papaya

11.  

Walnut propagation for production of quality planting material

12.  

Validation and development of DUS testing guidelines for olive

F.      Concluded projects

1.       

Minimal processing, packaging and storage study of high value vegetables and fruits for quality maintenance and storage

2.       

Survey, collection , evaluation and conservation of temperate pomegranate genotypes/wild species/varieties under NWH region with NRC (P), Sholapur

3.       

Development of Horti-pastoral cropping system in temperate regions with IGFRI, Srinagar

4.       

Development of DUS guidelines in strawberry

5.       

Development of DUS guidelines in peach and plum

6.       

Studies on improvement and production of saffron

7.       

DNA fingerprinting of apple, walnut and apricot

8.       

Energy harvest through plant architectural engineering for increasing source and sink relationship in apple and other temperate fruit crops

9.       

Enhancing alstroemeria production involving different growing conditions

10.  

Study of bio-ecology and management of a[phid and mite in temperate fruits

11.  

Preparation and evaluation of fruit wine from different cultivars of pear grown in Uttarakhand

12.  

Outreach programme on management of sucking pests in horticultural crops

13.  

Effect of various training and pruning systems in Persian walnut

14.  

Management of major soil borne diseases of apple

15.  

Development of spray schedule against major canker and foliar diseases of apple in Uttarakhand

16.  

Consortium research platform on borers

17.  

Micro nutrient management of horticultural crops

18.  

Consortia research platform on fungal foliar diseases

19.  

CRP on agro biodiversity

20.  

Livelihood and nutritional improvement of tribal farm women through horticulture

21.  

Diagnosis and prognosis of apple viral diseases

22.  

Standardization of technology for blending of temperate stone fruit juice

23.  

Effect of packaging system and storage conditions for quality retention of shelled walnut

24.  

Divulging the adept mode of fertilizer application to optimize saffron yield

25.  

Fertigation : An efficient soil management stratagem for escalating nutrient and water use efficiency in apple

26.  

Aquatic dissipate management (ADM) through vermi-technology

27.  

Characterization of soil nutritional survey in apple and peach growing areas of Uttarakhand

28.  

Evaluation of different substrates and systems for soil less strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) production in naturally ventilated conditions

29.  

Characterization of pathogens associated with apple canker diseases and evaluation of botanicals against most prevalent canker in Kashmir valley

30.  

Preparation of value added products in quince

31.  

Studies on dried prunes in relation to cultivars and drying technology

32.  

Assessment of Kashmiri chilly for commercial traits

33.  

Network project on outreach of technologies for temperate fruit crops (main centre)

34.  

National saffron mission for economical revival of J&K saffron sector

G.    Newly added projects (2015-20)

1.       

CRP on agro biodiversity

2.       

National mission for sustainable Himalayan ecosystem

3.       

Characterization and diversity analysis for flowering related gene/genes in almond

4.       

Breeding for nutra-rich varieties/hybrids in root vegetable crops

5.       

Enhancing feathering through plant growth regulators for high quality nursery production in apple

6.       

Evaluation of different substrates and systems for soil less strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) production in naturally ventilated conditions

7.       

Diagnosis and prognosis of apple viral diseases

8.       

Livelihood and nutritional improvement of tribal farm women through horticulture

9.       

Pre harvest fruit drop management in apple

10.  

Characterization of pathogens associated with apple canker diseases and evaluation of botanicals against most prevalent canker in Kashmir valley

11.  

Effect of packaging system and storage conditions for quality retention of shelled walnut

12.  

Development of an electronic nose sensor to determine the optimum harvesting time for apple and papaya

13.  

Walnut propagation for production of quality planting material

14.  

Preparation of value added products in quince

15.  

Validation and development of DUS testing guidelines for olive

16.  

Refinement of process technology and up-scaling of product for demonstrations and exhibitions

 

 

 
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