Institute Core Projects

Enhancement in the Productivity of Major Hill Crops

  • Genetic Enhancement of Maize for Yield and Nutritional Quality Using Integrated Breeding Approach

            Sub Project -Identification of Potential Lines and Hybrid Combination for high Fe and Zn content in maize through biochemical and molecular approach

  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency of Rice for Productivity, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for North-West Himalayas
  • Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Higher Productivity, Quality Traits, Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

            Sub Project - Inheritance studies for transgenerational stress memory in wheat induced by late sowing

  • Trait Mining and Genetic Improvement of Small Millets and Potential Crops in the Context of Climate Change
  • Genetic Improvement of Pulses & Oilseeds for Higher Productivity, Quality, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for North-Western Himalayan Hills
  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency in Important Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem

             Sub Project - Heterosis Breeding in Onion

             Sub Project -Capsicum Heterosis Breeding

             Sub Project- Collection Evaluation, Identification and Documentation of Underutilized Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem

  • Germplasm Evaluation in Major Hill Crops for Nutritional and Physiological Parameters through Basic Techniques
  • Seed Production

Natural Resource Management for Enhancing the Productivity

  • Crop Management for Higher Soil Quality and Sustainability in Indian Himalayas
  • Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Major Hill Crops through Efficient Resource Utilization

             Sub Project - Identification of micro watershed (natural spring) using Remote sensing & GIS technique and its runoff estimation for potential water harvesting

  • Farm Mechanization and Post-harvest Management for Mountain Regions
  • Agro-forestry and Fodder Production Management with Emphasis on Utilization of Marginal Lands in Hills 

              Sub Project - B.Evaluation and Refinement of Suitable Agroforestry Practices for hills

  • Water Harvesting and Effective Utilization of Water for Enhancing Crop Productivity and Input Use Efficiency

            Sub Project- Development of sensor network based automation system for improving water productivity

Integrated Management of diseases and pests of hill crops

  • Race profiling, variability and management of major plant pathogens of hill crops
  • Bio-intensive management of major polyphagous pests of Uttarakhand hills
  • Studies on physico-chemical properties and microbial dynamics of compost and casing soil in relation to fructification and yield of white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Socio-economic Studies, Transfer of Technology and Information Technology

  • Impact of Constrained and Unconstrained Choices on Adoption of Improved Agricultural Practices by Farmers
  • Technological Interventions for Mitigating Drudgery and Improving Nutritional Status of Hill Farmwomen