Horticulture

Major Activities

A.    Front Line Demonstration

i. Tomato seedling raising in portray

ii. Yield improvement in cucurbits (Bitter gourd & cucumber) through modification in sex expression by Ethrel application @ 200 ppm at 2 & 4 leaf stage

iii. Profitability enhancement in horticultural production system through introduction of dragon fruit as new crop species

 

B.    On-Farm Trial

i. Assessment of application of non-traditional plant growth promoters on plant growth, disease resistance and yield of chilli in the South 24 Parganas district

ii. Assessment of artificial pollination methods in cucurbits (Cucumber & bitter gourd) for better fruit setting and yield improvement in the South 24 Parganas district

 

C.     Capacity Building Programme

a.       Vegetable cultivation on land embankment

b.       ‘Friends of Coconut Tree’ in collaboration with CDB, GoI.

c.    Hi-tech Pan boroz for better profitability in betlevine cultivation

d.   Profitability enhancement in guava farming through wrapping techniques

e.      Salinity reclamation through crop cultivation options

f.   Nursery management and seedling rearing of horticultural crops

g.   Plant health management of  horticultural crops through scientific application of  spray fertilizers & plant hormones

h.  Self employment generation through Hi-tech horticultural approaches

 

D.    Production of Quality Inputs

 

Seed

Vegetable Seedling

Fruit Seedling

Flower Seedling

Amorphophallus

Tomato (F1)

Mango (Amrapali, Himsagar)

Chrysanthemum

Turmeric

Chilli (F1)

Sapota (Cricket Balll)

Dahlia

Brinjal

Cabbbage (F1)

Guava (Baruipur Khaja, Allahabad Safeda)

Marigold

Bottle gourd

Cauliflower (F1)

Lime (Pati, Kagji)

Inca

Sponge Gourd

Knolkhol (F1)

Coconut (Kerala Semitall, COD, CYD)

Salvia

 

Brinjal

Arecanut

Cochia

 

Onion

Banana

Zinnia

 

Black pepper

Papaya

Balsam

 

 

 

E.     Documentation & Publication

Type

Description

Book

Vegetable Cultivation (140 pages)

Booklet

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Leaflet

Sweet Potato Cultivation in Saline Soil

Leaflet

Amorphophallus Cultivation

Leaflet

Okra Cultivation

Leaflet

Kharif Onion Cultivation

CD

Shine of betel vine – growing betel vine in Hi-tech Shade Net boroz

CD

Bilingual software based Directory on Medicinal plants

 

* Technology Developed and disseminated