"1. A Leading University in Mountain Agriculture"        2. XXIX Annual Group Meeting of AICRP - National Seed Project is being conducted by Directorate of Seed Research (ICAR) at SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar Campus from April 24 - 26, 2014.       4. Third J & K Agricultural Science Congress Shall be held from 12 - 14 May, 2014 at Main Campus, Shalimar, SKUAST-Kashmir.
Research Activities of Pomology

 Thrust Areas

  1. To evolve and improve pome, stone and nut fruits through genetic manipulation(breeding) and selection.
  2. To evaluate the varieties/rootstock for their suitability under varying agro-climatic conditions of Kashmir valley.
  3. To standardize the propagation and nursery management techniques for quick and large-scale multiplication of fruit cultivars and rootstocks.
  4. To standardize the planting density, training systems and pruning techniques for getting high and regular yields of high quality fruits.
  5. To standardize methods of soil and orchard management of different fruit kinds.
  6. To standardize the agro-techniques for the rejuvenation of old orchards for improving the yield and productivity.
  7. To identify the deficiency and toxicity symptoms of nutrient elements in fruit plants and to establish their critical limits.
  8. To establish the nutrient doses and to improve the efficiency of fertilizers use.
  9. To standardize the techniques of plant growth regulators use for regular cropping and high quality fruit.
  10. To standardize the yield for forecasting techniques in fruit trees.
  11. To introduce, select and conserve germplasm of endangered species/varieties of different kind of fruits.

Research Projects Completed (Externally Funded)

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Name of P.I.

Clonal selection and quality planting material production of almond and walnut.

NATP

Dr. A. K. Sharma

Development of IPNS for vegetable and fruit production systems.

NATP

Dr. S.R. Singh

Water management including micro irrigation and  fertigation in high density  orchards of apple.

NATP

K.D. Farooqui

Standardization of protocol for walnut micro-propagation.

NATP

Dr. A.K. Sharma

Water requirement and fertigation practices in Sweet Cherry.

NATP

Dr. M. Feza Ahmad

Clonal multiplication of apple rootstocks through tissue culture.

ICAR

Dr. M.A. Dalal

Ongoing Research Projects

 (a) Externally funded

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Name of PI.

Raising of quality planting material of pome, stone and nut fruit trees.

ICAR

Dr. K.K. Srivastava

Mass propagation of apple clonal rootstock through tissue culture.

ICAR

Dr. A.K. Sharma

Popularization of zero-energy polyhouse for vegetative propagation of walnut.

ICAR

 Dr. S.R. Singh

Establishment of quality control cum leaf tissue analysis lab.

APEDA

Dr. M. Feza Ahmad

 (b) RCM Approved projects 

Title of the project

Name of P.I.

Fruit Improvement

Survey, selection, introduction and evaluation of apple and pear varieties.

K.D. Farooqui 

Breeding commercially important scab-resistant varieties of apple.

K. D. Farooqui 

Survey, selection, maintenance and evaluation of indigenous and exotic walnut plant material.

Dr. S. R. Singh

Evaluation of introduced sweet cherry cultivars.

Dr. M.Feza Ahmad

Improvement of peach through breeding.

Dr. A.H. Pandit

Comparative evaluation of promising almond cultivars.

Dr. A.H. Pandit

Survey and evaluation for conservation of promising types of apricot in Kashmir valley.

Dr. K. K. Srivastava

varietal evaluation of strawberry.

Dr. M. Feza Ahmad

Survey, selection, evaluation and collection of promising peach and nectarine cultivars.

Dr. K. K. Srivastava

Propagation

Evaluation of pear suckers for different rootstock characters.

Dr. K.K. Srivastava   

Lateral branch induction of apple nursery plants.

K.M. Bhat

Studies on chip budding in nut fruits.

Dr. K. K. Srivastava  

Studies on seed germination and subsequent growth of chestnut (Castanea sativa) seedlings.

Dr. K. K. Srivastava   

Studies on seed germination and seedling survival of Chilgoza (Pinus gerardiana) under Kashmir valley climatic conditions.

Dr. M.A. Mir    

Standardization of seed germination techniques in pistachio nut (Pistachia vera L.)

Dr. S. R. Singh    

Biotechnology

Studies on in-vitro propagation of Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis).

Dr. M.A. Mir

Response of cherry clonal rootstock (colt) to in vitro culture.

Dr.M. A. Mir

Orchard Management

Screening of strawberry varieties for organic production system.

Dr. S. R. Singh

Comparative evaluation of various conventional and organic management protocols in apple.

Dr. S. R. Singh  

Effect of Biozyme Fruit+  on productivity of apple.

Dr. M.K. Sharma 

Impact of BIOVITA on fruit set, yield and quality of apple.

Dr. M.K. Sharma 

Effect of foliar application of boron and zinc on fruit set and productivity of almond.

Dr. A. H. Pandit  

Evaluation of Bone Meal under different integrated nutrient management systems in apple.

Dr. S. R. Singh  

Control of Physiological disorder (hen and chicken) in grape
  cv.  Sahebi.

Dr. M.Feza Ahmad

Response of the propagating material and IBA treatment on
rooting potential of Hazelnut.

Dr. K.K. srivastava

 

 
 
 
 
 
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