GB Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

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Department of Horticulture


Department of Horticulture

The discipline, now a department, offers in Horticulture. Research priorities include identification of superior genotypes of temperate fruits, their genetic improvement, standardizing orchard management practices including high density orchards. Technology for commercial floriculture has also been developed. Promising fruit varieties of apple, peach, pear, apricot, plum and almond have been identified and recommended for commercial cultivation. New varieties that have been developed are: Apple, PRS-1; Pear, PRN 8103/1; Apricot, PRKH-1, PRKH-2; Plum, NPS-1; PRA, 8305/4; and Gladioli, PRG-1, PRG-2, PRG-3, PRG-4. Further, production technologies for inducing earliness in peaches and apple, improving storage in pear, and controlling gummosis in almond have been generated. Utility of local mulch material in improving the productivity and quality of different temperate fruits has been ascertained.

Department of Horticulture
GB Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
Pantnagar - 263145
District - Udham Singh Nagar,


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