ADVANCED CENTRE FOR HORTICULTURE RESEARCH UDHEYWALLA

Advanced Centre for Horticulture Research is the first horticultural Research Centre in the state of Jammu & Kashmir established on 25th January, 2015 at Udheywalla, Jammu under the SKUAST-J vide University order no: 04 (Secy.) of 2015 and is located 20 kms away from Main Campus of the university. The Centre is spread over a land area of 25 acres. The ACHR is mandated to: 1. Undertake basic and applied research for developing strategies to enhance productivity and utilization of sub-tropical horticulture crops viz., fruits, vegetables, flowers and mushrooms. 2. Serve as a repository of scientific information relevant to horticulture. 3. Act as a centre for training for up gradation of scientific manpower in modern technologies for horticulture production. 4. Collaborate with national and international agencies in achieving the above objectives.

ACTIVITIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN UNDER ACHR (UDHEYWALLA, JAMMU)

(A) Fruit crops: The Centre will deal with the improvement of production technology of mango, guava, citrus, litchi, pear, peach, plum, strawberry, grapes, pomegranate, aonla and phalsa. A micropropagation unit will be established from the funds sanctioned to the tune of Rs. 121 lakhs under MIDH. Besides this, the production of quality planting material will be taken under protected structures and a Quality Control Laboratory will be established.

Activities:-
  • Carry out basic and strategic research for enhancing productivity, quality and utility of fruit crops in sub-tropical agro-climatic zones of J&K.
  • Establishment of demonstration units on high density planting in mango and guava.
  • Mass production of strawberry through tissue culture technique which is an approved programme under the Tissue Culture project sanctioned under MIDH.
  • Production of quality planting material through in vivo techniques.
  • Conduct training programmes for development of human resources.
    • Externally Funded Projects
    Name of the project Principal Investigator Funding Agency Duration
      Dr. Parshant Bakshi
    Sr. Scientist
    Fruit Science

     
      Dr. P.K.Rai
    Sr. Scientist
    Soil Science

     
     

    Dr. Amit Jasrotia
    Jr. Scientist
    Fruit Science




     
     
    Dr. Akash Sharma
    Jr. Scientist
    Fruit Science


     
      Dr. Satesh Kumar
    Jr. Scientist
    Olericulture



     
      Dr. Sheetal Dogra
    Jr. Scientist
     Floriculture



     
      Dr. Vishal Gupta
    Jr. Scientist
    Plant Pathology



     
      Dr. Kamlesh Bali
    Jr. Scientist
    Entomology


      Dr. Uma Shankar
    Jr. Scientist
    Entomology

     
    Dr. A. K. Sharma
    E mail sharmaakagro@gmail.com, adraksharma@gmail.com
    Contact No. 09419145510
    Designation Jr. Scientist cum Asstt. Professor
    Area of Specialization Plant Breeding and Genetics (Maize and Rice Breeding Research)
    Publication (in numbers)
  • National
  • International

  • 10
    05
    Projects completed 03
    Awards/Honours/Distinction
  • University fellowship award during M.Sc Ag. at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.
  • Obtained Distinction in M.Sc. Ag.
  • Professional experience More than 11 years
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • The Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania. IRRI, Manila, Philippines.
  • Centre for Advancement of Applied Sciences, Srinagar
  • Society for the Promotion of Plant Science Research, Jaipur
  • The Gaurav Society of Agricultural Research Information Centre, Hisar
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    Dr. Amit Kumar Singh
    E mail amitskuast@gmail.com
    Contact No. 9469749685
    Designation Jr. Scientist cum Asstt. Professor
    Area of Specialization Entomology (Biological Control)
    Publication (in numbers)
    • National
    • International

  • 05
  • -
  • Projects completed
  • 01
  • Awards/Honours/Distinction University fellowship award during Ph.D.. at BHU, Varanasi.
    Professional experience More than 12 yrs
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, IIVR, Varanasi.
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    Sh. Magdeshwar Sharma
    E mail magdeshwars@gmail.com
    Contact No. 9419107610
    Designation Jr. Scientist (Entomology)
    Area of Specialization Economic Entomology
    Publication (in numbers)
    • National
    • International
  • 04
  • -
  • -
  • Projects completed -
    Awards/Honours/Distinction
  • -
  • Professional experience More than 09 years
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • Life member of Society for Biocontrol Advancement, NBAII, Bangalore¬≠560024
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