Research Collaboration

DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH

About the Directorate

 DoR

Well-designed research system plays a pivotal role in addressing the problems of the farming community and enable the farmers to boost up their production through horizontal and vertical expansion. The emphasis on demand-driven and farmer-centric research can help in development of technologies to be readily accepted by farming community. The Directorate of Research of OUAT is the nodal agency to undertake and monitor the research activities of the University. The university research system moves with a mission for: 

  • Developing dynamic agriculture and allied sector research system for protocol development and its implementation to obtain impact on farmers income and institutional settings and
  • Bringing change in quality life of farmers through advance agriculture and allied sectors research 

During last 5 decades, the University has generated several sustainable technologies, which have helped to increase the production and productivity of crops and commodities. There has been development of new crop varieties in various field crops, vegetable crops, spices and fruit crops. Adoption of high yielding varieties and new technologies had enabled the farmers to increase production and generate additional income.

             The University undertakes fundamental, applied and adaptive research in all the 10 Agro-climatic zones of the state with an objective of generating location specific technologies for higher production and productivity in agriculture and allied sectors. The research activities are carried out in 8 Regional Research and Technology Transfer Stations (RRTTS), 4 Regional Research and Technology Transfer Substations (RRTTSS), 7 Commodity Research Centers. In addition to this, 52 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects and other GOI, RKVY, collaborative research projects are in operation with financial support from ICAR, Govt. of India, State Government and several other external funding agencies. 

 


 

 

Contact details:

Directorate of Research,

Administrative building

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology

Bhubaneswar-751003

Ph. 0674-2397692 (Off)

EPABX-2397818, Extn. 134

Fax No.0674-2397692 

E-Mail: deanresearchouat[at]gmail[dot]com, deanresearch_03[at]hotmail[dot]com

 

Research Stations in different agro-climatic zones

SL.

No.

Agro-Climatic zone

Name of the Research
 Station 

District 

1

NORTH WESTERN PLATEAU ZONE

RRTTSS, Kirei

Sundergarh

2

NORTH CENTRAL PLATEAU 

ZONE

RRTTS, Keonjhar

Keonjhar

3

NORTH EASTERN COASTAL PLAIN ZONE

RRTTS, Ranital

Bhadrak

RRTTSS, Motto

Bhadrak

4

EAST AND SOUTH EASTERN COASTAL PLAIN ZONE

RRTTS, Bhubaneswar

Khurda

JRS, Kendrapara

Kendrapara

CPR, Berhampur

Ganjam

SRS, Nayagarh

Nayagarh

5

NORTH EASTERN GHAT ZONE

RRTTS, G.Udayagiri

Kandhamal

CRS (Dryland Research)

Phulbani

6

 EASTERN GHAT HIGH LAND ZONE

RRTTS, Semiliguda

Koraput

RRTTSS, Umerkote

Nawarangapur

CRS(Rice), Jeypore

Koraput

HARS(Spices), Pottangi

Koraput

7

 SOUTH EASTERN GHAT ZONE

RRTTSS, Kalimela

Malkangiri

8

 WESTERN UNDULATING ZONE

RRTTS, Bhawanipatna

Kalahandi

9

 WEST CENTRAL TABLE LAND ZONE

RRTTS, Chiplima

Sambalpur

Gambharipalli Seed Farm

Baragarh

10

 MID-CENTRAL TABLE LAND ZONE

RRTTS, Mahisapat

Dhenkanal

 

About Dean with contact details

 Dean oR

Dr. Kanduri Charan Barik

Dean of Research

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology

Mob No: +91 9438910394

E-mail: barik.kanduri0@gmail.com

Dr. K. C. Barik is basically a Professor in Agronomy and acting Dean for Research of the University. He is a class of 1999 Ph. D from G. B. Pant University of Ag. & Tech. He has a long-drawn rich experience in teaching, research, extension and seed production activities for 33 years. He has been involved in research management and monitoring since 2015.

 

 

 

 

Detailed staff position at the Directorate 

Sl

Name

Designation

E mail id

01

Dr. Tapash Kumar Mishra

ADR(Seeds)

tkm[dot]cuttack[at]gmail[dot]com

02

Dr. Susanta Kumar Swain

Sr Extension Specialist

skswain67[at]gmail[dot]com

03

Dr. Niranjan Panigrahi

Sr. Scientist (SWCE)

n[dot]panigrahy[at]gmail[dot]com

04

Sri Ramesh Chandra Padhi

Senior Steno

deandrrcp[at]gmail[dot]com

05

Sri Bijaya Kumar Mohanty 

Senior Steno

bijayakumarmohanty[dot]11[at]gmail[dot]com

06

Ch. Manoj Kumar Mohanty 

Superintendent (L-II)

cmk[dot]mohanty[at]gmail[dot]com

07

Smt. Pratima Paltasingh

Junior Diarist

-

08

Sri Bishnu Prasad Jena

Driver

-

09

Sri Laxman Kumar Mallick 

Peon

-

10

Sri Debendra Ku. Mohanty

Ex-Sr. Asst. (Retd.)

-

 

 


 

 

About all projects (AICRPs/ AINPs)

Title of the project

AICRP on Agrometeorology

About the project

Year of establishment- 1995

Mandates- 

  1. Study of Agricultural climate in relation to crop planning and assessment of crop production potentials in different Agroclimatic regions. 
  2. Establish crop-weather relationships for all the major rainfed and irrigated crops in different Agroclimatic regions. 
  3. Evaluate the different techniques of modifications of crop micro-climate for improving the water use efficiency and productivity of crops. 
  4. Study the influence of weather on the incidence of pests & diseases of field crops.
  5.  Provide weather based agro advisories using medium range weather forecasts & ICT.

Main focus of research: To reduce weather related risk in agriculture and enhance production &income of farmers through Agrometeorological research and advisory services.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

Agrometeorologist

Agronomy

bbs[dot]aicrpam[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. Suryakanti Mallick

Field Assistant

------

bbs[dot]aicrpam[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

Study of Agricultural climate in relation to crop planning and assessment of crop production potentials. Establishment of crop-weather relationships for all the major rainfed and irrigated crops. Study the influence of weather on the incidence of pests & diseases of field crops. Provide weather based agro advisories using medium range weather forecasts & ICT.

Achievements (2019-20)

Verification of Simulated growth and yield of Kharif rice varieties transplanted under different dates, Performance of six Kharif paddy varieties under rainfed condition, Long term analysis of Rainfall pattern of Odisha, Issue of agro advisory bulletins.

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Cashew

About the project

All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cashew was established in Odisha during 5th  Five Year Plan period (1975) with head quarter at Bhubaneswar under Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar which was the starting point of cashew research in Odisha. 

The mandates of the project are : 

  • Collection, conservation and maintenance of germplasms
  • Evolving high yielding varieties with export grade kernels and tolerant/ resistant to pest and diseases.
  • Standardization of agro-techniques for crop under different agro-climatic conditions.
  • Evolving cost effective and efficient pest and disease management practices

 

The project has contributed immensely towards the development of cashew cultivation in the state. The project is mainly doing research on crop improvement, crop management and crop protection in cashew. 

The research station has released three numbers of cashew varieties (1 selection and 2 hybrids) viz. Bhubaneswar-1, Jagannatha (BH-6) and Balabhadra (BH-85). Bhubaneswar-1 a selection from WBDC-5(V-36/3) was released during the year 1989. Two cashew hybrids viz. Jagannatha (Bhubaneswar cluster-2 x VTH-711/4) and Balabhadra (Bhubaneswar-1 x BPP-8) were released by State Variety Release Committee during the year 2008 and recommended for cultivation in the state of Odisha. Breeding programme is continuing and efforts are on for release of varieties in near future.

Besides this, the project has developed a number of agro-techniques in cashew. Scheduling fertilizer application in cashew (500:250:250 g NPK plant-1). High density planting (5m x 4m) and fertilizer management (150: 50:50 NPK kg ha-1)  gives 106% more yield than normal density (200 plants ha-1) up to 7th harvest. Intercropping with colocasia is reported to give highest return per unit area. Application of organic treatments,  25% N as FYM + Recycling of organic residue + In situ green manuring/green leaf manuring +Bio-Fertilizer Consortium(200gm) is proved to be better than inorganic source of nutrients.  Now the research on standardization of agro-techniques for Ultra High Density Planting in cashew is going on.

 

Tea Mosquito Bug(TMB) and Cashew Stem and Root Borer(CSRB) are the two major pest of cashew in Odisha. Application of Lambda-cyhalothrin (0.003%) followed by Profenophous 50EC @0.05% or vice versa at flushing and flowering stages is recommended for the management of Tea Mosquito Bug and other foliage and flowering insect pest of cashew  in the state. For control of Cashew Stem and Root Borer, phyto-sanitation followed by application of Chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 0.2% as swabbing/spot drenching after removal/destroy of grubs and other pest stages was found most effective in minimizing the re-infestation and also proved economical.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Pramod Kumar Panda

Horticulturist

and Officer-in-Charge

Horticulture

pkpandaouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr.(Mrs.) KabitaSethi

Junior Horticulturist

Horticulture

kabitasethiouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs.Suprity Bhuyan

Senior Technical Assistant

-

-

Sri Dhanurjaya Almango

Grafter

-

-

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

  1. Crop Improvement
  • Till date 114 accessions have been  collected  and    conserved in the Regional Cashew Gene Bank at Cashew Research Station, Bhubaneswar
  • Among the fifteen tested cashew genotypes, hybrid BH-26 recorded maximum mean annual nut yield(3.9 kg plant-1) as well as cum. nut yield (5.95kg plant-1) at 4th harvest. 
  • Seedlings have been raised of the harvested nuts of “Rapid Polyclonal hybrid evaluation trial” which will be planted in the main field (at 4m x 4m spacing) for further evaluation. 
  • The new experiment “Evaluation of promising bold nut, bigger size apple and high yielding cashew genotypes has been  laid out during 2019 following Randomized block Design (RBD) with seventeen treatments and  two replications.
  1. Crop Management
  2. Application of recommended doses of fertilizer(500:250:250g NPK/plant)+ 10 kg FYM recorded maximum  average nut yield(1858.44 kg/ha) as well as benefit cost ratio ( 3.44)  among the eight different treatment combinations in    organic management experiment.
  •  Among the organic treatments,  25% N as FYM + Recycling of organic residue + in situ green manuring/green leaf manuring +Bio-Fertilizer Consortium(200gm) was most promising with respect to vegetative characters , yield attributes and nut yield of cashew. 
  • Application of 100% RDF+10 Kg FYM along with foliar spray of major nutrients (3% Urea + 0.5% H3PO4+ 1% K2SO4) and secondary and micro-nutrients (0.5% ZnSO4+0.1% Boron+0.5% MgSO4) was found to superior with respect to vegetative characters, yield attributing traits and nut yield of cashew.

3. Crop Protection

  • L-Cyhalothrin, Profenophos, Carbosulfan (2ml/l) and Beauveria bassiana (5g/l) were found to be most effective against lepidopteran pests like Shoot tip catetpillar, Leaf miner and Apple and nut borer while L- Cyhalothrin,Profenophos and Thiamethoxam (0.2g/l) were found most effective against the inflorescence thrips.
  • Among the Post Extraction Prophyaxis (PEP) treatments, swabbing with chlorpyriphos (10ml/l) and Fipronil (2ml/l) were highly effective with respect to recovery of CSRB infested plants.
  • Both  maximum and minimum temperature had significant positive correlation with Shoot Tip Caterpillar(STC)  while    maximum temperature and relative humidity (even) rainfall and sunshine hour were positively correlated with the leaf minor incidence.
  • Germplasm accession OC31,  OC37 and OC55 recorded minimum incidence of leaf minor, STC, inflorescence thrips and leaf and blossom webber thus indicating having multiple resistance against some foliar and flowering  pests of cashew. 

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor

About the project

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor started functioning at Regional Research Station, Semiliguda in Koraput district of    Odisha in the year 1987. Due to severe botrytis problem, the project was shifted to Bhawanipatna and is functioning at RRTTS, Bhawanipatna since Kharif, 1994.

The project has the following mandates :

  • Evaluation of genetic resources.
  • To develop region-specific high yielding varieties/hybrids with resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • To develop economically viable production and protection technologies to augment the production.
  • To evaluate the varieties/hybrids and the technologies of national and regional importance through multilocation testing.
  • Transfer of  technology

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Mr. Susanta Kumar Mohanty

Junior Breeder and Officer-in-Charge

Plant Breeding and Genetics

susantamohanty[dot]2008[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Activities

  1. Evaluation of varieties/hybrids of castor
  2. Development of castor hybrids
  3. Development of monoecious lines/inbreds  in castor

Achievements (2019-20)

Two castor hybrids    i.e. PCH-111 released from AICRP on       Castor, RARS, Palem, Telengana and DCH-177 released from IIOR, Hyderabad are suitable for cultivation in rainfed uplands of  Odisha.

In an experiment in 2019-20, the castor hybrids PCH-111 and DCH-177 recorded 104 % and  96.8% higher seed yield than the  local castor variety ‘Chitki local’ and were having  47.66% and 47.18% oil content as against 47.22% oil in chitki local.

The castor hybrid ‘OBCH-1’ developed by AICRP on Castor, Bhawanipatna in collaboration with IIOR, Hyderabad recorded seed yield of 1626 kg/ha as against  1454kg/ha in PCH-111 , 1403kg/ha in DCH-177 and 713 kg/ha in Chitki Local indicating 11.9%, 15.9% and 128 %  higher seed yield than PCH-111, DCH-177 and Chitki Local, respectively. OBCH-1 is having maximum oil content (48.39%) as against 47.66% in PCH-111, 46.18% in DCH-177 and 46.22% in Chitki Local. ‘OBCH-1’ is included under state multilocation trial for its state release proposal in future.

Thirteen inbred lines(Monoecious lines) of castor were isolated in F9 generation during 2019-20 which are to be tested for their purity and performance during 2020-21.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Cotton, Bhawanipatna

About the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Cotton was sanctioned for the state of Odisha vide letter No. CPA/16/99/2412 of the Project Coordinator (Cotton) and came into operation from 01.01.2000 at two places, i.e., Umerkote and Bhawanipatna under OUAT.  Now it is functioning at one place, i.e., Bhawanipatna in the district of  Kalahandi since March, 2003. This centre is considered to be in the central zone in the AICRP on Cotton set up and caters to the needs of the cotton farmers of all the cotton growing districts of Odisha.  

 Mandates:

  • To develop cultivars and hybrids best suited for different agro-climatic zones of India .
  • To develop viable and economical area-based agro-techniques for realizing maximum yields / profits from improved cultivars for both irrigated and rainfed conditions including management of abiotic stresses.
  • To develop economic and effective pest and disease management practices under different agro-biological conditions

 Main focus of research: 

  • To develop Genotypes suitable for different agro-climatic conditions
  • To develop crop production practices to maximize yield from improved / high yielding genotypes including management of abiotic stresses.
  • To develop effective and economic plant protection measures for the management of biotic stresses.
  • To demonstrate the usefulness of the latest improved crop production and protection technologies to the farmers as well as extension workers with a view to reduce the time gap between technology generation and its adoption.
  • To enable scientists obtain direct feedback from cotton farmers and suitably reorient the research programmes and develop appropriate technology packages.
  •  To create effective linkage among scientists, extension personnel and farmers

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Bhabani Shankar Nayak 

OIC & Jr. Scientist (Agronomy)

Agronomy

bsnayak2007[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Mr. Niranjan Mandi

Jr. Entomologist

Agricultural Entomology

nirumandi[dot]ento[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

A. Research:

       Total 17 numbers of experiments were conducted during the year 2019-20 under three disciplines-

(a) Plant Breeding-

1. Br 02a (N): Initial Evaluation Trial G. hirsutum-Irrigated 

2. Br 06a (N):Initial Evaluation of Compact genotype under irrigated condition 

3. Br 03a (Z):Preliminary Varietal Trial G. hirsutum –Irrigated 

4. Br 04a (Z):Coordinated Varietal Trial G. hirsutum- Irrigated 

5. Br 06a (Z): Coordinated varietal trial of Compact genotype under irrigated condition

(b) Agronomy-

6. Agro-I A: Agronomic requirements of promising pre-released/recently released hirsutum genotypes of cotton 

7. Agro-IIIB: Enhancing nitrogen use efficiency in cotton

8. Agro-IV- Technology for organic cotton production 

9. Agronomy VI: Labour saving techniques in Cotton cultivation.

10. Agro. X: Effect of bio stimulant on growth and development of cotton

11. Effect of foliar nutrition on yield attributes and seed cotton yield of hybrid cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) under rainfed ecosystem

(c) Entomology-

12. Ent.1 (a): Screening of breeding materials for resistance to insect pests

13. Ent. 2: Seasonal dynamics of insect population to develop suitable forecasting model.

14. Ent. 4: Estimation of yield losses and management of cotton pink bollworm.

15. Ent.5: Validation of IPM module for cotton insect pests.

16. Integrated pest management in cotton under high density planting  system (HDPS)     

17. Management of cotton Mealy bug (Phenococcus solenopsis ) in hybrid cotton in western    undulating zone of Odisha.

          Apart from conducting experiments, about 150 germplasms of cotton having good quality attributes are maintained in the station. The breeding programmes are carried out for development of new entries for submission to the coordinated trials. 

B. Extension:

  i) Survey in the farmers fields during the crop season regarding different problems and providing relevant recommendations through weekly advisories.

ii) Participation in different farmers training programmes organized by state agriculture department as resources person. 

C. Teaching: 

   Scientists of this project are taking classes in College of Agriculture, Bhawanipatna.

Achievements (2019-20)

A. Research achievements: 

        Three important concluded research findings during the year 2019-20 which has been recommended. 

  1. In an experiment conducted at AICRP on Cotton, RRTTS, Bhawanipatna to evaluate different methods of application of nitrogen for increasing nitrogen use efficiency and seed cotton yield of hybrid cotton, it was observed that the plants with 100 % of recommended dose of nitrogen (120 kg/ha) in band application in 2 splits at basal and flowering stage, recorded maximum number of sympodial branches/plant (15.27), bolls/ square metre (58.8), boll weight (4.93 g) and seed cotton yield (2101 kg/ha) with maximum N use efficiency (10.91 kg/kg of N) and B:C ratio of 2.51. There was 60.5 % increase in seed cotton yield over no use of nitrogen.
  2. An experiment conducted at Bhawanipatna to standardize labour saving techniques in cotton cultivation revealed that the combination of interventions like land shaping by power tiller, application of pre-emergence herbicide (Pendimethalin @ 1.0 kg/ha) and post- emergence (Glyphosate @1.0 kg/ha), interculture operations and earthing up by bullock drawn plough and use of power sprayer recorded minimum number of monopodial branches (1.95), maximum number of sympodial branches (15.82), boll weight (4.7 g) and seed cotton yield (2897 kg/ha). The number of labour engaged/ha in this treatment was minimum (126.3/ha), which was 34.8 % less than the conventional practice with maximum B:C ratio (3.42). Mechanization in cotton cultivation reduced the cost of cultivation, labour requirement and thereby increased the net return per hectare.
  3. In an experiment to find out a suitable, cost effective and eco-friendly IPM module for high density planting system (HDPS)  in cotton, it was observed that the  IPM module comprising of seed treatment with imidacloprid 70 WS @ 7g/kg of seeds, intercropping with cowpea @ 1 rows after every 10 rows of cotton, growing maize as border crop and okra as trap crop, spraying of neem pesticide (1500 ppm) @ 3 ml/ lit at 40 DAS, installation of pheromone traps both for Spodoptera and bollworms at 45 DAS @ 5 numbers/ha, Spraying of Flonicamid 50 WG @ 0.4g /lit  at 50 DAS, release of Trichogramma chilonis @ 1.0 lacs/ ha in 3 times at 60, 70 & 80 DAS, spraying of Bt @1.0 kg/ha at 70 DAS alternative with need based spray with Flubendiamide 480 SC @ 0.25g/lit at 90 DAS recorded the minimum population of major sucking pests (thrips, aphids, jassids and whitefly), Bollworms (H. armigera and E. vittella) and leaf feeders (Spodoptera, leaf roller & semilooper) and maximum seed cotton yield (24.60 q/ha) as compared to farmers practice (19.50 q/ha). The net profit in this module was Rs. 77,495/- per hectare was 85.6% more than that in the farmers practices. 

B. Release of variety: 

  1. Cotton variety ‘BS 279’ has been released for Odisha by State Variety Release    Committee during the year 2019-20.
  1. Proposal has been submitted for identification of cotton compact culture ‘BS 30’ to Central Varietal Identification Committee

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP for Dryland Agriculture, Phulbani

About the project

Date of establishment: 1971 at Bhubaneswar

                                       1971-1992 at Bhubaneswar

                                     1992-93 at Bhawanipatna

                                       1994-till date at Phulbani

Mandate of the centre:

  • Optimization of the use of natural resources viz. Rainfall, land and water to minimize soil and water loss and degradation of environment.
  • Evolvement of simple technology to substantially increase crop productivity and viability.
  • Increasing stability of crop production over years by providing improvements in natural resources management and crop management systems and alternate crop production technologies matching weather aberrations.
  • Development of alternate and sustainable land use systems.

Evolvement and study of transferability of improved dryland technology to farmer's fields

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Dilip Kumar Bastia

Chief Scientist

Agronomy

dilipbastia[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Subrat Kumar Behera

Senior Scientist (SWCE)

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

subrat_behera[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Sri Manas Ranjan Panda

Technical Assistant

Agronomy

dr[dot]manas2009[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Sri Chandra Mohan Baske

Jeep Driver

-

cmbaske88[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Jotish Nayak

Peon

-

-

Activities

  1. On station experiment on rainwater management, cropping system, nutrient management.
  2. On farm demonstration on development of rainfed integrated farming system (RIFS) module / strengthening traditional rainfed IFS for small farm holdings. 
  3. On station experiment of NICRA demonstration on “Studies on foliar sprays to cope with midseason drought for enhancing the productivity of rainfed Rice in alfisols”.
  4. On farm demonstration on NICRA for real time contingency plan (RTCP) implementation.

Achievements (2019-20)

The ridge furrow system with organic mulching resulted in higher yield and RWUE in comparison to broad bed furrow system with organic mulching in the tomato-radish sequence.

Inter cropping of maize + vegetable results in higher equivalent yield and income as compared to sole maize production.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Groundnut

About the project

DOE-July 2009

Main focus of research

  1. Development of early maturity varieties of groundnut and their management 
  2. Development of high yielding foliar disease resistant groundnut varieties and their management
  3. Development of groundnut varieties with fresh seed dormancy and their management

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Mr. Kartik Chandra Pradhan

OIC-cum-Jr. Breeder

Plant Breeding and Genetics

aicrpgnbbsr[at]gmail[dot]com/ kcpradhan975[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. Subhrasini Lenka

Jr. Agronomist

Agronomy

subhrasini[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

Groundnut variety Kalinga Groundnut 101submitted for release

 

  • For better Weed Control, pod yield and economical benefit, application of Pendimethalin 30% EC@1kg/ha+ 1 HW (25 DAS) should be followed.
  • Intercropping of Groundnut + finger millet (2:1) recorded significantly highest GPEY (1599 kg/ha), net return and BCR (Rs 39251 & 1.83)   followed by groundnut + finger millet (4:2) (1435 kg/ha). 
  • Application of 60 kg/ha of P to Groundnut with DGRC 1 strain treatment obtained higher yield of 2190 kg/ha which was at par with application of 40 kg/ha of P with DGRC 1(2100 kg/ha). It also recorded highest net returns of Rs.51,569 /- and BCR of 2.16 followed by were application of 40 kg/ha of P with DGRC 1 strain giving net return of Rs.49,263 /- and BCR of 2.15.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Honeybees and Pollinators

About the project

Date of establishment- August, 1983

Mandates- Conserve, augment and utilize honey bees and pollinators for enhanced productivity of crops and hive products.

Main focus of research

  1. Pollinator Studies
  • Vegetable crops - Pumpkin

2. Bee  diversity.

  1. Fruit Crop-Ber
  2. Vegetable Crop-Drum stick 
  1. Standardization of rearing methodologies for Alternative pollinators
    •   Stingless Bees
  2. Bee Breeding- Apis cerana indica
  • Selection indices
  1. Evaluation of pollen Substitutes
  • Apis cerana indica
  1. Bee Health
  2. Disease management by Non-Chemical methods
  3. Hive Designing
  • Apis cerana indica
  1. Effect of New molecules on Honeybees and Pollinators

All neonicotinoids centers

10. Palynology

  • Preparation and Sharing of Standard reference pollen slides

Morphometric information of Pollen grains

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Ramanath Mohapatra

Professor & PI

Apiculture

(Research & Extension

ramabbsr62[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr.(Mrs.) Pravasini Behera , 

Asst. Entomologist

Apiculture

(Research & Extension)

pravasinibehera[dot]pp[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr.N.C.Mohanty

Sr.  Apiarist (Contractual)

Apiculture

(Field work)

nirmalmohanty1959[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri.  Yudhisthir Swain

Bee Professional  (Contractual)

Apiculture

(Field work)

yudhisthir[dot]swain04[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri. Pitabas Gouda

Para Apiarist (Contractual)

Apiculture

(Field work)

pitabasgouda1985[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

  • No of training imparted : 14 
  • Number of participants:280 
  • Entrepreneurs developed – 24 
  • 15 nos. of 4th Year B.Sc. ( Ag.) students allotted under ELP on apicultures
  • Two no. of PG Students allotted to the project conducting research on apiculture
  • TSP  training imparted to 600 tribal farmers in 6 different district of Odisha 
  • Exposure visit to the centre-233 
  • Popular articles on beekeeping published-3 
  • Books on beekeeping in odia language-3 
  • Publications :4 
  • 11 nos. of pollinator from Arhar, 16 nos. of pollinators from Mango and 8 nos. of pollinators from Drumstick were    collected periodically, preserved for identification and documentation
  • The yield is enhanced by 31.2%  in Arhar due to the visits of pollinators
  • Management practices like periodic bottom board cleaning, dearth feeding   Sugar:water::1:1),removal of old combs and allowing new comb construction, need based brood comb alteration, meed based colony union or division.                            
  • Colony status of the state at present Apis cerena indica approximately 1,20,000 and Apis melifera > 500 (Koraput, Dhenkanal and Sundargarh) 
  • The production of honey in Odisha    approximately  1800 metric tons per yea

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming Systems

About the project

Date of establishment: 1952-53 

Mandates: 

  1. To characterize existing farming systems to know the productivity, viability and constraints.
  2. To develop resource efficient, economically viable and sustainable integrated farming system modules and models for different farming situations.
  3. To develop on-farm agro-processing and value addition techniques to enhance farm income and quality of finished products.
  4. To undertake on-farm testing, verification and refinement of system-based farm production technologies.
  5. To develop capacity building of stakeholders in Integrated Farming Systems.

Main focus of research:

  1. Cropping Systems and Resource Management (CSRM)
  2. Integrated Farming System (IFS)
  3. Resource Characterization and System Diagnosis (RCSD)
  4. Technology Transfer and Refinement (TTR)

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Alok Kumar Patra

Chief Agronomist

Agronomy

alokpatra2000[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Bibhuti Bhusan Behera

Jr. Scientist

Soil science

bibhutibehera1971[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Dilip Kumar Rout

Tech. Assistant

dilip9109[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

The following two experiments were conducted on the approval of ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram, Meerut during 2019-20. 

  1. Cropping system:Identification of cropping systems module for different farming systems
  2. Farming system: Sustainable resource management for climate smart IFS

Achievements (2019-20)

Cropping system

  • ·      Among the 10 rice-based cropping systems evaluated rice (scented)–potato–okra and rice (scented)–sweet corn–bitter gourd were the most productive (20.32 and 17.18 t REY/ha) with system productivity of 55.7 and 47.1 kg REY/ha/day, respectively, under irrigated condition in coastal Odisha. 
  • ·      These two systems i.e. rice (scented)–potato–okra and rice (scented)–sweet corn–bitter gourd systems outyielded the two existing systems of rice–groundnut–okra by 24 and 5%, and rice–greengram–sesame by 115 and 82%, respectively.
  • ·      Rice(scented)–sweet corn–bitter gourd was the most remunerative cropping system (net return Rs. 1,40,570/ha, BCR 2.04) which increased the net return by 37 and 207% over the existing systems of rice–groundnut–okra and rice–greengram–sesame, respectively.

Farming system:

  • The IFS model of 1.25 ha area under irrigated ecosystem at Bhubaneswar with cropping system, horticultural system, dairy, poultry, fishery and kitchen garden modules produced 25.2 t rice equivalent yield and generated gross return of Rs. 3,64,372 and net return of Rs. 1,29,071 with benefit-cost ratio of 1.55. 
  • Though the dairy unit contributed a major share to returns, its cost of production was very high and as such it was not much remunerative as compared to other components with respect to investment made.
  • The most remunerative modules were horticulture and kitchen garden.
  • Poultry and kitchen garden modules gave quick returns.
  • Rs.3,57,813/- was deposited as sale proceeds under AICRP on IFS, Bhubneswar during 2019-20 and the total sale proceeds deposited during the last eight years i.e. 2012-13 to 2019-20 was Rs.15,51,510/-.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Linseed, RRTTS, Keonjhar

About the project

Year of establishment: 1994 

Agro-climatic region: North central plateau zone

Mandates-

  • Screening & evaluation of germplasm & breeding materials against major biotic & abiotic (moisture) stresses.
  • Development of varieties with yield potential of 1000-1200 kg/ha (Rainfed) & 500-600 kg/ha (Utera)
  • Development of short duration varieties less than 105 days.
  • Provide technical support to the line departments and NGOs for enhancement of productivity.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

S. K. Sahoo

Jr. Agronomist

Agronomy

linseedodisha[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

  • 16 no. of trials conducted (Breeding & Agronomy)
  • 354 germplasms  maintened 
  • Generation advancement trials(F1 to F7) conducted
  • 5 entries (OL-12-4,OL-12-2,OL-12-12,OL-10-2 & OL-10-15) promoted to AVT & IVT in AICRP trials w.r.t to yield & 2 entries OL-8-2-7 & OL-98-13-1 included in AICRP trials for wilt resistance.
  • 15 FLDs & 75 TSPs conducted.

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine (AICRP on MAP and Betelvine), OUAT Bhubaneswar

About the project

The project started as an adhoc project on Betelvine diseases on 17th October 1981 vide sanction No.5-1/78 PP dated 3.4.1981 of ADG. PP (Adhoc) which was upgraded to AICRP on Betelvine diseases in 1986 vide sanction No.12-1/86 PP dated 29.10.86 of DDG (CS) ICAR (Co-ordinated project). The project was re-named as AINRP on Betelvine in 2002-03. The AICRP on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine was started functioning in 2009-10 at Horticulture Research Station, OUAT, Bhubaneswar. The Horticulture Research Station is about 5 km away from OUAT campus, Bhubaneswar situated at an latitude of 200  15’    N and longitude of 85 52’    E, with an altitude of 25.5 m above MSL  and about 40 km away from Bay of Bengal.

Mandate

The project is having following mandates:

  1. Collection, characterization, conservation and documentation of germplasms of medicinal plants.
  2. Evaluation of germplasms of medicinal plants for development of improved varieties.
  3. Development of Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for cultivation of medicinal plants.
  4. Identification of diseases in medicinal plants and development of package of practices for control of diseases.
  5. Popularization of disease management technology developed by AICRP for controlling common diseases of betelvine prevalent in the state.

Main Focus of Research/Commodities Research

The OUAT, Bhubaneswar centre of AICRP on MAP and Betelvine is assigned to have following mandate crops.

  • Sarpagandha
  • Long pepper (Pipali)
  • Kalmegh (Bhuinimb)
  • Betelvine (Pan)

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Subash Chandra Swain

Associate Professor (Horticulture)

Fruit Science & Technology; Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine

subashswain[dot]hort[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology)

Plant Virology; Fungal Pathology; Diseases of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants; Diseases of Pulse Crops

socialpathology[dot]sandeep[at]gmail[dot]com

Shri Santosh Kumar Mohapatra

Jr. Typist

-

santoshmohapatra75513[at]gmail[dot]com

Shri Krushna Chandra Nayak

Driver-cum-Mechanic

-

krushnanayk123[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

  1. Collection, characterization, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of Long pepper.
  2. Collection, characterization,  evaluation and   maintenance of  germplasm of Sarpagandha
  3. Effect of organic manures on Sarpagandha
  4. Effect of plant densities and time of harvest on growth, yield and quality of Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus)
  5. Effect of plant density and  level of NPK on growth, yield and quality of  Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
  6. Identification of diseases of medicinal and aromatic plants
  7. Management of diseases in Kalmegh
  8. Impact study of weather parameters on leaf spot disease of Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina) – Station Trial
  9. Management of diseases in Long pepper.
  10. Disease Management in Aloe vera

Achievements (2019-20)

Application of FYM @ 20 t/ha in Long pepper was found to have maximum dry catkin yield (920.14 Kg/ha), net return (Rs 13, 77,484/ha) and B:C of 3.16

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP On Micro-secondary nutrients, Pollutant elements in soil  and plant

About the project

Mandate of the Project

  • Delineation and Reassessment of micro and secondary nutrients deficient areas and updating soil fertility maps.
  • Nutrient Indexing    of soils and crops in areas  of intensive  agriculture under different cropping systems and management    practices
  • Effect of Phasing  of Zn application on  fate of Zn  pool for rice-rice cropping system
  • Phasing out of B application on    fate of B  pool for Rice-vegetable cropping system
  • Refinement of critical limit of micro and secondary nutrients in soils and standardization of soil test methods
  • Management of Iron toxic soil/Screening of genotypes for Fe toxicity
  • Monitoring of Heavy metal toxicity in relation to soil-plant-animal/human continuum round periurban area 
  • TSP work

 Thrust Area Of Research Research on Micro-secondary nutrients and pollutant elements in soil ,water and plant-their status and management options for agricultural crops

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. R. K. Nayak

Associate Professor and OIC

Micro-secondary nutrients ,toxic elements and pedology

rabisoilorissa[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr (Mrs). Bandita Jena

Asst Soil chemist

Fertility  , Micro-secondary nutrients ,toxic elements

bjena8763[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Jyotirmayee Das

Res Associate

Microbiology & Micronutrients 

dasjyotirmayee[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Purnachandra Gochhayat

Laboratory Attendant

 

 

Activities

Delineation of Micro-secondary nutrients and pollutant elements ,Nutrient Indexing of imp CS, refinement of critical limit ,Deficient Micro-secondary Nutrient management ,Soil health card , TSP , Testing of micro-secondary nutrients and heavy metals in soil ,water, plant ,fertilizers, Assessment of field efficacy of new fertilizer materials ,Farmers training ,awareness campaign ,publication ,PG & PhD Research ,collaboration with ICAR and state institutes 

Achievements (2019-20)

Delineation of 4 districts such as Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bolangir  completed , Dose and frequency of Foliar spraying of Boron and Zn on vegetables(cabbage, cauliflower ,tomato) standardized , rice cultivar suitable against soil Fe toxicity were indentified , 

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Small Millets

About the project

Date of establishment :1989

Mandates:  1.To develop high yielding varieties having tolerance / resistance to major biotic &abiotic stresses.

                     2. Collection, evaluation and maintenance of small millet genotypes of the state.

                     3. To evolve appropriate and profitable crop production and protection technologies for different agro-ecological regions.

                      4.Transfer of technology through FLD

                      5.To produce breeder seed of popular varieties

Main focus of research/ commodities research: Finger millet & Little millet

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Ipsita O. P. Mishra

Jr. Scientist (Entomology)

Entomology

ipsita[dot]mishra0001[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

  • AICRP trials (Plant Breeding & Entomology)
  • Station trials (Plant Breeding & Entomology)
  • Maintenance of Finger millet & Little millet germplasms
  • Development and maintenance of breeding materials
  • Nucleus & Breeder seed production

Achievements (2019-20)

HIGHLIGHTS OF OLM 217 (Proposal submitted for release at State level)

  1. Name of the Crop : Little millet (Panicumsumatrense Roth ex Roem&Schult)
  2. Variety/Entry : OLM 217
  3. National Identity No- IC 573423
  4. Parentage-Selection from Udayagiri Local
  5. Tall, late maturing with a mean maturity duration of 117 days.
  6. Large panicles (21-36 cm) producing high yield.
  7. Medium bold grains, lusturous with light grey in colour.
  8. Average grain yield of 15.41 q/ha and the potential yield of 32.90 q/ha (Waghai, Gujarat, LAVT-2019)
  9. Highly resistant to rust and grain smut and mod. resistant to sheath blight.
  10. Shows moderately resistant to ‘shoot fly’.
  11. Can tolerate dry spell of 15-20 d at veg. and 10 d at reproductive stages.

 

Title of the project

AICRP on MULLaRP

About the project

All India Co-ordinated Pulse Improvement Project (ICAR 75%: State 25%) was started at Bhubaneswar, Orissa with effect from 01/04/1976, which was shifted to Berhampur in 1982. AICPIP has been bifurcated to AICRP on MULLaRP and AICRP on pigeonpea during 2001

Mandates: 

  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation and utilization of germplasm of mung bean and urd bean.
  • Evaluation and identification of suitable high yielding varieties of different pulses.
  • Standardization of production and protection technology of different pulses.
  • Evaluation and identification of suitable cultivars for paira /rice-fallow situation.
  • Conducting front line demonstration and Tribal sub plan of pulses for transfer of technology.
  • Breeder seed Production / seed production (NFSM)

Main focus of research:

  • Develop varieties of mungbean and urdbean in different agroclimatic situation of Odisha.
  • Develop varieties, packages and practices for rice fallow situation.
  • Generate IPM and IDM modules for major pest and diseases. 
  • Enrich genetic stock of mungbean and urdbean.
  • Develop breeding materials through hybridization , mutation breeding and wide hybridization using wild relatives of mungbean and urdbean
  • Enhance quality seed production(NS,BS,FS & TL) to cater the need of the state.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. N. Senapati 

Principal Scientist 

Plant Breeding

niranjanpbg[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. R. K.Panigrahi

Scientist    

Agronomy

rkpanigrahi63[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. S.S. Bal

Jr. Scientist 

Plant Pathology

sushri1987[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri H.K.Patra,  

VAW (T1)

 

 

Activities

  • During 2019-20, total 66 number of trials were conducted in different disciplines under AICRP on MULLaRP, along with breeder seed production, nucleus seed  and foundation seed production.
  • Conducted front line demonstration and Tribal sub plan of pulses for transfer of technology.
  • Scientists of AICRP on MULLaRP keep liaison with Agriculture and other line departments, NGOs, KVKs  in the form of  farmer-scientist interaction, SMS workshop, attending field days and scientific advisory committees etc.

Achievements (2019-20)

Variety released and notified: OBG 33 

Highlights 

  • OBG 33 is semi- dwarf (20 – 28 cm), medium maturity with a duration ranging from (61 – 90) days.
  • Average yield under normal conditions (7 - 9 Q/ ha) with the potential yield up to 17.73 Q/ ha.
  • Recommended for cultivation during irrigated uplands, rice fallows of rabi season and rainfed uplands during kharif in Odisha
  • OBG 33 is moderately resistant to a number of diseases (YMV, Anthracnose, Powdery mildew, Bacterial leaf spot etc.) under field condition.
  • OBG 33 has low to moderate level of infestation with respect to pod borer and sucking pests.

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Mushroom

About the project

Established on 02.04.2009 vide letter no. F.10(11)Audit/2008-09, dated 2.04.2009 in XIth plan  

Mandate: 

  1. Survey, collection and identification of fleshy fungi in the region for their exploitation and cultivation.
  2. Regional adaptability trials for growing the promising strains/ species of different edible fungi.
  3. Selection of cheap and locally available agro/industrial wastes for their use as substrates or as supplement or as casing material.
  4. Standardization of cultivation techniques for optimizing the yield of different mushrooms.
  5. Survey and surveillance of disease and insect pests on different mushrooms.
  6. Transfer of proven technology to mushroom growers and to impart training on mushroom cultivation.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Niranjan Chinara

Assistant Professor

Mushroom production and biology

niranjanchinara[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

  1. Organization of at least 3 training programmes of 3-7 days duration each preferably in March, August and October months of the year.
  2. Involvement of women in training programmes to empower them and help in creation of Self Help Groups and candidates from lower strata of society.
  3. Organization of two field days at the farm of the progressive farmer.
  4. Active participation in Workshops, Kisan melas and Demonstrations etc.
  5. Development of mushroom museum.
  6. Supply of quality mushroom spawn to mushroom growers mentioning the quantity.
  7. Feedback on diseases of respective areas
  8. Impact analysis of training programme and spawn supply
  9. Publication of bulletins in regional languages
  10. Observance of Mushroom Day on 23rd December in each year.

 

Achievements (2019-20)

  • Biological efficiency (BE) of Blue oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius) is 126.3 % i.e 126.3 kg of mushroom from 100kg dry paddy straw. This can popularize among mushroom farmers of Odisha because of higher  BE than popular varieties Grey oyster (Pleurotus sajor caju) (59.7 %) and White oyster (Pleurotus florida) (76.8 %).
  • Four strains of Volvariella volvacea (Straw mushroom) and two strains of Calocybe indica (Milky mushroom) are in National evaluation trials.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Niger

About the project

Date of establishment: 1976

Agro-climatic zone: Eastern ghat high land zone

Mandates: 

  1. To evolve high yielding fertilizer responsive varieties/composite to replace the local traditional varieties
  2. Collection, maintenance and evaluation/characterization of local germplasm of niger
  3. To evolve improved production technology for the crop.
  4.  To produce nucleus, breeder, foundation and certified seeds of released varieties.

 (v)To conduct Front line Demonstrations in the farmers   field

(vi) To provide support/ training to the tribal farmers for improvement in niger cultivation

 

Main focus of research: 

Developing new variety and technology for niger cultivation

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

B. B. Dalei

Jr. Agronomist 

Agronomy

b_dalei[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Activities

Conducting research trials, FLDs, maintenance of germplasms, seed production, imparting trainings and supporting agricultural inputs/ implements to the tribal farmers

Achievements (2019-20)

 

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Pigeonpea

About the project

Date of establishment: All India Co-ordinated Pulse Improvement Project (ICAR 75%: State 25%) was started at Bhubaneswar, Orissa with effect from 01/04/1976, which was shifted to Berhampur in 1982. AICPIP has been bifurcated to AICRP on MULLaRP and AICRP on pigeonpea during 2001

Mandates: 

  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation and utilization of germplasm of pigeonpea.
  • Evaluation and identification of suitable high yielding varieties of pigeonpea for Odisha.
  • Standardization of production and protection technology of pigeonpea.
  • Conducting front line demonstration (FLD) for transfer of technology.
  • Breeder seed Production / seed production under BSP. Enhanced BSP and Seed Hub.
  • Training and agro-advisory service to Agril. Extension personnel, KVKs, other line dept. , NGOs, input dealers and farmers.

Main focus of research:

  • Develop varieties of pigeonpea in different agroclimatic situation of Odisha.
  • Enrich genetic stock of pigeonpea.
  • Develop breeding materials through hybridization , mutation breeding and wide hybridization using wild relatives of pigeonpea.
  • Enhance quality seed production(BS,FS & TL) to cater the need of the state.
  • Standardize appropriate production technology for different situations ie. Kharif, rabi, peripheral cropping, transplanting etc. for enhancing productivity and profitability.
  • Develop suitable pigeonpea based cropping system to enhance system productivity.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. P. M. Mohapatra 

Sr. Scientist 

Plant Breeding

pavitramohan[at]rediffmail[dot]com 

Dr. P. K. Panda 

Scientist    

Agronomy

pkpanda_69[at]yahoo[dot]com 

Activities

  • During 2019-20, total 13 number of trials were conducted in Breeding (8no.) and Agronomy (05no.) disciplines under AICRP on Pigeonpea, along with breeder seed production (BSP)  and foundation seed production (seed hub).
  • Maintenance and evaluation of Germplasm.
  • Conducted front line demonstration of pigeonpea for transfer of technology.
  • Scientists of AICRP on pigeonpea keep liaison with Agriculture and other line departments, NGOs, KVKs  in the form of  farmer-scientist interaction, SMS workshop, attending field days and scientific advisory committees etc.
  • Provide training and agro-advisory service to Agril. Extension personnel, KVKs, other line dept. , NGOs, input dealers and farmers.

Achievements (2019-20)

 

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Nematodes in Agriculture

About the project

Date of establishment- 01.04.1977

 Mandates:

  • To conduct coordinated trials for development of  nematode management  technologies
  • To demonstrate the nematode management technologies  through on-farm trials

Main focus of research

  • To develop distribution maps of important plant parasitic  nematodes of the state
  • To validate and document crop losses due to major  nematode pests
  •  To develop cost effective, practically feasible,  environmentally friendly  

      nematode management technology 

  • To determine cropping systems for nematode  management 
  •  To identify sources of resistance against important nematodes
  •  Pest risk analysis for major nematode pests in Indian Agriculture

To demonstrate of nematode management technology in farmers’ field

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. N. Das

Asst. Nematologist

Nematology

ndasouat[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

Dr. J. K. Mahalik

Asst. Nematologist

Nematology

jayanta_mahalik[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

Activities

  • Conducting  coordinated trials 
  • Survey and documentation of nematodes
  • Front Line Demonstrations of improved technologies, Farmers’ training and awareness programme 
  • Activities under Tribal Sub Plan, Diagnostic field visit and Advisory service 
  • Publication and distribution of extension literatures 
  • Support to University teaching, extension and other need based activities

Achievements (2019-20)

  • Nursery treatment with Pseudomonas fluorescens @ 20 g/ m2 reduced the number of galls in seedlings, nematode population in nursery and main field with highest yield (3.88 t/ha) among the bioagents
  • Application of Purpureocillum lilacinum @ 2.5 kg/ ha + Neem cake @1.0 t / ha reduced nematode population in soil and root with highest pod yield (5.35 t/ha).
  • Application of Neem cake @ 1 t/ha + Seed treatment with Pseudomonas fluorescens @ 10 g/kg seed reduced    nematode population in soil and root with substantial yield (7.89 t/ha) .
  • Soil solarization of the nursery bed with 25µm polythene sheet for 15 days + field application of carbofuran @ 1 kg a.i/ha reduced the nematode population in nursery and main field exhibiting 19.5% increased yield.
  • Application of  Pochonia chlamydosporia  @ 2.5 kg  and Pseudomonas  fluorescens @ 2.5 kg each along with 2.5 tons of FYM/ ha reduced the final nematode population in soil and root exhibiting 20.4% higher yield.
  • Cauliflower leaves @ 25 t/ha + Seed treatment with Purpureocillium lilacinum @ 5 g/kg seed reduced    nematode population in soil and root with highest yield (7.21 t/ha)
  • Nursery bed treatment with Pseudomonas putida @ 50 g/m2     + field application  of Neem cake @ 1 t/ha & B. megaterium @ 5 kg/ha before transplanting reduced nematode population in soil and root with highest fruit yield (30.39 t/ha). 
  • 60 samples of soil and plant were collected, processed and distribution pattern of nematodes was observed.
  • Ten  out of 29  entries in field pea and seven out of 19 entries in lentil exhibited moderately resistant reaction.  
  • Others were either susceptible or highly susceptible. 
  • Planting materials of 17 nurseries under four disticts viz. Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh and Kandhamal were examined for root-knot nematode infestation.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Potato

About the project

Date of establishment-1971; 

Mandates: 

  • To coordinate and monitor multi-location trials of newly developed potato hybrids, 
  • Agronomic practices related to crop production and identification of remunerative potato-based cropping systems, 
  • Standardization of plant protection measures against insect pests and diseases; and 
  • Post-harvest technology including storage study- all aimed at increasing production, productivity and utilization of potato in the country. 
  • Linkage between different stakeholders related to potato production and utilization.

Main focus of research/ commodities research : 

  1. Development and identification of improved cultivars for short and mild winter of the state
  2. Evaluation of potato varieties for post-harvest storability in ordinary store at room temperature
  3. Development of appropriate crop production technologies with    profitable potato based cropping system
  4. Monitoring of diseases, insect-pests & other problems of potato 
  5. Formulation of suitable plant protection measures to control weeds, diseases and insect pests
  6. Expanding potato cultivation to non-traditional areas and seasons
  7. Transfer of technology through on farm trials and Front Line Demonstrations

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Ashok Mishra 

Professor (PBG) and Breeder-cum-OIC

Plant Breeding & Genetics:

Potato, 

Dry land Agriculture, Microbial Genetics

ashokmishra7686[at]yahoo[dot]com

Mr. Debasish Ghosal

Jr. Agronomist (Horticulture)

Horticulture,

Potato

debasishghosal1963[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. A. K. Mohanty

Technical Assistant

Agricultural Extension,

Potato

mambujakumar[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. G. C. Panda

Technical Assistant (A.O.)

Field activities

gopalpanda_ch[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Mrs. Sharmistha Swamy

Jr. Typist

Office Assistance

sharmistha_swamy[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Activities

Research- Crop improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection

Extension- TSP & SCSP

Achievements (2019-20)

Execution of different research trials (Plant Breeding-9; Agronomy-5, Plant protection-9, Station trials-2)

Execution of TSP and SCSP at Koraput

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRN on Potential Crops

About the project

Recognizing the need for organized research effort on less common, lesser known, under exploited crops, the All India Coordinated Research Project on Potential    and under exploited plants was initiated in the year 1983. During the initial phase of the project large numbers of species were referred for research. Later on, the project was recognized as AICRN as Underutilized  Crops. However, during the  year 2014, the scheme’s   name was renamed as AICRN on Potential Crops. The main objective of the Centre is to carry out research activities on already identified potential crops of food, fodder and industrial uses. Following species have been identified as mandate crops for OUAT, Bhubaneswar center.

  1. Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) 
  2. Pillipesera (Vigna trilobata (L.) Verdc.)
  3. Vigna glabrescens
  4. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
  5. Chia (Salvia hispanica)

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr.D.Mishra

Breeder cum OIC

Plant Breeding & Genetics

dm6973[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr.M.P.Behera

Jr. Agronomist (Assoc. Prof. CAS)

Agronomy

beheramp[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri M.K. Acarya

Agril. Overseer

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Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

One variety in grain amaranth crop viz; BGA 4-9 (Suvadra) was released and notified by the Central Sub-Committee for cultivation in irrigated uplands/medium lands of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Maharashtra during Rabi seasons. 

The average seed yield of the variety is 17.0 q/ha with potential yield  of 25.4 q/ha. It recorded yield advantage over BGA 2 (released from BBSR during 2006) by 23.2%. The main features of the variety are as follows;

  • Medium height (139 cm), 
  • Medium duration (100 days)
  • Large inflorescence (51.1cm)
  • Single (mono) stem and non-lodging plant  type
  • Green leaves with purple red inflorescence
  • Field resistance to stem rot, leaf webber

The experiment on “response of grain amaranth genotypes to different fertilizer doses” pooled over Rabi 2016-17 & Rabi 2017-18 revealed that fertilizer requirement @ 60-40-20 NPK kg/ha for grain amaranth pre-released culture- BGA 4-9 (Suvadra) was found to be the best with highest grain yield of 13.6 q/ha with an advantage of 1.18 q/ha over existing variety BGA-2 (10.5 % increase) & monetary advantage of    Rs.4,500/ha.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Rapeseed & Mustard, Ranital

About the project

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed & Mustard, OUAT, and Bhubaneswar centre started operating along with Sesamum in the year 1987-88 and later separated as a individual project in 1993-94 and started functioning under NRCRM (DRMR), Bharatpur. This project was relocated from its original location at Bhbaneswar to RRTTS, Ranital campus during October, 2017.

 

Mandates:

  1. To carry-out basic & applied research to improve the productivity & quality of rapeseed-mustard in agroecological situations of Odisha for oil & nutritional security
  2. Evaluation of the performance of different rapeseed-mustard entries of different coordinated and MLT trials for yield & yield attributes, stress resistance & quality traits.
  3. Collection, characterization, and evaluation of different landraces & popular varieties of Toria, Indian Mustard & Yellow Sarson for morpho-phenological traits, yield & quality attributes, and, disease-pest tolerance ability
  4. Development of breeding materials in rapeseed-mustard to evolve suitable varieties for different cropping systems.
  5. Production of quality breeder seeds in different rapeseed-mustard crops, development of location-specific resource conservation technology, and designing of agrotechnologies for increasing productivity and enhancing the efficiency of weed management
  6. Technology dissemination and knowledge management through Front Line Demonstrations in farmer’s fields.

Major Research Areas:

Crop Improvement:

  1. Population improvement in Toria: Toria is a highly cross-pollinated crop. Therefore, population improvement based breeding schemes can help in increasing the favorable allele frequency for yield attributes & other economic traits in Toria for development of varieties of Toria.
  2. Genetic enhancement of seed & oil yield in Mustard & Yellow Sarson: Conventional hybridization based  breeding approaches such as pedigree breeding and backcross-breeding  are in use for development of high-yielding genotypes in Indian Mustard & Yellow Sarson for earliness, high seed & oil yield, and tolerance against major biotic stresses (Aphids, & other insects) & abiotic stresses (Terminal heat stress).

Crop Production:

  1. Development of Package of Practices (POPs) for rapeseed-mustard group of crops with special focus on nutrient management:
  2. Designing interventions for climatic resilience :

1.1 Identification of approaches for enhancing water use efficiency in rapeseed-mustard

1.2 Survey and surveillance of dominant weed flora in rapeseed-mustard crops under changing climate scenario

1.3 Identification of suitable    mustard/toria-based cropping system for rainfed/irrigated conditions under changing climate

3.Technology Dissemination: Technology dissemination through Front Line Demonstration (FLD)             

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Chinmaya Kumar Das

Jr. Breeder

Plant Breeding & Genetics

iitk[dot]chinmaya[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Preetinanda Pati

Professor, OIC & Agronomist

Agronomy

oicaicrprm[dot]ouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

20 experiments on plant breeding & agronomy and 15 FLDs were conducted during 2019-20.

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Co-ordinated Rice Improvement Project, Chiplima

About the project

Date of establishment – 1971

Mandates-

  1. Development of suitable rice variety for West Central Table Land Zone of Odisha with higher yield potential and resistance/ tolerance to insect pests, diseases and heat.
  2. Development of suitable agronomic practices for enhancement of crop yield.
  3. Study on occurrence of insect-pests, diseases, weeds and their suitable management practices.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Rini Pal

Jr. Pathologist

Rice Pathology

rinipatho[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Atanu Seni

Jr. Entomologist

Rice Entomology

atanupau[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

Plant Breeding

There were 10    trials conducted in kharif 2019, i.e., (a) Co-ordinated Trials: AVT-1 IME, IVT-IME, AVT-1 IM, IVT-IM, IVT-ASG, AVT-1 MS and (b) State Multilocation Trials: MLT-2 ( Mid Early), MLT-3 (Medium) MLT-4 ( Late) & MLT- ASG

Entomology

There were 12 entomological trials conducted in kharif 2019 (Host plant resistance-6, Insect management-2, Ecological studies-3, Light trap-1) and pest survey.

Plant Pathology

  • Evaluation of rice varieties for Bacterial blight resistance (NSN-1 and DSN).
  • Evaluation of rice varieties for Sheath blight resistance (NSN-1 and DSN).
  •  Evaluation of new generation fungicides for management of location specific diseases of rice.
  • ·   Monitoring of field virulence in Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae. 
  • ·   Integrated Disease Management trial.

 

Agronomy

There were 08 trials conducted in Kharif 2019 i.e. NMT- Early, NMT- Mid Early, NMT- Medium, NMT-Late, Development of package of practices for mechanized transplanting, 

Development of package of practices for Wet DSR, Evaluation of iron coated seed for Direct seeded rice and Long term trial of weed dynamics 

Achievements (2019-20)

Plant Breeding

  1. Co-ordinated Trials
  1. AVT-1 IME: 

Promising entries:  CR 3856-44-22-2-1-9-1 (8544 kg/ha), NVSR 2251 (8389 kg/ha), WGL 1069 (8067 kg/ha) and Local Check: Mandakini (5978 kg/ha)

 

  1. IVT- IME

Promising entries:  OR 2546-5 ( 9038 kg/ha),  MTU 1275 (8819 kg/ha),  CR 3505-7-2-1-1-2-1 (8645 kg/ha) and Local Check: Mandakini (6007 kg/ha)

 

  1. AVT-1 IM

Promising entries: RP 5989-47-15-11-1-126-2-13-11 (7249 kg/ha), PHI-18103 ( 7133 kg/ha), & NPH-X8    (6859 kg/ha) and Local Check: Pratikshya (6003 kg/ha)

 

  1. IVT- IM

Promising entries: BRR 2141 ( 8746 kg/ha), MTU 1314 ( 7906 kg/ha),  OR 2487-13    

( 7606 kg/ha) and Local Check: Pratikshya (6686 kg/ha)

 

  1. IVT- ASG

Promising entries: Kudrat-5 ( 8924 kg/ha),  R 1915-115-1-88-1 (8772 kg/ha),  CR 3662-6-2-1 (8438 kg/ha) and Local Check: Pratikshya (6966 kg/ha)

  1. AVT-1-MS

Promising entries: IET-27438 (7927 kg/ha),  27 P 63 ( 6171 kg/ha), IET-27 P 63 ( 5674 kg/ha) and Local Check: Pratikshya (6626 kg/ha)

 

  1. State Multilocation Trials:

 

  1. MLT-2 ( Mid Early)

Promising entries: OR -2523-5 ( 5307 kg/ha), OR -2523-6 ( 5114 kg/ha), OR 2573-11 

( 5080 kg/ha) and  Check: MTU-1010 (4750 kg/ha)

  1. MLT-3 ( Medium)

Promising entries: ORJ 1135 ( 5716 kg/ha) , OR 2322-25 (5375 kg/ha), ORJ 1161

( 5341 kg/ha) and  Check: Pratikshya ( 5216 kg/ha)

 

  1. MLT - 4 ( Late) 

Promising entries: SBP 122 ( 4727 kg/ha), OR 2573-4 ( 4568 kg/ha), OR 2573-10

( 4477 kg/ha)  and Check: Swarna (4602 kg/ha)

  1. MLT- ASG

Promising entries: ORJ-1161  ( 4279 kg/ha), OR (cz ) 63 ( 3996 kg/ha), OR (cz ) 58 

( 3952 kg/ha) and  Check: Kalajeera ( 4377 kg/ha

Entomology

Resistant lines for gall midge were W 1263, Aganni, IIRR-ento-2019-1, 17, IBT WGL 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 31, MTU IL, RMSGM 3, IBT GM 4, 5, 9, 12, 17, 19, 20, 23, 30, 32, 39, JGL 33126, 33164, SKL-06-02-27-13-54-239-34, SKL-07-11-177-50-65-143-89 and they had <1% SS (TN 1-11.54% SS at 50 DAT).

Insecticide module (first year experiment result) containing Fipronil 5 SC @ 3ml/l of water at 25 Days after transplanting (DAT), Rynaxypyr 20 SC @ 0.3 ml/l at 45 DAT and Triflumezopyrim 10% SC @ 0.48 g/l at 65 DAT treated plot produced significantly higher yield and had less stem borer, plant hoppers and gall midge infestation than other treatments. 

Gall midge incidence recorded on swarna variety was high and exceeded ETL in early planting starting from 60 DAT (17.28% SS) till 80 DAT (12.16% SS) and in normal planting at 50 DAT (13.59% SS) and 60 DAT (19.20% SS). Incidence of stem borer, leaf folder and BPH was low in all the three plantings. Grain yield of 3800, 3560 and 2600 kg/ ha was recorded in early, normal and late plantings, respectively.

Insect pest activity was found only during 34 to 50 SWs in 2019. YSB first appeared in 34th SW and catches increased gradually reaching its maximum in 44th SW (19 females, 26 males) followed by a decline. GM showed peak activity in 41st SW (167). Both the species of GLH, N. virescens and N. nigropictus were recorded and the combined catch was largest (1492) in 44th SW. BPH and WBPH were found active late in the season during 38 to 49 SWs and peak catches were observed in 45th SW in case of BPH (2396) and 43rd SW in case of WBPH (523). LF was found in moderate numbers reaching up to 36 in 40th SW. 

Plant Pathology

1. Patho no. 174, 193, 231, 319, 320 (NSN-1) and RPBio-Patho-9&10, ISM-2G-5412, GSY-4-6 (DSN) were found promising against Bacterial blight disease. 

2. Patho no. 18, 5, 7, 24, 134, 161, 244 (NSN-1) and RPPatho-9, CR-4209-2, RMS-R-11, MSM-BB-61, CR-4053-24-40-1 (DSN) were found promising against Sheath blight disease.

3. Spraying of Azoxystrobin+ difenoconazole @ 1ml/l    twice at 15 days interval starting from initiation of the disease was most effective to control sheath blight disease (78..3% disease reduction over control) without any phytotoxic symptom and also produced highest yield (54.5 q/ha). 

4. Among the bio control treatments,    seed treatment with BC agent T. viridae @ 10 g/kg seed + 1 application of the same BC agent @ 10g/l water at 15-20 DAT+1 spraying of propiconazole @ 1ml/l at booting stage was most effective to control sheath blight disease (45.5% disease reduction over control). 

5. Spraying of Citronella oil @ 2ml/l twice at weekly interval was effective in reducing sheath blight disease severity by 36 % and increasing the yield by 18 % over control. 

6. Among the different treatments, seed treatment with carboxin + thiram @ 2g/kg seed along with spraying of fenpyroximate @ 1ml/l followed by propiconazole 25 EC @ 1ml/l  twice at 15 days interval starting from panicle initiation stage was effective in reducing sheath rot disease incidence by 67 % and increasing the yield by 29 % over control. 

Paper Published:

Seni, A.Pal, R and Naik, B. S. (2019). Compatibility of some newer insecticides and fungicides against major pests of rice. Pesticide Research Journal 31(2): 259-265.

Agronomy

  1. NMT- Early

Application of 100% RDF recorded higher nutrient response (5.30 kg grain/kg of nutrient applied) and significantly higher grain yield (3.83t/ha) as compared to 50% RDF. There was no significant difference on grain yield among the tested genotypes. But performance  of IET-26477 (3.72t/ha) was promising  over Khandagiri (LC) (3.44t/ha) .

  1. NMT- Mid Early

Application of 100% RDF recorded higher nutrient response (8.05 kg grain/kg of nutrient applied) and significantly higher grain yield (4.60t/ha) as compared to 50% RDF. Grain yield difference among the tested varieties was found to be significant. Higher yield was recorded in IET 25745 (4.70 t/ha) and performance as compared to other tested varieties  and also  over the Mandakini (LC) (4.05t/ha).

  1. NMT- Medium

Application of 150% RDF recorded higher nutrient response (7.54 kg grain/kg of nutrient applied) and significantly higher grain yield (4.95t/ha) as compared to 100% RDF. Grain yield difference among the tested varieties were found to be significant. Higher yield was recorded  in IET 26420 (6.16 t/ha) and  performance  as compared to other tested varieties  and also    over the Pratikshya (LC) (5.58t/ha). 

  1. NMT- Late

Application of 150% RDF recorded higher nutrient response (8.25 kg grain/kg of nutrient applied) and significantly higher grain yield (6.46t/ha) as compared to 100% RDF. Grain yield difference among the tested varieties were found to be significant. Higher yield was recorded  in IET 26927 (6.72t/ha) and  performance  as compared to other tested varieties  and also    over the Subarna (LC) (5.66t/ha). 

  1. Development of package of practices for mechanized transplanting

Mechanical transplanting of 15 days seedlings at normal sowing time resulted significantly higher grain yield (4.41t/ha) as compared to other crop establishment methods. Among the two varieties, Arize gold was significantly higher grain yield (4 t/ha) as compared to MTU-1156.

  1. Development of package of practices for Wet DSR

Normal sowing of crop resulted in significant higher grain yield (4.34t/ha) as compared to 30 days late sown. Among crop establishment, normal transplanting resulted in significantly higher grain yield (4.78t/ha) as compared to other establishment method. 

  1. Evaluation of iron coated seed for Direct seeded rice 

1st date of sowing (29.06.2019) significantly gave higher grain yield (6.21t/ha) compared to those of other delayed  date of sowing. Iron coating did not result in higher grain yield over without iron coating.

  1.  Long term trial of weed dynamics

Mechanized transplanting recorded significantly higher grain yield (4.24t/ha) as compared to puddle and unpuddled direct seeding. Among the weed control treatments, weed free condition recorded the significantly higher grain yield than all other treatments. But on the account of economical feasibility, chemical control is best (4.48t/ha) over weed free condition through hand weeding.

 


 

 

Title of the project

Seed Technology Research, AICRP – NSP (Crops), OUAT, Bhubaneswar

About the project

The Seed Technology Research Unit, AICRP-NSP (Crops), OUAT, Bhubaneswar was started in 1981 and represents the coastal region of our country. Since its inception, the STR Unit, OUAT, Bhubaneswar has made tremendous contribution in research on seed science and technology and disseminated some valuable recommendations to the seed industry and farmers. 

 

Mandates:

  • To conduct coordinated research on different aspects of Seed Science and Technology.
  • To generate basic information on seed certification standards, including seed health.
  • To develop seed production technology, including processing, storage, value addition, etc.
  • To disseminate information and impart training on seed production, processing, storage and packaging, quality control and seed health.
  • To make linkages with crop improvement projects, seed industries, seed certification agencies, NGOs / KVK, etc.

 

Main focus of research:

  1. Seed Production and Certification
  2. Seed Physiology, Storage and Testing
  3. Seed Pathology
  4. Seed Entomology

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Simanta Mohanty

Assistant Seed Research Officer / Jr. Scientist (Seed Production)

Seed Production and Certification

simantamohanty[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Priti Binita Lakra

Technical Assistant

 

preetibinita[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Jayanta Kumar Beura

Technical Assistant

 

jayanta[dot]beura[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Braja Kishore Das

Lab Assistant

 

brajakishore12[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. Prafulla Barik

Driver

 

 

Activities

  • Conducting coordinated research on all aspects of seed science and technology, viz., seed production & certification, seed physiology, storage & testing, seed pathology and seed entomology.
  • In addition to research, the scientists of the project are involved in teaching of UG, PG and Ph.D. courses in the Department of Seed Science and Technology and have guided more than fifty M.Sc.(Ag) students and one Ph.D. student.
  • Scientists of the project have published more than 75 research papers in NAAS Rated national and international journals.
  • The scientists of the project maintain a good liaison with the ICAR Research Institutes located in and around Bhubaneswar. The scientists are frequently invited to deliver lectures in training programmes in these institutes. In addition, the scientists of the project are members of various committees in State Government Department of Agriculture, NSC Ltd., OSSC Ltd., OSSOPCA, STLs, IMAGE and OAIC. The scientists of the project also frequently impart trainings to officers of the line departments, farmers, seed growers, dealers / distributors of the seed industry.
  • Under Tribal Sub-Plan, demonstrations on groundnut seed production were undertaken in tribal-dominated Udala and Kaptipada blocks of Mayurbhanj district during 2015-16 and 2016-17, involving 50 tribal farm families in 50.0 acre area. Total expenditure incurred in TSP activities in both the years was Rs 4.60 lakh. In addition to demonstrations, farmers’ fairs and trainings on quality seed production in groundnut were conducted. The tribal farmers were supplied with critical inputs, sprayers and seed storage bins.
  • Under HRD programme, several trainings were conducted during 2015-16 and 2016-17 in Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts. In addition, the scientists of the project participate and impart in HRD training programmes for farmers under ICAR-Seed Project. The scientists also are frequently invited to deliver lectures in various training programmes organised by Government Line Departments and NGOs.
  • Routine seed testing of samples submitted by various AICRPs, research stations, KVKs, ICAR Institutes, NGOs, private seed growers and farmers is conducted in the Dr. G. V. Chalam Seed Testing Research Laboratory of the project. Every year more than 300 seed samples are being analysed in the laboratory.

Achievements (2019-20)

During the year 2019-20, seventeen coordinated trials were allotted to the STR Unit, Bhubaneswar. All the trials were successfully conducted. The scientists of the project have guided one Ph.D. and three M.Sc.(Ag) students of the Department of SST and published five research papers in NAAS Rated journals.

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Coordinated Research Project on Sesame

About the project

Date of establishment: 1969

Mandates: 

  •  Development, evaluation, identification and release of high yielding, high oil content, early maturity and resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses sesame varieties
  • Production of breeder seeds of newly released varieties
  • Development of suitable IPM & IDM strategies for management of major insect pests and diseases
  • Survey and seasonal incidence of major    insect- pests and diseases of Sesame.
  •  Screening germplasm to find out sources of resistance for insect- pest and diseases.
  • Dissemination of  best management practices to farmers through Front Line Demonstration.

 

Main focus of research:

  • Collection, maintenance and evaluation of germplasm.
  • Generation and evaluation of segregating materials for high yield, high oil content, early maturity and resistance to Macrophomina Stem & Root Rot and Antigastra.
  • Development of white seeded variety with low free fatty acid for consumption and export purpose.
  • Development of drought tolerance varieties.
  • Development of varieties suitable for rice fallow areas. 
  • Breeder seed production of varieties (Amrit, Smarak,and Subhra)
  • Popularization of newly released varieties and best production technologies through front line demonstration.
  • Screening of germplasm for identification of  sources of resistance to major insect pests and diseases.
  • Development of suitable IDM practices for management MSR  and Powdery mildew.
  • Development of suitable IPM practices for management Antigastra.
  • Organic production technologies for Sesame for better consumer preference.
  • Management practices for Rice-Sesame cropping system.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Mr Bhakta Charan Dhir

Junior Scientist(Entomology) & OIC

Entomology

bhaktadhir[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr Dibyaranjan Mishra

Junior Breeder

Plant Breeding & Genetics

ouatdibyaranjanmishra[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Dr Bikram Keshari Pani

Junior Pathologist

Plant Pthology

dr[dot]bkpani1965[at]1965

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

16 cross combination were successful and the crossed seeds were collected.

16 F1 crossed seeds were sown and bulk harvested.

Seed treatment with T. viride  and  P. florescence  (10g/kg seed)  + soil application of neem cake (250 kg/ha) + border crop with maize + foliar spray of neem oil (10 ml/l) was the most effective treatment in respect to record lowest insect pests population, plant damages, higher seed yield and BC ratio.

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Spices, Pottangi

About the project

Date of establishment- 1975,

Agro-climatic zone- Eastern Ghat High Land Zone,

Mandates- Development of varieties and Packages of practices for spices in Odisha,

Main focus of research/ commodities research etc. -Spices

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr Parshuram Sial

Officer-In-Charge

Plant Breeding and Genetics

parsuramsial[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

Conducting experiments, breeder seed production in ginger and turmeric, sapling production in spices,  imparting training to farmers, diagnostic field visit to solve the problems of spices farmers, conducting FLD on spices in farmers field

Achievements (2019-20)

Conducted 12 spices trials, 9 trainings to 920 farmers etc..

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Sugarcane

About the project

Date of establishment: 15th May, 1980

(Office operated at Chiplima from March 15, 1980 to May 22, 1998)

Agro-climatic zone: East & South East Coastal Plain Zone 

Mandates: Breeding suitable varieties for different regions of the state in collaboration with the Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), Coimbatore

Evaluation of synthesized clones of sugarcane for their adaptability, yield potential and quality under different environments

Generation of viable agro-production technologies with respect to planting and harvesting schedule along with varietal substitution in order to make continuous supply of cane to factory and for jaggery preparation

To develop sugarcane based cropping system for the region

To survey the incidence of pests and diseases in the research station and farmers field to assess the extent of damage and to find out the threshold value to undertake control measures.

Main focus/commodity of research: Sugarcane

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Pramod Kumar Nayak

OIC & Sugarcane Breeder

Plant Breeding

pknpbg[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Jyoti Rekha Patnaik

Junior Scientist

Agronomy

jrp_ouat[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bibhuti Bhusan Jena

Field Assistant

 

bjena0710[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

Crop improvement and crop production trials are taken up according to technical program of AICRP on sugarcane for East coast Zone

Achievements (2019-20)

Sugarcane variety Kalinga Akhu 346 has been submitted to SVRC for release

Supply of nutrients in sugarcane plant ratoon system through integrated use of organic manures along with bio fertilizers and inorganic fertilizers based on soil test values were found beneficial for enhanced yields of sugarcane and its subsequent ratoons

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Network project on Tobacco

About the project

All India Network Project on Tobacco, ,(OUAT), Berhampur, Odisha.was established on 01.04.1987

 

Mandate: 

Tobacco improvement research programme through multidisciplinary research on pikka / natu tobacco to cater the needs of farmers and industry.

 

Objectives:

  • To evolve high yielding varieties with acceptable leaf quality.
  • To develop and refine crop production and protection technologies with emphasis for increasing production, productivity and quality of natu / pikka tobacco basing on   location specific technologies to meet both farmers and industry needs 
  • To organise capacity building training programmes for farmers and technical personnel involved in tobacco cultivation and processing.
  • To evolve efficient tobacco based cropping system and identification of economically viable cropping system alternative to tobacco 
  • To study leaf quality of natu tobacco for chemical and smoke parameters

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

 A . M. Prusti

Asst. Res. Sci. (PBG)

Plant breeding and genetics

amprusti[at]yahoo[dot]com

Activities

Ongoing programmes:

Crop Improvement

  • Hybridization and  selection to evolve superior  natu tobacco  variety
  • Collection, maintenance, cataloguing and utilization of natu tobacco germplasm  in crop improvement
  • Evaluation of advanced breeding lines of natu tobacco  for desirable leaf chemical characters
  • Reaction  of    pikka tobacco genotypes to major    insects    under natural condition
  • Reaction  of    pikka tobacco genotypes to major    diseases    under natural condition
  • Exploratory trial on rustica (Jati / motihari) tobacco.

Crop Production

  • Response of pikka tobacco genotypes to different dates of planting
  • Response of pikka tobacco genotypes to different fertility levels

Achievements (2019-20)

  • One hundred twelve numbers of genotype were maintained for future breeding programme.
  • In Bulk evaluation trial 2019-20, genotype BPT 7 (1439 kg/ha) and BPT 39 (1388 kg/ha) were found superior  over check variety Gajapati (1202 kg /ha) with more than 15 % yield improvement.
  • Yield evaluation trial 2019-20  in pikka tobacco showed that genotype Rayala –Ankreddy Palam (1758 kg/ha ),    Natu Nonpalli (1729 kg/ha),     1072-IT (1699 kg/ha), Natu Ankapalli (1661 kg/ha), Bhagyalaxmi (1626 kg/ha) and Natu Yelamanchali (1615 kg/ha) were found superior  over check variety Gajapati (1364 kg/ha) with more than 18% yield enhancement.
  • Replicated yield trial of advanced breeding lines in pikka tobacco revealed that genotype NF 4-27-3 (1533 kg/ha ) and NF 4-20-2 (1453 kg/ha)   were found superior  over check variety Gajapati ( 1281 kg/ha) with yield  improvement of    19.7 and 13.4 percent respectively.
  • Two years result of Response of pikka tobacco genotypes to different fertility levels trial on cured leaf yield, net return and B:C ratio,showed that application 100 kg N; 50 kg P2O5; 50 kg K2O/ha was the optimum fertilizer dose  for pikka tobacco genotype Sel. 47. Among test entries, genotype Sel 47 recorded significantly higher cured leaf yield of 1384 kg/ha, higher net return (Rs 22769/ha), and higher B:C ratio (1.69) . Yield advantage of Sel 47 was 13.3% over check variety Gajapati (1222 kg/ha).
  • Two years result of Response of pre-released pikka tobacco genotype    Sel 47 to different planting time on cured leaf yield, net return and B:C ratio indicated that first fort night of September was the optimum planting time for pikka tobacco genotype Sel. 47 (1331 kg/ha) followed by Second fortnight of August (1255kg/ha). Pooled data of Kharif 2018 and kharif 2019  indicated that maximum net return of Rs 14057/ha was obtained from first fort night of September planting which was at par with second fort night of August planting (Rs 12287/ha)  but significantly higher than first  fort night of August planting (Rs8327/ha). 
  • Reaction    of pre-released pikka tobacco genotypes to major  insects pests under natural condition trial 2019-20 revealed that genotype Sel.47 exhibited 3.4% higher aphid infestation and 1% more spodoptera larvae and  5.01% less cured leaf yield than check variety JP local . Genotype JP local recorded higher Cured leaf yield (897 kg/ha) which was at par with check variety Gajapati (848 kg/ha)and Sel 47 (844 kg/ha). 
  • Reaction    of pre-released pikka tobacco genotypes to major  diseases under natural condition trial 2019-20 revealed that genotype Sel.47 exhibited 1.6% higher Black shank infected plants and 6.0% less cured leaf yield than check variety JP local.  Genotype JP local recorded higher Cured leaf yield (851 kg/ha) which was at par with check variety Gajapati (802 kg/ha)and Sel 47 (800 kg/ha)

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP on Vegetable Crops, OUAT, Bhubaneswar

About the project

Date of establishment- 1971

Agro-climatic zone - East and South-Eastern Coastal Zone

Mandates & main focus of research

  • To carry out effectively on an all India basis vegetable improvement research programmes through coordination of multidisciplinary efforts between the states and the centre .
  • To facilitate the free exchange of information and seed materials for this purpose and to conduct trials on germplasm, varieties and hybrids on a zonal and national basis. 
  • To effect the early release on a regional basis, of improved varieties along with the package of recommended practices.
  • To evolve varieties with superior nutritive values in crops where such improvement is possible.
  • To develop varieties for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. 
  • To evolve package of practices with regard to manure and fertilizer management (including organic farming and integrated nutrient management) of brinjal, tomato, chilli,  okra, cabbage, cauliflower, garden pea, cowpea and other vegetable crops  and develop other relevant agro techniques for high productivity and quality. 
  • To promote new varieties and agronomical package of practices as recommendations to be adopted by the farmers for the different vegetable crops. 
  • To develop disease management technologies in brinjal, tomato, chilli,  okra, garden pea and other vegetable crops through chemical and non-chemical methods.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. (Mrs.) Anita Mohanty

Senior Vegetable Breeder

Horticulture

anitamohanty1711[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. S. K. Dash 

Vegetable Agronomist

Horticulture

sunildash23[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Subrata Sarkar

Vegetable Pathologist

Plant Pathology

subrataaradhya[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Swarnalata Das

SPO

Genetics & Plant Breeding

swarnalata1967[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Anjana Patnaik

STA

-

anjana[dot]patnaik123[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri .Madhusudan Nayak

TA

-

vegresouat[at]yahoo[dot]com

Activities

  • Conducted 58 field trials.
  • Conducted 100 nos. of crop demonstration technology in Kandhamal district of Odisha.
  • Conducted 50 nos. of nutritional garden in Gajapati district of Odisha.
  • Imparted 5 nos. of training on crop production technology and kitchen garden in  Kandhamal and Gajapati district
  • Distribution of inputs and implements to the TSP beneficieries.
  • Distribution of seeds to the farmers and farmers visited our farm

Achievements (2019-20)

  • Released tomato variety BT-19-1-1-1 with good keeping & transport quality (TSS = 5.28%, Titrable acidity- = 0 .50%, Dry matter = 6.7%), resistant to bacterial wilt.
  • A three years study on weed management in okra revealed that, Pre-emergence application of pendimethalin @6 ml/L + one hand weeding 30 days after sowing was found suitable for maximum fruit 122.46 q/ha with B:C ratio of 1.49.
  • ·         In cucumber (Var. Kumuda), crop based integrated disease management package involving growing of two rows of maize as border crop surrounding the main field and use of Agri- silver mulch followed by seed treatment with carbendazim 12% + mancozeb 63% @ 3g/kg followed by drenching with captan 70% + hexaconazole 5% WP @ 0.1% at 15 days after germination followed by 1st & 5th spray with (imidacloprid 17.8SL @7.5ml/ 15L + Neemoil 0.2%) at 20 & 48 DAS followed by 2nd & 4th spray of captan 70% + hexaconazole 5% WP @ 0.1% at 27 & 41 DAS followed by 3rd & 6th spray Fosetyl-Al @0.1% at 34 & 55 DAS was found very effective in reducing the mosaic (65.2%), downy mildew (69.2%), and collar rot diseases (74.5%)as compared to control plot. The treatment also recorded highest fruit yield (107.2q/ha) with net return of Rs.1,58,668.00 & B:C of 3.5.
  • ·         Foliar spray of 25 ppm salicylic acid in tomato at both pre- flowering and 50 % fruiting stage under water stress condition may improve seed yield, germination count and seedling vigour under Bhubaneswar condition.
  • Foliar spray of ABA(2.5ppm) 10 days before plucking was found to reduce vivipary germination in cowpea under Bhubaneswar condition 

 


 

 

Title of the project

AICRP ON Weed Management

About the project

Date of establishment :April, 1984 

Mandates: 

To evolve an economical, easy, feasible and safe method of weed control schedules for important crops and cropping systems under different agro climatic conditions

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Prof. M. M. Mishra

OIC

Agronomy

mishramm2012[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Dr. R. Dash

Agronomist

Agronomy

rabiratnadashouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr A. K. Sahoo

VAW

-

-

Mr. P. Sahoo

Driver

-

-

Activities

Designing various suitable weed management programmes for different crops, situations and ecosystems of the state through intensive research and popularization of these suitable technologies among all the stake holders through multilocational trials, on farm trials, trainings, publications and mass media communications.

Achievements (2019-20)

Weed survey:

  • Mikania micrantha, Chromolena odorata, Mimosa Pudica, Parthenium hysterophorus, Saccharum spontaneum and Lantana camera were prominent weeds observed in North central plateau Zone of Odisha.  
  • The weed survey conducted in horsegram crop of Banki area revealed that a new weed i.e Parthenium hysterophorus has been invaded to the crop field
  • Celosia argentea is observed to be a severe problem in upland rice and rabi pulses in the districts of Keonjhar 

Weed management in Maize:

Application of tembotrione 0.1 kg/ha + atrazine0.5 kg/ha(TM) at 20 DAS was found to be an efficient post emergence herbicide in controlling complex weed flora in maize resulting higher maize yield with minimum weed population

 


 

 

Title of the project

AINP on Jute and Allied Fibres

About the project

This Project was handed over from State Govt. Odisha to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar in March 1973.

Mandates, main focus of research:

  1. To evolve suitable Jute varieties with good yield potential and adaptable to this agro-climatic conditions through multi-disciplinary approach.
  2. To test the accessions/strains either developed at this Research Station or other Research Stations of the country, and to study their adaptability and yield potential in the agro-climatic condition.
  3. To develop improved agronomical practices and to find out low cost fibre production technology.
  4. To study the pattern of disease and pest occurrence and to devise ecologicallysound and economically viable pest and disease management strategies in Jute.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Prof. Gokula Bihari Dash

Sr. Breeder &OIC

Plant Breeding & Genetics

gokulbdash[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Sarika Jena

Asst. Agronomist

Agronomy

sarika1407[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Manoj Kumar Rout

Jr. Pathologist

Plant Pathology

routmanoj6[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

Evaluation of germplasm lines, and study their adaptabilityand yield potential in the agro-climatic condition

Development improved and low cost fibre production technology

Study the pattern of disease and pest occurrenceand basedon that ecologically sound and economically viable disease and pest management schedule

Field Demonstration and Farmers training under TSPprogramme

Achievements (2019-20)

Technologies demonstrated under TSP programme

  1. Improved retting technique of jute by use of CRIJAF SONA
  2. Production technology with use of improved blackgram cultivar PU 31 under jute based cropping sequence
  3. Four no. of Farmers training programmewere conducted under HRDProgramme

 


 

 

Title of the project

All India Network Project on Soil Biodiversity-Biofertilizers (AINP on SBB)

About the project

It was first established in the year 1995 as AICRP on Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF)

Mandate: 

  • To diversify biofertilizers research and application in    disadvantaged tribal and under explored areas and cropping systems 
  • Research-Adoption-Impact-Continium analysis of Biofertilizers usage

Objectives: 

  1. Use of bioinoculants for cereals, pulses, oilseeds and vegetable crops in coastal acid, saline and problematic areas 
  2. Use of bioinoculants for millets, fodder, flower, and spice crops 
  3. Demonstration on efficiency of biofertilizers applications in tribal areas
  4. Isolation of native strains and their field validation for their use as biofertilizers

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

Expt No 1: Effect of long term INM Practices including BFs use  on productivity of cereal-vegetable-pulse cropping system in Inceptisols of Bhubaneswar (Ragi-Cabbage-Cowpea)

Expt No. 2 Efficiency testing of isolated Arhar rhizobia in acid soil of Bhubaneswar

Expt. No. 3 Efficiency testing of isolated strains of Rhizobium from Raikia French Bean Soil on Productivity of French Bean at Raikia, Kandhamal (Under SCSP programme)

Production of  biofertilizers 

  • Consortia biofertilizers (Sadhan-I) 
  • PSB(Sadhan-II) 
  • Rhizobium (Sadhan-III)

Achievements (2019-20)

 

 


 

 

About all research stations (RRTTS/S, CRS) and their achievements

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna

About the Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Bhawanipatna was established during the year 1983 with the objective to develop location specific technologies for higher production, productivity and overall development of agriculture and allied sectors through research   and technology dissemination in the Western Undulating Zone comprising Kalahandi and Nuapada districts of Odisha. 

During the last three decades this station has generated number of transferable technologies in the area of crop improvement, plant protection and crop production for major crops of the zone. To strengthen the research activities, All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project and All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor are in operation at the RRTTS since 2003 and 2006, respectively. In addition to this, voluntary center for AICRP on Soybean is functioning from 2011. Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa, a project of India Meteorological Department, Govt of India is working in this station since 1995.

 Mandate:

  • To conduct location specific research in agriculture and allied disciplines for the Western Undulating Zone. 
  • To disseminate the transferrable technologies to the farmers through KVK and line departments 
  • To produce quality seeds 
  • Capacity building of the Agriculture and allied sector officers.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. C. M. Khanda

Associate Director of Research

Agronomy (Cropping system & Farming system management, Nutrient management, Farm mechanization)

cmkhandaouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. G. Prasad

Farm superintendent

Agronomy (Nutrient management & Weed management)

prasadganeshkvk[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr (Mrs.) S. Mohapatra

Jr. Scientist (Home Science)

Home Science

shradhaouat07[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. A. Nayak

Junior Scientist (Agronomy)

Agronomy 

(Nutrient management, Cropping system management)

anshumanouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. S. Dash

Junior Scientist (PBG)

Plant Breeding and Genetics (Molecular breeding)

subhashreedas[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. B. B. Sahoo

Junior Scientist (Horticulture)

Horticulture (Vegetable crops)

bibhutihort[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Jyoti Prakash Ray

Mechanic (Motor)

-

lalajyotiouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Ranjan Prakash Mallick

            

Driver (LMV)

-

ranjanprakashmallick[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Sanjay Kumar Swain

 

Junior Assistant

-

sanjayouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Panchanana Pradhan

VAW (Contractual)

-

panchananapradhan996[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Ambika Prasad Mahanty

Meteorological Observer, GKMS (Contractual)

-

jasu16mohanty[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

  1. RRTTS STATION EXPERIMENTS
    • Crop production: INM, IWM, crop establishment methods and cropping system research on rice, maize, onion, green gram, pea, soybean, ragi, sunhemp etc. 
    • Crop improvement: Aromatic rice, green gram, black gram, arhar, chickpea etc.
    • Horticulture : Improved management practices for tomato, onion, chili, bottle gourd, marigold, brinjal, okra etc.
    • Plant Protection: Rice, arhar, cotton, onion,  brinjal
  2. THRUST AREAS
  • Direct seeding of rice (DSR)
  • Mechanical transplanting of rice under puddled and non-puddled condition
  • Balanced nutrition of rice through decision support tools like rice crop manager (RCM), Nutrient Expert etc.
  • Alternate Wetting and Drying using Water tube (Pani pipe) in rice
  • Integrated weed management in rice, maize, greengram,soybean,cotton onion, tomato
  • Integrated pest management in rice, cotton,greengram, blackgram, arhar, soybean, maize, onion, brinjal, tomato, cauliflower  
  • Harvest and Post harvest management in rice, maize, greengram, blackgram, arhar, tomato, mango, banana
  • Raised and sunken bed system of cultivation
  • Crop diversification-Cotton, maize, arhar, groundnut etc.
  • Rice based Paira cropping system 

Achievements (2019-20)

Research:

1. Research result of screening 110 local aromatic rice genotypes for anaerobic germination capacity under 10 cm standing water in plastic containers with one cm soil indicated that germination of more than 60% was observed only in nine genotypes viz., Bishnubhog, Deulabhog, Dhobaluchi, Kalikati Kusumbhog, Karpurabas, Kalamani, Kalia, Parbatjeera. Coleoptile elongation was observed in 18 genotypes inside the water filled test tubes. Out of the seven genotypes screened on the basis of germination and coleoptile elongation under oxygen stress condition, four genotypes (Parbatjeera, Dhobaluchi, Kalikati and Deulabhog) were found to have more than 70 % germination when sown in pots with 10 cm standing water. The seedlings emerged out of water surface (10cm deep) on 10th day after sowing. 

Transferable Technology:

  • The aromatic cultivars Parbatjeera, Kalikati, Dhobaluchi and Deulabhog are found to have better germination capacity under submerged condition upto 10cm depth of water and can be taken up for direct sowing in low land conditions.

 

2.  Comparison of mechanical transplanting and direct seeding of rice (DSR) by seed drill with conventional transplanting and site specific nutrient management practices using soil test based fertilizer recommendation (STBFR) and Rice Crop Manager (RCM), a decision support tool with recommended dose of fertilizer revealed that direct seeding of rice (DSR) by tractor drawn seed drill produced rice grain yield (3818 kg/ha) which was at par with Mechanical transplanting of paddy by self propelled transplanter (4117 kg/ha). The net return and return/rupee invested was maximum in DSR (Rs.34,340/ha and 2.2) than mechanical transplanting (Rs.30,800/ha and 1.8). The net return in DSR and mechanical transplanting was found to be 40 and 27% more as compared to conventional transplanting (Rs.26000/ha), respectively. The seed yield of second crop pea, grown as paira crop was also found to be better in DSR plot. 

       Application fertilizer dose using Rice Crop manager (RCM), a decision support tool for site specific nutrient management (RCM 95:30:35:25 kg N, P2O5, K2O, ZnSO4/ha) produced enhanced rice grain yield (4480kg/ha) which was at par with soil test based fertilizer application (STBFR - 100:30:40:25 kg N, P2O5, K2O, ZnSO4/ha)  having grain yield of 4290kg/ha. The grain yield obtained with application of fertilizer dose using RCM tool and STBFR was 46 and 40% higher than recommended dose of 80:40:40 kg N, P2O5, K2O/ha (3052kg/ha). The net return in RCM (Rs.39,560/ha) was at par with STBFR (Rs.38,280/ha).

     The seed yield of paira crop pea was found to be higher in DSR+ STBFR than all other methods. 

 

Transferable Technology:

  • Mechanical transplanting of paddy by self propelled transplanter or direct seeding of rice(DSR) by tractor drawn seed drill with application of fertilizer using RCM (RCM 95:30:35:25 kg N, P2O5, K2O, ZnSO4/ha), a decision support tool, is suggested for growing rice in Odisha.
  • For rice- based paira cropping system, direct sowing of rice by seed drill (DSR) fertilized with soil test based fertilizer recommendation (STBFR-100:30:40:25 kg N, P2O5, K2O, ZnSO4/ha) followed by paira pea, is recommended. 

3.   Integrated nutrient management practices in aromatic rice-onion cropping system indictaed that cultivation of aromatic rice variety CR Dhan 907 during kharif season in medium land situation with green manuring (Sesbania) and application of 75% soil test based fertilizer (56.0:17.0:22.5 kg N, P2O5, K2O/ha) + Azosporillum and PSB @ 5kg/ha each (BF) and growing onion variety N 53 with application of 120:60:60 kg N, P2O5, K2O/ha + Vermicopmost 2.5 t/ha + Biofertilizers (BF) produced maximum yield and fetched higher return/rupee invested. The rice equivalent yield (10130 and 9378kg/ha), gross return (Rs.202603 and Rs.187547/ha) and net return (Rs.78193 and Rs.61370/ha) of the aromatic rice-onion system were higher with application of GM+75% STBFR+BF to rice and 120: 60: 60 kg N: P2O5: K2O/ha + Vermicompost 2.5 t/ha + BF to onion, respectively. The REY, gross return and net return in this nutrient combination GM+75% STBFR+BF are 30, 30.2 and 107% than application of STBFR alone, respectively.

 

Transferable Technology:

  • Transplanting aromatic rice variety CR Dhan 907 during kharif in medium land situation with green manuring and application of 75% soil test based fertilizer + Azosporillum and PSB @ 5kg/ha followed by growing onion with application of 120:60:60 kg/ha N: P2O5: K2O + vermicopmost 2.5 t/ha  + Azosporillum and PSB @ 5kg/ha after harvest of rice is recommended.

5. Twelve varieties of soybean sown at row spacing of 30cm and 45cm revealed that seed yield of soybean varieties sown at 30cm row spacing with recommended dose of fertilizer (25:100:50:50 kg/ha N-P2O5-K2O-S) was superior to 45cm row spacing. The mean seed yield at 30cm row spacing (1454kg/ha) was 22% more than 45cm row spacing (1195kg/ha) irrespective of the varieties. Sowing soybean variety MACS 1493 during Kharif at row spacing of 30cm produced maximum seed yield (1983kg/ha) than sowing at 45cm row spacing (1607 kg/ha) and at par with NRCSL-1 at the same row spacing (1963 and 1563 kg/ha), respectively.

Transferable Technology:

  • Cultivation of soybean variety MACS 1493 or NRCSL at row spacing of 30cm with application of recommended dose of fertilizer (25:100:50:50 kg/ha N-P2O5-K2O-S) is recommended.

 

6. Performance of two tomato varieties Arka Samrat and Arka Rakshak evaluated under six dates of sowing (15th July, 30th July, 15th August, 30th August, 15th  September and 30th September) revealed that Arka Rakshak and Arka Samrat produced tomato yield of 213.4q/ha and 196.9 q/ha, respectively . Among the six dates of sowing, 30th September sowing recorded the maximum numbers of fruits per plant (30.4) and fruit yield (286.7q/ha) with average fruit weight of 97.7g. 

Transferable Technology:

  • Sowing of tomato variety Arka Rakshak during 30th September can be suggested for obtaining higher yield    and profit. 

 

7. Performance evaluation of five marigold varieties   revealed that varieties Bidhan Marigold-2 and Arka Bangra transplanted at a spacing of 50 cm line to line and 50cm plant to plant with recommended dose of fertilizer application (80:80:80 kg N: P2O5: K2O/ha) produced maximum flower yield of 488.2 and 482.1q/ha, respectively. Both the marigold varieties produced 39.1% and 38.3% higher flower yield as well as 72.3% and 71.6% higher net return than the marigold variety Arka Alnkar (297.5q/ha ).

Transferable Technology:

  • Cultivation of Bidhan Marigold-2 and Arka Bangra at spacing of 50cm x 50cm with recommended dose of fertilizer application (80:80:80 kg N: P2O5: K2O/ha) is recommended for western undulating zone of Odisha.

 

8. Evaluation of eight different integrated nutrient management practices in onion variety N-53,   revealed that  maximum bulb yield of 279.6 q/ha was obtained with the application of 50% RDF (75: 30: 40: 15 kg N, P2O5, K2O, S / ha) + FYM (5 t/ha) + vermicompost (1.25 t/ha) + Azosporillum and PSB @5kg/ha each where the onion bulb yield and net return were 21.4 and 31.6% higher than the farmer’s practice (120: 50: 50 kg/ha N, P2O5, K2O). 

Transferable Technology:

Integrated  application of 75: 30: 40: 15 kg/ha N, P2O5, K2O & S)+ FYM 5 t/ha + vermicompost1.25 t/ha + Azosporillum and PSB @5kg/ha each to onion variety N-53 is recommended for better yield and profit for western undulating zone of Odisha.

 

GKMS, Bhawanipatna

During 2019-20,  Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva, AMFU, Bhawanipatna issued 102 English and  69 Odia Bulletins,  sent 63 SMS in m-kisan portal, where 1,29,388 farmers are registered and established 41linkages for dissemination of AAS Bulletin for the benefit of the farmers.

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Chiplima

About the Research Station

The Regional Research Station, Chiplima was established in the year 1978 to cater to the location specific agricultural research need of the West Central Table Land agroclimatic zone which spread over the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Jharsuguda.

            The total geographical area of this zone is 17.19 lakh ha out of which 56.9% is the net sown area. The cropping intensity of this zone been raised to 156% in recent years against 163% in Hirakud Command Area. Irrigation potential of this zone is around 30 per cent. The principal crop of the zone is rice (55.6%) followed by pulses like green gram and black gram; oilseeds like groundnut and sesamum and vegetables like brinjal, okra, pointed gourd, cole crops, chilli and onion.

            This zone experiences a warm and warm humid climate. The temperature varies from as low as 90C to as high as 44.20C. The mean maximum and the mean minimum temperatures of 40.50 C and 130C are recorded during the months of May and December, respectively. The station receives rain from southwest monsoon with mean annual rainfall of 1426.2 mm of which 86.5% is in monsoon months (June-September) and 6.9% in post monsoon (October-January) and 6.7% in pre-monsoon (February-May) period.

            The Regional Research Station, Chiplima was renamed towards the later part of 1998 as Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), thus expanding its scope for technology transfer. The Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station is situated at 20021’ N Latitude and 80055’E longitude in Dhankauda block of Sambalpur district at an altitude of 178.8 m above MSL. The total geographical area of the station is 90 ha of which 40 ha (20 ha upland, 8 ha medium land and 12 ha low land) is under cultivation.

The RRTTS now has assumed the following mandates:

  • Development and identification of varieties of different crops suitable for this zone.
  • Identification of production constraints and development of package of practices for different production environments.
  • Management of pests and diseases of different crops of the zone.
  • Transfer of technologies through training to field functionaries/farmers, dissemination of agro advisories, conduct of on farm trials/front line demonstrations, production and distribution of quality seeds.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Prof. A. K. Mohanty 

Associate Director of Research 

Agronomy, Agrometeorology.

adr[dot]chp[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof. B. S. Naik

Sr. Scientist (PBG),

Professor (CAS)

Rice breeding.

bsnaikouat[at]

rediffmail[dot]com

Prof. S. K. Tripathy 

Sr. Agronomist, 

Professor (CAS)

Weed and Fertilizer management.

santanu_kt[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

Dr. Dipankar Mandal

Junior Plant Pathologist

Fungi and plant infection, Plant disease management.

dipankarpatho[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Asim Ch. Dash

Farm Superintendent, Gambharipalli

Nutrient management.

acdashouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Ipsita Kar

Technical Officer,

GKMS

 

Agronomy, Water management.

ipsita[dot]kar06[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. B. B. Reddy

Mechanic

-

-

Mr. B. K. Behera

Driver

-

-

Ms. Emma Pratima Tete

VAW

-

-

Mr. P. K. Mohanty

Agril. Overseer

-

-

Mr. A. Mirdha

Agril. Overseer

-

-

Mr. M. Pradhan

PL

-

-

Mrs. K. Nag

Messenger

-

-

Activities

  • Varietal evaluation of pigeon pea.
  • Evaluation of rice varieties for BPH resistance.
  • Bio-efficacy of new generation pre-emergence herbicides for management of complex weed flora in transplanted rice.
  • Effect of organic nutrient management on yield, grain quality and economics of scented rice.
  • Eco- friendly management of sheath blight of rice.
  • Eco-friendly management of Sclerotium rot of chilli caused by Sclerotium rolfsii.
  • Evaluation of hybrid rice varieties.
  • Providing agro-advisory in English and Oriya in six districts (Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balangir, Sonepur, Jharsuguda and Boudh) and also uploading agro-advisory in block level in Sambalpur district.
  • Scientists are taking class in College of Agriculture and College of Horticulture, OUAT, Chiplima.

Achievements (2019-20)

Technology developed:

1. Sequential application of bispyribac sodium 10 EC at 25 g/ha after bensulfuron + pretilachlor 6.6 G at 660 g/ha, recorded higher weed control efficiency (97%), grain yield (6.0 t/ha) and B:C ratio (2.3) over other herbicide treatments and weedy check (2.7 t/ha) in rice-rice cropping system of irrigated areas.

2. Seed treatment of onion variety Nasik Red (N-53) having 135 days crop duration with Carboxin 37.5%+Thiram 37.5% @ 2gm/kg of seed and three foliar spraying with Tebuconazole 50% + Trifloxystrobin 25% WG @ 0.4 gm/lit of water at 10 days interval starting from initiation of the disease was most effective in reducing the purple blotch disease of onion by 15.67% and increasing the bulb yield by 83.4% in comparison to untreated control. 

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, G.Udayagiri, Kandhamal

About the Research Station

Date of establishment-   24.08.1983

 Agro-climatic zone-     North Eastern Ghat Zone

 Mandates-

Crop Diversification, Alternate Agriculture, Cropping System, Integrated Crop Management

Main focus of research - 

Generating standardization and providing agriculture technologies in the area of crop improvement, production and protection for tribal and other disadvantage group of farmers.  Develop relevant technology and provide appropriate services to the farming community, Area specific research based on needs  of farmers.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Debendra Kumar Debata

Associate Director of Research

Plant Pathology

dk2013debata[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Akshaya Kumar Sethy

Junior Scientist 

Agronomy

aksethy[dot]ouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. Kalawati Bhatt

Junior Typist

 

 

Mr. Goutam Gouda

Tractor Driver

 

 

Mr. Chaitnya Patra

Messenger

 

 

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

 1.Rhizome treatment in ginger with (Metalaxyl + Mancozeb) @ 0.2% + Streptocycline @ 0.015% for 30minutes at the time of sowing + Soil drenching with (Metalaxyl + Mancozeb)@0.2% + Streptocycline @ 0.015% twice at 45    and 90days after sowing could manage the rhizome rot disease of ginger.

2.Seed treatment with (Metalaxyl + Mancozeb) @ 2gm/kg + Soil application of Carbofuran @ 1kg a.i./ha in the main field+ soil drenching of Carbendazim @ 0.15%+ Streptocycline @0.015% at 30 and 45 days after transplanting recorded significantly lowest wilting of plants in brinjal.

3. Aug-15 date of sowing  is the best sowing time  for getting highest  yield while May-15 sowing time of raikia bean  recommended to avail higher  market price as no other beans are available in the market during harvesting  period.

4. Extension Bulletins – Agromet advisory bulletins under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) prepared and disseminated and SMS (Farmers Portal ) sent  on every Tuesday and Friday based on medium range weather forecast and stage of the crop

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Keonjhar

About the Research Station

Year of establishment: March 1978, 

Agrocilmatic region: North central plateau zone,

Mandates-

  • Conduct need based location specific research for the farming community of North central plateau zone
  • Production of quality seed and planting material
  • Provide technical support to the line departments and NGOs.

Main focus of research: Crop diversification, Sowing window, Varietal evaluation and protected cultivation.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. K.C. Sahoo 

ADR (I/C)

Agronomy

kcsagro77[at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs. Monika Ray

Jr. Scientist

Agronomy

monikarayouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. (Mrs.) Nityamanjari Mishra,  

Jr. Scientist

Horticulture

nityamanjari[dot]mishra[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Umesh Chandra Jena

Jr. Typist

-

umeshouat09[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Gajanan Sethi

VAW

-

gajanan[dot]6351[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Kali Charan Nayak

Lab. Attendant 

 

 

Sri Chakradhar Patra

Permanent Labour

 

-

Sri Balakrushna Sahoo

Messenger

 

-

Smt. Sasmita Nayak 

Meteorological Observer (GKMS)

 

sasmitanayak1920[at]yahoo[dot]com

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

  • Sowing chickpea on 15th November    fetched maximum mean net return of Rs. 26895/- per ha with B:C of 1.89  followed by 1st Nov  sowing    which  fetched mean net return of Rs. 24100/- per ha with B:C of 1.67. Growing chickpea variety JAKI 9218  fetched maximum mean net return of Rs. 27850/- per ha with B:C of 1.67
  • The maximum net return of Rs 10097/- and B:C of 1.23 per ha was obtained when Sahabhagidhan was taken in the rice - toria sequence. Sowing of paddy on 30th June registered  12 % higher REY than 15th July sowing
  • Yield per plant of parthenocarpic cucumber cultivated in naturally ventilated polyhouse was found to be highest in S3T3 (60 cm x 45 cm with three shoot system). But highest yield /1000msq was highest in S4T3 (45x45 cm with three shoot system) (203.4q) which is at par with S1T3 (60x30 cm and three shoot system) (199.35q) because of more number of plants per unit area in S4T3 and S1T3 than S3T3. Again though yield per 1000msq in S4T3 was slightly higher than S1T3 but the highest B:C was found in S1T3(60x30 cm with three shoot system) (3.10) because the cost of production increased in S4T3 as more numbers of plants used per unit area.

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Mahisapat, Dhenkanal

About the Research Station

Date of establishment: 01.04.1990

Agro-Climatic Zone- Mid-Central Table Land Zone 

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Mahisapat was established in the year 1990 under the aegis of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar to cater to the location specific agricultural research needs of Mid-Central Table Land Zone of Odisha. This Zone covers the entire district of Dhenkanal, Anugul and parts of Cuttack and Jajpur. Its climate is hot and moist sub-humid with mean annual rainfall of 1421.0 mm , mean maximum temperature of 38.70C and mean minimum temperature of 14.0C . The broad soil group of the zone is Alluvial, Red, Lateritic,    Mixed Red & Black. 

Mandates

  1. Basic, adoptive and need based zone specific research to meet the problems of the farmers of the Zone.
  2. Innovation/ modification of eco-friendly technology specific to this Zone.
  3. Selection and preservation of plant genetic materials / resources for the Zone especially for sesame.
  4. Development of technology for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), Integrated Weed Management (IWM) and Cropping-System(CS) for important crops of the Zone.
  5. Production and distribution of quality seed/ fingerlings for the farmers of the Zone.
  6. Extension of advance technology and motivation to the farming community through demonstration.

Main focus of research/ commodities research etc. – 

  1. Intercropping and weed management practices for major field crops.
  2. Acid soil management and INM for major field crops and vegetables.
  3. Selection of   suitable varieties of vegetables for this zone, development of suitable package and practices for major fruits and vegetable crops for enhancing the productivity.
  4. Screening of different popular varieties of marigold for its suitability to the zone.
  5. IPM & IDM   practices for major field crops and vegetables.
  6. Comparative study of different new generation insecticides and bio-pesticides against the major insect pests in different field/vegetable crops.
  7. Standardisation of organic package of practices for aromatic rice.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Debashish Swain

 

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)

Agronomy

drdebashishswain[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Debabrata  Panigrahi

Senior Scientist (Entomology)

Entomology

debabratapanigrahi1947[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Sunil Samal

Senior Scientist (Horticulture)

Horticulture

sunilsamal1974ouat[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Meenakhi Prusty

Junior Scientist (Soil Science)

Soil Science

meenakhi[dot]prusty[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Md. A. Alim

Technical Officer, GKMS  

Agronomy

alim[dot]ouat[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Mrs. Snehalata Sahoo

Jr. Typist

-

sneha123sahu[at]gmail[dot]com

Mr. N.K.Reddy

Agriculture overseer

-

kodanda[dot]reddy1987[at]gmail[dot]com

Narendra Nayak

Lab. Attendant

-

-

Manoranjan Pradhan

Meteorological Observer

-

manoranjanpradhan700[at]gmail[dot]com

Activities

  1. Technology Development and Standardization
  • Identification and Prioritization of different researchable issues of the Mid-Central Table Land Zone. 
  • To conduct need based location specific research for the zone.
  1. Technology Transfer and Up-scaling:
  • Transfer of the generated technologies to the KVKs for assessment, refinement, validation and up scaling.
  • Capacity building of extension personnel, input dealers and progressive farmers on various aspects of crop production, protection and value addition through imparting training in RITE, Dhenkanal. 
  1. Weather data recording and analysis :
  • Recording of Daily weather data and its analysis.
  • Preparation of Agro Advisory bulletin for farming community for Anugul and Dhenkanal district based on weather forecasting.
  • Dissemination of district level and Block level agromet advisories twice in a week (Tuesday and Friday) in English and Local language (Odia).

Achievements (2019-20)

  • Conducted 14 numbers of trials on varietal screening, crop production, and crop protection.
  • 386 no’s of AAS bulletins prepared and disseminated to the farmers of the zone.
  • Results of 9 concluded research trials transferred to KVKs for assessment and validation.
  • Published 7 research papers in national and international journals.
  • Published 10 popular articles. 
  • 5 scientists attended 5. nos. of seminar/symposium.

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Ranital

About the Research Station

Date of establishment: 1984

Agro-climatic zone: North Eastern Coastal Plain Zone,

 Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Ranital was established in the year 1984 under Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar to cater to the location specific agricultural research needs of North Eastern Coastal Plain Zone of Odisha. This Coastal Plain Zone covers the entire district of Bhadrak and Balasore, eight blocks of Jajpur district and two blocks of Anandpur sub-division of Keonjhar district. Six different types of agro ecological situations exist in this zone covering an area of 8.85 lakh hectares which is about 6.1 per cent of the total area of the state

Mandates/ The major focus of research. 

Crop Improvement:

  1. Development of high yielding rice varieties suitable for rice based cropping system and tolerance against the major biotic (BPH, Sheath blight) and abiotic stress                   ( submergence) 
  2. Collection, characterisation and evaluation of local landraces and popular varieties of rice and pulses. 

Crop Production:

  1. Development of production technology for rice,  maize, pulses, oilseeds and vegetables  with focus on Integrated nutrient management, Weed management 
  2. Standardisation of Sowing window for rice and other crops and evaluation of productivity and profitability of different Rice based cropping systems
  3. Integrated Farming System Research 

Crop Protection.

  1. Development of Integrated   pest management (IPM) modules for the major insect pest and diseases of rice, pulses, oilseeds and vegetables
  2. Study of seasonal incidence of the major insect pest in relation to different abiotic factors and development of pest forewarning models. 
  3. Comparative efficacy of different new generation safer insecticides and bio-pesticides against the major insect pests and their effect on beneficial insects
  4. Screening of different popular varieties and local land races for their pest tolerance 
  5. Standardisation of Organic Farming Package of Practice for aromatic rice, vegetables and spices

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Preetinanda Pati

ADR (I/C) & OIC, AICRP on R & M

Agronomy

preetinanda[dot]pati[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Bhagaban Kabat

Sr. Scientist

Soil Science

bhagabankabat[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dr. Umasankar Nayak 

Sr. Scientist

Entomology

usnayak74[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Gauri Sankar Singh 

Jr. Scientist

Agronomy

gssinghouat2014[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Dilip Kumar Dash 

Jr. Scientist

PBG

dilipkdash09[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Pankaj Kumar Chowdhury

RA

-

-

Sri Kishori Mohan Biswal 

Lab Assistant

-

-

Sri Dukhishyam Das 

VAW

-

-

Smt. Padmabati Giri 

Sr. Typist

-

-

Sri Ramesh ChanDr. a Singh

Lab. Attendant

-

-

Sri Nityananda Das 

Lab. Attendant

-

-

Sri Purusottam Rout 

Watchman

-

-

Activities

  1. Technology Development and Standardization
  • Identification and Prioritization of  different researchable issues of the zone 
  • To conduct need based location specific research programmes to address the emerging researchable issues.
  • Technology Transfer and Up-scaling:
  • Transferring generated  technologies to the KVKs of the zone for assessment, refinement, validation and up scaling
  • Technical backstopping of different centrally and state sponsored schemes like NFSM, BGREI, RKVY, ATMA, TRF and development of technology modules for large scale demonstration. 
  • Capacity building of extension personnel, input dealers and progressive farmers on various aspects of crop production, protection and value addition. 
  • Production of quality rice seeds for distribution to farmers 

Achievements (2019-20)

  1. Conducted 26 numbers of trials on crop improvement, crop production and crop protection
  2. Executed 9 externally funded trials on varietal evaluation and bio-efficacy studies of new pesticides 
  3. Results of five concluding trials transferred to KVKs for assessment 
  1. Evaluation of new generation herbicides  for weed control in transplanted rice 
  2. Effect of date of sowing on growth, yield and insect pest incidence in mustard under North Eastern Coastal Plain Zone of Odisha 
  3. Seasonal incidence and Assessment  of some IPM strategies  against Spodoptera litura in its new host crop mustard 
  4. Evaluation of some IPM modules against fruit fly infesting bitter gourd
  5. Management of major diseases of paddy with non chemical approach using bio-formulations 
  1. Published 6    research papers in national and international journals and 3 technical bulletins 

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station( RRTTS), Semiliguda

About the Research Station

Date of establishment: 1978

Agro-climatic zone: Eastern Ghat High Land Zone, 18.20 0N 82.30 0E 884m above MSL 

Mandates,  main focus of research

  1. To increase the agricultural production per unit area per unit time
  2. To initiate research programme in crops of regional importance
  3. To conduct survey, collect, document and maintain local races
  4. To associate actively with the training of the farmers and the field staffs
  5. To facilitate the scientists and extension personnel interaction in the RRTTS 
  6. To provide a platform for understanding farmers acceptability of the generated technologies 
  7. To properly blend the technologies and ITK for acceptance in a location specific farming system
  8. To collaboration with national and international institutions of agriculture Research

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. Kedareswar Pradhan, 

ADR

PBG

kdrcsp[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr Pravamayee Acharya

F.S

Home Science

prava[dot]satapathy[at]gmail[dot]com

Lalatendu Nayak

Jr Scientist

Agronomy

lala143cac[at]gmail[dot]com

Kamal Ku. Sahoo

Sr. Assistant

 

 

Balaram Sahoo

 

Tractor driver

 

 

Chinmaya Ku. Lima 

LMV, driver 

 

chinulima89[at]gmail[dot]com

Bijay Gouda

Lab. Attendant

 

 

 Dasu Eda 

P.L

 

 

Surya Narayan Nayak 

Watch man (Cont),

 

 

Balaram Jani

Temporary status

 

 

Sunadhal Muduli

Temporary status

 

 

Hari Gouda

Temporary status

 

 

Ghasi sing Harijan

Temporary status

 

 

Activities

Research trial- 8 no of trial

  • Ratooning practices in Arhar under EGHL zone
  • Management of organic source of nutrient and plant establishment method  in finger millet-toria  system for increasing productivity and profitability
  • Response of ragi varieties to different level of Nitrogen under rain fed condition
  • Assessment of millet based cropping system in rain fed upland of Eastern Ghat High Land zone of Odisha
  • Nutrient management in Pearl millet
  • Released Hybrid & Varietal Trial Zone B (RHVT B) kharif 2020
  • Initial Hybrid Trial ( Medium) [IHT (M) ] Kharif 2020
  • Population Trial B (PT B) Kharif 2020

Achievements (2019-20)

 

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research & Technology Transfer Sub Station, Kirei, Sundergarh

About the Research Station

Date of establishment-26.04.2011

Agro-climatic zone- North Western Plateau zone

Mandates:

  • Crop Diversification 
  • Alternate Agriculture 
  • Cropping System 
  • Soil Conservation 

Main focus of research:

  • Crop Diversification
  • Integrated Crop Management

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr. S. K. Biswasi

Senior Scientist

Agronomy

sajeeb_biswasi[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Sri. C. Sahoo

Met Observer

 

rschakradharsahoo[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri. B. Naik

Temporary Status

 

 

Sri Kuldeep Hati

Temporary Status

 

 

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

Initiated the Experiments as per plan

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Regional Research & Technology Transfer Sub Station, UMERKOTE

About the Research Station

Year of establishment: March 1999

Agro-climatic zone: Eastern Ghat High Land Zone

Mandates:

  • Conduct need based location specific research for the farming community.
  • Provide technical support to the line departments
  • Production of quality seed and planting materials.

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Sri Biman Ranjan Behera

Jr. Agronomist

Agronomy

biman[dot]behera[at]gmail[dot]com

Sri Rama Chandra Sing

VAW

 

 

Sri Rajan Samantaray

Driver

 

 

Sri Damu Almango

Lab. Attendant

 

 

Sri D. Gopi Reddy

Watchmen

 

 

Activities

 

Achievements (2019-20)

 

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

Sugarcane Research Station

About the Research Station

Date of establishment: September 1989

Agro-climatic zone: East & South East Coastal Plain Zone 

Mandates: To evolve and identify suitable varieties with its complete package to enhance production, productivity and quality of sugarcane for the state of Orissa.

Main focus/commodity of research: Sugarcane

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Miss Swagatika Mohanty

Junior Scientist 

Plant Pathology

swagat[dot]saroj[at]gmail[dot]com

Pravin Kumar Das

Driver

 

 

Ranjan Kumar Das

Field Assistant

 

 

Activities

Different research trials of plant breeding, crop production and plant pathology are taken up

Achievements (2019-20)

Raising sugarcane seedlings by budchip method (SSI) with high yielding sugarcane genotypes  CoOr 04152 could be adopted by the farmers for enhanced productivity of cane and sugar leading to higher income of the farmers.

 


 

 

Name of Research Station

High Altitude Research Station, Pottangi

About the Research Station

Date of establishment- 1963,

Agro-climatic zone- Eastern Ghat High Land Zone,

Mandates- Development of varieties and Packages of practices for spices in Odisha,

Main focus of research/ commodities: -Spices

Detailed Staff position

Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email ID

Dr Parshuram Sial

Officer-In-Charge

Plant Breeding and Genetics

parsuramsial[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr Gyanalok Das

Senior Scientist( Horticulture)

Horticulture

gyanalokdas[at]gmail[dot]com

Smt. Sunita Behera

Junior Scientist(Plant Pathology)

Plant Pathology

b[dot]sunita10[at]gmail[dot]com

Kosha Beti

Permanent Labour

-

-

Activities

Conducting experiments, breeder seed production in ginger and turmeric,sapling production in spices,    imparting training to farmers, diagnostic field visit to solve the problems of spices farmers, conducting FLD on spices in farmers field

Achievements (2019-20)

Conducted 3 maize trials, 2 spices trials

 


 

 

Seed Production

Sl. No.

Crop

Centre

Variety

Class of seed

Area covered (ha)

Quantity produced (q)

 

Paddy (Kharif 2019)

BSP 

(NSP-Crops), Bhubaneswar

Udayagiri

BS

0.10

02.20

Parijat

BS

0.20

03.80

Khandagiri

BS

0.35

04.40

Mandakini

BS

0.15

03.60

Lalat

BS

0.50

11.00

IR-64

BS

0.10

02.40

Manaswini

BS

0.10

02.10

Surendra

BS

0.10

01.00

MTU-1001

BS

0.60

11.20

MTU-1010

BS

0.20

05.20

MTU-7029

BS

2.90

62.00

Hasant

BS

0.60

18.00

Mrunalini

BS

0.40

12.20

Kalachampa

BS

0.10

03.20

Upahar

BS

0.40

10.00

RRTTS (CZ), Bhubaneswar

Pratikshya

BS

1.50

20.80

Ranidhan

BS

1.00

21.40

Lalat

FS

4.50

106.40

Swarna

FS

1.50

42.20

Pooja

FS

2.00

62.60

RRTTS, Bhawanipatna 

MTU-1001

FS

5.00

197.40

MTU-1010

FS

5.00

181.60

RRTTS, Ranital

Swarna 

FS

5.00

155.00

Ranidhan

FS

1.00

33.00

RRTTS, Chiplima 

MTU 7029

FS

7.00

216.20

MTU1001

FS

11.00

278.00

RRTTS, Keonjhar

Sahabhaghi Dhan

FS

5.00

155.40

SRF, Gambharipali

MTU-7029

FS

32.00

1097.40

MTU-1001

FS

8.00

264.00

 

Paddy 

(Rabi 

2019-20)

BSP (NSP-Crops), Bhubaneswar

Khandagiri

BS

1.00

20.00

Lalat

BS

2.20

45.00

IR-64

BS

0.10

03.40

MTU-1001

BS

1.50

20.00

MTU-1010

BS

0.40

12.00

 

Mung bean 

AICRP on MULLaRP

IPM 02-14

BS

9.00

32.00

 

Urd bean 

PU 31

BS

1.50

3.90

Urd bean 

Prasad

(B-3-8-8)

BS

0.50

0.34 

 

Groundnut

AICRP on Groundnut

Devi

BS

16.00

          238.10

 

Toria

AICRP on Rapeseed & Mustard

Sushree

BS

0.40

1.35

 

Sesame

AICRP on Sesame

Amrit

BS

0.20

0.47 

Smarak

BS

0.20

0.25

 

Niger

AICRP on Niger, Semiliguda

Utkal Niger-150

BS

1.00

2.15

 

Finger millet