Genetics Research Institutes in Indian
IIHR, the first horticultural Research Institute in the country under the ICAR, was established on 5 September 1967 at New Delhi. Later, the base of IIHR was moved to Hessaraghatta located 25 km away from Bangalore in Karnataka, on 1 February 1968, by merging the institute with National Horatorium of Govt. of Karnataka. The institute is spread over a land area of 263 hectares.
The institute is mandated to :
- Undertake basic and applied research for developing strategies to enhance productivity and utilization of tropical and sub-tropical horticulture crops viz., fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, medicinal and aromatic plants and mushrooms.
- Serve as a repository of scientific information relevant to horticulture.
- Act as a centre for training for up gradation of scientific manpower in modern technologies for horticulture production.
- Collaborate with national and international agencies in achieving the above objectives.
Service profile - Agriculture Technology Information Center
The institute offers various services, consolidated under the umbrella of the Agriculture Technology Information Center (ATIC).
Farmers’ Advisory services : The service envisages identification of farmers' problems, analysis and advising suitable corrective measures.
Diagnostics : Diagnosis of diseases of various horticultural crops and advice on their control and management.
Supply of Video Films : Distribution of video films to the farmers and organizations for updating knowledge on modern technologies.
Supply of Publications : The Institute has published many illustrated leaflets and bulletins for dissemination of crop information to the farmers. The publications are made in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu.
: The institute has also made information available on floppy disks and as print-outs.
Supply of seeds : Supply of seeds in packets are also undertaken by the institute.
- Apple guavas
- Jujube fruits
- Sweet orange
The division deals with improvement of production technology of mango, grapes, pineapple, guava, papaya, pomegranate, ber, annona and citrus.
- Carry out basic and strategic research for enhancing productivity, quality and utility of fruit crops in tropical agro-climatic zones of India.
- Act as Repository of fruit genetic resources and their management.
- Transfer of technologies and study their impact.
- Conduct teaching and training programmes for development of human resources.
- Use ICT in scientific information and knowledge.
Vegetable Crops division carries out research developing high yielding vegetable varieties / hybrids through crop improvement programmes with an emphasis on minimizing the cost. The division has five breeding laboratories and a production technology laboratory.
Indian Society of Human Genetics, V Annual Conference, including International Symposium on Population Structure & Human Variation, at the Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR), Parel, Bombay, December 19-23, 1978
Proceedings of the Summer Institute of Parasexual Mechanisms and Distant Hybridization in Crop Improvement, held in the Department of Genetics, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, from 3rd to 30th June 1977
Book (Dept. of Genetics, Haryana Agricultural University)
Genes for resistance to rusts and powdery mildew in wheat : a compendium on genes for disease resistance and hybrid lethality in wheat and its related species
Book (Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute)