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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 :

  1. 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.
  2. Serve as a repository of scientific information relevant to horticulture.
  3. Act as a centre for training for up gradation of scientific manpower in modern technologies for horticulture production.
  4. Collaborate with national and international agencies in achieving the above objectives.

Service profile - Agriculture Technology Information Center[edit]

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.

Fruit Crops[edit]

  • Mangoes
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Apple guavas
  • Papayas
  • Pomegranate
  • Jujube fruits
  • Annona
  • 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[edit]

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.

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