FMD vaccine quality control testing under NADCP (Funded by DAHD)

National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) is a flagship scheme launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in September 2019 for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease and other important animal diseases. FMD control is envisaged by vaccinating 100% cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and pig-eligible populations in the entire country following a planned schedule. Under […]

Biological Control of Alien Invasive Weed Salvinia molesta in Central India

The Salvinia molesta, commonly known as “Water Fern” is an aggressive and fast-growing Alien Invasive Aquatic Weed of South-Eastern Brazil origin. During the past 60 years, it has been spread widely throughout the world and recently added to the list of the World’s 100 Most Invasive Species. Earlier, it was reported as a problematic aquatic […]

Rapeseed-Mustard Crop

Historically the brassicas are one of the earliest domesticated crop plants by man. It is mentioned in several ancient scripture and literature and might have been cultivated as early as 5000 BC. There is evidence of its cultivation in the Neolithic age (Chang 1968). Seeds of mustard were found in the Channhu- daro of the […]


Onion variety DOGR-571-LR developed by ICAR-DOGR has been recommended for release in the Annual Group Meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion & Garlic held at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 4-5 April 2016. It has been christened as ‘Bhima Light Red’. It is recommended for cultivation in the rabi season in Karnataka and […]

Mushroom fortified millet cookies

Mushrooms and millets both are healthy foods that complement each other very well. Millet-Mushroom integration is the idea that food influences our health in complex and highly interactive ways. Mushroom millet cookies can be developed by combining the nutritional and health benefits of both mushrooms and millet. Mushroom millet cookies were formulated by combining sorghum […]

Farmer’s Feedback on Betelvine Hybrid Received

Farmers participatory evaluation of the Betelvine Hybrid was undertaken at Kurhe panache village, Bhusawal taluka, Jalagaon (Dist), Maharashtra to know the feedback of the farmers on the newly developed Betelvine Hybrid under ICAR-All India coordinated Research Project on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants & Betelvine (AICRP-MAP&B) by ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Bengaluru. The hybrid, […]

Economic empowerment of tribal women through improved cultivation of groundnut and its value addition under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)

A progressive woman farmer named Paradi Chinnammi, w/o Tavitayya of Mettavalasa village used to cultivate Groundnut as a rainfed crop during Kharif season using seeds of local low-yielding varieties with indigenous un-improvised cultivation practices. From her one acre of landholding, she could hardly receive 3.0-3.5 quintals of produce categorized as very low productivity with a […]

“Hindi Pakhwada” Celebration in ICAR-DFR

ICAR-DFR celebrated “Hindi Pakhwada” from 14th September 2020 to 29th September 2020. Different competitions like Essay, Word writing related to flowers, Poem Recitation, and Rangoli Programme based on different themes were organized in which all the scientific, administrative, and temporary staff of ICAR-DFR, Pune participated. Owing to the ongoing pandemic situation, all programs were organized […]