All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture was established during IV Five-Year Plan in the year 1970-71 to carryout nation-wide interdisciplinary research by linking ICAR Institutes with State Agricultural Universities (SAU’s). The necessity of the project has been reviewed from time to time in view of growing importance and potential of floriculture in different […]

Post Harvest Management

. Loose Flowers Ÿ Always wear gloves while making malas, venis and gazra Ÿ Sterilise the threads and needles in alcohol before making the mala, veni, gazra etc Ÿ Clean the containers, baskets with soap water before storing the flowers Ÿ Harvested flowers and other floriculture products such as dry flowers need to be UV […]


It is important to maintain at most care while harvesting as the produce would be reaching the final consumers. Ÿ It is important to minimize the physical contact with the body to the extent possible Ÿ Farmers are advised to wear clean washed cloths and aprons Ÿ Clean all the bags, containers used for harvesting […]

Plant Protection

Covid 19 causes acute respiratory distress in some of the patients. It is therefore very important to safeguard the health of lungs. Wearing suitable masks while spraying or dusting the pesticides prevents damage to lungs. Ÿ The farmers are advised to wear the standard protective gear while spraying the pesticides to prevent the exposure to […]

Propagation and Nursery Management

It is advised to wash all the cuttings, buds and propagules before they are used for planting Ÿ Wear face masks and rubber gloves Ÿ Wash the tools like budding knife, secateurs with soap and water. Dip the tools in alcohol after each operation that prevents the spread of plant diseases. Ÿ Wash the rose […]

International women day was celebrated at ICAR-DGR

International women day was celebrated at ICAR-DGR, Junagadh on 08 March 2021. About 27 women farmers from Ivnagar village, Junagadh dist. participated in the programme. The programme started at 03:00 pm by an introduction and a short speech by Dr Sushmita S, Scientist, emphasizing the significance of ‘International Women’s Day’ and the importance of women […]

Hands-on training on Recirculating Aquaculture System for Intensive Farming of Coldwater Fish at ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal

ICAR-Directorate of cold water Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, conducted three days hands-on training on “Recirculating aquaculture system for intensive farming of cold water fish” from 1-3 August 2022. The training was attended by 17 trainee/participants, including farmers, entrepreneurs, aquaculture/fisheries start-ups, and marketing executes. The training resumed with the inaugural session, where Dr.Debajit Sarma (Principal Scientist)and Dr. […]

State For Agriculture And Farmers Welfare

Sri. Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India visited ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram on 28th January 2017.The minister inaugurated the precision water and nutrient management facility as a part of ‘More crop per drop’ research programme of the Institute to fulfill the objective of the hon’ble Prime Minister’s dream […]

Tuber Crops Planting Festival – Mezhuveli Panchayat

ICAR-CTCRI has organized a tuber crops planting festival and farm inputs and implements were distributed to identified beneficiary farmers belonging to below poverty line (BPL) scheduled castes in Mezhuveli panchayat, Pathanamthitta district on 5th March 2022. In a function organized at Karithotta, Mezhuveli, the farmers meet was inaugurated by Mrs. Veena George, Hon’ble Minister for […]

Shallow furrow & medium ridge technology

About 75 % of the farm land is shaped into medium ridges (1.0 m top width ×0.75 m height × 2.0 m bottom width) and furrows (2.0 m top width × 1.0 m bottom width × 0.75 m depth) with a gap of 3.5 m between two consecutive ridges and furrows. As in high ridge […]