COASTAL ZONE - I

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, KOVVUR

 

AICRP on Fruits

Horticulture:

·   Collection, characterization, conservation, evaluation and utilization of Banana germplasm

·    Clonal Selection in banana.

·   Evaluation of Promising Clones of Banana (MLT-1).

·   Standardization of organic nutrient schedule in banana cv. Grand Naine.

·    Enhancing the input use efficiency in banana cv. Grand naine.

·    Assessment of Post-harvest loss in Banana and Mango.

·    Assessment of phenology, productivity and incidence of insect pests and diseases in banana grown under varying climatic conditions.

·     Studies on integrated nutrient and water management interaction in banana.

·     Evaluation of new introductions of banana (MLT-2).

·     Evaluation of the field performance of the macro-propagated plants of banana.

 

Plant Pathology:

·      Survey of emerging diseases of Banana

·      Validation of superior best treatments for the management of Fusarium wilt disease.

·      Management of Eumusae leaf spot (Sigatoka leaf spot) disease of banana.

·      Diagnosis of banana viruses in germplasm and planting material used in experiments.

·      Screening of banana germplasm against Fusarium wilt.

·      New and emerging diseases in Jackfruit.

·      Etiology of Jackfruit wilt diseases.

·      Survey for emerging insect pests of Jackfruit.

 

AICRP on Tuber crops

·      Collection, Conservation, cataloguing and evaluation of Genetic resources of elephant foot yam.

·      Collection, Conservation, cataloguing and evaluation of Genetic resources of Colocasia.

·      Collection, Conservation, cataloguing and evaluation of Genetic resources of Dioscorea.

·      URT on greater yam.

·      IET on greater yam (2nd year).

·      Intercropping in Greater yam.

·      Validation of organic farming technologies in Elephant foot yam.

·      Validation of organic farming technologies in Greater yam.

·      IET on Greater yam (2016) (Planting in 2017).

·      IET on Colocasia (2016) (Planting in 2017).

·      IET on Elephant foot yam (2016) (Planting in 2017)

 

NON- PLAN

Plant pathology:

·      Studies on postharvest disease of banana.

·      Integrated management of rhizome rot disease of banana.

·      Management of Banana Rhizome rot (Erwinia sp.)  through application of micro nutrients and bio control agents.

 

Horticulture:

·      Observational trial on the performance of open pollinated seed of Amorphophophallus paeoniifolius.

·      Effect of different weedicides on the growth and yield of banana.

·      Development of Sustainable Organic Banana Production System cv.Yangambi km-5.

·      Standardization of protocol for in vitro propagation of Crossandra infundibuliformis (L) Nees.

·      Low cost Gelling Agents for in vitro multiplication of banana.

·      Standardization of fertigation for elephant foot yam.

·      Studies on regulation of flowering, bulb production and post-harvest behaviour of turberose (Polyanthes tuberose L.) cv.Prajwal.

·      Effect of different mulches on growth and yield of tuberose cv Prajwal.

·      Studies on improving of shelf life of banana cv.Tella chakkerakeli.

RKVY

·      Molecular Virus indexing and production of quality plant material of Tissue culture banana.

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, AMBAJIPETA

 

Horticulture

Crop Improvement (Plan)

·    Collection, conservation and evaluation of location specific germplasm.

·    Evaluation of elite germplasm

·    Evaluation of new coconut hybrids of location specific cross combinations.

·    Evaluation of released varieties in coconut.

·    Evaluation of Tall x Tall coconut hybrids

·    Evaluation of location specific Tall x Tall coconut hybrids

·    Evaluation of Dwarf x Dwarf coconut hybrids in different agro climatic conditions.

·    Evaluation of released coconut varieties in different agro-climatic regions

·    Nucleus seed gardens for released varieties.

 

Crop Production (Plan)

·    Evaluation of nutrient management under coconut based integrated cropping systems for different agro-climatic regions.

·    Screening of cocoa clones for their performance in coconut gardens.

·    Evaluation of organic farming in coconut based cropping system.

 

Plant Pathology (Plan)

·    Survey and Surveillance of coconut diseases

·    Characterization and management of basal stem rot disease of coconut

·    Studies on minimum inoculum load required for successful infection of basal stem rot disesase.

·    Management of basal stem rot  disease in coconut

·    Identification of coconut types resistant to Ganoderma wilt disease

·    Management of bud rot and stem bleeding disease in coconut

Entomology (Plan)

·    Pest surveillance in coconut

·    Evaluation of botanical cake and paste for the management of Rhinoceros beetle infesting juvenile palms.

·    Integrated Management of coconut Eriophyid mite

·    Production and supply of parasitoids

·    Integrated management of slug caterpillar 

Horticulture (Non-Plan)

·    Evaluation of pollen viability of Tall and dwarf cultivars of coconut.

·    Studies on weed management in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) nursery.

·    Effect of neera tapping on coconut yield.

·    Studies on off season production of field beans (Lablab purpureus var lignosus) in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Plant Pathology (Non plan)

·    Survey and surveillance on diseases of cocoa and their management.

·    Management of Phytophthora pod rot and stem canker in cocoa.

Entomology (Non Plan)

·    Studies on the seasonal incidence and management of cocoa pests.

·    Survey and monitoring of pest problems in cocoa.

·    Studies on field evaluations of different doses of Azadiracthin 10,000 ppm against coconut pests through root feeding.

·    Survey for pest incidence in mango ecosystem in coastal Andhra Pradesh and field evaluation of bio pesticide formulations against mango hoppers, Idioscopus sp.

·    Evaluation of microbial insecticides against aphids of cole crop (viz., cauliflower / cabbage) in green house.

 

  

POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH STATION, VENKATARAMANNAGUDEM

 

Non-Plan:

·      Studies on effect of ripening structures on fruit ripening and quality of Mango (Mangifera indica L.)

·      Standardization of recipe of guava nectar and evolution of quality attributes during storage

·      Study on different drying methods of drumstick (Moringa oleifera L.) leaves and evaluation of nutritional composition”.

·      Effect of spray drying technology for maximum recovery of fruit powder from tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, VENKATARAMANNAGUDEM

 

AICRP on MAP & Betelvine (Plan)

 

Horticulture:

·      Collection, characterization, evaluation and maintenance of Bach / Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)

·      Collection, characterization, evaluation and maintenance of Makoi / Black Night Shade (Solanum nigrum)

·      Hybrid evaluation trial in Betelvine under Multi location trial (MLT)

·      Evaluation of Acorus calamus under MLT.

·      Studies on floral biology and breeding behaviour of Makoi / Black Night Shade (Solanum nigrum)

·      Standardization of organic farming practices for Betelvine (Piper betle).

·      Standardization of organic farming practices for Bach / Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus).

·      Evaluation of promising lines of Chitrak in Multi location trial (MLT).

·      Evaluation of promising lines of Lal Chitrak in Multi location trial (MLT)

Entomology:

·      Survey, collection identification and cataloguing of entomofauna associated with collected and other medicinal and aromatic plants.

·      Seasonal abundance of economically important insects and arachnids on available medicinal and aromatic plants.

·      Damage intensity assessment of the crops infested by the major pests to know the level of infestation of key pests on a particular crop.

·      Natural enemies associated with economically important insects and arachnids.

·      Management of insect and non insect pests of betelvine

Plant Pathology

·      Survey and monitoring of diseases on medicinal and aromatic plants in Andhra Pradesh.

·      Epidemiological studies on Yellow mosaic disease of cowhage (Mucunapruriens).

·      Integrated management of downy mildew and leaf spots/blight diseases of Isabgol (Plantago ovata).

 

AICRP on MAP & Betelvine (Non-Plan)

Plant Pathology

·      Effect of sowing time on yellow mosaic disease incidence and yield of cowhage (Mucuna pruriens)

Horticulture:

·      Collection, maintenance and evaluation of  Betelvine (Piper betle)

·      Studies on effect of various media and hormones on propagation of marigold cultivar Bidhan Marigold – 2

·      Studies on effect of SNP, source of nitrogen fertilizer and spacing on growth and yield of Bidhan Marigold- 2 during summer.

·       Studies on effect of chemicals and plant growth regulators on growth and yield of marigold cultivar Bidhan Marigold - 2  during summer.

  

AICRP on Tropical Fruits:

 

Sapota

·      Collection, Characterisation, Conservation, Evaluation and Utilization of germplasm.

·      Standardization of stage wise requirement of nutrients in sapota.

·      Studies on residual and cumulative effect of nutrients in sapota.

·      Canopy management  under high density planting in sapota.

·      Impact of climate change on sapota.

·      Widening the genetic base in sapota

·      Evaluation of new hybrids/ varieties of sapota

Jackfruit

·      Collection, Characterisation, Conservation, Evaluation and Utilization of germplasm.

·      Varietal trial on Jackfruit.

Rambutan

·      Performance of promising Rambutan clones.

Non plan

·      Observational trial on Date palm.

·      Observational trial on Dragon fruit.

 

 

NON-PLAN

 

Vegetables

·      Crop improvement in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

·      Crop improvement in brinjal (Solanum melongenaL.)

·           Collection evaluation and maintenance of germplasm for identification of promising lines of ridge gourd

·           Collection evaluation and maintenance of germplasm for identification of promising lines of oriental pickling melon

·      Crop improvement in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.)

·           Collection, characterization and evaluation of germplasm for identification of promising lines of dolichos bean

·           Collection evaluation and maintenance of germplasm for identification of promising lines of cluster bean

·                                                                                                         Collection, maintenance and evaluation of roselle germplasm (Hibiscus cannabinus L.)

·                                                                                                         Standardization of spacing under drip irrigation in onion (Allium cepa L.) –(Conlcuded)

Flower crops

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflora L.)

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of china aster (Callistephus chinensis).

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of crossandra (Crossandra infundibuliformis).

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora).

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of tuberose (Polianthes tuberose).

 

Plant Pathology

·      Occurrence of viral diseases on tomato and their management.

·      Evaluation of fungicides for the management of Cucumber (Cucumis melo var. conomon) downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis).

·      Studies on etiology of wilt complex of tomato.

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, CHINTAPALLI

 

Horticulture (Plan):

·      Germplasm collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation  in Black Pepper – 1987

·      Coordinated Varietal trial in Black Pepper-2006

·      CVT 2015 on Farmers varieties of Black Pepper Series VII

·      Coordinated Varietal trial on Turmeric- 2016

·      Standardization of fertigation in ginger -2015

·      CVT on Black Pepper -2015 Series VIII

·      Evaluation of grafts, orthotropic and runner shoots in black pepper

·      Organic production of Ginger

·      Organic production of Turmeric

·      Effect of micronutrients on growth and yield of Ginger

·      Effect of micronutrients on growth and yield of Turmeric

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, PANDIRIMAMIDI

 

Horticulture:

Plan:

·     Survey, Collection and Evaluation of Palmyra germplasm

·     Composting technology of palmyrah pith

·     Studies on use of growth inhibiting substances for induction of early flowering in Palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.)

·     Growth and developmental studies in Palmyra [Borassus flabellifer]

·     Growth and developmental studies in Palmyra [Borassus flabellifer]

Non Plan:

·      Studies on effect of Interstock on performance and fruit quality in mango var. Alphonso

·      Effect of manures on growth and yield of Ginger in the agency areas of East Godavari district

·      Effect of manures on growth and yield of Turmeric in the agency areas of East Godavari district

·      Observational trail on performance of Bird of Paradise

·      Studies on performance of Rose cultivars under polyhouse conditions

·      Studies on performance of Jasmine varieties  under polyhouse conditions

·      Effect of growth regulators on growth and yield in jasmine under polyhouse conditions

·      Observational trial on the performance of different Chrysanthemum varieties in polyhouse conditions in Agency area of East Godavari

·      Survey collection and conservation of minor forest fruits and vegetables in the agency areas of East Godavari district.

·      Evaluation of different Potato varieties under high altitude conditions of East    Godavari     district

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, PEDDAPURAM

Plan:

Crop improvement:

·      Collection, Conservation, Cataloguing and Evaluation of Genetic resources of Cassava

·      URT on K-efficient Cassava lines (2014) (1st year)

·      MLT on short duration Cassava varieties (2012) (1st year)

Agro-Techniques

·      Micronutrient studies in Cassava.

Non-Plan

·      Collection, Conservation and Evaluation of Genetic resources of Sweet potato

 

 

 

COASTAL ZONE - II

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, LAM

AICRP (Vegetables) 

Breeding

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of chilli germplasm.

·      Varietal trials on Chilli (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on cauliflower (Early) (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on cauliflower (Mid) (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on dolichos bean (Pole) (IET)

·      Varietal trials on dolichos bean (Pole) (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on dolichos bean (bush) (IET)

·      Varietal trials on dolichos bean (bush) (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on French bean (bush) (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on Vegetable Cowpea (AVT-I)

·      Varietal trials on Yard long bean (AVT-II)

·      Hybrid trials on Chilli (IET)

·      Hybrid Trials on Chilli (AVT-I)

·      Hybrid trials on Chilli (AVT-II)

·      Hybrid trials on cauliflower (Early) (AVT-I)

·      Hybrid trials on cauliflower (Mid) (AVT-I)

·      Hybrid trials on Okra YVMV (IET).

·      Hybrid trials on Brinjal Round (AVT-I)

·      Varietal evaluation trial on Chilli (Non-Plan).

 

Breeder Seed Production

·      Breeder Seed Production of vegetables (Chillies) Maintenance of genetic purity of released/pre-released varieties and parental lines of pre-released hybrids of chillies through maintenance breeding programme.

·      Studies on effect of integrated weed management on quality and seed yield of vegetable  crops (Chilli)

·      Integrated Nutrient Management for seed yield and quality improvement in chilli

·      Influence of foliar spray of micronutrients to enhance seed yield and quality in chilli

·      Effect of drip irrigation and fertigation schedule on seed yield and quality in chilli

·      Enhancement of storability of vegetable seeds under ambient conditions by zeolite beads.

 

Non-Plan

·      Development of hybrids and their stability in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.)

 

CHILLI IMPROVEMENT SCHEME

Entomology (Non-Plan)

·      Screening of chilli germplasm / Cultivars for resistance to thrips and blossom midge in chilli.

·      Population dynamics of chilli pest complex in relation to abiotic and biotic factors.

·      Evaluation of new molecules of insecticides against sucking pests in chilli.

·      Bio-ecology studies in chilli blossom midge Asphondylia capparis Barnes (Diptera:cecidomyiidae)

·      Management of chilli blossom midge (Asphondylia capparis) in chilli.

Chillies Breeding (Non-Plan)

·      Collection, Maintenance, Evaluation, cataloguing and utilization of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L).

·      Development of chilli varieties/hybrids through selection, hybridization for yield and quality.

·      Development of hot pepper Hybrids utilizing Cytoplasmic Genetic male sterile (CGMS) lines.

·      Collection, Maintenance, Evaluation, cataloguing and utilization of paprika (Capsicum annuum L) germplasm.

 

AICRP ON VEGETABLES

Plant Pathology (Plan)

·      Monitoring emerging diseases of vegetable crops.

·      Assessment in yield losses due to major diseases in important vegetables crops

·      Okra Yellow Vein Mossiac Virus (YVMV) resistant varietal trial (AVT-I, AVT-II).

·      Integrated management of vector borne viruses in chilli.

·      IDM package for cucurbit diseases (Ridgegourd).

Plant Pathology (Non-Plan)

·      Disease reaction of chilli germplasm against different diseases.

 

 AICRP ON SPICES

Crop Improvement (Non-Plan)

·      Development of varieties through mutation and hybridization in Coriander.

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of Ajowan germplasm.

·      Evaluation of M1V2 generation cv. Prathibha for identification of superior clones.

Crop Improvement (Plan)

1.    Collection, evaluation and maintenance of coriander germplasm.

·      Multi-location evaluation of coriander germplasm.

·      Initial evaluation trial on Coriander.

·      Coordinated Varietal trial on coriander.

·      Collection, evaluation and Maintenance of Fenugreek germplasm.

·      Coordinated varietal trial on Fenugreek.

·      Coordinated Varietal trial on Ajwain.

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of turmeric germplasm.

·      Chemo-profiling for identification of industrial types among the released varieties of fenugreek.

·      Coordinated Varietal trial on Turmeric.

·      Initial evaluation trial on Turmeric.

·      Development of varieties in turmeric through mutagenic agents (Observational trial).

Crop Production (Plan)

·      Micro irrigation management in coriander.

·      Effect of bee attractants on improvement of productivity in coriander.

·      Source sink relationship in turmeric.

·      Management of foliar diseases in turmeric using tolerant lines.

·      Organic production of turmeric.

Crop Production (Non-Plan)

·      Standardization of age and time of pro-tray transplants of turmeric.

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, DARSI

 

Horticulture:

·      Performance of acid lime selections/varieties under Prakasam district conditions.

·      Performance of arid fruit crops suitable under Prakasam district conditions.

·      Testing of promising mango varieties.

·      Organic cultivation of sweet orange.

·      Performance of minor fruit crops suitable under Prakasam district conditions.

·      Standardization of training and pruning practices in hedge row planted Guava.

·      Studies on date of sowing and varieties in Dolichos bean (bush type).

·      Effect of fertigation and irrigation levels on growth and yield of sweet orange

·      Effect of mulching and irrigation schedules on production of Water melon.

·      Effect of Nutrients and foliar sprays on leaf production in curry leaf.

 

 

 

MANGO RESEARCH STATION, NUZVID

 

Entomology (Non Plan):

·       Population dynamics of  insect pests of mango.

·      Management studies on mango fruit borer, Deanolis albizonalis.

·      Bio rational management of hoppers and thrips.

·      Studies on the management of hoppers and thrips in mango.

 

Horticulture (Non Plan):

·      Integrated nutrient management in Mango.

·      Studies on osmotic dehydration of mango pieces suitable for missing in breakfast cereal.

·      Studies on effect of drying methods on yield and quality in different varieties of mango dry powder (Amchur).

·      Validation of protocol for export of different varieties of fresh mango.

·      Performance of Baneshan under various spacing’s in coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, VIJAYARAI

 

AICRP on PALMS

 

Plan:

·      Evaluation of new cross combination in oil palm (Gen 8C)

·      Evaluation of new cross combination in oil palm (Gen 8D Set-I)

·      Evaluation of DXP hybrids for dwarfness and yield in oil palm (Gen 8D Set-II)

·      Multi location trial (MLT) of cocoa clones under palms (Gen 13 A)

 

Non Plan:

·      Evaluation of bitter gourd germplasm in red sandy loam soils of coastal ecosystem.

·      Collection, maintence and evaluation of cooking melon germplasm.

·      Evaluation of Ridge gourd germplasm in red sandy loam soils of coastal ecosystem.

·      Performance of fruit crops in young coconut gardens.

·      Performance of Coconut based integrated cropping system for sustainable production in red sandy loams of coastal ecosystem.

 

 

CASHEW RESEARCH STATION, BAPATLA

 

Horticulture (Plan)

·      Germplasm Collection, maintenance, description and evaluation of clonal material of Cashew genotypes (Gene Bank).

·      Multi-location trial-III (2002) in cashew

·      Evaluation of the performance of the cashew varieties released from different centres. (MLT-V new)

·      Hybridization of new economic types and evaluation of existing F1 progenies of Cashew.

·      Characterization of germplasm for cashew Apple

·      High density planting with different levels of fertilizer doses in cashew.

·      Observation trial on the effect of high density planting on the growth and yield of cashew.

·      Cashew based cropping system (Inter crop trial)

·      Organic management of cashew.

Horticulture (Non-Plan)

·      Introduction of nontraditional fruit crops in coastal humid area.

·      Evaluation of promising F1 Hybrids of CRS, Bapatla.

·      Effect of different potting media along with biofertilizers on growth of seedlings of Cashew at CRS, Bapatla.

·      Effect of foliar nutrients spray on growth, yield and quality of cashew nut.

  

 

 

RAYALASEEMA ZONE

 

 

CASHEW RESEARCH STATION, TIRUPATI

 

Entomology:

Plan:

·      Status of New emerging insect pests and their natural enemies in Citrus

·      Evaluation of different spray schedules against leaf miner in CitrusNursery/young orchards)

·      Management of Citrus thrips, aphids and blackfly/whitefly

·      Efficacy of different repellents against fruit sucking moths

·      Evaluation of new acaricides against Citrus mites

Non-Plan:

·      Population dynamics of major insect pests and their natural enemies in citrus

·      Management of citrus leaf miner and butterfly using bio-based approaches in citrus nursery.

Horticulture (Plan):

·      Collection, Characterization, Conservation, Evaluation and Utilization of Citrus germplasm

·      Evaluation of acid lime cultivars under different agro climatic condition

·      Clonal selection of sweet orange

·      Clonal Selection of Acid lime.

·      Evaluation of promising clones of sweet orange (MLT-1)

·      Evaluation of promising clones of acid lime (MLT-I)

·      Evaluation of promising clones of Pummelo(MLT-I)

·      Nutrient Management under high density Planting in   Sweet orange

·      Nutrient Management under high density Planting in   Acid lime

·      Evaluation of Promising Root Stocks in Sweet orange

·      Studying on Residual and Cumulative effects of  Nutrients in Sweet orange

·      Studying on Residual and Cumulative effects of Nutrients  in Acid Lime

·      Standardization of Stage Wise Requirement of nutrients  in Sweet orange

·      Organic Production of Citrus (Sweet orange)

·      Identification of Critical Stage of Water Requirement in  Sweet orange

·      Identification of Critical Stage of Water Requirement in    Acid Lime

·      Standardization of Stage wise water requirement in  Sweet orange

·      Standardization of Stage Wise Water Requirement in   Acid lime

·      Studies on integrated nutrient and water management in  Sweet orange 

·      Studies on integrated nutrient and water management in Acid lime

·      Assessment of  phenology, productivity,  insect pests, diseases and of citrus grown under varying climatic conditions (Sweet orange)

·      Assessment of  phenology, Productivity and insect pests  and diseases in citrus grown under varying climatic conditions (Acid lime)

·      Evaluation of promising clones of Grapefruit (MLT-I)

·      Evaluation of promising clones of Acid lime (MLT - II)

Plant Pathology (Plan):

·      Emerging diseases of citrus

·      Integrated management of dry root rot (Fusarium, Rizoctonia)

·      Isolation of bio-agents for the management of dry root rot of citrus

·      Screening of promising citrus rootstocks against root rot in citrus

·      Integrated Management of Citrus Greening Disease

·      Development of sensitive diagnostic protocols for bud wood transmitted diseases of citrus.

·      Multi-location testing of Australian sour orange rootstock

 

 

CITRUS RESEARCH STATION, PETLUR

 

Non-Plan

 

Horticulture:

·      Collection, maintenance and evaluation of citrus germplasm.

·      Nutrient Management under High density planting in Acid lime cv. Petlur Selection-1.

·      Flowering & fruiting regulation of acid lime cv. Petlur Selection-1.

·      Evaluation of promising rootstocks for Acid lime cv.Petlur Selection-1.

·      Clonal selection of Acid lime for higher yields, better fruit quality and pest & disease resistance/tolerance.

·      Effects of growth regulators on fruit drop, yield and quality of Acid lime.

Plant pathology:

·      Survey and monitoring of important diseases of acid lime in Nellore district.

·      Effect of different packaging systems on storage life of acid lime fruits.

·      Development of management schedule for economically important diseases of acid lime.

·      Isolation and Identification of endopytic microorganisms from acid lime roots against soil borne pathogens (Root rot pathogen).

·      Prophylactic application of IDM technology for the management of dry root in acid lime.

·      Integrated Management of Tylenchulus semipenitrans (Citrus nematode) in acid lime growing in Nellore district.

Agronomy

·      Micronutrient management in Acid lime Cv. Petlur Selection-1.

·      Effect of Mulching material on growth and yield of Acid lime Cv. Petlur Selection-1.

·      Weed management in Acid lime.

·      Performance of difference inter crops in Acid lime.

Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry:

·      Effect of foliar application of Fe, Zn and B in combination with Mg on the yield and quality of Acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) under Alfisols of  Andhra Pradesh.

·      Survey and monitoring of important nutritional deficiencies of acid lime in Nellore District.

·      Effect of soil related constraints on yield and quality of acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) in SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh.

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, MAHANANDI

 

Non-Plan:

 

Entomology:

·      Survey and surveillance of pests on major vegetable crops existing in Kurnool District

·      Management of onion thrips, Thrips tabaci using Biorational approach

·      Management of rhizome fly (Mimegralla coeruleifrons) in turmeric cv. Mydukur

·      Evaluation of certain insecticides against onion thrips.

Horticulture:

·      Effect of spacing and fertilizer dose on growth and yield of Onion Cv. Agrifound Rose

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of coriander Germplasm

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of Ajowan Germplasm

·      Collection, evaluation and maintenance of Turmeric Germplasm

·      Effect of fertigation on growth, yield and quality of Onion c.v Agrifound Light Red

·      Effect of fertigation on growth, yield and quality of Turmeric cv. Mydukur

·      Effect of different herbicides on growth and yield of Onion Cv. Agrifound Light Red

Plant Pathology:

·      Survey and surveillance of diseases in major Horticultural crops in Rayalaseema Zone.

·      Screening of onion varieties against purple leaf blotch

·      Integrated management of viral diseases in chilli

 

 

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, ANANTAPURAMU

 

AICRP on Arid Zone Fruits

Plant Pathology (Plan):

·      Survey and Surveillance of diseases of Pomegranate.

·      Epidemiology of powdery mildew of Ber.

·      Screening of Germplasm of Arid Zone Fruits for Resistance to diseases.

·      Cost effective control of ber powdery mildew.

·      Management of Bacterial fruit spot in Pomegranate.

Entomology (Non-Plan):

·      Evaluation of plant extracts against custard apple mealybug, Ferrisia virgata (Pseudococcidae: Hemiptera)

  

HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION, ANANTHARAJUPETA

 

Horticulture (Non-Plan):

·      Evaluation of Gladiolus cultivars for quality cut flower production

·      Collection, preliminary assessment and maintenance of Chrysanthemum germplasm.

·      Introduction, collection and evaluation of performance of Exotic flowers under shade conditions.

·      Collection, maintenance and evaluation of muskmelon germplasm.

·      Survey, collection, maintenance and evaluation of Jasmine germplasm.

·      Survey, collection, maintenance and evaluation of Crossandra germplasm.

·      Effect of micro nutrients on growth and yield of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus) cv. Arka Amar.

·      Growth and yield of Water melon on polyethylene Mulch with different Spacing’s and Nitrogen rates.

·      Studies on the performance of Arka Rashmi, Arka Kiran and other commercial coloured guava varieties under ultra high density planting.

·      Effect of different pruning methods on growth, quality and yield parameters of Bihi guava.

Plant Pathology (Plan):

·      New and emerging diseases of papaya

·      Epidemiology and Integrated management of papaya ring spot virus.

·      Integrated management of papaya diseases

·      New and emerging disease(s) of Mango.

·      Standardization of hot water treatment technique (HWTT) to manage post-harvest anthracnose as well as fruit flies of mango.

·      Identification and characterization of pathogens associated with stem end rot in mango.

Plant Pathology (Non-Plan):

·      Identification and characterization of pathogens associated with leaf and inflorescence blight in Tuberose

·      Integrated management of Fusarium wilt, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense (Foc) and Pseudo stem weevil, Odoiporus longicollis Oliver in Banana (Var.Amruthapani)

·      Evaluation of new fungicides for the management of Downy mildew, Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Musk melon (Kundan).

·      Management of Early blight, Alternaria solani (Ellis and Martin) and Stemphylium leaf sport, Stemphylium botryosumf.sp. lycopersici) diseases in tomato (Thanuja).

·      Characterization and management of Alternaria porri (Ellis) Cif causing purple leaf blotch of onion (Allium cepa.L).

 

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Plan:

·      Evaluation of promising varieties of papaya

·      Enhancing the input use efficiency in papaya

·      Net house cultivation of papaya 

·      Evaluation of different rootstocks of mango for problematic soils  

·      Assessing the effect of climatic variability on mango flowering and yield

·      Effect of micronutrients on yield and quality of  mango

·      Nutritional survey in mango

·      Evaluation of new hybrids of guava(MLT-4)

Non-Plan:

·      Influence of salicylic acid and chitosan coating on shelf life enhancement in papaya (Var.Red lady) under ambient  conditions