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Initiation Year: 1983
  • Collection, evaluation and selection of promising tree species for fuel, fodder and small timber.
  • Development of suitable crop culture and tree management techniques for promising agroforestry systems.
  • Identification of suitable agroforestry models for the state.
Technology Generated
  • In mango and pineapple based agrihorticultural system the highest mango equivalent fruit yield was recorded in STD (100%) + FYM (13,696 kg/ha) and maximum benefit cost ratio (2.44) in drip irrigation system and also the highest field water use efficiency was observed in drip irrigation system having STD (100%) + FYM (112.3 kg/ha-cm).
  • In guava + arrowroot based agrihorticultural system highest guava fruit and fresh arrowroot yield of 2628 kg ha-1 and 6568 kg ha-1 with net return of Rs. 64,338 & BCR 2.19 along with highest available N & P content (264.5 and 79.5 kg ha-1 ) were recorded with STD (100%) + FYM + Biofertiliser.
  • In Silvipastoral system, three fodder grasses (Hybrid napier, Guinea grass and Thin Napier) were grown in association with three fast growing timber species (Acacia mangium, Gmelinaarborea and Tectonagrandis). Trees were spaced at 6.0 m x 2 m and their effect on inter planted grasses was assessed. The 13 year average green forage yield of thin napier was maximum (24.21 t/ha) followed by guinea (21.26 t/ha). The growth of tree was highest in Acacia mangium (Ht.-19.91m, DBH-23.41cm).
  • In Acacia mangiumbased agroforestry system shade tolerant crops like turmeric (Curcuma longa), colocasia (Colocasicaesculanta) and arrowroot (Marantaarundinacea) can be intercropped from 5th to 8th year of tree plantation with yield recovery of 93, 91 and 92 %, and B:C ratio of 2.24, 1.96 and 2.07, respectively.
  • Short duration fruit crop, Pineapple (Ananascomosus) is the best suitable crop to be included in the agri-horti-silvicultural system from 9th to 11th year with mean net returns of Rs. 87,348/ha/year with B:C ratios 2.12 as against a net return of Rs. 56,000 with B:C ratio 1.82 when grown as a sole crop.

2. AICRP on Agrometeorology :

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1995
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Agro-climatic Characterization.
  • Crop-weather Relationships
  • Crop-weather Modelling.
  • Weather Effects on Pests and Diseases.
  • Agromet Advisory Services.
Technology Generated
  • Dry Spell Trend (Database: 2000-2020): (i) Dry spells of duration of 4, 5 & 6 days are increasing (S). (ii) Dry spells of duration 7 & 8 days are increasing (NS). (iii) Dry spells of duration 9 days and more are in decreasing trend (NS) in the state.
  • Dry Spell Index (DSI): Kharif paddy yield was negatively correlated with DSI in districts except Baragarh, Sonepur, Nawarangpur, Khordha & Puri which are positively correlated with DSI.
  • Rainfall-Yield Correlation Analysis: Excess rainfall (>20% of normal) has positive impact on kharif paddy yield in interior districts.
  • Probability analysis of Meteorological Drought (Database: 1991-2020): Five out of thirty districts of Odisha (Angul, Bolangir, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Puri & Sambalpur) prone to moderate drought frequency of 16% to 20%.
  • Farm Mechanization: The Chief Engineer, Agriculture was requested to make district wise plan for farm mechanization in drought prone districts related to climate resilient as per the rainfall probability of drought occurrence analysis (data period of 1991-2020) by AICRP on Agrometeorology, OUAT.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2009-10
Mandates of the AICR:
  • To serve as a nodal agency for Introduction, conservation, utilization and exchange of biological control agents for sustainable agriculture.
  • On farm validation of biocontrol strategies
  • Capacity building and dissemination of technologies .
Technology Generated
  • Releases of T. chilonis (temperature tolerant strain of T. chilonis should be released) @ 50,000/ha at 10 days intervals 10-12 releases will be made from mid 45 days old crop to 6 months old crop for early shoot borer/stalk borer/internode borer.
  • In centres where top shoot borer is problem, T. japonicum @ 50,000/ha at 10 days interval from 6 months crop. 8 releases to be made.
  • Augmentative release of Bracon hebetor and Bracon brevicornis @ 20 parasitoids/coconut tree.
  • Release of Trichogramma japonicum and Trichogramma chilonis @ 100,000/ha (6-8 releases to be made during season) at 10 days interval starting from 25 DAT for stem borer and leaf folder infestation respectively./li>

Year of initiation at OUAT : 1975
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection, conservation and maintenance of germplasm.
  • Evolving high yielding varieties with export grade kernels and tolerant/resistant to pest and diseases.
  • Standardization of agro-technique for the crop under different agro-climatic conditions.
  • Evolving cost effective and efficient pest and disease management practices.
Technology Generated
  • Release of cashew variety Balabhadra(BH-85) and Jagannatha(BH-6). Recommended for commercial cultivation in the state of Odisha.
  • Identification of Cashew genotype BH2-6 (OUAT-Kalinga Cashew-1) in AGM-2022. Proposal to be submitted to SVRC for release. Recommended for commercial cultivation in all the cashew growing areas of Odisha.
  • Fertilizer dose of 500:250:250g NPK per plant of five year and above age has been standardized and recommended to the farmers of Odisha.
  • Application of Lambda-cyhalothrin 5 SC(0.003%) followed by Profenophos 50EC @ 0.05% or vice versa at flushing and flowering sages is recommended for the management of Tea Mosquito Bug and other foliage and flowering pests of cashew./li>
  • Phyto-sanitation followed by application of Chloropyriphos 20EC @ 0.2% as swabbing/spot drenching after removal of pest stages of Cashew Stem and Root Borer(CSRB) has been recommended for CSRB management.

Year of initiation at OUAT:

1987 at RRS, Semiliguda, Koraput and later Shifted to RRTTS, Bhawanipatna in Kharif, 1994 due to severe botrytis problem at Semiliguda

Mandates of the AICRP:
  • To develop early/medium maturing , high yielding varieties / hybrids of castor with tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • To evaluate the varieties/hybrids and the technologies of national and regional importance through multilocation testing.
  • To develop economically viable package of practices for maximization of yield.
  • To popularize the high yielding varieties/hybrids and production technology among the farmers by conducting Frontline Demonstrations.
Technology Generated
  • Castor hybrids PCH-111 and DCH-177 are suitable for cultivation in rainfed upland eco-system of Odisha during kharif season.
  • A newly developed castor hybrid OBCH-1 developed by AICRP on Castor, Bhawanipatna in collaboration with ICAR-IIOR, Hyderabad showed promise with respect to seed yield(1318 kg/ha) and oil content (48.27%) in state multilocation trials during 2018-19 to 2021-22. Release proposal will be submitted shortly to SVRC for its release in the state of Odisha.
  • Row to row spacing of 90cm and plant to plant spacing of 60cm is ideal for higher production in castor under rainfed upland eco-system during kharif season.
  • Sowing of castor during first fortnight of July is recommended for getting higher yield under rainfed condition in kharif season.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 01.01.2000
Mandates of the AICRP
  • To develop cultivars and hybrids best suited for different agro-climatic zones of India.
  • To develop viable and economical area-based agro-techniques for realizing maximum yields/profits from improved cultivars for both irrigated and rainfed conditions including management of abiotic stresses.
  • To develop economic and effective pest and disease management practices under different agro-biological conditions.
Technology Generated
  • Cotton variety BS 279 has been released for the state of Odisha during the year 2021 vide notification No. CG-DL-E-03022021-224901 for normal planting by The Gazette of India.
  • Cotton variety BS 30 has been released as a compact culture for Central Zone (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha) both for irrigated and rainfed condition for high density planting system vide notification No. CG-DL-E-28072021-228539 by The Gazette of India.
  • Application of Pendimethalin@1kg a.i./ha as pre emergence at 1 day after sowing (DAS) with Quizalofop-p-ethyle @ 50g a.i./ha as post emergence at 30 DAS and one hand weeding at 45 DAS minimizes weed populations in cotton and increases seed cotton yield.
  • Leaf reddening of cotton can be managed with application of recommended dose of fertilizer based on soil test values + FYM @ 5 t/ha + one spray of 2% urea and one spray of 1% urea + 1% MgSO4 during flowering to boll development stage.
  • Sucking pests of cotton like aphids, jassids, whitefly and thrips can be effectively and economically controlled by application of the pesticide Flonicamid 50 % WG @75g a.i./ha.

Year of initiation at OUAT:

1971 – 1992 at Bhubaneswar; 1992 – 1994 at Bhawanipatna; April 1994 – till date at Phulbani

Mandates of the AICRP
  • To evolve simple technologies to increase crop productivity and viability with optimum use of natural resources i.e. rainfall, land and water and minimum soil and water loss and degradation of environment.
  • To increase stability of crop production over years by providing improvement in natural resources management, crop management systems and alternate crop production technologies matching weather aberrations.
  • To evaluate and study transferability of improved dryland technologies to farmers’ field.
  • To conduct the on-farm research on technology assessment and refinement and on farm participatory research on crop – tree – livestock integrated systems.
Technology Generated
  • The maize + vegetable intercropping system with organic nutrient management such as application of FYM 10t/ha + VC 2t/ha at basal + pot manure is best for sustainable productivity.
  • Ridge furrow system with organic mulching with dried Sal or Cassia leaves in tomato – radish sequence resulted in more yield and helps to conserve water when there was lower rainfall by holding water in furrows and when there was higher rainfall, this helps to drain the excess water thus avoiding the water logging situation.
  • Rice + Cow pea (5:2) and Rice + Rice bean (5:2) in place of sole rice helps to meet the requirement of food for the farm family and feed for their cattle in the crop season.
  • Finger millet + okra and finger millet + bean intercropping system in raised and sunken bed system with organic mulching is viable and feasible technology for rainfed condition of the hilly ecosystem.
  • Maize + tuber crops intercropping system i.e. maize + yam, maize + yambean and maize + sweet potato with organic management of Bio-fertilizer consortium 5 kg/ha + FYM 5 t/ha + Vermicompost 2 t/ha at top dressing is best in rainfed situation for sustainable productivity.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1996
Mandates of the AICRP
  • Application of ergonomical principles and anthropometric data for increasing productivity, reducing drudgery, minimizing accidents and occupational health problems of workers in agriculture and allied sectors.
Technology Generated
  • Anthropometric data bank for Agril worker
  • Women Friendly Paddy thresher with Safety Cove
  • Coconut dehusker (Sitting / Standing type)
  • Coconut tree climbe
  • Three Row manual Rice transplanter
  • Mini ragi Power thresher
  • Data on agricultural Accidents in Odisha
  • L type blade for low land Power weeder

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2001
Mandates of the AICRP
  • To identify the mechanization gaps and future needs of improved farm equipment and machinery for different agro-climatic regions, crops and operations.
  • To conduct research and development, feasibility testing, front line demonstration and promote custom hiring of farm equipment and machinery to bridge identified mechanization gaps
Technology Generated
  • Tractor operated multi-crop planter for direct seeding of rice
  • Tractor operated post hole digge
  • Tractor operated groundnut thresher
  • Tractor operated multi-row weeder for sugarcane
  • Power operated coconut dehuske

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2011-12
Mandates of the AICRP
  • Germplasm conservation of Rose, tuberose and marigold
  • Standardization of agro-techniques for commercial cultivation.
  • Standardization of post-harvest management practices to enhance vase life of flowers.
Technology Generated
  • Marigold cultivar ‘BM-1’ (yellow) and ‘BM-2’ (orange) are suitable for commercial cultivation in Odisha
  • Tuberose cultivar ‘Prajwal’ (single flower type) and ‘Calcutta Double’ (double flower type) are suitable for commercial cultivation.
  • Tuberose spikes can be coloured by dipping them in 4% food dye. The vase life of the coloured spikes can be increased to 11 days by treating them with sucrose (2%) and citric acid (300ppm)
  • Organic gulal can be prepared with 300ml of flower decoction treated with 500g of French chalk powder, which is safe for the skin

Year of initiation at OUAT: 01.04.1987
Mandates of the AICRP
  • Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of different forage crops.
  • Breeding suitable high yielding varieties of forage crops in rice bean and maize.
  • Identification of suitable varieties of forage crops for higher yield and quality.
  • Develop suitable management practices of fodder crops for higher yield and quality.
  • Survey and surveillance of diseases, insects & nematode-pests of various fodder crops and develop suitable management practices for their control.
  • Popularization of forage crops among the farmers.
Technology Generated
  • In Odisha state under lowland swampy condition, Para grass can be successfully grown for fodder production. The crop need to be provided 50% of RD (RD: 80:40:40 kg NPK/ha) as Inorganic along with FYM @ 5t/ha to produce 507.3q green fodder and 109.4q dry matter (B:C ratio of 2.22).
  • In forage maize crop, seed priming resulted in early germination and benefits in terms of plant growth parameters including yield. If the seeds are primed with either 0.5% solution of KNO3 for 6 hrs or 0.5% solution of KH2PO4 for 6 hrs significantly higher green fodder yield (15 to 16%) can be harvested over no priming of seed at all. Green fodder production was maximum when seeds were primed with 0.5% solution of KNO3 for 6 hrs (325.7q/ha), but at par with KH2PO4 for 6 hrs (322.2q/ha). Advantage in yield are in the range of 8.45 to 9.60%.
  • In Kharif forage maize crop, seed treatment with carbendazim followed by two foliar sprays with tryfloxystrobin + tebuconazole is recommended to control Bacterial Leaf and Sheath Blight disease. The treatment was found highly effective in controlling the disease severity by 89.8% and recorded 23.1% higher green forage yield over no control measure.
  • In oat crop, for foliar diseases, best management practice is seed treatment with carbendazim 50WP @2g/kg seed+foliar application of Propiconazole 25EC @ 1ml/lt after 21DAS. This treatment exhibited minimum disease severity of leaf blight (9.33%) followed by 80% disease control and 32% increase in yield over no control measure.
  • In Berseem crop, for root rot best management practice is seed treatment with Chitosan @ 0.05% + carbendazim @ 0.1% with disease severity of only 4.7 %. For leaf blight, best management practice is seed treatment with carbendazim @ 0.2% + foliar spray with carbendazim @ 0.1% with disease severity of only 7.30%.

Year installation at OUAT:2011
Mandates of the AICRP
  • To produce planting materials of improve verities of banana
  • To develop improved technologies in the production of banana
  • To conduct different experiments
Technology Generated
  • The highest yield was obtain in variety of Gaja Bantal at a nutrient label of 100% N, 75 %P2O 5 and 100% K at a irrigation label of 90% ER where RDF is 200:50:200 N:P:Kg/plant.
  • More number of primary buds and secondary buds were observed in the polypots filled with sawdust + VAM (30g) + BAP (4ml)+ Bacillus substilis (30g) in the method of macro-propagation in varieties Grand naine, Bantal, Champa and patkapura.
  • Iintercropping banana (Champa) with arrow-root was found better followed by banana + elephant foot yam for Bhubaneswar.
  • Planting of 3 suckers per pit at a distance of 2 m x 3 m i,e 5001 plants per hectare gave significantly the highest yield i,e 62.86 t/ha and 91.57 t/ha with a benefit cost ratio (B:C) of 3.64 and 3.68 in the varieties Bantal (ABB) and Grand Naine (AAA) respectively as compared to the normal planting of 1.8 m X 1.8 m with 1 sucker per pit.
  • Banana Grand Naine plants when supplied with drip irrigation, fertigation, micronutrient foliar spray (Banana Shakti – formulated by NRCB – 2% spray at 4, 5 and 6 MAP) , Bunch spray of SOP (2%) (I spray – after male bud removal and II spray – at 30 days after I spray) with polythene mulching ( 100 micron thickness) performed the best with respect to yield 26.35 kg/plant or 81.4 t/ha and quality parameters as compared to control yield 18.3 kg/plant or 56.5 t/ha thus showing a superiority of 45% yield increase over control.

13. AICRP On Goat Improvement, Ganjam Field Unit

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2001
Mandates of the AICRP
  • To Enhance productivity of goat genetic resources of the country in their habitat.
  • To develop germplasm resource centers for goat breeds.
  • To validate and implement breeding, feeding and health control technologies in the field for improved goat production and health.
  • Capacity building of stake holders and goat keepers for sustainable and profitable goat husbandry.
  • To determine the role of goat husbandry in livelihood and food security of goat keepers.
Technology Generated
  • Usefulness of vaccination against PPR, Goat pox, ET and HS
  • Supplementation of mineral mixture during breeding seasonand provision of Concentrate to does during last month of pregnancy and suckling time.
  • Utility of animal identification by ear tags.
  • Utility of animal identification by RFID tags.
  • Provision of superior breeding bucks and rotation of bucks periodically.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2009
Mandates of the AICRP
  • Collection, evaluation, characterization and maintenance of groundnut germplasm for their use in crop improvement programme viz. development of high yielding varieties with resistance/field tolerance to different biotic/abiotic stress like drought, diseases and pests.
  • Development of remunerative production technology for both Kharif and Rabi-Summer groundnut based cropping systems for higher resource use efficiency and system sustainability.
  • Production of Nucleus and Breeder seed of important varieties.
Technology Generated
  • Groundnut variety Kalinga Groundnut-101 released and notified for Odisha during 2021.
  • Groundnut variety OUAT Kalinga Groundnut-1 recently released for Odisha.
  • The dry pod yield was highest with the application of Paclobutrazol (PBZ)@100ppm (2038 kg/ha), closely followed by PBZ@50 ppm(1911 kg/ha) with plant height of 57.3cm as compared to 72.5cm in control. It also recorded higher net return Rs 41293 and BCR(1.97) over all other treatments. Among the time of applications, single spraying at 30 DAE recorded significantly higher yield (1862 kg/ha), higher net return Rs 42268/ha and BCR(1.92) over single spraying at 50DAE & double spray at 30 & 50DAE.
  • Application of Pendimethalin 30% EC + Imazethapyr 2% EC @ 1.0 kg/ha PE (ready mix) + manual weeding at 25-30 DAS incurred significantly higher pod yield of 2,405kg/ha, net return of Rs.72,025/ha and BCR of 2.42. It also recorded highest weed control efficiency (77.7%) and lowest weed index (9.3%) over all other treatments.
  • Among different modules tested for validation in management of soil borne diseases, the module with (Deep summer plough with MB plough +seed treatment with tebuconazole 2DS @ 1.5g/kg seed followed by seed treatment with PGPR @ 625g/ha of seeds, simultaneous with basal application of T. Viride @) 4kg/ha enriched in 250kgFYM/ha and its follow up application at 35 and 70 DAS) was the best module for management of soil borne diseases recording least collar rot (1.03 %) least stem rot and dry root rot of 4.6% and 4.0% at harvest respectively. The per cent of germination was the highest 87% as compared to 69.3% in control. The module also recorded highest yield of 1856kg/ha.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1983
Mandates of the AICRP
  • Conserve, augment and utilize honey bees and pollinators for enhanced productivity of crops and hive products.
  • Pollination stud.
  • Pollinator Diversity.
Technology Generated
  • Effect of pollinators on yield enhancement in Pumpkin revealed that the increase in Pumpkin yield under open pollination condition was 326.68 per cent over the plots under pollination exclusion.
  • Spinetoram (11.7SC) showed lowest percentage of mortality and can be regarded as safer to the bees.
  • For early brood rearing and avoiding absconding of A. c. indica colonies pollen substitute developed and feeding colonies with sugar solution (Sugar: water ::1:1) @ 200 ml/hive/week is recommended.
  • Cashew is highly cross pollinated by insects mainly bees (halictid bees, honey bees, stingless bees and solitary bees), their activities in cashew plantation play an important role in increasing yield. The study revealed that cashew experienced about 18% to 20% increase in yield by adopting beekeeping (Apiculture).
  • Healthy colony production by means of colony division with approximately brood area more than 1418cm2, honey store area is 235cm2 and pollen area is 59cm2.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2014-15
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Base line survey on infertility prevailing among CB and native breeds (Binjharpuri) of cattle. Interventions for fertility and productivity improvement to be used for developing sustainable technologies.
  • Reduction of inter-calving period (ICP) Minimizing age at Puberty in CB and native breeds of cattle through supplementation of ASMM, By Pass nutrients, herbal interventions and hormonal protocols.
  • Thrust on need based suppl. of energy (Protected fat). Protein (Protected protein), Minerals (ASMM) and vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E) or any other suitable combinations during peri-parturient period of cows and anestrous heifers.
Technology Generated
  • Development of Area Specific mineral Mixture and its effective use in cattle with reduced production and reproduction.
  • Popularization of Double Synch and Estra Double Synch Hormonal protocols in Odisha to achieve higher estrus induction rate and conception rate among anestrous and repeat breeding CB and native breed of cattle (Binjharpuri)
  • Development of package of practices (multi modular therapy) for anestrous and repeat breeding cows to achieve higher estrus induction rate and conception rate among anestrous and repeat breeding CB cattle (Phenbendazole, Vit. ADE, Phosphrous, ASMM, saline lavage of uterus & Hormonal protocol achieving cent per cent success rate).
  • Minimizing cost of treatment of anestrum and repeat breeding CB and Binjharpuri cattle by use of Bel and Curry leaves.
  • Survey on other native breeds of Odisha and popularization of Binjharpuri cattle inside and outside the home tract.

Year of initiation at OUAT:

All India Coordinated Agronomic Research Project 1989: AICRP on Cropping Systems 2009: AICRP on Integrated Farming Systems Mandates of the AICRP:

Mandates of the AICRP:


  • To undertake applied and adaptive research in integrated farming systems (IFS), especially on production technologies for improving system productivity and resource use efficiencies.
  • To develop efficient, economically viable and environmentally sustainable IFS models for different zones, with special reference to small and marginal farmers.
  • To undertake capacity building and human resource development in IFS.


  • To undertake characterization of existing farming systems for identification of production constraints and problem prioritization.
  • To undertake on-farm testing and refinement of system-based farm production technologies.
  • To optimize on-farm integration of farm enterprises for enhanced farm incomes, resource/ input use efficiencies, and employment opportunities, with special reference to small and marginal farmers.

transferred/and ready to be transferred

  • Rice–maize+amaranth–cowpea+amaranth and rice–maize+radish–okra+amaranth are the most productive and remunerative cropping bio-intensive systems and recommended under irrigated condition in coastal Odisha.
  • Rice–maize+coriander–cowpea+amaranth, rice–maize+radish–okra+amaranth and rice–potato+radish– pumpkin+amaranth are the most productive and remunerative bio-intensive cropping systems and recommended under irrigated condition in west central table land zone of Odisha.
  • Rice–tomato–cowpea and rice–maize–okra cropping systems were recommended for irrigated coastal area of Odisha. These two systems recorded significantly higher rice-equivalent yield of 24.24 and 22.75 t/ha respectively, the relative production efficiency being 140 and 122% over the existing rice– groundnut system.
  • Rice–maize–cowpea and rice–groundnut–bottle gourd systems recorded significantly higher average REY of 19.55 and 18.57 t/ha respectively, the relative production efficiency being 86 and 77% over the existing rice–groundnut system. These two cropping systems are recommended for interior districts of Odisha under irrigated condition.
  • Rice-potato-okra, rice-sweet corn-bitter gourd and rice-groundnut-cowpea (vegetable) may be recommended under irrigated ecosystem. Rice-potato-okra (19,575 kg REY/ha) was the most productive system, this system out-yielded the rice-groundnut-okra by 30%. Rice-sweet corn-bitter gourd (net return ₹ 1,71,514/ha, BCR 1.99) and rice-potato-okra (net return ₹ 1,43,412/ha, BCR 1.58) were the most remunerative cropping systems. These two systems increased the net return by 74 and 46% over the rice-groundnut-okra.
  • IFS model with cropping system, horticultural system, dairy, poultry and fishery modules may be recommended for marginal and small farmers of coastal Odisha under irrigated condition. The IFS model of 1.2 ha area with these five modules at Bhubaneswar produced 31.26 t REY and generated gross return of Rs. 6,40,808 and net return of ₹ 2,84,332 with benefit-cost ratio of 1.8. The most remunerative modules were horticulture including kitchen garden (GR ₹ 1,12,173; NR ₹ 69,847 with BCR 2.65). Poultry (GR ₹ 1,42,420; NR ₹ 74,170 with BCR 2.09) and kitchen garden (GR ₹ 59,100) gave quick returns. The IFS system generated total employment of 390 man-days during the year.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 01.02.1969
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Assessment of water availability at regional level and devise interventions for matching water supply with agricultural production system.
  • Design and evaluation of gravity and pressurized irrigation system.
  • Rainwater management.
  • Basic studies on soil-water-plant continuum
  • Water management for different agricultural production system including horticultural and other high value crops.
Technology Generated
  • Irrigation schedules and nutrient management in Onion
  • Yield improvement in Black gram through water management and bio fertilizer application.
  • WUE of different types of maize under varied moisture regimes
  • Raised and Sunken Bed farming System in low lands of hirakud command area
  • WUE of ground nut under varied irrigation schedules through sprinkler.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1987 (Chipilima), 1994 (Jashipur), 2013 (Keonjhar)
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Screening and evaluation of germplasm and breeding materials against major biotic and abiotic (drought) stresses.
  • Development of varieties with yield potential of 1000-1200kg/ha (rainfed) and 500-600 kg/ha (utera).
  • Development of short duration varieties with less than 105 days.
Technology Generated
  • Linseed variety “Arpita” released from the centre in the year 2014.
  • Identification of suitable and cost-effective chemical weed management for enhancing yield in linseed.
  • Evaluation of different spacing and fertilizer levels on yield and Economics of Linseed.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1972
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Screening and evaluation of germplasm and breeding materials against major biotic and abiotic (drought) stresses.
  • Development of varieties with yield potential of 1000-1200kg/ha (rainfed) and 500-600 kg/ha (utera).
  • Development of short duration varieties with less than 105 days.
Technology Generated
  • To study the effect of continuous application of N, P and K singly and in combination with and without bulky organic manure on yield of crops under intensive cropping system.
  • To study the effects of application of secondary and micronutrients on crop yields and to assess the need of their application under intensive cropping system.
  • To determine the composition of plant nutrients in crops and to work out the nutrient removal by crops and the balance sheet of nutrients in soil.
  • To monitor the changes in soil physical, chemical and microbiological properties brought about by continuous cropping and manuring from the point of view of soil productivity and to assess soil quality.
  • To assess the incidence of insect pests and pathogens under the proposed intensive farming condition.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1987-88 at RRTTSS, Jashipur (VII Plan) Shifted to Bhubaneswar 2010-11
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Develop superior hybrids and varieties combining high yield and acceptable quality of grain and fodder, wider adaptability and resistance to major pests, diseases and abiotic stress factors for each zone.
  • Evolve appropriate crop management practices and formulate efficient maize-based cropping systems for sustainable maize production in each zone
  • Conduct investigations on key or potential pests and diseases of maize and identify and evolve elite sources of resistance to develop suitable integrated plant protection strategies for increasing the stability of production.
  • Promote research and extension to meet local needs within each state through SAUs and other partners.
Centre Specific Thrust areas of research assigned to the Centre (QRT 2011-16)
  • Evaluation and identification of late and medium maturity stress resilient normal and specialty maize hybrids for Odisha.
  • Development of package practices for kharif season maize and sweet corn
Technology Generated
  • Maize hybrid: Kalinga Raj (OMH 14-27) It is suitable for Kharif season of the State released by Odisha State Seed Sub-committee during 2019 has been notified during 2020 [S.O. 3483(E)] Average yield: 79.5 q/ ha as per state MLT (11.2 -28.5 % superiority over the checks in MLTs) Duration: 92 days Other Features: Res. To common rust, MR – R to MLB, TLB, Cyst nematode, MR to Fusarium stalk charcoal rot, MR to MS to BLSB, MR Chilo partellus and tolerance to drought
  • Weed management in kharif maize based cropping system: Application of Atrazine @ 1.5 kg a.i./ ha as pre-emergence followed by Tembotrione (Laudis 34.5 EC) @ 120 g/ ha as post-emergence at 25 DAS was most effective for weed management in kharif maize. It resulted about 54.5% yield advantage as compared to control (weedy check)
  • Weed management in kharif maize based cropping system: Application of atrazine @ 750 or 1000 g/ ha as PE followed by tembotrione @ 120 g/ ha or topramezone @ 25.2 g/ ha at 25 DAS as PoE was equally effective in weed management and resulted in significantly higher grain yield and B:C than control (weedy check). Topramezone was equally effective as tembotrione which was recommended earlier for weed management in Kharif maize.
  • Planting density & nutrient management in kharif maize: Maize hybrids during Kharif responded to high density planting (50 x 20) cm2 with 7.7% higher yield over normal density (60 x 20) cm2. Among various nutrient management practices (RDF, STCR & SSNM), STCR based nutrient management resulted in significantly higher yield followed by SSNM and RDF. STCR was found significantly superior with 19.2% higher yield over RDF.
  • Nutrient management in kharif maize: study on response of hybrid maize macro and micro nutrient in kharif maize indicated that Soil Test based Fertilizer Recommendation (STBFR) + ZnSo4 @ 25 kg /ha + Borax @ 10 kg/ ha produced significantly maximum grain yield and B:C followed by soil test crop response (STCR) as compared to RDF (150:75:75 N: P2O5:K20/ ha).

22. AICRP on MAP & Betelvine, OUAT, Bhubaneswar

Year of initiation at OUAT:2009-10
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection, characterization, conservation and documentation of germplasms of medicinal plants.
  • Evaluation of germplasms of medicinal plants for development of improved varieties.
  • Development of Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for cultivation of medicinal plants.
  • Identification of diseases in medicinal plants and development of package of practices for control of diseases.
Technology Generated
  • Application of Mustard cake@1.5 t/ha along with treatment of plants with bio-fertilizers (Azotobacter + PSB) and soil application of Jibamrut in Kalmegh obtained maximum yield of dry herbage (3362.2 kg/ha) and andrographolide (43.39 kg/ha) with maximum net return(110832) and B : C ratio (2.22).
  • Sarpagandha seeds treated with GA3 @ 150 ppm and sown in garden soil + FYM + Sand @ 2:1:1 resulted in minimum days for initiation of germination (13.33), minimum days taken for completion of germination (53.00), maximum germination percentage (39.00 %), maximum speed of germination (1.88), maximum vigour index (1,153.60), maximum leaf area (31.27 cm2), dry weight of shoot (2.11 g), dry weight of root (1.77 g) and survival percentage (88.37). This treatment realized maximum gross and net returns with highest B:C.
  • Sarpagandha can be grown on commercial scale with a spacing of 45×45 cm for obtaining maximum root yield. Application of FYM @ 20 t/ha in Sarpagandha was obtained maximum dry root yield (10.40 q/ha) and reserpine yield(78.95 kg/ha) and realized maximum net return (Rs.3,62,000) and B:C(3.56).
  • Long pepper (Piper longum) can be grown on commercial scale with a spacing of 60 × 60 cm for obtaining maximum root yield. Application of FYM @ 20 t/ha in Long pepper was found to have maximum dry catkin yield (920.14 Kg/ha), net return (Rs1, 3,77,484/ha) and B:C of 3.16.
  • In Long pepper, Soil treatment with T. viridae @30Kg/ha with 20t FYM/ha + Neem Cake @ 2t/ha was found effective in managing Fusarium leaf spot disease up to 58% in comparison to control where as spraying of Tebuconazole 50% + Trifloxystrobin 25% WG @ 500g/ha was found superior in managing Cladosporium leaf spot and stem rot disease to the extent of 67% and 71% respectively. As regards to dry catkin yield, soil treatment with T. viridae @30Kg/ha with 20t FYM/ha + Neem Cake @ 2t/ha produced highest yield of 445.4kg/ha with B: C ratio 2.21.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1996
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Delineation and Reassessment of micro and secondary nutrients deficient areas and updating soil fertility maps.
  • Standardization of soil and foliar Application of Micronutrients.
  • Heavy metal contamination in Soil-plant-animal-human continuum.
Technology Generated
  • Deficiency of micronutrient was in order of B (50%)>S (44 %)>Zn (26%) in surface soils of Odisha with sufficiency of Fe,Mn,Cu ,Ni status. Multinutrient deficiency are increasing as compared to signle nutrient deficiency
  • Soil application of 10.0 kg Zn/ha once in 6 year , alternate year application of 5.0 kg Zn/ha or every year application of 2.5 kg Zn/ha to the first crop of a rice-rice cropping system can sustain yield with a Benefit: Cost ratio of 1.47,1.39 and 1.45,respectively in Zn deficient midland Inceptisols of Odisha.
  • Alternate year application @ 2.0 kg B/ha or every year application of 1.0 kg B/ha was found to be the ideal dose of Boron application for a rice-vegetable system upto a period of six year with respect to enhanced yield, highest SYI(0.54-0.60) and soil health point of view without any negative impact.
  • Foliar Spraying of Boron @0.5 % twice for vegetables(Pumpkin, Cabbage, cauliflower, Cucumber) and Zn@0.5 % twice for on cereal (Zn) is suitable dose standardised for enhanced yield and better use efficiency, quality.
  • Out of four K doses(40,80,100,120) the suitable K dose of 120kg K/ha can be recommended in reducing the toxic effect of iron (>200 ppm) remarkably and resulted in higher grain yield.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1976
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection, characterization and utilization genetic stock of mung & urd.
  • Develop HYV of mungbean and urdbean resistant to major biotic stresses for different agro-climatic situation and assure their NS & BSP.
  • Develop of transferable production and protection technologies suitable for different agro-climatic zones.
Technology Generated
  • Urdbean variety Sashi(OBG-33)-2020 in SVRC and Kalinga Urd-41(OBG-41)-2021 in CVRC released & notified
  • Mungbean variety OUAT Kalinga greengram-1(Shreejan)-released.
  • Bio-fertification through foliar spray of 0.5% Znso4+0.5% Feso4 at flowering and pod initiation recorded maximum yield, net return and B:C ratio in mungbean.
  • Spraying of Thiamethoxam 25WG + Propiconazole 25 EC @ (0.3 g + 1.0 ml/ litre) at 25 DAS effectively controls aphids and whiteflies. The treatment also recorded the lowest disease score of CLS and MYMV.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2009
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection and identification of wild mushrooms.
  • Regional adaptability trials for growing the promising strains/ species of different edible fungi.
  • Standardization of cultivation techniques for optimizing the yield of different mushrooms.
Technology Generated
  • Evaluation of casing materials on productivity of milky Rtt mushroom (Calocybe indica)-Among eight different casing materials applied after complete spawn run of(Calocybe indica), loam: FYM (1:1) resulted 1146.7g mushroom/ 1500g dry substrate with 76.4% biological efficiency followed by loam: sand (1100g/1500g).

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1977
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • To study the diversity and distribution mapping of economically important nematodes infecting major crops of the State.
  • To conduct coordinated trials for development of sustainable and eco-friendly nematode management technologies.
  • To sensitise farming community about the ill effects of phytonematodes through organization of awareness programme and dissemination of nematode management technologies.
Technology Generated
  • Soil solarisation of nursery bed with 25µ polythene sheet for 15 days during May/June followed by application of Carbofuran / Cartap Hydrochloride @ 1.0 kg a.i /ha during transplanting for management of Meloidogyne graminicola in paddy.
  • Two deep summer ploughings, application of pre-incubated Trichoderma viride / Pseudomonas fluorescens formulation @ 20.0 g/m2 in nursery and Carbofuran / Cartap Hydrochloride @ 1.0 kg a.i /ha during transplanting for management of root knot and reniform nematode in solaneceous vegetables
  • Seed dressing of bitter gourd / cucumber / pumpkin with Carbosulfan 25 DS @ 3% a.i w/w, dipping of planting material of pointed gourd in 0.05 % Carbosulfan solution for 6 hours and application of neem / karanj oilcakes @ 30g / pit 10 days before sowing for management of Meloidogyne incognita.
  • Removal of black surface coat from the rhizome, dipping it in Carbofuran 3G (20g / litre) mixed mud slurry followed by application of Carbofuran 3G @ 16.6 g and Neem cake @ 1.0kg /pit during planting for management of root knot and burrowing nematode in banana.
  • Use of healthy bulbs, dipping of cleaned bulbs in 0.05 % Carbosulfan solution for 4-6 hours and foliar spraying of Carbosulfan 25 EC @ 2ml/liter twice after 2months of planting at 15 days interval for management of foliar nematode in tuberose.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1976 
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • M1. To evolve high yielding fertilizer responsive varieties/composite to replace the local traditional varieties
  • M2.To develop improved technologies for increasing production & productivity of Niger
  • M3. Collection, maintenance and evaluation/characterization of local germplasm of Niger
Technology Generated
  • Incorporation of cowpea (after one plucking) in the soil as green manure along with recommended dose of fertilizer (40:40:20) is suitable for higher economic returns and maintenance of soil health in Niger cultivation.
  • The sowing window during 1st fortnight of July with 2 equal split application of nitrogenous fertilizer (basal & 21 DAS) is best suitable for getting higher yield & economic returns in Niger cultivation.
  • The plant protection measures can be avoided from the package of practices during kharif for getting an economic yield in Niger cultivation.
  • Application of two foliar sprays of urea @ 2 % at flowering and capitulla formation stage along with recommended dose of fertilizer (40:40:20) is best suitable for getting higher yield in Niger.
  • Application of 50% recommended dose of fertilizer (20:20:10) + Azotobacter + PSB is suitable for higher economic returns in Niger cultivation.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1976
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • To identify, conserve and utilize elite genetic resources for useful traits in palms from different agro climatic regions.
  • To evaluate performance of varieties/hybrids under different locations and to facilitate release of varieties/hybrids .
  • To improve input use efficiency and develop location-specific palm based integrated farming systems to enhance productivity per unit area and organic cultivation packages for palms and palms based farming system.
Technology Generated
  • Four coconut hybrids (Godavari Ganga, Kera Ganga, Chandra Laksha & Chandra Sakara) are recommended for its cultivation in Odisha on 29th AGM during the year 2020-21.
  • The cropping system of coconut + guava + banana + pineapple + Colocasia with integrated management of 75% of recommended NPK coupled with organic recycling with vermicompost recorded higher net income of Rs. 2.15 lakh per ha followed by 50% of recommended NPK + organic recycling with vermicompost + vermiwash application + biofertilizer application and in situ green manuring (Rs. 1.99 lakh/ha) as per the mean results of 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-19.
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants like stevia (Stevia rebudiana) and Artensia (Artensia pallenss) are found more promising for cultivation as intercrops in coconut gardens under Odisha condition.
  • Among various combinations of coconut based cropping system models tried, the combination of coconut+ banana+ tuberose in young coconut garden was considered more profitable and recommended for commercial adoption in the state.

Year of initiation at OUAT: 2001-02
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection, evaluation, maintenance and utilisation Pigeonpea germplasms.
  • Develop new variety with high production potential, climate resilience, resistant to biotic & abiotic stress and other desirable characters.
  • Evolve appropriate crop management practices to enhance system productivity and transfer of technogies through FLDs.
Technology Generated
  • Super early pigeonpea genotypes such as PA-16 and AL-882 may be sown with 45x10cm spacing and DT genotypes such as ICPL-20338 and ICPL-11255 with 30×10 cm spacing during kharif for obtaining higher grain yield.
  • Application of FYM @ 5.0 t/ha, with foliar sprayings of 2% KH2PO4 at flowering fb 2% KNO3 at pod development stage gives higher yield and net return and may be recommended for mitigating drought in medium duration pigeonpea (var. Asha).
  • Application of 0.25% Boron (20%) (Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate) at 50% flowering stage in addition to RDF in pigeonpea var. TTB-7 recorded maximum pods/plant, grain yield, net return and B:C ratio may be recommended for medium duration pigeonpea for getting higher profit in Boron deficient soil.
  • In medium duration spreading type pigeonpea (var. Asha) row spacing of 120 cm along with nipping at 45DAS registered, grain yield, net return and B:C ratio may be recommended for profit maximization.
  • Application of Bt @ 1 kg/ha + Flubendiamide 480 SC @ 200 ml/ha at pod initiation stage effectively control pod borer complex in early maturing pigeonpea.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1995
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • To develop location and crop/commodity specific post-harvest technologies for minimization of quantitative and qualitative losses to produce in agricultural and allied sectors.
  • o adapt and develop improved post-harvest processes and equipment for value addition to food grains and other produce at rural threshold for higher income and generation of rural employment.
  • To conduct multi-location trials on developed technologies and establish need based agro-processing centres (APCs).
Technology Generated
  • Mahua stamen remover and mahua seed decorticator.
  • Portable evaporative cooled vegetable storage system.
  • Mobile two-way air flow reversible flat-bed paddy dryer.
  • Paddy straw mushroom transportation cabinet.
  • Processing and value addition of mahua flower.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1971 
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Development and identification of improved cultivars (table / processing/ nutritionally superior) for short and mild winter of the state.
  • Development of appropriate crop production technologies related to macro and micro-nutrient management, weed management, intercropping, zero tillage, etc.
  • Formulation of suitable plant protection measures to control weeds, diseases and insect pests.
Technology Generated
  • Superior table potato hybrids like Kufri Ganga.
  • Nutritionally superior coloured potato hybrids like Kufri Neelkanth.
  • Pre-emergence application of Metribuzin @ 0.75 kg / ha for effective weed management.
  • Paddy straw mushroom transportation cabinet.
  • Foliar application of Thiamethoxam @ 3 g/10 lit for controlling hoppers.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1983
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Collection, evaluation of germplasm of mandatory crops,
  • Development of high yielding varieties and breeding lines,
  • Development of improved agronomic practices and cropping sequences on potential crops,
  • Popularization of the crop among the farmers of the state.
Technology Generated
  • BGA 2 (Kapilasa), a CVRC released and notified variety (2006), is recommended for irrigated uplands/medium lands of Odisha during Rabi season with average yield of 12.0q/ha and 100-110 days duration.
  • BGA 4-9 (Suvadra), a CVRC released and notified variety (2006), is recommended for irrigated uplands/medium lands of Odisha, Gujrat, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharastra during Rabi seasons with average yield of 17.0q/ha and 100-105 days duration and yield advantage of 33.3% over BGA 2 (NC and ZC).
  • The legume fodder- Vigna glabrescens was found to be an alternative fodder for Odisha state with Crude protein content of 18.61, crude fibre-21.13, total ash-13.37, Nitrogen Free Extract-45.35 pooled over 4 years of testing. Green fodders can be harvested in two phases, first in 70-80 days during Kharif and 2nd cut as ratooning during Rabi. Green plants are harvested at the time of flowering to get highest green fodder yields (in terms of crude protein) with average yield of 55.0t/ha during Kharif.
  • Paddy straw mushroom transportation cabinet.
  • Comparative economics of grain amaranth vis-à-vis other major crops conducted during Rabi 2016-2019 recorded maximum Grain amaranth Equivalent Yield (GEY) by green gram (15.4 q/ha) with highest net return (Rs. 18558.00/ha) and B:C ratio (1.93) as compared to grain amaranth yield of 11.5q/ha. This technology has been recommended for irrigated upland / medium lands of Odisha.

33. AICRP on Poultry Breeding, C.V.Sc.&A.H., Bhubaneswar

Year of initiation at OUAT:
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • To develop location specific broiler variety and its’ dissemination for village poultry
  • Conservation, improvement, characterization and application of local native and elite broiler germplasms
  • To develop package of practices for village poultry and entrepreneurships
Technology Generated
  • Pallishree (Coloured broiler chicken variety ): Suitable for commercial and backyard farming

Year of initiation at OUAT: 1987-88 (started at Bhubaneswar), Relocated to Ranital in the month of October in 2017
Mandates of the AICRP:
  • Evolution of varieties and generation of production & protection technologies of rapeseed-mustard suitable for different agroecological situations of Odisha 
  • Dissemination and capacity building through FLD programme of popular rapeseed-mustard varieties & production technologies in different agroclimatic zones of Odisha to enhance productivity & expand area
  • Production of quality seeds of Rapeseed-Mustard and its distribution to farmers & stake holders
Technology Generated
  • Three varieties of toria, namely Parbati (ORT(m)-2-4), Anuradha (ORT(m)-6-2 and Sushree (ORT(m)-7-2) have been released by the centre .Out of them only variety Sushree is in seed chain. Sushree was released during 2012, is a mutant of TS-29. Seed yield: 1087 kg/ha, Oil: 42.16% dwarf stature (67 to 75cm), profuse branching, non-lodging & non-shattering, Suitable for late sown conditions, brownish red seeds
  • Seed treatment of Azotobactor + PSB along with 100% NPK is recommended for maximising mustard seed yield
  • Sowing of mustard variety NRCHB101 between 15th to 25th October at a crop geometry of 30 x 10cm with application of 100:40:30kg N-P2O 5-K2O /ha is recommended for Odisha situations.
  • Mustard variety DRMR 150-35 with a row spacing of 30X10 cm and fertilizer dose of 80-40-40 kg N-P2O 5-K2O /ha is recommended for North Eastern Costal Plain Zone under irrigated condition.
  • Sampoorna (ORM 2019-02): Recent released mustard variety during 2023 with average seed yield of 1337 kg/ha, Oil: 40.3%, Mid-early 110-115days maturity, 287 siliqua per plant, non-shattering, suitable for rabi cultivation in irrigated medium land , Suitable for both timely sown late sown upto 1st Dec situation

Year of initiation at OUAT:1971 
Mandates of the AICRP on Rice:
  • Development of suitable rice variety for West Central Table Land Zone of Odisha with higher yield potential and resistance/ tolerance to insect pests, diseases and heat. 
  • Development of suitable agronomic practices for enhancement of crop yield.
  • Study on occurrence of insect-pests, diseases, weeds and their suitable management practices.
Varieties Released/ in the pipe line
  • Lalat (1988) : Suitable for Irrigated Mid –Early. 
  • Meher ( 1992) : Suitable for Irrigated Medium.
  • Prartikshya ( 2005): Suitable for Irrigated Medium,
  • Siddhanta (2005) : Suitable for Rain fed/Upland
  • OUAT Kalinga Rice-8 ( Suryashree), a heat tolerant line is on the Pipe line.
Technology Generated
  • Application of granular formulations like Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 GR @ 10 kg/ha, and Fipronil 0.3 GR @ 15 kg/ha are effective against stem borer and leaf folder. Among spray chemicals, in situations where leaf folder and stem borer cause problem then Cartap hydrochloride 50 SP @ 750 g/ha, Fipronil 5 SC @ 1500 ml/ha and Rynaxypyr 20 SC @ 150 ml/ha are useful.
  • Carbofuran 3G @ 30 kg/ha, Lamda cyhalothrin 4.9 CS @ 550 ml/ha, Fipronil 0.3 GR @ 15 kg/ha are helpful against gall midge.
  • For plant and leaf hoppers Flonicamid 50 WG @ 150 g/ha, Pymetrozine 50 WG @ 300 g/ha and Triflumezopyrim 10 SC @ 240 ml/ha are effective. Insecticide should be applied according to need based.
  • Three spraying of (Tebuconazole 50 % + Trifloxystrobin 25 %) 75 WG @ 0.4g/l at 10-15 days interval starting from initiation of the disease is effective against both blast and sheath blight.
  • Seed treatment with Carboxin 37.5% + Thiram 37.5% DS @ 2g/kg seed and spraying of Propiconazole 25% EC @ 1ml/l and Fenpyroximate 5% EC @ 1ml/l, twice at 15 days interval starting from panicle initiation stage is effective in reducing sheath rot disease incidence.
  • Among the different combinations tested, tank mixing of insecticides, Spinetoram 6%+Methoxyfenozide 30% SC @ 375 ml/ ha with Hexaconazole 5 SC @ 1000 ml/ha is helpful against stem borers, leaf folder and sheath blight incidence. Whereas, Spinetoram 6%+Methoxyfenozide 30% SC @ 375 ml/ ha in combination with Tricyclazole 75 WP @ 300 g/ha is helpful against stem borers, leaf folder and leaf blast incidence in rice.
  • Application of Oxadiargyl 80% WP (90 g/ha) followed by Chlorimuron ethyl 10% + Metasulfuron methyl 10% WP (i.e. 20 g/ha) produce higher grain yield , weed control efficiency (79.4 %) and benefit: cost ratio (1.70) in direct seeded rice for controlling the weed under upland condition.

Year of initiation at OUAT:1975
Mandates of the AICRP on Rice:
  • Collection, evaluation and conservation of local rice germplasms. 
  • Evaluation of High Yielding Varieties and Hybrids and their suitability.
  • Development of breeding materials and varieties suitable for different ecologies and resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses.
Technology Generated
  • Kalinga Dhan 1205 [ORJ-7 (IET 22579)] released & notified by SVRC in the state of Odisha during 2021
  • Kalinga Dhan 1203 [ORJ-1135 (IET 27117)] released & notified by CVRC in the state of Odisha, Chhatisgarh & Maharashtra during 2021
  • OUAT Kalinga Rice 1 [ORJ-1161 (IET 25295)] named as “Kolab” released by SVRC in the state of Odisha during 2023
  • OUAT Kalinga Rice 9 [ORJ-1346 (IET 27880)] to be submitted to CVRC during 2023
  • OUAT Kalinga Rice 10 [ORJ-1317 (IET 29177)] to be submitted to CVRC during 2023

Year of initiation at OUAT:1981 
Mandates of the AICRP on Rice:
  • To produce Breeder Seed of different crops.  
  • Production of nucleus seed of OUAT released varieties.
  • To conduct Grow out test.
Technology Generated
  • Breeder seeds of released varieties of OUAT & National level Institutions was sold to State govt., Central govt. agencies &private entrepreneurs of all India levels.
  • Use of quality seeds to get seeds of remarkable yield and more profit.
  • Training farmers on Seed production techniques of different crops under HRD.
  • To bring awareness on Seed production among tribal farmers through supply of inputs & training production technique of different crops under TSP.