Dr. Desh Raj Choudhary
Systematic improvement work in potential vegetable crops was
initiated in Himachal Pradesh after the establishment of Department of
Vegetable Science and Floriculture in 1976 at Chambaghat, Solan under HPU,
It was established at CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi
Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur in the year 1985 to teach under-graduate courses
and simultaneously, research was also initiated on important vegetable
crops. During the year 1987, M.Sc. in Agriculture in the discipline of
Vegetable Science was started that followed with Ph.D. (Vegetable Science)
from the year 1991.Vision
Excellence of Vegetable Science in agriculture.
Thrust Area of Research
Development of high yielding, horticulturally
desirable and disease resistant varieties of important vegetable crops.
Development of horticulturally desirable hybrids of
tomato, bell pepper, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and cucumber by using
different genetic mechanisms for open and protected conditions.
Collection, evaluation, maintenance and conservation
of germplasm of different vegetable crops.
Standardization of production technology of important
vegetable crops for open and protected environments.
Nucleus and breeder seed production of different