Agricultural Sciences


Heeng (ferula assa-foetida): agrotechnology


Agricultural Sciences

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CSIR-IHBT introduced Hing seeds (six accessions) for the first time in the country from Iran through ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi vide import permit Nos. 318/2018 and 409/2018. The Institute successfully conducted trial of asafoetida at Centre for High Altitude Biology (research centre of CSIR-IHBT), Ribling, Lahaul Spiti, H.P. under the vigil of NBPGR. MoU between CSIR-IHBT and State Department of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh was signed on June 6, 2020 for a joint collaboration for the cultivation of asafoetida in the State . The first plantation was started by CSIR-IHBT on 15th October, 2020 at farmers field in village Kwaring of Lahaul valley to mark initiation of cultivation of asafoetida in India.

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CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Himachal Pradesh

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Target regions: Cold desert regions of Indian Himalayas (Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, parts of Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh)

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