Agricultural Sciences


Wild Marigold (Tagetes minuta): Agro- and Processing technology


Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Wild Marigold

Social Benefits:

'Him Gold' has herb yield of 120 q/ha and 0.3% essential oil yield, CSIR-IHBT provides , Seeds of wild Marigold selection Him Gold to the farmers , Technology for essential oil extraction , Trainings on agro-technology and processing technology

Developing Agency:

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

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

CSIR-IHBT developed 'Him Gold', a selection of wild Marigold which produces essential oil of high grade. Due to increasing industrial demand of its oil in perfumes, hair lotions, flavoring agents in foods and beverages, there is a growing interest in its cultivation among farmers.

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