Research Stations

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LIST OF REGIONAL RESEARCH STATIONS AND SUB-STATIONS (AGRICULTURE) IN ORISSA OPERATING UNDER OUAT(go to next page)

SL.

No.

Name of the Research
Stations / Location

District in
which it is located

Geographical
Area (Ha.)

Cultivated Area including
orchards & plantation area (Ha.)

1

RRTTSS, Kirei

Sundergarh

20.84

16.31

2

RRTTS, Keonjhar

Keonjhar

117.40

30.05

3

RRTTS, Joshipur

Mayurbhanja

13.95

8.08

4

RRTTS, Ranital

Bhadrak

42.72

24.50

5

RRTTSS, Moto

Bhadrak

17.80

10.50

6

RRTTS, Bhubaneswar

Khurda

87.50

38.50

7

Horticulture Research Station, Bhubaneswar

Khurda

26.00

24.40

8

JRS, Kendrapara

Kendrapara

18.65

13.05

9

SRS, Nayagarh

Nayagarh

27.53

2.40

10

CPR, Berhampur

Ganjam

27.30

12.44

11

RRTTS, G.Udayagiri

Kandhamal

62.44

41.00

12

RRTTS, Semiliguda

Koraput

324.00

206.90

13

RRTTSS, Umerkote

Nawarangapur

48.00

17.00

14

HARS, Pottangi

Koraput

16.20

11.90

15

RRTTSS, Jeypore

Koraput

11.43

9.83

16

RRTTSS, Kalimela

Malkangiri

67.36

39.91

17

RRTTS, Bhawanipatna

Kalahandi

73.00

61.00

18

RRTTS, Chiplima

Sambalpur

90.00

40.00

19

Gambharipalli Farm

Baragarh

207.04

106.00

20

RRTTS, Mahisapat

Dhenkanal

23.50

16.86

 

v     RRTTS : Regional Research and Transfer Technology Station

v     RRTTSS: Regional Research and Transfer Technology Sub-Station

Agroclimatic Zone-wise

Background Information of RRTTS/RRTTSS

1. North Western Plateau Zone 

2. North Central Plateau Zone

3. North Eastern Coastal Plain Zone

4. East And South Eastern Coastal Plain Zone

5. North Eastern Ghat Zone

6. Eastern Ghat High Land Zone

7. South Eastern Ghat Zone 

8. Western Undulating Zone

9. West Central Table Land Zone

10.Mid-Central Table Land Zone

 

  1. NORTH WESTERN PLATEAU ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTSS

:

Kirei

 

Date of initiation

:

1989-90

 

Location

:

Kirei

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Mr. Sagar Senapati

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

2

1

 

b. Supporting staff

9

6

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Effect of intercrop strip width on runoff and soil loss.
Effect of listed crops on soil loss.
Effect of lining materials on seepage loss.

Research results of practical utility

Vetiver is an effective bund stabiliser, retaining its 72 % cross sectional area after bleaching of soil through rainfall, as compared to local grasses.

Upland rice yield increased due to insitu soil moisture conservation by maintaining vetiver filter bunding interval as follows.

 

Slope %

Bunding Interval (M)

 

< 2,5

30

 

> 2.5 To < 4.5

15

 

> 4.5

03

 

  1. Mulch tillage increased the mustard yield by 33%, when grown under residual moisture condition.

 

  1. NORTH CENTRAL PLATEAU ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Keonjhar

 

Date of initiation

:

1977-78

 

Location

:

Judia Farm, Keonjhar

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Dr. K.M.Samal(I/C)

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

8

6

 

b. Supporting staff

23

21

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
1. Evaluation of local aromatic rice cultivars
2. Cultural management practices in direct seeded rainfed medium land rice
3. Response of medium late duration rice varieties to fertilizer levels
4. Effect of long term manuring on physico chemical properties of soil (vertic Haplaquepts) under rice-field pea cropping system
5. Effect of vermi compost on yield of brinjal
6. Integrated management of shoot and fruit borer in brinjal
7. Management of diseases of runnerbean
8. Control of phomopsis blight and fruit rot of brinjal

Research results of practical utility
Direct seeding with 100 kg. seeds/ha followed by beusaning and gap filling 7 days after beusan produced maximum grain yield of 43 quintal/ ha.

Application of vermi compost @ 5 t/ha alongwith 50% recommended dose of NPK fertiliser produced highest yield (28.3 t/ha) in Brinjal.

Alternate spraying of Endosulphan @ 0.5 kg ai/ha and fenvalerate @ 0.1 kg ai/ha proved to be ideal in controlling shoot and fruit borer in brinjal.

 

  1. NORTH EASTERN COASTAL PLAIN ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Ranital

 

Date of initiation

:

1982-83

 

Location

:

Ranital

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Dr. B.Behera (I/C)

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

5

3

 

b. Supporting staff

12

12

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Evaluation of low land rice varieties.
Integrated nutrient management for rice-rice cropping system.
Post harvest study to improve storing of rice under different dates of harvesting.
Evaluation of new fungi sides against sheath blight of rice
Water requirement of transplanted rice using drum culture technique.
Research results of practical utility
Green manuring with dhanicha + FYM 5 t/ha and 20 kg N/ha in medium land rice produced almost the same yield (4 t/ha) as the recommended dose.
Zinc deficiency in rice was overcome by application of ZnSO 4 @ 25 kg/ha.
Sheath blight, sheath rot and grain discoloration in paddy were reduced by spraying Topsin M (0.1 %).

 

Name of the RRTTSS

:

Motto

 

Date of initiation

:

1982-83

 

Location

:

Motto

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Mr. S.K.Tripathy

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

2

2

 

b. Supporting staff

8

7

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Maintenance and screening of salt tolerant rice varieties.
Chemical Mutagenesis of rice for development of salt resistance limes.
Improvement of plant ideotypes for saline soils and flash-flood situation.

Research results of practical utility
Dhanicha is the most effective organic amendment for management of saline lands.
Rice varieties SR-26 B, CSR-10, IR-50 and Patani tolerate salinity.
Short duration rice variety Latasali records maximum yield of 33.11 quintal/ha during kharif under direct seed condition.
Rice variety Mahalaxmi tolerates flash flood better than other varieties.

 

  1. EAST AND SOUTH EASTERN COASTAL PLAIN ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Bhubaneswar

 

Date of initiation

:

1977-78

 

Location

:

Bhubaneswar

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Mr. S.K.Uttaray (I/C)

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

7

6

 

b. Supporting staff

23

23

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Varietal evaluation of medium duration rice varieties for old age seedlings.
Varietal trial on groundnut.
Evaluation of advanced generation (F3) materials of greengram for yield and mosaic resistance.
Response of hybrid rice varieties to dates of planting and spacing.
Yield sustainability in rice-groundnut cropping sequences.
Effect of vermi compost on rice-tomato cropping sequence.
Management of groundnut pest by use of biopesticides and plant product.
Studies on bioecology and parasitization potential of bracon brevicornis on brinjal shoot and fruit borer.
Management of important groundnut diseases.

Research results of practical utility
Promising rice varieties for medium lands are Lalat, Shrabani, Sarathi, Daya and Mahsuri , for waterlogged areas CR-1030, CR-1018, Mahalaxmi, Panidhan Tulasi and Lunishree and for coastal saline soils CSR-10 and CSR 21.

2. In kharif rice combined application of FYM @ 5t/ha and chemical fertilizer @ 30:15:15 kg NPK/ha produced highest yield and net return of Rs3615/ha.

Rice pests are controlled by seedling root deep with 0.02% chloropyriphos for 8-10 hours followed application of phorate 10g @ 1.5 kg a.i./ha. 20 DAT and spraying with monocrotophos 0.05% at 40 DAT.

In laterite soil groundnut pod yield was highest (22.34 q/ha) by 3 spraying of borax 0.35% with a net profit of Rs. 2090/ha.

Aphid tolerant variety of moongbean are Jyoti, K 851, Sujata, Banapur local and Nayagarh local.

Fruit and shoot borer of brinjal are effectively controlled by application of carbofuran granules (3 G) @ 1.5 kg a.i./ha at planting and spraying with deltamethrin @ 150 g a.i./ha at 20 DAT + spraying DDVP @ 0.4 kg a.i./ha at 60 DAT.

 

Name of the RRTTSS

:

Nayagarh

 

Date of initiation

:

1989-90

 

Location

:

Nayagarh

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Dr. P.K.Mishra

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

3

3

 

b. Supporting staff

4

4

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)

Advance varietal trial-I & II.
Advance varietal trial ratoon.
Advance varietal trial-midlate. Development of agrotechniques for multiple ratooning.
Effective method and density of planting on growth and yield of late planted sugarcane.
Evaluation of the impact of IPM technologies against important insect pests of sugarcane.

Research results of practical utility

The sugarcane varieties in early group are Co 7704, Co 6907, CoC 9161 and medium and late group are found to be CoT 8201, Co 8021, Co 7608 and Co 62175.
Optimum fertiliser dose of sugar cane is 200 : 60: 100 kg NPK / ha.
Early shoot borer in sugarcane is effectively controlled by application of granular insecticide viz. Carbofuran and phorate.

  1. NORTH EASTERN GHAT ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

G. Udayagiri

 

Date of initiation

:

1981-82

 

Location

:

G. Udayagiri

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Dr. G.J.Patra

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

8

8

 

b. Supporting staff

23

22

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Groundnut varietal trial.
Evaluation of blackgram selections.
Identification of crops for intercropping with turmeric.
Integrated nutrient management in rice.
Feasibility of growing potato/onion in kharif.
Integrated management of Boron on tomato.
Integrated pest and disease management in ginger.
Effect of season on parasitic load in goat population.
Research results of practical utility
Maize- toria is the most remunerative cropping sequence for rainfed upland.
Turmeric varieties Surama, Ranga, Suvarna and BSR 1 are highest yielders (200-300 q/ha).
Ginger variety Suprava and Nadia are the top yielders, 60 q/ha, with less fibre content.
Groundnut variety Smruti is the highest yielder (20 q/ha) and can replace the ruling variety AK 12-24 (14 q/ha).
Pest and diseases of ginger are reduced by application of neem/ karanj oil cake @ 2 t/ha.
For rice, first fortnight of June, for niger first fortnight of August, for rainfed mustard first fortnight of October and for wheat first fortnight of November have been found as optimum sowing periods.

 

  1. EASTERN GHAT HIGH LAND ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Semiliguda

 

Date of initiation

:

1977-78

 

Location

:

Semiliguda

 

Associate Director of Research

:

Dr. S. Rath (I/C)

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

4

2

 

b. Supporting staff

21

19

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Effect of time of planting, planting geometry and seedling per hill on growth and yield of hybrid rice.
Chemical control of major insect pest of okra.
Litchi based intercropping system.
Floor management in Tapioca varieties.
Study on banana based vegetable intercropping.
Exploratory trial on performance of strawberry and potato bean.
Research results of practical utility
A new high yielding niger variety 'Deomali' has been developed by the Station. Its yield is 25-30% higher than the local ones.
Kharif tomato var Utkal Kumari is successfully grown, when sown in third week of June
High yield of brinjal, 14 t/ha, is achieved when fertilised at 150-80-80 kg NPK/ha.
In Jhola lands, rice var Utkal Prava produces high yield with low fertiliser dose of 20-20-20 NPK/ha

 

Name of the RRTTSS

:

Umerkote

 

Date of initiation

:

1982-83

 

Location

:

Umerkote

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Mr. D. Rout

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

4

2

 

b. Supporting staff

11

11

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Selection of potential lines from segregating F 2 population of cotton.
Hybrid verietal trial in maize.
Response of cotton varieties to different doses of fertilisers.
Studies on nutrition of hybrid cotton in acid soils.
Integrated management of cotton pest.
Research results of practical utility
Maize hybrid Trisulata and composite maize Pratap are the highest yielders with 45 q/ ha grain.
Savitha, DHH 224, G.cot Hyb 8 and G.cot Hyb 10 are the promising cotton hybrids with average yield (seed cotton) of 18 q/ha.
The optimum spacing for cotton hybrids is 90 cm x 90 cm with seed cotton yield of 17.16 q/ha.
Blackgram var KU-301, PU-19 and PU 30 are the highest yielders with average yield of 9.5 q/ha than the standard check T 9 (7.5 q/ha).

  1. SOUTH EASTERN GHAT ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTSS

:

Kalimela

 

Date of initiation

:

1988-89

 

Location

:

Kalimela

 

Officer-in-charge

:

Dr. A. Padhi

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

1

1

 

b. Supporting staff

8

8

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Studies on production maximisation in groundnut.
Effect of vermi compost on yield of paddy.
Research results of practical utility
Sesamum var Malkangiri local produced the highest yield of 8.0 q/ha, when sown in September
Promising rice varieties are Heera as extra early, Annada and Subhadra as early and Anang and Lalat as Medium duration.
Optimum fertiliser dose for medium duration Kharif rice is 75-37.5-37.5 kg NPK kg/ha.

  1. WESTERN UNDULATING ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Bhawanipatana

 

Date of initiation

:

1982-83

 

Location

:

Bhawanipatana

 

Associate Director of Research

:

Dr. B.B.Bhol

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

5

5

 

b. Supporting staff

13

12

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Varietal trial on rice (Early, medium and late)
Performance of hybrid Brinjal varieties.
Varietal evaluation of onion.
Integrated nutrient management for cotton hybrid.
Integrated nutrient management in hybrid rice-bengal gram cropping system.
Identification of suitable insitu soil and moisture conservation practices.
Assessment of seed quality and decorticating capacity of groundnut decorticator.

Research results of practical utility
Hybrid cotton var suitable for rainfed upland are JK HY 1, Gcot H-8,savita,PKVH-4 and MECH-162.
15th June is the optimum time of sowing for upland crops viz. Paddy, Groundnut, Gulji and Jowar.
Linseed and Safflower are the most remunerative oil seeds grown in residual moisture after Paddy.
In hybrid Cotton Var. Savita, highest seed cotton yield (22.85 q/ha) was obtained by application of 120:60:60 kg NPK/ha + FYM @ 10 t/ha Bio-fertilizer Azotobacter and PSB 5 kg each/ha.

  1. WEST CENTRAL TABLE LAND ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Chiplima

 

Date of initiation

:

1977-78

 

Location

:

Chiplima

 

Associate Director of Research

:

Dr. M.M.Panda

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

5

3

 

b. Supporting staff

22

20

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Verietal evaluation of papaya.
Response of papaya to levels of N & K.
Nitrogen and potassium requirement of banana.

Research results of practical utility

The popular crop varieties developed by the zone are
Rice : Lalat (42 q/ha) and Meher (40 q/ha) for medium land
Groundnut : Jawan, Kissan and Smruti
The optimum fertiliser dose for sugarcane is 250-100-60 kg NPK/ha.
Non monetary inputs like early transplanting in first fortnight of July (Kharif) and first fortnight of January (Rabi) of var . Lalat,Gouri,Anang,Bhuban and Meher reduces the infestation of gall midge to below 5% ETL in rice in the area, which is the endemic zone for the pest.
Mustard is successfully grown as a profitable cash crop sandwitched between two rice crops in canal irrigated medium land.
Use of bullock drawn puddler reduces puddling cost by 50%, while increasing rice yield by 26 to 30% over traditional puddling by country plough.

  1. MID-CENTRAL TABLE LAND ZONE

 

Name of the RRTTS

:

Mahisapat

 

Date of initiation

:

1982-83

 

Location

:

Mahisapat

 

Associate Director of Research

:

Dr. U. K. Nanda (I/C)

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of employees

Sanctioned

In position

 

a. Scientists

7

6

 

b. Supporting staff

14

12

 

c. Consolidated/work charge

-

-

 

Proposed technical programme(2000-2001)
Combined effect of biofertilizer and chemical fertilizer in raising productivity of upland paddy.
Evaluation of soil amendments for kharif groundnut in acid soils.Varietal evaluation of Brinjal.
Management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer.
Management of Gundhi bug in upland rice.
Effect of lactosac on the performance of broilers.
Control of heat stress in broilers.

Research results of practical utility

Pre-emergence application of oxyfluorfen @ 0.07 kg a.i/ha and one hand weeding 40 days after sowing resulted in highest grain yield of 18 q/ha as compared to farmers practice of twice hoeing and weeding (12 q/ha) in upland Rice.
In Sesamum Tilotama, Kalika and Uma are found to be top yielders (6-8 q/ha).
In Kharif application of N and P @ 45:15 kg/ha gives higher yield in Sesamum (10 q/ha).
Okra var Utkal Gaurav is very promising high yielder free from YMV disease.
Sweet potato var Samrat and CO 2 are top yielders (19.5 t/ha) under rainfed situation.
Lactosac at 50 g/q feed resulted in faster growth and low feed conversion ratio in broilers.

At present there are 8 Regional Research Stations and 4 Sub-Stations operating in 10 Agroclimatic zones of Orissa . The Regional Research Station is headed by an Associate Director of Research along with a team of scientists.

Adaptive Research Stations
The Research findings of the Regional Research Stations/Sub-Stations are further tried in the 13 Adaptive Research Stations located one in each of the undivided revenue districts of the State in collaboration with department of Agriculture, Govt. of Orissa to find out their adaptability to actual farming situations.

The research information generated in various aspects by the Regional Research Stations and Sub-stations are validated through adaptive trials, front-line demonstration and put to extension system of the university to develop extension education models for transfer of technology befitting to the situation and farming community of the state. By now, the research organization has fulfilled the needs and aspiration of the people on allied fields to a considerable extent and helped in increasing the production and productivity thereby increasing income and ultimately resulting in socio-economic changes of the farming community.