Horticulture / Food Scien

Horticulture / Food Science and Technology

Horticulture is the art of cultivating plants in gardens to produce food and medicinal ingredients, or for comfort and ornamental purposes. Horticulturists are agriculturists who grow flowers, fruits and nuts, vegetables and herbs, as well as ornamental trees and lawns.

Horticulture is divided into the cultivation of plants for food (pomology and floriculture) and plants for ornament (floriculture and landscape horticulture). Pomology deals with fruit and nut crops. Floriculture deals with herbaceous plants for the kitchen, including, for example, carrots (edible root), asparagus (edible stem), lettuce (edible leaf), cauliflower (edible flower buds), tomatoes (edible fruit), and peas (edible seed). Floriculture deals with the production of flowers and ornamental plants; generally, cut flowers, pot plants, and greenery. Landscape horticulture is a broad category that includes plants for the landscape, including lawn turf but particularly nursery crops such as shrubs, trees, and vines.

Horticulture Department deals with the production and maintenance of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, spices mushroom, medicinal and aromatic plants. The Horticulture department lab in the college is enriched with all facilities and contains all the required instrument for the research work.

Objectives and Activities

This laboratory is used for research in following areas:

  • To increase production and productivity of fruit crops
  • To increase production and productivity of vegetable crops
  • To increase production and productivity of spices crops
  • To establish nurseries both at public & private sector for quality planting materials
  • To transfer technologies from Lab to Land
  • To ensure good Soil health
  • To augment Market & marketing facilities
  • To ensure timely implementation of schemes through Monitoring & Evaluation
  • To make efficient functioning of the RFD system
  • To improve internal efficiency/ responsiveness/ service delivery of the department
  • Formulation and implementation of policies and programmers aimed at achieving rapid growth of horticultural sector.
  • To ensure increase in area coverage to increase production and productivity of horticultural crops by transferring technology.
  • Undertaking all possible measures to ensure timely and adequate supply of quality planting materials.
  • Motivating farmers to minimize the use of chemicals thereby to control the environmental pollution with the adoption of Integrated Pest Management practices and adoption of organic farming.
  • Implementing calamity relief programme

List of equipment in the lab: