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Promotion of Fruit Crop Production through Provision of True to Type/Certified Plants

Duration: 4 Years (01.07.2019 to 30.06. 2023)
Total Cost:  Rs. 500 Million
Allocation in ADP 2019-20: Rs. 100 Million
 
Physical Activities/Targets
Following are the year wise and components wise physical targets 
Agriculture Extension
 
  • 60 total target of training of nurserymen
  • 35 total target of incentive for best nurserymen
  • 7200 total target of training of orchard growers
  • 544 total target of establishment of demo 
  • 544 total target pf conduction of farmers days
  • 60 total target of conduction of seminar
  • 525000 total target of production and provision of certified fruit plants on 50% cost sharing basis.
  • Agricultural Research 
 
Citrus Research Institute
 
  • 90000 total target of budding/grafting
  • 100000 total target of supply of bud wood
  • 40 total target seed of root stocks
  • 1000 new plantation at GPUs
Mango Research Institute
 
  • 10 total target of import of mango plants
  • 4 total target of foreign training
  • 100000 supply of true to type nursery plants
  • 100000 supply of scion wood to registered nurseries
  • 40 total target of training of nurserymen
  • 200 total target of preparation and printing of mango nursery manual.
 
Horticulture Research Institute
 
  • 28 total of approval of varieties  (pomegranate, ber, guava and date palm)
  • 44000 total target of provision of true to type healthy plants of (guava, pomegranate & ber)
  • 8000 total provision of cuttings of pomegranate 
  • 1 total target of guava nursery manual
  • 1 total target of guava production technology 
 
Barani Agricultural Research Institute
 
  • 272000 of total target of provision of fruit plants (olive, peach, grapes & fig)
  • 60000 of total targets of provision of cutting/bud wood (olive, peach, grapes & fig) 
Expected Outcomes
 
o Agriculture Extension
  • Enhancement in area under targeted fruits
  • Production of quality plants through registered nurseries
  • Regularization of system for production of quality plants
  • Provision of quality rootstock and scion wood to the registered nurseries
  • Planting of new orchards with quality plants
  • Adoption of recommended techniques for production of quality plants
  • Provision of quality plants to orchard growers for new plantation
  • Adoption of recommended practices
  • Enhancement in new orchard plantation
  • Usage of recommended practices by the farmers
  • Usage of recommended practices by the farmers
  • Adoption of recommended practices knowledge
o Agriculture Research
o Citrus Research Institute
  • Tagged plants of registered varieties of citrus will be focused for proper care and maintenance
  • Production of certified and true to type nursery plants for mother blocks only
  • Enrichment in area under citrus plantation
  • Extension in mother and multiplication block through new plantation will be continued
  • Supply of bud wood to private registered nurseries will be continued
  • Supply of citrus bud wood and root stock seed from GPU to private registered nursery will be continued according to the fixed targets
o Mango Research Institute
  • Provision of healthy scion wood to produce quality plants for mango growers
  • Plantation of world mango exporting varieties in mother block of GPU
  • Plantation of 05 registered mango varieties in New Multiplication blocks of GPU
  • Plantation of desi and exotic poly embryonic varieties in New Seed garden Blocks of GPU
  • Improvement in mango nursery production technology including pot media, insect pest, disease and irrigation management  
  • Plantation of 10 exotic and 04 registered mango varieties in mother block of GPU
  • Research on advance techniques for production of quality mango plants
  • Adoption of recommended techniques for production of quality mango plants
  • Adoption of recommended mango nursery practices knowledge
  • Improvement in mango nursery production technology including pot media, insect pest, disease and irrigation management  
o Horticulture Research Institute
  • Better quality fruit varieties will be available
  • Provision of softwood for multiplication
  • Asexual preoperational technique
  • Better quality fruit varieties will be available
  • Development of trustworthy source of softwood
  • Knowledge about GAP and Nursery production technology of guava
o Barani Agricultural Research Institute
  • Strengthening of GPUs by collected Germplasm
  • Multiplication block of selected fruit varieties will be available to provide propagation material to nursery growers
  • Healthy and well maintained GPUs of selected fruit crops will be available for provision of propagation material
  • Quality plants will be produced in model nursery at BARI
  • Provision of scion wood to registered nurseries
Contact Detail of Focal Person of the Project
 
Sheikh Mehmood Iqbal
Director Agriculture (Horticulture)
Extension Lahore
04299203454; 0301-7689959