Post Harvest Technology

  • Technology for preparation of onion, garlic and ginger powder
  • Technology for making flakes of pigeon pea
  • Standardized technology for making flakes from maize and sorghum
  • Developed 'Pusa Zero Energy Cool Chamber' for on-farm storage of horticultural crops
  • Recommended CFB boxes for packing of fruits
  • Technology for steeping preservation of vegetables
  • Technology for production of fruit based drinks popularly known as "Pusa Fruit Drinks"
  • Packaging technology for capsicum for retail marketing and long distance transportation
  • Technology for extensing shelf life of white button mushroom for retail marketing
  • Controled atmospheric protocol for storage of mango and guava
  • Whole tomato crush technology
  • Production technology for dehydrated dip mango slices and ready-to-eat carrot shreds
  • Technique for antioxidant rich tomato pulp
  • Modified atmospheric packing technology for vegetables
  • Technology for frozen ginger slices
  • Technology for frozen capsicum slices
  • Technology for making jamun juice concentrate
  • Improved manual harvester for mango
  • Solar tunnel type dehydrator for vegetables
  • Garlic peeler machine for SSI Units

Seed Science and Technology

  • Hybrid seed production technologies have been developed for paddy hybrid and parental lines, sunflower, tomato, brinjal and cauliflower under north Indian conditions.
  • Treatments have been developed for the enhancement of seed quality attributes, such as germination, vigour, emergence ability, seed health and physical properties. Such treatments include priming, polymer coating, pesticidal treatments, botanical and combinations of the above.
  • Reliable and accurate assessment of seed quality attributes is critical for ensuring high quality standards. Seed testing protocols have been standardized for a number of green manuring and medicinal plant species, viz., Sesbania, Crotolaria, Plantago, Withania etc.
  • Methods for more precise assessment of the planting value of the seed, through an appropriate vigour testingmethod and that of its genetic potential, through an accurate estimation of genetic purity (particularly in high value hybrids) have been standardized to improve the seed quality and ensure better productivity.