College of Agriculture, Hisar

(Seed Science & Technology)

Dr. V. S. Mor

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Department of Seed Science & Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125 004 (India) 01662-285396

Phone No : 01662-255396

Email Id :hod-sst@hau.ac.in

Department of Seed Science & Technology at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar came in to existence in February, 2000. In 1977, Govt. of India (ICAR) selected this centre during the first phase of National Seed Project to strengthen the breeder seed production and seed technology research programme under the World Bank project. A centre of excellence on seed technology entitled “Advanced centers on Post-graduate Agricultural Education and Research in seed Technology” under FAO/UNDP project was sanctioned during 1987. The ICAR has started this centre as HRD in Seed Technology in the Team/Centre of Excellence (TOE) under the National Agriculture Technology Project (NATP) from 1999-2005 besides being identified as DUS Centre for chickpea, sorghum and cotton since 2004 and has excellent back-up support in terms of well equipped laboratories and well trained & experienced faculty. In 2019, SPARC project entitled “Standardization of seed testing procedures and storability for medicinal plants (Moringa and Gokhru) in collaboration with Massey University, New Zealand has been started under which 2 faculty members and students visited Massey University, New Zealand. The department has the mandate to ensure high quality breeder seed production & timely availability of breeder seed of different crops to various stakeholders and provide trainings regarding quality seed production at their farms to strengthen the availability of quality seed at grass root level. Apart from this research based on various aspects of seed technology like seed quality testing, seed enhancement, seed health, seed storage, novel aspects in seed science are the primary mandate of this department. The outputs of intense research in the area of seed science & technology conducted by our faculty & students are mainly reflected in terms of publications in the reputed national and international journals. Significant breakthroughs have been made particularly in the areas like seed storage behaviour of bittergourd seed, optimization of seed priming protocol in wheat, oats & pearlmillet, standardization of seed testing protocol in moringa & gokhru, seed health testing in paddy & moongbean etc. These milestones have been achieved largely through both national and international collaborations between scientists and institutions. The goal of the department as a team to constantly innovate our teaching, research and extension methodologies so that we can accomplish new benchmarks and frontiers in the area of seed science.

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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