College of Agriculture, Hisar

(Oil Seeds Section)

Dr. Karmal Singh Malik

Mailing Address

Oilseeds Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125 004, India.

Phone No : 016625409

Email Id :oilseeds@hau.ac.in

The Oilseeds Section at CCS HAU Hisar, is a prominent department dedicated to the research and development of various oilseed crops varieties. It plays a crucial role in advancing agricultural practices related to oilseed production, addressing challenges, and exploring innovative solutions.

Under the guidance of esteemed scientists and experts, the Oilseeds Section conducts extensive research to enhance the productivity, quality, and sustainability of oilseed crops. This includes the development of different oilseed varieties, their genetic traits, and their adaptation to varying climatic conditions. The section also focuses on developing improved cultivation techniques, disease and pest management strategies, and efficient post-harvest handling methods.

The researchers at the Oilseeds Section actively collaborate with farmers, agricultural agencies, and industry stakeholders to understand the real-world challenges faced by oilseed growers. By conducting on-farm trials and demonstrations, they aim to transfer their scientific knowledge and technologies directly to the farmers, promoting the adoption of best practices and increasing overall agricultural productivity.

Furthermore, the Oilseeds Section serves as a platform for knowledge dissemination through seminars, workshops, and training programs. It actively engages with students, researchers, and aspiring agriculturists, encouraging them to explore the vast potential of oilseed crops and contribute to the field of agricultural sciences.

With its strong commitment to research excellence, the Oilseeds Section at CCS HAU Hisar plays a vital role in addressing the ever-growing demand for edible oils and diversifying the agricultural landscape. Its contributions have a far-reaching impact on the agricultural community, ensuring sustainable oilseed production and food security in the region and beyond.

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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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