Nauni/Solan: The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni will be holding its annual sale of planting material to the farmers of the state from January 2 onwards.

The sale will be strictly conducted on first come-first serve basis at the university campus.

This year, the total number of plants available for sale at the university is over 84,000. Various varieties of apple, kiwi, pomegranate, apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry, walnut, pecan nut, persimmon, pear, plum and almond, will be provided to the farmers during this sale. The UHF’s Model Farm and the Departments of Seed Science and Fruit Science of the university have produced the planting material.

Due to its good quality, the planting material provided by the university is always in high demand among the farmers of Himachal and other states. In addition to the above-mentioned plants, the various Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and Research Stations of the university located in different parts of the state have also produced over 62,000 saplings of fruit plants, which will also be available to the farmers. These include the KVKs at Kandaghat, Sharbo, Rohru, Chamba and the Regional Horticulture Research and Training Stations at Mashobra and Bajaura. The plants at these stations will be available for sale at different dates.

Moreover, the Regional Horticulture Research and Training Stations at Dhaulakuan and Jacch, and the Horticulture and Forestry College at Neri, Hamirpur, specialize in producing planting material for litchi, mango, guava and kinnnow fruits. These are provided to the farmers in the summer months.

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