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Fruit

Fruit Crops in Sri Lanka

Consultation on planting and development of fruit orchards

Fruit Crops in Sri Lanka
Technology

Technology and Services

Technologies and Services provided by our institute.

Services
  • Consultation on planting and development of fruit orchards.
  • Provide advisory service on production technologies on fruit crop cultivation.
  • Pest and disease diagnosis and advice on their managment in fruit crops.
  • Human recourses development through collaboration with government and non-government organization.
  • Supply of good quality planting materials of recommended fruit varieties.

Research

Details about the researches that being carried out at our institute.

Research

Strategies – Selection and development of fruit crop varieties using both conventional and high tech breeding methods

Strategies-Revisiting and fine tuning of existing technologies and generation of new technologies for favorable and unfavorable fruit growing ecosystems

Strategies -Revisiting and fine tuning of existing technologies and generation of new plant protection technologies for fruit crops

Strategies – Revisiting and fine tuning of existing technologies and generation of new post-harvest and value addition technologies for fruit crops

Strategies – Timely supply of breeder seed and planting materials to SPMDC and others

Strategies – Use of communication approaches for the primary dissemination of fruit cultivation technologies

Promotion of commercial level fruit orchards

Encourage cottage level fruit industries

Diagnostic & Other Services

About Diagnostic & Other Services...

Development (Training)

Transfer the new technologies which are developed by the research divisions to the officers, Crop Farmers, Students & Entrepreneurs...

Development

Transfer the new technologies which are developed by the research divisions to the officers, Crop Farmers, Students & Entrepreneurs…

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We are

Fruit Crop Research and Development Istitute is one of crop research institute of Development of Agriculture,Ministry of Agriculture,Sri Lanka.It was first established as a Fruit Crop Research and Development Centre on 6th October 2001 at DOA farm at Kananwila.

 

Mission

Generation and primary dissemination of technologies to improve productivity, quality and the profitability of fruit farming.

History of FRDI
Fruit Crop Research and Development Istitute is one of crop research institute of Development of Agriculture,Ministry of Agriculture,Sri Lanka.It was first established as a Fruit Crop Research and Development Centre on 6th October 2001 at DOA farm at Kananwila.The Centre was administratively under Horticulture Research and Development Institute at this time.In 2013, It become the 4th crop institute of the department and mandatory responsibility was conducting research and development activities for the uplifting of the fruit crop sector in the country..... 

Divisions

There are Nine Divisions comes under FRDI, 
  1. Agronomy Division
  2. Soil Science Division
  3. Biotechnology Division
  4. Pathology Division
  5. Entomology Division
  6. Plant Breeding Division
  7. Socio Economics Division
  8. Farm Division
  9. Training Division

Sub Centers

There are Nine Sub Units comes under FRDI,  

  1. Fruit Crop Research & Development Station – Peradeniya
  2. Plant Virus Indexing Centre – Homagama
  3. Agricultural Research Station – Maduruketiya
  4. Agricultural Research Station – Muthukandiya
  5. Citrus Research Station – Bibile
  6. Rambutan Research Unit – Eraminigolla
  7. Natinal fruit Variety Consevation Center -Kundesale
  8. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Development Center-Makandura
  9. Agriculture Research Station- Rahangala

Mandate

Development and dissemination of appropriate technologies to increase commercial fruit production in the country and improve the living standard of farmers

 

 

Goals

1. Increased productivity and profitability of fruit farming
2. Minimized seasonality thus avoiding gluts and lean periods in production
3. Increased the availability of quality produce for both local and export market
4. Resource conservation and eco-friendly vegetable farming
5. Minimized post-harvest losses and improved value addition

Objectives

1. To make available improved fruit varieties with farmer acceptance
2. To make available associated technologies for high productivity and profitability
3. To make available eco-friendly plant protection technologies
4. To minimize post-harvest losses and enhanced value addition
5. To assure availability of quality seeds and planning materials for stakeholders
6. To popularize and aware stakeholders on fruit crop related technologies

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