ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes
The ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi was established on 18th January 1997 at Manjri, Pune, with the following mandate
- Strategic and applied research on safe grape production and productivity.
- Transfer of technology and capacity building of stakeholders for enhanced and sustained production of grapes.
- National Referral Laboratory for Food Safety and Pesticide residue in fruits.
Based on this mandate the research is conducted with the following objectives:
- To collect, characterize, evaluate and catalogue Vitis germplasm
- To maintain core field germplasm with wide genetic base
- To develop varieties with economically important traits for table, wine, raisins and juice.
- To develop appropriate and economically viable agro techniques for quality grape production
- To sustain the productivity and quality through management of biotic and abiotic stresses
- To develop technologies with minimal dependence on agro chemical inputs
- To develop appropriate pre and post harvest technologies for extended shelf-life and processing into value added products
- To develop strategic alliances for research and transfer of technologies
For this the following five research programmes have been identified in Vision 2050
- Climate resilient viticulture
- Precision Viticulture
- Plant health and vineyard ecosystem management
- Value Addition and new generation products
Mechanisation for grape production