University of Horticultural Sciences Udyanagiri, Near Semikeri Cross, Bagalkot Karnataka 587104 India
Best Farmers' Award 2015
Specialities of Horticulture Fair-2016.
Introduction of new crops i.e. strawberry and bush pepper.
Production of beetle vine under protected cultivation.
Different Irrigation Systems.
Demonstration plots of flowers and vegetable varieties of IIHR, Bengaluru.
Visits to model exhibition plots.
Integrated soil health technologies.
Fruit and flower exhibition.
Value added products from Horticulture crops.
Sale of quality planting material.
Technologies on Green house, Shade house, precision farming.
Organic and Bio- fertilizers.
Animal husbandry, sheep and goat exhibition and dog show.
Inorganic fertilizers and pesticides.
Technical information from Scientists.
Agriculture related Banking.
Farm machinery exhibition.
Confidence building programmes for farmers.
Farmers to farmers interactive meet.
Farm publications and media services.
Horticulture and Khadi enterprises.
Best farmer/women farmer award ceremony programmes to build confidence to the farmers.
Use of Drone and Robots, in Horticulture.
Agriculture related cultural programmes.
Information of Horticultural Mela-2016.
To showcase the technologies regarding horticulture, provision has been made for erecting more than 500 stalls including 160 fabricated, 150 economy, 50 farm machinery stalls and 50 other stalls. It is expected that the farmers from neighbouring states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra are participating apart from farmers from Karnata State. Around five lakh visitors comprising of farmers, Horticultural growers, farm women, researchers, extension functionaries, self help groups (SHGs), distributors and dealers of farm inputs and machineries, Secretaries of the Government, administrators, policy makers, scientists, students, public and school children are expected to participate in this mega event. During the Mela the visitors can taste the “Udyana Ruchi”, the product prepared from students of University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot.
India is having different agro climatic regions which favour the production of Horticulture crops throughout the year in one or the other parts of the country. India stands second position in fruit production after Brazil and it stands third position in vegetable production after China and Brazil. It is very interesting to note that India has got record Horticulture Production of 286.4 Metric Tonnes, which is higher than the agricultural production (252.22 Metric Tonnes) during 2015-16 and the output may increase in future years.
Karnataka State is having very good climatic condition for growing all most all the Horticulture crops and it stands Ist in fruit crops and spices and plantation crops both in area and production. In comparison with other states Karnataka also stand 2nd , 8th and 10th position in flower, vegetable and medicinal and aromatic crop production having a very good chance to rise its position. The Horticulture fair conducted University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot will motivate the farmers towards increasing their area and output production and also achieve a very good higher income level.
Totagarike Mela - 2015 (Horticulture Fair) witnessed over 2,00,000 visitors from Karnataka and neighbouring states during 19-21st December, 2015. Farmers consultancy services have showed greater vibrancy of participation. Best team of innovative farmers emulated several other farmers for similar performance and involvement. Display of vivid range of innovative inputs, products have induced development of progressive vision of farmers. Theme stalls have rendered valuable advisory inputs to several field issues and areas of futuristic demand. The central theme of the Exhibition is "Horticulture... for inclusive income growth". Exhibitions are organized for the benefit of farmers. There will be one to one farmer consultancy with scientists. During the Mela, Best Horticulture Farmer/ Farm Women for 23 districts coming under the jurisdiction of the University and Best Horticulture Innovative Farmer and Agri-preneur will also be awarded and felicitated. There will be seminars/discussions on every day as a part of the Mela.
Importance of Horticulture Fair
A venue to have desirable changes among farmers.
One time transfer of new technologies to farming community.
Exhibition of new technologies by Scientists and students.
Demonstration of improved varieties and field visits.
Post-Harvest and value added horticulture products.
Interaction meet with progressive farmers and farm entrepreneurs.
Information exchange programme from progressive farmers.
Broadcasting of success stories of farmers and farm woman and interaction.
Verities Developed by UHS, Bagalkot
Report on Horticulture Mela 2015
The University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot is organising national level “Horticulture fair-2016” with great enthusiasm from 17-19 December-2016 at Udyanagiri, UHS, Bagalkot as conducted in previous years. The current theme for the year of enhancement of income through Horticulture. It is expected more than 3 to 4 lakhs farmers/publics are going to participate not only from Karnataka but also from the neighbouring states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Different subject based technological exhibitions are focussed to convince the farmers on new crops and varieties, high-tech horticulture, utilization of technologies to grow different high earning crops by using minimum water. The exhibition is also highlighting organic farming, soil health, mechanisation in horticulture, animal husbandry, aquarium and also dog show are being arranged.
Further, demonstration of technologies developed by the University, demonstration plots of vegetables and flower varieties of Indian Institute of Horticulture, Bengaluru, apiculture, exhibition of fruits and vegetables, information on soil, plant and water analysis has been arranged on all the three days along with several programmes to benefit the farming community.
It gives me a great pleasure to invite you all on behalf of staff of the University to witness this mega event. There will be technical session on specialised subjects each day along with programmes on successful farmers and interactive sessions with Scientists. Field visits will be organised to the fields of farmers who have adopted the technologies developed by the University. There will be 160 High tech stalls, 150 economy stalls and 50 stalls are kept for exhibiting Horticulture and allied subjects.