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The First Record of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) in Nepal
leaf miner, Tutaabsoluta (Myrick, 1997) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) is devastating pest of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller). This oligophagous pest associated with solanaceous crops can reduce yield and quality of tomato in newly invaded areas 80-100 % both in field and greenhouse conditions if control measures are not applied. Larvae of this pest feed on leaves, buds, stem and fruits of tomato. Fruit rot occurs due to secondary pathogen invasion in fruits bored by the insect. more

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Nepal Agricultural Research Council has published Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council (J-NARC) since 2015 and Nepal Agriculture Research Journal (NARJ) since 1997 in collaboration with the Society of Agricultural Scientist Nepal. Original (not published or submitted for publication elsewhere) research, review and feature articles written in English are requested to submit at or for J-NARC and at for NARJ

25th NARC Annual Commemoration Day and Silver Jubilee Celebrated

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 25th  Anniversary and Silver Jubilee at NARI Premise, Khumaltar, Lalitpur on May 7, 2014 (Baisakh 25, 2073).The Chief Guest Honourable Minister for Agriculture Development Mr Haribol Gajurel, inaugurated the special function by irrigating water to the Kiwi fruit plant.

In the special function NARC staffs including Scientists, technicians and admin staffs received plaque from chief guest for serving 25 years of their continued long service in the field of agriculture research and development. Six farmers were awarded for the adoption and dissemination of agricultural technology at the function more

Urgent Notice to NARC Mail User

CPDD is going to upgrade the narc mail in dynamic system. So, please re-register your email ID & Password as soon as possible and also backup your data and valuable mail in your hard disk.

Your mail quota has 10 MB limit now, because the very old operating system and you might not be able to send or receive all messages. After modification of the dynamic system you will get sufficient space >250 MB.

Communication, Publication and Documentation Division
Khuumaltar, lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-5523041, Fax: 977-1-5521197

12th National Rice Day Celebrated

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) organized one day rice transplanting ceremony on Asar 15, 2072 to observe 12th National Rice Day-2072 at Agronomy Division, Khumaltar, Lalitpur with the slogan of "Mechanization in Rice Farming, Minimization in Production Cost". .more

Outreach Sites Established by ARS (Horticulture), Dailekh
ARS, Dailekh established its outreach sites by organizing one day district level stakeholder workshop on 17th of Baisakh at Jhalak Dhakal Memorial Hall of ARS, Dailekh. According to the regular activity of FY 2071/72, ARS, Dailekh in the very beginning organized two village level workshop one each at Baraha VDC of Dailekh district and Malika VDC of Achham District dated on 21 and 22 Jestha respectively. Key farmers' of respective VDCs, representatives from DADO and its Service Center, VDC, functioning NGOs/INGOs, Agrovets and media personnel participated in the village level workshop. Senior Scientist, Technical Officer and Technicians of ARS, Dailekh also participated in the workshop whereby various researchers/speakers highlighted on the objectives and importance of OR sites in the research, future strategy of the station and workplan to accomplish the establishment activity.
SMS Training on Potato

National Potato Research Programme organized three days Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) training on “Potato Research and Development” at National Potato Research Programme, Khumaltar, Lalitpur on 1st June 2015 to 3rd  June 2015 (18-20 Jestha, 2072). more

RATWG held at RARS, Lumle

Regional Agriculture Technical Working Group (RATWG) Meeting was held at Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Lumle on 6th Jestha, 2072 (20 June 2015). The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Y.R. Pandey, Executive Director of Nepal Agricultural Research Council by irrigating water to the flower plant in a Gamala. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ram Chandra Adhikari, Regional Director of RARS, Lumle.more

Newly Released Crop Varieties

Variety Approval, Release and Registration Committee under National Seed Board that met on 24 May 2015 officially released new varieties of different crops viz. Lime, Wheat, Cauliflower, Finger millet, Buckwheat,  Forage crops and maize along with complete package of practices for farmers to cultivate in different agro-ecological conditions of Nepal. more

Second National Soil Fertility Research Workshop held

Soil Science Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) organized a two-day workshop on 24-25 March 2015 (10-11 Chaitra, 2071) at National Agriculture Research Institute, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Hon. Minister of Agriculture Development, Mr. Hari Prasad Parajuli and inaugurated the workshop by lighting the for details

Dr. Pandey Appointed as Executive Director of NARC

Dr Yama Raj Pandey joined Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) as Executive Director. He has been appointed as Executive Director of NARC by the cabinet decision of Government of Nepal on 26 February, 2015 and joined the same post on 2 March, 2015 at the head office NARC, Singhdurbar Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal.more

NARC Television Programme and PSAs

Please find the Youtube link of NARC Television Programme "Krishi Anusandhan ra Prabidhi" and Public Service Announces (PSA)
link for details

SMS Training Organized

National Citrus Research Program (NCRP), Paripatle, Dhankuta, organized two days Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) training of Citrus Crops at NCRP on 13-14 March 2015 . links sms training detail

Regional Level Interaction Workshop held
Communication, Publication and Documentation (CPDD/NARC) organized one day interaction workshop at Regional Agriculture Directorate, Surkhet, District on 15th October 2014 (29th of Aswin, 2071). click to details
Control of Parthenium weeds using Mexican beetles found in Nepal

Parthenium hysterophorus L. is a noxious weed commonly called carrot weeds and become worst weed of urban and rural areas of Nepal. It is considered one of the world’s most invasive weed. click for details

Coffee Research Programme Established

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) established Coffee Research Programme at Bhandaradanda, Baletaxar VDC of Gulmi District, Nepal.more

New Hybrid Maize Developed

Recently Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) has developed and released a new hybrid maize variety "Rampur Hybrid-2", which was developed by crossing of RML-4 (CA00326) and NML-2 (CML-430). more


   The Minister

Mr. Haribol Gajurel.
Hon'ble Minister
Ministry of Agriculture Development
Chairman, NARC



Executive Director
Dr. Y.R. Pandey
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