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​​​​​​Agricultural Services​​
   ​Horticulture Division​​​
 

Contact Person: Mr. R. BEEHARRY​
​Position: Principal Scientific Officer
Phone: (230) 4661734
Fax: (230)​​ 464 433​5

Ma​ndate​​

Adequate and timely supply of quality vegetable seeds and propagating materials of fruit and ornamental plants.

Resources

The Horticulture Division consists of five major sections each of which is under the responsibility of a Senior Technical Officer (STO):

Stations

​Sections

​Officer in Charge

​Tel/Fax numbers

​Barkly Experiment Station​

​Administration

Mr N. Ahseek
(Scientific Officer)

Tel: 455 1010
Fax: 454 6334 ​

​Plant Propagation and Nursery
Sale of seeds/ planting materials

​Mrs. J. K. Jadunundun
(Scientific Officer)​

​Tel: 467 9150

Fax: 454 6334 

Field 

​​Seed Production and Quality Declared Seeds

​Mr N. Ahseek
(Scientific Officer)

Tel: 455 1010
Fax: 454 6334 
Tel: 467 9151
Fax: 454 6334



​​Tissue Culture Laboratory
​Mrs E. Nakhuda
Scientific Offficer

Tel: 454 3013
Fax:454 6334


​Curepipe Experiment Station


​​Mrs. J. Mohur
Scientific Officer

​Tel: 676 1234
Fax: 670 1757

Bambous

Seed Production Centre

​Administration

Growing of Seedcrops

Miss M. Paria 
Scientific Offficer​

Tel/Fax:452 0802 

​Plaisance Experiment Station


​Mrs. V. Nenooth 
Senior Technical Officer
​Tel 637 9457
Fax 637 7526

​Richelieu Experiment Station
​Mr. K. Koonjee
(Agricultural Support Officer/Senior Agricultural Support Officer)
​Tel/Fax: 233 4173

​ ​ ​ ​Office Hours: Weekdays from 8.45 to 12.00 hrs and 12.30 to 16.00 hrs


Barkly Experiment Station​

    ​​          ​​
​Barkly Experiment Station was established in 1926 by Sir Harold Tempany and the management was entrusted to Charles O’Connor. Land for the establishment of the station was allocated from the Barkly Asylum. The station was name​d after Sir Henry Barkly, a British Governor (1863 -71). The first major project undertaken was the setting up of an orchard with all the best fruit trees found locally. This was soon followed by the introduction of other fruit trees such as coconut var. Pemba, litchi vars, citrus species and ornamentals from abroad. During the past decades, facilities found on the station have been continuously upgraded with a view to cope with the increasing demand for plants and seeds.
Plant propagation and seed production were under the responsibility of the Crop Experiment Division until the setting up of the Horticulture Division in 1980. Barkly Experiment Station amongst other stations of the Agricultural Services contributes towards national agricultural production through the provision of quality vegetable seeds, and propagating materials of fruit and ornamentals plants.

Main Activities​

Production and sale of vegetable seeds

The Horticulture Division produces seeds of more than 30 species of vegetable crops for the planting community and general public. Seedcrops are grown on different stations of the Agronomy and Horticulture Divisions where strict and specific norms of production are met. After harvest, seeds are sent to Barkly Experiment Station for processing, testing, packaging and storage.  Seeds with prescribed standard of germination are issued to different outlets, including Barkly E.S. for sale to the planting community and general public.

 Seeds of certain crops such as bean, lettuce, and onion are sold on a voucher system whereby eligible growers are requested to contact their respective regional Extension Offices (FAREI) to procure the necessary voucher. Other vegetable seeds are sold in an open system to growers with cultivation area of up to 1 arpent, above which a bona fide certificate from the Extension Service (FAREI) is obligatory

List of vegetable see​ds produced at the Agricultural services
List of sale o​utlets of the Agricultural Services​
Production and sale of planting materials of fruit, ornamental and medicinal plants
 
For fruit, ornamental and medicinal plants, the Horticulture Division supplies propagating materials produced through either conventional viz., grafting, layering, cutting and seedling or tissue culture method (mainly banana and orchids).

Plants are sold either through a waiting list system or through an open sale system directly to the public.  In the former case, growers should submit their requests (Download application form) to the Plant Propagation Officer, Barkly Experiment Station or Agricultural Services Centres, mentioning the plant(s), variety and quantity required. These requests are computerized in order to ensure orderly sales when the plants a​re ready and help to keep track of demands.

 ​List of fruit plant​s on a wai​ting list system

List of fruit plants on o​pen sale (first come first serve basis) system

Download Applic​ati​on Form

List of Orn​amental Plant​