This Institute has earned the reputation as a driving force for the development of floriculture industry in the region. The Institute organised several training programmes and demonstrations to create awareness and interest among farmers to adopt floriculture as a profitable business. The Institute is given credit for domestication and introduction of some high value ornamental like Tulips, Bird of paradise, double tube rose, etc in the region. It has also popularized low cost green houses for floriculture trade. Gladiolus breeding has resulted in development of ten varieties with attractive colours (patented in USA). Quality plating materials of Lilies, carnation, chrysanthemum, alestroemeria,gladiolus, tuberose etc are generated and provided to farmers at an affordable rates.
Work is being carried to develop integrated disease management practices against soil borne pathogens.