The technology release committee (TRC) was formed in 2008 as an idea came up at the seasonal conference of Provincial Directors with the view of releasing new technologies other than varieties developed by the DOA to public following a systematic procedure similar to adapted in release of new varieties. The operation of this committee is some what similar to that of the VRC. The scientist who wishes to submit / release a technology forwards the technology using the standard format prepared for this purpose to the TRC. The committee evaluates the technology and informs the scientist to make a presentation on the technology at the technology release committee meeting held with the participation of Directors, Deputy Directors Provincial Directors, other scientists and extension staff of the DOA. The TRC decides technology to be released based on the comments of TRC members as well as participants.
  1. Control of bulb rot of bog onion (Allium cepa) by MS. M.G.D.L Priyantha, Reseach  Officer, FCRDI,Maha Iluppallama
  2. Area-wide integrated melon Fruit fly management package (AW-IPM) for control of  Melon fly and fruit fly damage in Vegetables and fruit crops by Dr K.A.N.P Bandar,  Ms L.D Galanihe Research Officers, HORDI, Gannoruwa.
  3. Suitability of rooted lateral branches (RLB) of hybrid tomato (lycopersicon  esculentum Mill.) as plantings materials in protected culture by Mr.  K.M.S. Kodikara, Research Officer, RARDC, Bandarawela
  4. Mass rearing of Dislypus iseae: A larval parasitoid of Liriomyza hudobrensis by Dr. (Ms.) M.M. Nugaliyadda,     Research Office in charge, Agriculture Research Station, Sita-Eliya
  5. Aeroponic pre seed potato production by Dr. (Ms.) M.M. Nugaliyadda, Research Office incharge, Agriculture Research Station, Sita-Eliya
  6. Double root – stocked grafting of Mangosteen by Ms. M.K. Thanthirige, Research Officer, Fruit Crop Research and Development Centre, Horana .
  7. Integrated Pest Management for Vegetable by Mr. S.S. Weligamage, Research Officer/ HORDI
  8. Use of leaf color charts (LCC) to determine N requirement of rice plants Mr. D.N. Sirisena, Research Officer,  RRDI, Batalagoda this technology
  9. Use of granular urea in place of prilled urea as a source of nitrogen in rice Cultivation Mr. D.N. Sirisena, Research Officer,  RRDI, Batalagoda
  10. Seedling broadcasting (SBC)/parachute technology as an estimated method for rice  Mr. S.N. Jayawardena,  Research Officer,  RRDI, Batalagoda
  11. Biological soil nutrient test kit  Dr.  W.M.J. Bandara, Research Officer, RRDI, Batalagoda for farms, DTU (District Training Units), Yaya, Private sector and extension officers
  12. Technology to control bitterness development of dehydrated jak fruit flour by Mr. S. Ekeanayake, Research Officer, FRU, HORDI presented this technology
  13. Semi micro grafting- Citrus by Mr. W.D. Lesly, Research Officer, FCRDC, Horana
  14. Specialty fertilizer recommendation for selected vegetable crops under controlled environment agriculture technology (CAET)/Protected agriculture- Tomato Mr. R.S. Wijesekara, ADA, ETC presented this technology
  15. New cultivation technology for paddy straw mushroom by Ms P. Rajasekara, Research Officer, RARDC, Makandura presented this technology
  16. Effect on shade levels on cut flower production of anthurium by Mr. M.A. Kularatne, research Officer, RARDC, Makandura presented this technology
  17. Evaluation of bed structures and pots for anthurium cultivation by Mr. M.A. Kularatne, Research Officer, RARDC, Makandura
  18. Impact on soil moisture, plant growth and yield of Mauritius pineapple by Ms. Janaki Alwis, AMO, RARDC, Makandura presented this technology
  19. Plant density and N, P, K requirement for local maize hybrid variety "Sampath" grown under rain-fed and irrigated conditions variety by Mr.  M.A.P.W.K. Malaviarachchi, Research Officer, FCRDI, MI presented this technology
  20. Use of crushed pine (Pinus caribia) leaves as an alternative rooting medium production of foliage rooted cuttings for export market by Mrs. Kularatne, Research Officer, RARDC, Makandura

Standard Format for Submission of Technologies for Officials Release

1.    Name of the technology
2.    Justification:  (briefly explain the need and importance for release and the potential impact)
3.    Details of station research under research management:

i)    Materials & Methods (Briefly explain the design /treatment/material &methods)
ii)    Name of Institute/stations where the research was conducted and seasons or period.
Name of Institute/Station                      Season(Period)

iii)    Results of station research: Give the results of station research statistically analyzed and results of

economic evaluation

4.    Details of on farm research under farmer management.
i)    Seasons (Period) and number of farmers and locations where researches were conducted.
District    A.S.C    Season (Period & number of location/ farmers

Season No. Location Season No. Location Season No. Location

ii)    Results of on farm research: Give the results of station research statistically analyzed and results of

economic  evaluation

5.    Technology:

Description about technology indicating the standard way it should be practiced by users.

6.    Social response:
i)    Producers response
ii)    Consumer response
7.    Any other remarks

Any other specific characteristics
Availability of resources/material

8.    Recommended areas (Agro ecological zone, district, area):

9.    Other particulars:
i)    Time taken for development
ii)    Institute/station where the technology developed
iii)    Name/Names of the scientist
iv)    Name of the collaborators
v)    Recommendation of the Director DDR,RARDC where the technology is developed.


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