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Agriculture Research Station Badnapur, Dist. Jalna
  • Date of Establishment - 1951
  • Total Area - 84.94 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Pigeonpea, Green gram, Black gram & Gram

Mandate

  • To generate the production technology for the boosting production of different pulse crop along with genotypic specification.
  • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
  • To test and transfer the improved technology from research farm to farmers field.
  • To develop the pest tolerance and disease resistant varieties.

Achievements

Variety released

BM 2003-2 : The variety is released in the year 2010 for the general cultivation in Maharashtra state. The variety is having drooping pod habit with pointed tip. The seed is bold, shiny and green in color. Pod is long with prominent constriction containing 12 to14 grains. The important feature of the variety is synchronous maturity. The genotype is resistant to Microphomina blight and Powdery mildew and is developed by selection from Chirai local strain.

Agriculture Research Station Tuljapur, Dist. Osmanabad
  • Date of Establishment - 1968
  • Total Area - 11.93 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. L. S. Deshmukh; 09422378482
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - deshmukh_ls@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Paddy

Mandate

  • Screening of germplasam of rice for evolving drought tolerant high yielding, iron chlirosis tolerant varieties for rainfed condition either locally evolved or evolved by DRR, Hyderabad and ARS, Karja.
  • Development of new plant type which is high yielding and drought tolerance with fine grain by adopting hybridization method.
  • Standardization of agronomic requirements of newly developed rice varieties, contingency crop planning, substitution of inorganic fertilizers by organic, weed management, rice based cropping systems (intercropping and sequence cropping) and land layouts for upland ecosystems.
  • To multiply rainfed paddy and other cultivated crop seed.
  • Supply of seed to needy farmers.
Bajara Research Station Vaijapur, Dist. Aurangabad
  • Date of Establishment - -
  • Total Area - 20.89 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Pigeonpea, Green gram, Black gram & Gram

Mandate

  • To generate the production technology for the boosting production of different pulse crop along with genotypic specification.
  • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
  • To test and transfer the improved technology from research farm to farmers field.
  • To develop the pest tolerance and disease resistant varieties.

Achievements

Variety released

BM 2003-2 : The variety is released in the year 2010 for the general cultivation in Maharashtra state. The variety is having drooping pod habit with pointed tip. The seed is bold, shiny and green in color. Pod is long with prominent constriction containing 12 to14 grains. The important feature of the variety is synchronous maturity. The genotype is resistant to Microphomina blight and Powdery mildew and is developed by selection from Chirai local strain.

Banana Research Station Nanded, Dist. Nanded
  • Date of Establishment - 2006
  • Total Area - 17.00 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. T. B. Tambe; 09421334585
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - tbtambe@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Banana

Mandate

  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Production
  • Crop Protection
  • Crop Utilization

Achievements

(Highlight important recommendation included in AGRESCO during last fire years with good photographs) Enclosed herewith.

Cotton Research Station Mahboob Baugh Farm Parbhani - 431 401 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1918
  • Total Area - 11.28 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. V. N. Chinchane; 09423143040
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsmb@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Cotton

Mandate

  • Development of long staple, early maturing and higher yielding desi cotton varieties and hybrids suitable for rainfed cultivation of the tract.
  • Improvement of boll size without deteriorating ginning and fibre properties.
  • Development of genotypes resistant to different pests and diseases.
  • Production and maintenance of nucleus and breeder seed of improved cotton varieties.

Achievements

Variety Release

  • Arboreum cotton varieties : PA 32 (Eknath), PA 141(Namdeo), PA 183 (Sawata), PA 255 (Parbhani turab), PA 402 (Vinayak), PA 08 , PA 528.
  • Arboreum cotton hybrids : Pha 46
Cotton Research Station Nanded, Dist.- Nanded
  • Date of Establishment - 1941
  • Total Area - 50.19 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K. S. Baig; 07304127810
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsned@rediffmail.com & khizerbaig1@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Cotton

Mandate

  • To develop high yielding, superior quality and disease resistant improved varieties / hybrids of G. arboreum and G. hirsutum cotton suitable for growing under agro-climatic conditions of Marathwada region.
  • To develop improved production technologies / package of cultivation practices suitable for growing cotton under dry land agriculture.
  • To undertake studies on different pests and diseases of cotton in the region and formulate effective plant protection schedule / IPM module.
  • To test cotton genotypes developed ata other research stations under AICCIP and utilize promising germplasm lines for improvement of locally adopted genotypes in respect of yield, fibre quality, resistance to biotic or aboitic stress conditions and other characters.
  • Production of Nucleus and Breeders seed of improved cotton varieties and parental lines of hybrids and their supply to different agencies for large scale multiplication.
  • To provide technical knowhow to develop and extension staff of agriculture department, state seed corporation, KVKs for transfer of improved technologies. Also to provide guidance to cotton farmers of the region to adopt improved technologies through FLDs, Krishi Melas, etc.

Achievements

Cotton Genotypes

The American cotton variety NH 615 has given 30 percent and 18 percent higher yield over checks NH 545 and PH 348, respectively and is tolerant to alternaria and grey mildew diseases. Hence genotype NH 615 is recommended for Marathwada region

Custard Apple Research Station Ambajogai, Dist. Beed
  • Date of Establishment - 1997
  • Total Area - 21 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G. R. Munde; 07588598252
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - govindmunde@ymail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Custard Apple

Mandate

  • Study, Improvement and Development of Custard apple varieties.

Achievements

Released an improved cultivar Dharur-6 and recommended for cultivation for Maharashtra state.

Fruit Research Station Himayatbagh - 430001 Dist. Aurangabad
  • Date of Establishment - 1937
  • Total Area - 110.29 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. B. Patil; 09422873417 / 07588598242
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - sorsbdn@gmail.com, mbpatil_08@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - All Fruit Crops

Mandate

  • Crop improvement and Production Technology of Mango.
  • Evolution of different varieties of Tamarind, Custard apple and Mango.
  • High density plantation and pruning technology in Kesar Mango.
  • Propagation of Tamarind and Custard apple.
  • Nursery activities.

Achievements

  • 3 Sprays of Carbendazim (0.1%) of Difeconazole (0.05%) on young vegetative flushes at 10 days interval starting from appearance of disease during rainy season is recommended for effective control of anthracnose of mango foliage.
  • 3 sprays of Carbendazim + Mancozeb (0.2%) and Difeconazole (0.05%) at 10 days interval starting from red leaf stage of young grafts is recommended for effective control of dieback of mango grafts.
Oilseeds Research Sub-Station Ambajogai, Dist. Beed
  • Date of Establishment - 1974
  • Total Area - 15.39 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Shri. V. N. Mitkari; 07588571559
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - sugile7@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Sunflower & Groundnut

Mandate

  • Allotted Seed Programmers from VNMKV, Parbhani were conducted that is Oilseeds, Pulses & Cereals.
  • Project director of Oil Seed allotted Experiment to be taken. i.e. MLT Experiment.
  • Directorate of Wheat Karnal (ICAR) Allotted wheat Trials were conducted in Rabi season.
  • The M.Sc. (Agri) Students Experiments Allotted from ADP Agril. College, Latur were conducted.

Achievements

  • Seed Production Programme (Kharif and Rabi). Multi location trial of different crops, received from various Research centers were conducted successfully and data of the same will be send to the respective research station.
Oilseeds Research Station Nanded Road, Latur Dist. Latur
  • Date of Establishment - 1956
  • Total Area - 26.29 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. K. Ghodke; 09423777585
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02382-245294; mkghodkeors@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Sunflower & Groundnut

Mandate

  • Evaluation of sunflower & groundnut genetic resources under rainfed condition
  • Development of high yielding variety / hybrids resistant to biotic & abiotic stress in sunflower & groundnut
  • To develop economically viable production & protection technology in sunflower & groundnut
  • Seed production and demonstration of improved technologies in sunflower and groundnut
  • Evaluation of project entries in project trials on Sesame, Safflower and Linseed

Achievements

  • Groundnut variety-LGN-123

Groundnut variety, LGN-123 recommended for cultivation in Marathwada region of Maharashtra in Kharif season because of its higher average pod yield (2005 kg/ha) in station, RVT, SMVT and project Trial during 2006-2007 to 2011-12 with superiority of 24.22, 28.85, 45.92, and 38.27 % over checks LGN-1, AK-159, TAG-24 and JL-24, respectively and Resistance to late leaf spot and rust disease.

Seed Technology Research & Breeder Seed Production (NSP) Unit Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1979
  • Total Area - 400 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. V. D. Salunke; 07588571580
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-220899; parbhaniseed@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - All Agricultural crops (Seed Production)

Mandate

  • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (a. Seed Physiology, storage and testing, b. seed production and certification and c. seed pathology)

Achievements

Seed Production for the last five years.

  • 2010-11 7568.41 qt.
  • 2011-12 7656.59 qt.
  • 2012-13 8318.68 qt.
  • 2013-14 6175.27 qt.
  • 2014-15 7043.20 qt.
Agriculture Research Station, Somnathpur (Udgir) Somnathpur (Udgir) - 413 517 Dist. Latur.
  • Date of Establishment - 1963
  • Total Area - 22.80 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. D. B. Surywanshi; 09421694964
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-220899; deepratnasurya4u@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Soybean, Pegeonpea

Mandate

  • To produce pure quality Breeder, foundation, truthful seed of Soybean, Cotton, Tur, Jowar, Safflower, Gram etc.
  • To conduct Technical programme of IVT, AHT, SMVT trials of Soybean, Jowar, Cotton, Paddy & Safflower crop

Achievements

  • Successful production of Breeder, foundation truthful seed of Soybean, Cotton, Tur, Jowar, Safflower, Gram etc.
  • Technically conducting the IVT, AHT, SMVT trails of Soybean, Jower, Cotton, Paddy & Safflower crop.
Sorghum Research Station Parbhani - 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1928
  • Total Area - 51.96 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge -
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address -
  • Important Research Crops - Kharif & Rabi Sorghum

Mandate

  • Development of dual purpose (grain and fodder) hybrids and varieties having tolerance to shootfly and grain mould for kharif season.
  • Development of dual purpose ( grain and fodder) varieties and hybrids having bold, pearly white grains, tolerance to shootfly, aphid and terminal drought for rabi season.
  • Development of seed parental lines and restorers having high grain and fodder yield tolerant to aphid, shootfly and terminal drought in rabi season and shootfly, grain mold tolerance in kharif season.
  • Identification and evaluation of genotypes for alternative uses of sorghum.
  • Marker assisted breeding for terminal drought, shootfly and grain mold tolerance.

Achievements

  • Name of Variety : PVK 400 (1990), PVK 801 (1999), PVK 809 (2002), CSH 25 (P. Sainath) (2007), CSH 7 R (1976), CSH 8 R (1978), SPV 1411 (P.Moti) (2002) & CSV 18 R (P.Jyoti) (2005).
Regional Sugarcane Research Station, Basmatnagar, Dist. Hingoli - 431512
  • Date of Establishment - 1966
  • Total Area - 26.28 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. D.C.Lokhande; 9096928185
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dlokhande2@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Sugarcane

Mandate

  • To conduct the research on package and practices of sugarcane varieties released from time to time.
  • To conduct zonal vertical trial on sugarcane for peninsular zone as a Voluntary centre.
  • To produce and supply the sugarcane setts of important varieties to sugar factories and sugarcane growers of this region.
Sweet Orange Research Station Badnapur- 431203 Dist. Jalna
  • Date of Establishment - 2006
  • Total Area - 16.77 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. B. Patil; 09422873417/07588598242
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - sorsbdn@gmail.com, mbpatil_08@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Sweet Orange

Mandate

  • Improvement in yield and quality of Sweet Orange.
  • Collection, documentation and maintenance of various germplasm of Sweet Orange.
  • Identification of suitable rootstocks to overcome the dieback and other problems like water stress.
  • Standardization and improvement in bahar treatment.
  • Control of fruit drop.
  • Control of dieback, other diseases and pests.
  • Extension of shelf life of fruits.
  • Production of disease free planting material.

Achievements

  • Performance of Sweet Orange Varieties.
  • Effect of Rootstocks on growth of Sweet Orange varieties Nucellar.
  • Comparative growth of performance of Sweet Orange varieties.
  • Effect of organic manures and in organic fertilizers on growth of Sweet Orange.
  • Effect of various species of Trichoderma on germination and incidence of Phytopthora in Rangpur lime root stock.
Taluka Seed farm, Ambajogai Dist. Beed
  • Date of Establishment - 1947
  • Total Area - 42.5 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G.R. Munde; 7588598252
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02446-245135; carsazf@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Soyabeen

Mandate

  • Seed production programme as give by the university.

Achievements

  • The T.S.F. from its establishment is taking quality seed production programme. The quality seed produced is given to university for distribution to farmers.
Water Management Research Station, Khamgaon Dist. Beed
  • Date of Establishment - 1991
  • Total Area - 2.14 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Shri R.G. Morale; 9527286939
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02446-245135; rameshmorale99@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Cotton, Pigeopea, Rabi Sorghum, Sunflower

Mandate

  • To assess the extent of variability in the component water management Technology over edaphoclimatoligical variation in command area.
  • To test the recommendations given by AICRP on water management on research farm.
  • To test the water management recommendations on farmers field by demonstration.
  • To undertake the research related to Agronomy, Soil science and Agricultural Engineering in command area about water management.

Achievements

    The T.S.F. from its establishment is taking quality seed production programme. The quality seed produced is given to university for distribution to farmers.
  • The water management Research Center was established during the year may 1991. The main technology released to the farmer for adoption are given below
  • Completed Maharashtra Canal Irrigation project (MCIP-III) on farmer field, Seed production of different Kharif & Rabbi Crops.
  • Safflower planted at either at 45x15 cm. or (45-75) x 20 cm. with ridge and farrow method of irrigation gave higher yield.
  • For sunflower irrigation should be applied at critical growth the stages bud initiation of flowering and grains filling stages in ride & furrow open at 90cm after every two for optimum higher yield.

AICRP on Arid Legumes Parbhani - 431 401 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1995
  • Total Area - 2 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. V. S. Pawar; 09420626533
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - vijaya948@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Mouthbean, Hoursegram, quilth Cowpea & Gawar

Mandate

  • Field Experimental trials of Arid Legumes (Guar, Cowpea, Horse gram and Moth bean) genotypes received from Project coordinator and collect data
  • Qualitative analysis of different genotypes of Arid Legumes (Guar, Cowpea, Horse gram and Moth bean) received from various centers of AICRP on Arid Legumes in India.

Achievements

  • AICRP Arid legumes received The Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Co-ordinated Research Project Award for the year 2008 by ICAR New Delhi
  • PI and Head acted as member of National Level Varietal identification Committee of Arid Legume held at Jodhpur.
  • Collection of data for variety release. (The Verities will be released at National level by the Arid Legume’s Head quarter Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajsthan).
  • Technology Developed: The Technology for Guar gum Extraction at Laboratory level was developed.
  • Preparation of different value added product incorporating guar gum and Cowpea, mothbean and Horse gram flour.
AICRP on Arid zone fruits (Custard apple) Ambajogai, Dist Beed.
  • Date of Establishment - 2009
  • Total Area - 21 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G. R. Munde; 07588598252
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - govindmunde@ymail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Custard Apple

Mandate

  • Study, Improvement and Development of Custard apple varieties

Achievements

  • Released an improved cultivar Dharur-6 and recommended for cultivation for Maharashtra state.
All India Co-ordinated Pearl Millet Improvement Project Paithan Road, Aurangabad
  • Date of Establishment - 1975
  • Total Area - 16.40 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. N. Y. Satpute; 07588598252
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - nandekumary@yahoo.co.in
  • Important Research Crops - Bajra
AICRP on Arid zone fruits (Custard apple) Ambajogai, Dist Beed.
  • Date of Establishment - 1979
  • Total Area - ---
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. V. D. Salunke; 07588571580
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhaniseed@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - All Agricultural crops (Seed Production)

Mandate

  • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (a. Seed Physiology, storage and testing, b. seed production and certification and c. seed pathology)

Achievements

Seed Production for the last five years.

  • 2010-11 7568.41 qt.
  • 2011-12 7656.59 qt.
  • 2012-13 8318.68 qt.
  • 2013-14 6175.27 qt.
  • 2014-15 7043.20 qt.
AICRP on Chickpea Badnapur
  • Date of Establishment - 1951
  • Total Area - 84.94 ha
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Chickpea

Mandate

  • To evolve high yielding desi and kabuli varieties, having multiple resistances to wilt, root rot and pod borer.
  • To evolve drought tolerant chickpea varieties suitable for rainfed condition.
  • To evolve chickpea varieties responsive to irrigation and fertilizer application.
  • To evolve high yielding bold and extra bold desi and kabuli types, suitable for rainfed/irrigated cultivation.
  • To evolve proper crop production and crop protection technologies.
  • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
  • Germplasm evaluation and conservation.

Achievements

Variety released: BDNGK 798

  • BDNGK 798 is Kabuli bold seeded chickpea variety. Plant height of this variety is in the range of 40-50 cm. It is bold seeded; semi spreading growth habit. It is matured up to 113 days. Its’ yield is 1600 to 1800 kg/ha. BDNGK 798 is wilt tolerant and also tolerant to gram pod borer. Released for Maharashtra State and also recommended for North East Plane Zone of India in 2014.
All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project Nanded - 431 602
  • Date of Establishment - 1970
  • Total Area - 16.40 ha
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K. S. Baig; 07304127810
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsned@rediffmail.com & khizerbaig1@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Hybrid Cotton

Mandate

  • To develop cultivars and hybrids best suited for different agro-climatic zones of India.
  • To develop viable and economical area-based agro-techniques for realizing maximum yields / profits from improved cultivars for both irrigated and rainfed conditions including management of abiotic stresses.
  • To develop economic and effective pest and disease management practices under different agro-biological conditions.
AICRP for Dryland Agriculture, Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1977
  • Total Area - 36.78 ha
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. B. V. Asewar; 94200 37359, 75880 82136
  • E-mail Address - asewarbv2007@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Cotton, Pigeonpea & Soybean

Mandate

  • Contingency crop planning for aberrant weather situation
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Cropping system and production technology
  • Optimumuse of natural resources
  • Crop diversification
  • Energy management
  • Alternate land use and farming systems

Achievements

  • The project given Twelve recommendations to cater the need of dryland farming community of Marathwada region.
AICRP on College of Home Science Parbhani - 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1997
  • Total Area - --
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge -
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-233260;
  • Important Research Crops -

Mandate

  • Processing and quality evaluation of regions specific underutilized foods to combat micronutrient deficiency (Anemia).
  • Characterization of drudgery of women in the production environment and assessment of technology packages in mitigating drudgery.
  • Empowerment of rural girls for quality life.
  • Development of Eco friendly natural dyes for various uses and testing their fastness for different parameters.
  • Documentation of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants.

Achievements

  • Development of iron rich toffee to consume daily for improving hemoglobin level in the blood of adolescent girls.
  • Developed ergonomically accessed drudgery reducing technologies for Cotton Picking, Weeding, Milking, Dung Collection, Flour Milling activities, Okra, Brinjal and Soybean Harvesting and disseminated technologies amongst farmers and different institutes for initiating its adoption.
  • Training module and Video CD for intervention on improving life skills of rural adolescent girls is developed and recommended to Department of Women and Child Welfare
  • Developed Eco-friendly and fast natural dyes from locally available plant sources for dyeing and printing of textiles and for preparation of Eco-Holi colours.
  • Medicinal plants utilized in Maharashtra were identified and ITK (Information Technology and Knowledge) regarding its used were documented ,scientifically validated and published at National level in English which were translated in Marathi for public use
AICRP on Integrated Farming Systems Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1978
  • Total Area - 8 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.W.N.Narkhede; 9822992864
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - csrc_maupbn@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops -

Mandate

  • To characterize existing farming system to know the productivity, viability and constraint.
  • To develop and validate IFS model for Marathwada region to enhance system productivity, profitability and sustainability.
  • To assess the relative efficiency of the IFS model in terms of economics.
  • To ensure optimum utilization and conservation of available resources and effective recycling if farm residue within the system.
AICRP on Long Term Fertilizer Experiment Parbhani - 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1995-96
  • Total Area - 1 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. Syed Ismail; 07588082045
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - syedismail.ibrahim@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Safflower & Soybean

Mandate

  • To identify some sustainable treatments, which does not induce any deficiency of other nutrients as well as simultaneous maintains of soil health.
  • To develop a sustainable fertilizer and manure practices accordance with the potentiality of a soil and their evaluation in satellite experiments.
  • To Study the effects of interventions based on long term superimposition and factors responsible for unsustainable yield.
  • To develop important indices for evaluation of soil quality, sustainability and environmental safety based on long term field experiment in different Agro ecological situations.

Achievements

  • The project given one recommendation from last five years.
AICRP Dept. of Agriculture Meteorology Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1998
  • Total Area - 3.22 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K.K. Dakhore; 9409548202
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - -
  • Important Research Crops - Major Crops of Marathwada region (That is Cotton & Soybean)

Mandate

  • Collection and analysis of Agromet database for the region.
  • Characterization of Agro-Climate and crop-weather relation for productivity of major crops.
  • Establish crop-weather relationships for the major crops in this region.
  • Study on the influence of weather on the incidence and spread of pest and diseases of field crops.

Achievements

  • Rainfall Analysis of Marathwada Region.
AICRP on MullaRP Badnapur, Dist. Jalna
  • Date of Establishment - 2015
  • Total Area - 3.22 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops -

Mandate

  • To develop high yielding, disease resistant genotypes of Mungbean and Urdbean.
  • To develop powdery mildew, M. blight and YMV resistant varieties.
  • Collection, evaluation and preservation of germplasam.
  • To develop the genotype resistant to in-situ (Pre-harvest sprouting) germination in Mungbean.
  • To incorporate the early vigour in Urdbean.
  • To develop the non-shattering genotypes.
  • Development of suitable genotype for mechanical harvesting.
  • To generate production technology to boost the production of different pulse crops along with genotypic specification.
  • To develop early maturing, high yielding varieties of Mungbean and Urdbean.
  • To develop pod borer resistant varieties and IPM technology to manage pest.
  • To develop effective and specific rhizobium strains for Mungbean and Urdbeann.
  • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
  • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
  • Strengthening of Nucleus and Breeder seed production of released varieties of Mungbean and Urdbean.

Achievements

  • Though the centre is voluntarily working on Mungbean and Urdbean crops since the trifurcation of pulses project, the following varieties are developed and released in the state for cultivation. Among which the Mungbean variety BM 4 is identified for central zone.
  • There is monoculture of Urdbean variety TaAU 1 in the state, to avoid epidemics due to monoculture, the BDU 1 variety is evolved and becoming popular in the state.
AICRP on Oilseeds (Safflower) Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1993
  • Total Area -
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. S. B. Ghuge; 09421460143
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - sbghuge@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops -

Mandate

  • Augment, conserve, evaluate and document genetic resources.
  • Develop high yielding varieties with high seed oil content (35 to 38%) and inbuilt tolerance/resistance to major insect pests (aphids) and diseases (Alternaria, wilt and root rot) for irrigated and rainfed areas in Marathwada region.
  • Evolve early maturing and non-spiny varieties with desirable agronomic features (insect-pests and disease resistance, high seed oil content, etc.) suited to different non-traditional areas and situations.
  • Exploit hybrid vigor using the available male sterility systems, perfection of seed production technologies and development of workable CMS system.
  • Undertake basis and breeder seed production of commercial varieties and refinement of seed production agronomy.
  • Develop appropriate agronomic practices for maximizing the productivity potentials of safflower in sole, relay/ sequential and inter cropping system in rainfed as well as irrigated areas on system approach.
  • Identify productive and profitable inter and sequential cropping system for all potential area of safflower cultivation.
  • Develop integrated insect pest and disease management.
  • Accelerate tempo of on farm researches for bridging the gap between realisable and actual yields and exploit the untapped yield reservoirs.
AICRP on Pigeonpea Badnapur
  • Date of Establishment - 1951
  • Total Area - 84.94 ha
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Pigeonpea

Mandate

  • To develop wilt and sterility mosaic disease resistant varieties.
  • To generate production technology to boost the production of different pulse crops along with genotypic specification.
  • To develop early maturing, high yielding varieties of Pigeonpea to suit double cropping in command area.
  • To develop pod borer resistant varieties and IPM technology to manage pest.
  • To develop effective and specific Rhizobium strains for pulses.
  • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
  • Collection, evaluation and preservation of germplasam.
  • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
  • Nucleus and Breeder seed production.
  • To identify races/ biotypes of economic important pathogens of Pigeonpea and other pulses.

Achievements

  • BDN 711 (BDN 2004-3) Year : 2011 : The variety is moderately resistant to wilt and resistant to sterility mosaic. Released for the general cultivation in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada region for low rainfall areas, light and medium soils. The genotype matures in 150-155 days. The genotype is having sun red stem colour, yellow flower, white seed, and indeterminate growth habit.
  • Transplanting of seedlings of four week duration of mid-late varieties of pigeonpea can be successfully done under rainfed condition to obtain maximum profit.
  • Multiple Disease Resistance (Wilt and Sterility Mosaic Resistance): BWR 23, BSMR 52, BSMR 853, BSMR 889, BSMR 539, BSMR 846,BSMR 736
AICRP on Rice Tuljapur, Dist. Osmanabad
  • Date of Establishment - 1981
  • Total Area - 11.93 ha
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. L. S. Deshmukh; 09422378482
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - deshmukh_ls@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Paddy

Mandate

  • Screening of germplasam of rice for evolving drought tolerant high yielding, iron chlirosis tolerant varieties for rainfed condition either locally evolved or evolved by DRR, Hyderabad and ARS, Karjat
  • Development of new plant type which is high yielding and drought tolerance with fine grain by adopting hybridization method.
  • Standardization of agronomic requirements of newly developed rice varieties, contingency crop planning, substitution of inorganic fertilizers by organic, weed management, rice based cropping systems (intercropping and sequence cropping) and land layouts for upland ecosystems.
AICRP on Seed Technology Research Parbhani
  • Date of Establishment - 1979
  • Total Area - -
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. V. D. Salunke; 07588571580
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-220899; parbhaniseed@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - All Agricultural crops (Seed Production)

Mandate

  • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (a. Seed Physiology, storage and testing, b. seed production and certification and c. seed pathology)

Achievements

Seed Production for the last five years.

  • 2010-11 7568.41 qt.
  • 2011-12 7656.59 qt.
  • 2012-13 8318.68 qt.
  • 2013-14 6175.27 qt.
  • 2014-15 7043.20 qt.
All India Network Project on Soil Biodiversity-Biofertilizer (BNF) VNMKV, Parbhani – 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1976
  • Total Area - 51.96 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. Syed Ismail; 07588082045
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - syedismail.ibrahim@gmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Production of Bio fertilizer

Mandate

  • Find out suitable strains of microbes for biofertilizer production for different crops and cropping systems of Maharashtra.
  • Supply of required good quality carrier based Biofertilizers /liquid biofertilizers to the farmers for field, vegetable, fruit and cash crops.
  • Microbial diversity in soils of Marathwada as influenced by crops and cropping systems with particular reference to Bt cotton based systems.
  • Production and sale of carrier based and liquid Bio fertilizers.

Achievements

Last five years production.

  • 2010-11 83.42 qt. (Rs. 5.00 Lakh)
  • 2011-12 84.69 qt. (Rs. 5.08 lakh)
  • 2012-13 99.43 qt. (Rs. 5.96 lakh)
  • 2013-14 72.89 qt. & 918 lit. liquid (Rs. 7.82 lakh)
  • 2014-15 61.19 qt. 687 lit. Liquid (Rs. 6.25 lakh)
All India Co-ordinated Sorghum Improvement Project VNMKV, Parbhani - 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1970
  • Total Area - 51.96 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge -
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address -
  • Important Research Crops - Kharif & Rabi Sorghum

Mandate

  • Development of dual purpose (grain and fodder) hybrids and varieties having tolerance to shootfly and grain mould for kharif season.
  • Development of dual purpose ( grain and fodder) varieties and hybrids having bold, pearly white grains, tolerance to shootfly, aphid and terminal drought for rabi season.
  • Development of seed parental lines and restorers having high grain and fodder yield tolerant to aphid, shootfly and terminal drought in rabi season and shootfly, grain mold tolerance in kharif season.
  • Identification and evaluation of genotypes for alternative uses of sorghum.
  • Marker assisted breeding for terminal drought, shootfly and grain mold tolerance.

Achievements

  • Name of Variety : PVK 400 (1990), PVK 801 (1999), PVK 809 (2002), CSH 25 (P. Sainath) (2007), CSH 7 R (1976), CSH 8 R (1978), SPV 1411 (P.Moti) (2002) & CSV 18 R (P.Jyoti) (2005).
AICRP on Soybean Parbhani - 431 402 (MS)
  • Date of Establishment - 1975
  • Total Area - 5.80 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. S. P. Mehtre; 07588156210
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - pbnsoybean@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Soybean

Mandate

  • To develop new high yielding varieties of soybean having resistance to pests and diseases
  • To undertake research work as per the need of cultivators of Marathwada region.
  • To screen newly developed varieties and germplasm of soybean for important pests and diseases.
  • Development of suitable module for integrated pest management
  • To transfer newly developed technologies among farmers through extension activities.
  • To undertake large scale nucleus/ breeder seed production programme of all released varieties of soybean as per indent received from State Department of Agriculture/ ICAR.

Achievements

  • Name of Variety : Aarti (MAUS 1), POOJA (MAUS 2), PRASAD (MAUS 32), PARBHANI SONA (MAUS 47), PRATIKAR (MAUS 61), PRATISHTHA (MAUS 61-2), SAMRUDHI (MAUS 71), SHAKTI (MAUS 81), MAUS 158 and MAUS 162
AICRP on Sunflower Latur
  • Date of Establishment - 1987
  • Total Area - 26.29 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. K. Ghodke; 09423777585
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02382-245294; mkghodkeors@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Sunflower

Mandate

  • Development of sunflower varieties and hybrids for high seed yield and oil content.
  • Evaluation of germplasm lines.
  • Seed production and demonstration of improved technology in sunflower.
  • To develop economically viable production and protection technology in sunflower

Achievements

  • Research of sunflower hybrid LSFH-171 at national level
AICRP on Utilization of Animal Energy with Enhanced System Efficiency (UAE) Parbhani - 431 402
  • Date of Establishment - 2009
  • Total Area - 1.5 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. P. A. Munde; 07588082072
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - pamundhe@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops -

Mandate

  • Survey of status of draught animal population and their utilization in production and processing agriculture in Maharashtra and identification of unit operations having potential animal use and animal-equipment system components needing improvements.
  • Development of database on draught animal power (DAP) and DAP based equipment and technologies for Maharashtra
  • Development of improved package of animal drawn equipment with yoke/harness of cultivation of crops
  • Evaluation and standardization of improved carts by use of single and pair of animals for short distance travel
  • Measurement of draftability with work-rest cycle of indigenous and improved breeds of bullocks/buffalo and other work animals under different seasonal conditions
  • Development of nutritive and cost effective feed formulation based on locally available materials for improved health and higher draft capacity of work animals.

Achievements

  • We have bullock cart 1 ton load capacity.
  • Rotary mode transmission for post harvest operating machinery for bullock cart.
  • Rotary mode transmission for water lifting from farm pond & bower well.
  • Three time Weeder
  • Yoke
  • Improved stubble collector
  • Optimization of blade width of harrow for breeds in Maharashtra.
AICRP on Water Management Parbhani - 431 402
  • Date of Establishment - 1980
  • Total Area - 34.4 ha.
  • Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. U.M.Khodke; 9422178025
  • Tel No. & E-mail Address - kadaleashok@rediffmail.com
  • Important Research Crops - Turmeric, Summer Groundnut, Soybean, Chickpea, Water melon, Mango, Beat & Sweet Orange.

Mandate

  • To determine water requirement, irrigation and fertigation schedule with drip irrigation for field and horticultural crops grown in Marathwada region.
  • To determine water requirement and irrigation schedule with suitable method of irrigation for field and horticultural crops grown in Marathwada region.
  • To study the effect of micro-irrigation on yield and quality of vegetable and fruit crops.
  • To study the effect of canal irrigation on water quality and water table in ORP area under minor left-4 (ml-4) and command area of Jayakwadi Dam.

Achievements

  • The project given nine recommendations in last five years to cater the need of irrigated farming community of Marathwada region.

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