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Department of Agronomy

Professor & Head  : Dr. B. K. Sagarka, Ph.D.
Contacts                 : 0285-2670139 (Office)
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1. Faculty Information :

Sr.
No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Expertise
Mobile
1.
Dr. B.K. Sagarka
Professor & Head
Ph.D.
Organic farming, weed control
9909312244
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2.
Dr. M.A. Shekh
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D.
Organic farming
9727477132
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3.
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
Assoc. Res. Sci.
Ph.D.
Weed control
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4.
Dr. R.M. Solanki
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D.
Irrigation
9428438680
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5.
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
Assoc. Professor
M.Sc.
Cropping system
9427743227
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6.
Dr. P.J. Gohil
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D.
Farming system
9428188120
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7.
Prof. M.C. Chopada
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
Agril. Meteorology
9424072046
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8.
Dr. V.B. Bhalu
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
Crop production
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9.
Dr. B.S. Gohil
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
Weed control
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10.
Dr. S.K. Chhodvadia
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
Crop production
9601906896
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11.
Prof. D. M. Panara
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
Seed production
9925333358
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12.
Prof. B.J. Chatrabhuji
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
Tillage
9979005001
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13.
Dr. J.M. Modhvadia
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
Farm management
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2)      SUPPORTING STAFF

Sr. No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
1.     
Mr. M.S. Vasava
Agril. Officer
M.Sc. (Agri.)
2.     
Mr. K.S. Sarvaiya
Agril. Supervisor
Agril. Diploma
3.     
Shri V. N. Marvaniya
Agril. Supervisor
Agril. Diploma
4.     
Mr. J.N. Patel
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
5.     
Mr. B.V. Parmar
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
6.     
Mr. C.T. Dalvadi
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
7.     
Mr. D.V. Kapadiya
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
8.     
Mr. G.L. Vaghamashi
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
9.     
Mr. C.V. Bhimani
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
10. 
Mr. D.D. Bhoya
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
11. 
Mr.B. T. Kevadia
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
12. 
Mr. A.B. Bagada
Senior Clerk
M.A.
13. 
Ms. M.V. Dave*
Senior Clerk
B.Com.
14. 
Mr. S.R. Vaghela
Tractor Driver
Std. 7
15. 
Mr. Y.A. Saiyad
Jeep Driver
Std. 7
16. 
Ms. H.V. Bharay*
Peon
Std. 3
17. 
Ms. S.M. Odedara*
Peon
Std. 5
18. 
Mr. M.P. Ramoliya
Peon
Std. 6
3)      COURSES OFFERED AT UG /PG LEVEL (IVth Deans Committee)
(A)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri.
Course No.
Title
Credit
Agron.1.1
Introductory Agriculture and Principles of Agronomy
2+1
Agron.1.2
Field Crops-I (Kharif)
2+1
Ag.Met.2.1
Agricultural Meteorology
2+1
Agron.2.3
Field Crops-II (Rabi)
2+1
Agron.3.4
Practical Crop Production-I
0+1
Agron.3.5
Weed Management
1+1
Agron.4.6
Practical Crop Production-II
0+1
Agron.5.7
Water Management Including Micro Irrigation
2+1
Agron.6.8
Organic Farming
1+1
Agron.6.9
Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
1+1
Ag.Met.7.2
Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Use Planning
1+2
Agron.7.14
Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)
0+2
Agron.8.11
Seed Production Technology
1+2
Agron.8.12
Cultivation of Commercially Important Medicinal & Aromatics Plants
1+1
Agron.8.13
Commercial Spices Production
1+2
Agron.8.15
Water Management (Watershed, Microirrigation & Problematic Water)
1+2
Agron.8.14
Integrated Farming System
2+1

(B)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Horti.

Course No.
Title
Credit
NRMH.2.4
Water Management in Horticultural Crops
1+1
FRT.3.5
Weed Management in Horticultural Crops
1+1
NRMH.3.5
Organic Farming
1+1
OTH.5.2
Introduction to Major Field Crops
1+1
(C)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.)
Course No.
Title
Credit
Agri.(E).102
Agriculture for Engineers
3+1
(D)       Agro-ITI
Course No.
Title
Credit
SPT-2
Seed Production Technology
2+2
(E)       Post Graduate Programme, M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph.D., MBA
Course No.
Title
Credit
(i) Agronomy
Agron.501
Modern Concepts in Crop Production
3+0
Agron.502
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
2+1
Agron.503
Principles and Practices of Weed Management
2+1
Agron.504
Principles and Practices of Water Management
2+1
Agron.505
Agrometeorology and Crop Weather Forecasting
2+1
Agron.506
Agronomy of Major Cereals and Pulses
2+1
Agron.507
Agronomy of Oilseed, Fibre and Sugar Crops
2+1
Agron.508
Agronomy of Medicinal, Aromatic and Under-Utilized Crops
2+1
Agron.509
Agronomy of Fodder and Forage Crops
2+1
Agron.510
Agrostology and Agro-Forestry
2+1
Agron.511
Cropping Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
2+0
Agron.512
Dryland Agriculture and Watershed Management
2+1
Agron.513
Principles and Practices of Organic Farming
2+1
Agron.591
Master’s Seminar
0+1
Agron.599
Master’s Research
20
Agron.601
Current Trends in Agronomy
2+1
Agron.602
Crop Ecology
2+0
Agron.603
Crop Production and System Modelling
2+1
Agron.604
Advances in Crop Growth and Productivity
2+1
Agron.605
Irrigation Management
2+1
Agron.606
Advances in Weed Management
2+0
Agron.607
Integrated Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
2+0
Agron.608
Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
2+1
Agron.609
Stress Crop Production
2+1
Agron.691
Doctoral Seminar 1
0+1
Agron.692
Doctoral Seminar 2
0+1
Agron.699
Doctoral Research
45
(ii) Agril. Meteorology
AGM.501
Fundamentals of Meteorology and Climatology
2+1
AGM.502
Fundamentals of Agricultural Meteorology
2+1
AGM.503
Micrometeorology
2+1
AGM.504
Agro-Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation
1+2
AGM.505
Soil Water Balance Climatology
2+1
AGM.506
Crop Weather Models
1+2
AGM.507
Weather Modification and Risk Management Strategies
2+0
AGM.508
Principles of Remote Sensing and its Application in Agriculture
2+1
AGM.509
Applied Agricultural Climatology
1+2
AGM.591
Master’s Seminar
0+1
AGM.599
Master’s Research
20
(iii) Agri-Business Management
ABM.538
Field Crop Production Technology
2+1

4)      LAND ASSETS

Sr. No.
Scheme
Land area (ha)
1.
Cropping System Research
05.38
2.
Mechanized Commercial Farm
23.00
3.
Weed Control
08.00
4.
Instructional Farm
47.85
5.
Organic plot
02.00
 
Total
86.23

5)      ON-GOING RESEARCH SCHEMES/PROJECTS

Sr. No.
Title
Funding agency
Principal Investigator
Period
Grant allotted
(Rs.in lakh)
From
To
1.
Instructional Farm
B.H. 6119
Non-Plan
Dr. M.A. Shekh
1966
Cont.
39.21
2.
Mechanized Commercial Farm
B.H. 5025
Non-Plan
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
1966
Cont.
32.24
3.
Weed Control Research Scheme
B.H. 5046
Non-Plan
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
1966
Cont.
32.35
4.
Farming System Research Scheme  B.H. 2040
ICAR
 
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
1989
Cont.
35.80
5.
Microirrigation Research Scheme  B.H. 12096
Plan
Dr. R.M. Solanki
1997
Cont.
4.38
6.
Research on Tillage Technology 
B.H. 12573
Plan
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
2005
Cont.
5.57
7.
Establishment of Organic Farming Research Cell   B.H. 12903
Plan
Dr. M.A. Shekh
1999
Cont.
4.97
8.
Establishment of Agrometeorological  Cell B.H. 12927
Plan
Prof. M.C. Chopada
1999
Cont.
7.00
9.
Integrated Agromet Advisory Service Scheme B.H.18005-01
Other Agency
Prof. M.C. Chopada
1995
Cont.
8.22
10.
Forecasting of Agricultural output using Space, Agrometeorology
and Land based observations (FASAL) B.H. 18005-06
Other Agency
Prof. M.C. Chopada
2010
Cont.
5.10
11.
Establishment of Model Farm for Organic Agriculture
Plan
Dr. M.A. Shekh
2016
2018
10.00
12.
Evaluation of Bioefficacy and Phytotoxicity of Quizalofop Ethyl
7.5% + Imazethapyr 15% EC Against Weeds in Groundnut and its
Effect on Succeeding Crop
Other Agency
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2017
2018
7.25
13.
Evaluation of bio-efficacy and phytotoxicity of Pyroxasulfone
50 g/l + Pendimethalin 400 g/l ZC (BAS 822 01 H) against
weeds in cotton and its effect on succeeding crop
Other Agency
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2017
2018
7.25

6)     PROJECTS COMPLETED (2008-09 to 2016-17)

Sr. No.
Title
PI & Co-PI
Grant
(Rs. lakh)
Duration
1
Centre of Excellence for Agro-meteorological Services (RKVY)
Dr. D.D. Sahu/
Prof. M.C. Chopada
86.03
2008-09 to
2012-13
2
Energy and Mass Exchange in Vegetative Systems
Dr. D.D. Sahu &
Prof. M.C. Chopada
5.29
2008-09 to
2011-12
3
National Invasive Weed Surveillance Programme
Dr. B.K. Sagarka
15.57
2009-10 to
2010-11
4
Evaluation of Pendimethalin 38.7% CS Against Weeds in Cumin
Dr. B.K. Sagarka &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2.30
2010-11 to 2011-12
5
Evaluation of Pendimethalin 30% EC Against Weeds in Cumin
Dr. B.K. Sagarka &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
4.97
2011-12 to 2012-13
6
Evaluation of Propaquizafop 10% EC Against Grassy Weeds in Cotton
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. C.N. Jadav
6.24
2012-13 to 2013-14
7
Evaluation of Imazethapyr 10% SL Against Weeds in Groundnut
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
6.50
2012-13 to 2013-14
8
Evaluation of Quizalofop-P-Ethyl 5% EC Against Weeds in Groundnut
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. D.M. Panara
6.50
2012-13 to 2013-14
9
Evaluation of Quizalofop-P-Ethyl 5% EC Against Weeds in Blackgram
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
6.50
2012-13 to 2013-14
10
Bio-efficacy Evaluation of a New Organic Yield Enhancer “VIGORE Premium”
in Groundnut
Dr. M.A. Shekh &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2.70
2013-14
11
Evaluation of Cycloxydim 20% EC With and Without MSO Adjuvant (Outright)
Against Grassy Weeds in Groundnut and Effect on Succeeding Crop
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. D.M. Panara
6.70
2013-14 to 2014-15
12
Evaluation of Bioefficacy and Phytotoxicity of BAS 835 UB H Against
Weeds in Groundnut and Its Effect on Succeeding Crop
B.H. 18005-17
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. D.M. Panara
7.25
2015-16 to 2016-17

7)      NEW SCHEMES / PROJECTS PROPOSED (2008-09 to 2016-17)

1.     
AICRP on Agrometeorology
2.     
AICRP on Farming System Research
3.     
AICRP on Organic Farming
4.     
AICRP on Weed Science Research
5.     
Bio-Safety Research Level-I Trials of GlyTol® and TwinLink® Cotton Hybrids
6.     
Bio-Safety Research Level-II Trials of GlyTol® Cotton Hybrids
7.     
Bio-safety Research Trials Level-I for Transgenic Cotton Bollgard III Hybrids (Event MON 15985 x COT 102), Bollgard III x RRF Hybrids (Event MON 15985 x COT 102 x MON 88913) and Event COT 102 Hybrids
8.     
Evaluation of Bio-Efficacy of Glyphosate 41% SL and Phyto-Toxicity in Glyphosate Tolerant Transgenic Cotton (GlyTol®) and Effect on Succeeding Crops
9.     
Evaluation of GOD-H003 5% EC Against Grassy Weed Flora of Onion
10. 
Evaluation of Insect Resistant and Herbicide Tolerant Cotton (GLTC) Hybrids - Breeding Stack of Events GHB614 x T304-40 x GHB119 x COT102, Expressing Cry2Ae, Cry1Ab, PAT, 2mEPSPS and vip3A Genes Under BRL-I Trials in Central Zone
11. 
Evaluation of Propaquizafop 10% EC Against Grassy Weeds in Sesame
12. 
FYP project on Establishment of Organic Farming Research Centre
13. 
FYP project on Organic Farming Research and Demonstration Cell
14. 
FYP project on Strengthening of Weed Control Research Scheme
15. 
ICAR project on Modernization of Instructional Farm
16. 
NCCSD project on Establishment of Demonstration Farm for Organic Farming Technology
17. 
NFSM project on Integrated Weed Management in Kharif Groundnut
18. 
NMSA project on Organic Farming Research Cell
19. 
RKVY project on Centre of Excellence for Integrated Weed Management
20. 
RKVY project on Centre of Excellence for Diversification and Training on Cropping Systems
21. 
RKVY project on Organic Farming Research and Demonstration Cell
22. 
Studies on Bio-efficacy, Phytotoxicity, Plant and Soil Residues of GOD-H003 in Cotton Crop and Carryover and Residue Effects of GOD-H003 on Succeeding Crops
23. 
Studies on Bio-efficacy, Phytotoxicity, Plant and Soil Residues of GOD-H004 in Cotton Crop and Carryover and Residue Effects of GOD-H004 on Succeeding Crops
24. 
Evaluation of Super Water-Absorbent “Zeba®” in Groundnut

8)      MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF RESEARCH & TEACHING

Research Recommendations for farmers
Nos.
Cultural Practices
11
Water Management
21
Fertilizer Management
07
Cropping System
17
Weed Control
34
Total
90
PG Students Completed Study
Nos.
M. Sc. (Agri.) Students
189
Ph. D. Students
33
Total
222

9)      SEED PRODUCTION (2016-17)

Sr. No.
Crop
Stage
Production (kg)
  1.  
Groundnut GG-20
Breeder
3870
2.
Groundnut GG-20
Foundation
8226
3.
Groundnut GJG-31
Mega
2411
4.
Groundnut GJG-31
Breeder
970
5.
Groundnut TG-37A
Mega
1901
6.
Pigeonpea BDN-2
Mega
574
7.
Pigeonpea Vaishali
Foundation
1520
8.
Pigeonpea Vaishali
Mega
4211
9.
Wheat Lok-1
Mega
28500
10.
Wheat GW-366
Breeder
15120
11.
Wheat GW-451
Breeder
3470
12.
Gram GG-1
Breeder
2057
13.
Gram GG-3
Breeder
1864
14.
Gram GG-4
Breeder
2902
15.
Urid G-1
Foundation
1175
16.
Coriander G-2
Mega
1858
Total
 
80629

10)     RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FARMERS

2012-13

1.         Effect of sowing time and spacing on summer sesame

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing summer sesame are advised to sow the crop in second week of February by keeping 30 cm row spacing for obtaining higher yield and net realization.

2.         Integrated weed management in summer sesame

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing summer sesame are advised to keep the crop weed free by hand weeding and interculturing. Under the shortage of labourers, apply quizalofop-ethyl 5% EC 40 g/ha (16 mL/10 L) as post-emergence at 20-25 DAS + HW & IC at 45 DAS or pendimethalin 30% EC 0.45 kg/ha (30 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence + HW & IC at 30 DAS to get higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.

3.         Evaluation of potentiality of organic farming for groundnut (kharif) - garlic (rabi) cropping sequence

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII adopting groundnut (kharif)-garlic (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are advised to apply FYM @ 2.5 t/ha to groundnut and 10 t/ha to garlic on sequence basis for securing higher net realization and maintaining soil fertility.
4.         Response of chickpea to drip irrigation and integrated nutrient management

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing chickpea are advised to irrigate the crop through drip system at 0.8 PEF and apply recommended dose of fertilizer i.e. 20-40 N-P2O5 kg/ha along with FYM @ 1 t/ha to get higher yield and net realization.

The system details are as under

  • Type of drip system: In line
  • Lateral diameter: 16 mm
  • Lateral spacing: 90 cm
  • Dripper spacing: 60 cm
  • Dripper discharge: 4 LPH
  • Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
  • Operating frequency: Alternate day
  • Operating time: 65 minutes

5.         Response of summer sesame to drip irrigation and nitrogen levels

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing sesame in summer season are advised to irrigate the crop through drip system at 1.0 PEF with laying in paired row (30-60-30 cm) and apply 40 kg N/ha along with 25 kg P2O5/ha to get higher yield and net return.

The system details are as under
  • Type of drip system: In line
  • Lateral diameter: 16 mm
  • Lateral spacing: 90 cm
  • Dripper spacing: 60 cm
  • Dripper discharge: 4 LPH
  • Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
  • Operating frequency: Alternate day
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6.         Evaluation of tillage practices in pigeonpea

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing pigeonpea are advised to till the field by cross cultivation followed by blade harrowing and subsoiling between two rows to get higher yield and net realization.

7.         Permanent plot experiment on integrated nutrient supply system for a cereal based crop sequence

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII adopting pearlmillet (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence are advised to apply FYM @ 8 t/ha and 50% RDF (40-20-25 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to pearlmillet and 120-60-25 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha to wheat to get higher yield and net realization as well as to maintain soil fertility.

2013-14

8.         Evaluation of potentiality of organic farming for groundnut (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone adopting groundnut (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are advised to apply FYM @ 2.5 t/ha to groundnut and 24 t/ha to wheat for securing higher net realization and maintaining soil fertility.

9.         Impact of tillage practices and sowing pattern on Bt cotton

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic Zone growing Bt cotton are advised to prepare the field by ploughing followed by blade harrowing & planking and sow the crop on ridge for achieving higher yield and net realization.
2014-15
10.       Weed management in cumin
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing cumin are recommended to apply oxadiargyl 75 g/ha (6 EC 25 mL/10 L) as early post-emergence application at 7 DAS followed by hand weeding at 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.
11.       Evaluation of pre and post emergence herbicides for irrigated Bt. cotton
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing Bt. cotton are recommended to apply pendimethalin 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence followed by hand weeding and interculturing at 30 and 60 days after sowing (DAS) or pendimethalin 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence followed by quizalofop 40 g/ha (5 EC 16 mL/10 L) at 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.
12.       Evaluation of preparatory and secondary tillage practices in rainfed groundnut
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing rainfed groundnut are recommended to adopt in-row subsoiling (20 cm depth) before sowing, interculturing at 15, 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing (DAS) and apply pendimethalin @ 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence with hand weeding at 30 and 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective moisture conservation and weed management.
2015-16

13.       Effect of sowing time and spacing on summer clusterbean

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing summer cluster bean are recommended to sow the crop in second week of February at 45 cm x 15 cm spacing for obtaining higher yield and net realization.

14.       Evaluation of potentiality of organic farming for groundnut (kharif)-chickpea (rabi) cropping sequence

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone adopting groundnut (kharif)-chickpea (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are recommended to apply FYM (1.25 t/ha) + castor cake (139 kg/ha) to groundnut and vermicompost (667 kg/ha) + castor cake (222 kg/ha) to chickpea in furrow before sowing for securing higher net realization and maintaining soil fertility.

15.       Integrated weed management in summer sweet corn

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing sweet corn in summer season are recommended to apply atrazine 500 g/ha (50% WP 20 g/10 l) as pre-emergence followed by one interculturing and hand weeding at 40 DAS for effective weed management along with higher yield and net realization.

16.       Development of organic farming packages for system based high value crops (Groundnut-Onion)

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone adopting Groundnut (kharif)-Onion (rabi) cropping sequence are recommended to apply 50% RDF (6.25-25 N-P2O5 kg/ha) for groundnut and 37.5-60-50 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha for onion + 50% RDN as FYM to groundnut (1250 kg/ha) and onion (7500 kg/ha) for securing higher groundnut equivalent yield and net realization along with maintenance of soil fertility.

            Farmers interested in adopting Groundnut (kharif)-Onion (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are recommended to follow nutrient management system as 50% RDN as FYM (1250 and 7500 kg FYM/ha for groundnut (kharif) and onion (rabi), respectively) + biofertilizer (Rhizobium / Azotobacter @ 1250 ml/ha) for N + rock phosphate to meet P requirement of crops (100 kg/ha in groundnut and 600 kg/ha in onion) + PSB (1250 ml/ha) for higher groundnut equivalent yield and net income along with maintenance of soil fertility.

2016-17

17.       Integrated weed management in organically grown groundnut

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing kharif groundnut under organic farming are advised to adopt stale seedbed (pre-sowing irrigation + killing of weed flush by harrowing) and kept weed free condition throughout the crop growth period or carry out hand weeding and interculturing at 15, 30 and 45 days after sowing for effective control of weeds and securing higher net realization.

18.       Response of cumin to drip irrigation and integrated nutrient management

            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing cumin are advised to irrigate the crop with drip system at 0.6 PEF for getting higher yield and net return which saves 12.4 % water. Farmers are also advised to apply 75% recommended dose of fertilizer   (22.5-11.2-0 kg NPK/ha) along with FYM @ 5 t/ha for getting higher yield and net return. The system details are as under:

System details
 
Operating time
           Month                
      Minutes        
Lateral spacing: 60 cm
Dec. - Jan.
20
Dripper spacing: 45 cm
Feb.- March
30
Dripper discharge rate: 4 LPH
 
Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
 
Operating frequency: Alternate day
 

19.       Drip irrigation and fertilizer in drilled rabi fennel

The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing rabi drilled fennel are advised to irrigate the crop with drip system at 0.8 PEF and apply 120-45-0 NPK kg/ha out of which full dose of phosphorus and 25% nitrogen as basal and remaining 75% nitrogen in three equal splits at 20 DAS interval after sowing through drip for getting higher yield and net return. The system details are as under:
System details
Operating time
          Month        
       Minutes      
Lateral spacing: 120 cm (45-75-45 cm paired row)
December
58
Dripper spacing: 45 cm
January
62
Dripper discharge rate: 4 LPH
February
75
Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
March
95
Operating frequency: Alternate day
April
120
11)    INFORMATION FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
2014-15
1.         Weed management in garlic

Under South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone, growing garlic are advised to application of oxyfluorfen 240 g/ha (23.5 EC 20 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence and hand weeding at 40 days after sowing (DAS) or oxadiargyl 90 g/ha (6 EC 30 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence and hand weeding at 40 DAS found effective in controlling weeds in garlic along with higher yield and net realization.

2.         Weed management in cumin

The scientific community is informed that application of pendimethalin 900 g/ha as pre-emergence followed by hand weeding at 45 days after sowing (DAS) gave higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management in cumin.
2015-16

3.         Weed management in pre-monsoon groundnut

            The effective weed management along with higher yield and net return from pre-monsoon groundnut can be achieved by pre-plant incorporation of pendimethalin 38.7% CS @ 0.75 kg a.i./ha followed by interculturing and hand weeding at 40 DAS under South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone.
12)    AWARDS/ MEDALS RECEIVED BY THE FACULTY/ STUDENTS
Sr. No.
Name of Teacher/ Student
Nature of Award
Authority
Year
1.      
Dr. B.B. Ramani
Best Ph.D. Thesis Award
GAAS, Ahmedabad
2011
2.      
Mamta Meena
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
UGC, New Delhi
2011-14
3.      
Shivran, A.; Mathukia,
R.K. and Panara, D.M.
Best Poster Award in International Congress
ISA, New Delhi
2012
4.      
B.S. Gohil
Inspire Fellowship
DST, New Delhi
2013-15
5.      
D.V. Srinivasulu
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU, Junagadh
2014
6.      
Sharma, S.K.; Mathukia,R.K.;
Shekh, M.A. and Sagarka, B.K.
Best Paper Award in National Seminar
CCSHAU, Hisar
2014
7.      
B.S. Gohil
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU, Junagadh
2015
8.      
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
Best Teacher Award
JAU, Junagadh
2015
9.      
B.S. Gohil
Student Travel Grant for International Conference
of APWSS at Hyderabad
ISWS, Jabalpur
2015
10.  
Dr. R.M. Solanki
Best Teacher Award
JAU, Junagadh
2016
11.  
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
Best Teacher Award
JAU, Junagadh
2017
12.  
Sagarka, B.K.; Shekh, M.A.;
Mathukia, R.K. and Chopada, M.C.
Best Poster Presentation Award
ASM Foundation, New Delhi
2017
13.  
Mathukia, R.K.; Sagarka, B.K.;
Panara, D.M. and Gohil, B.S.
Best Oral Presentation Award
ASM Foundation, New Delhi
2017
13)    TEACHING
UG Courses
: 23 (Cr. 29T+29P=58)
PG Courses
: 36 (Cr. 62T+33P=95)
PG Students Pass-Out
: 58 (M.Sc.) + 8 (Ph.D.)
PG Students On-Roll
: 28 (M.Sc.) + 10 (Ph.D.)
Foreign students
: 2 (M.Sc.)
Recognised PG Teachers/Guides
: 25 (M.Sc.) + 4 (Ph.D.)
PG Seminars
: 76
PG Intake Capacity
: 45 (M.Sc.) + 8 (Ph.D.)
14)    PUBLICATIONS (2009-10 to 2016-17)
Items
Number
Books / Chapter in Book
63
Bulletins
17
Research Papers Published in National Journals
42
Research Papers Published in International Journals
59
Research Papers Presented at National Seminar / Symposium
40
Research Papers Presented at International Seminar / Symposium
29
Popular Articles
60
Training programmes organised
12
Radio talk
31
TV Programme
21