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Agrometeorology Cell

Man Power
Sr.No
Name & Designation
Budget Head
Name of   Scheme
1
Dr. S. J. Sindhi, Assistant Professor
3226-1
G-1, Teaching
2
Shri. B.V.Parmar, Agril. Supervisor
5020
Research in Agril. Chemistry
(On Pool)
3
Shri D.R.Vaghasiya, RA
18005-1
Gramin Krushi Mausam Seva
(GKMS) Project
4
Dr. Kuldeep V. Malam, SRF
18005-06
FASAL Project
5
Shri U.B. Parmar, Agro Met Observer
18005-1
Gramin Krushi Mausam Seva
(GKMS) Project
(A) TEACHING ACTIVITIES
S.N
Course No.
Name of Course
Credit
UG Courses
1
Ag. Met. 1.1
Intro. Agricultural Meteorology & Climate Change (5th Deans)
1+1
2
NRMH 2.4
Agricultural Meteorology & Climate Change (5th Deans)
1+1
3
ENVS 5.1
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management (5th Deans)
2+1
4
NRMH 6.11
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management (5th Deans)
2+1
5
Ag. Met. 2.1
Agricultural Meteorology (4th Deans)
2+1
6
Ag. Met. 6.1
Agricultural Meteorology (4th Deans)
2+1
7
Ag. Met. 8.2
Remote Sensing ,GIS and Land Use Planning
1+2
8
NRM 4.6
Agricultural Meteorology & Climate Change (5th Deans)
1+1
PG Courses
1
AGM-501*
Fundamentals of Meteorology and Climatology
2+1
2
AGM-502*
Fundamentals of Agricultural Meteorology
2+1
3
AGM-503*
Micrometeorology
2+1
4
AGM-504*
Agro meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation
1+2
5
AGM-505
Soil Water Balance Climatology
2+1
6
AGM-506
Crop Weather Models
1+2
7
AGM-507
Weather Modification and Risk Management Strategies
2+0
8
AGM-508
Principles of Remote Sensing and its Application in Agriculture
2+1
9
AGM-509
Applied Agricultural Climatology
1+2
10
AGM-591
Masters Seminar
1+0
11
AGM-599
Masters Research
20
12
AGM-601
Climate Change and Sustainable Development
2+1
13
AGM-602
Weather Forecasting
2+1
14
AGM-603
Air Pollution Meteorology
2+1
15
AGM-604
Weather  Climate  and Livestock
2+1
16
AGM-605
Analytical Tools  and Methods for Agrometeorology
2+1
17
AGM-606
Strategic Use of Climatic Information
2+1
18
AGM-607
Mathematics in Agriculture and Biology
2+1
19
AGM-608
Data base Management and Commercialization of Agro meteorological Data E -Services
1+2
20
AGM-691
Doctoral Seminar-I
1+0
21
AGM-692
Doctoral Seminar-II
1+0
22
AGM-699
Doctoral Research
45
Polytechnic in Horticulture, Junagadh
1
NRM 4.6
Agrometeorology and Climate Change
1+1

* Compulsory for Masters Programme

Practical Journals Prepared

      1. Practical Journal on Remote Sensing

      2. Practical Journal on Argil. Meteorology (New and Old UG courses)

P.G. Students in Agricultural Meteorology:
Sr. No.
Name of the student
Title of Thesis
Major Guide
Completion Year
1
Bikram Keshari Patra
J4-05423-2002
Assessment of thermal and photo thermal requirements of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under South Saurashtra Agro climatic Zone.
Dr.D.D.Sahu
July-2004
2
M.C.Chopada
04-4706-2000
Phenological behavior and yield of Chickpea cultivars under different environments with reference to heat unit concept
Dr.D.D.Sahu
Sept.-2006
3
Jagarlamudi Suresh Babu
J4-00019-2004
Validation of CROPGRO (DSSAT.v.3.5+IC Sim) model for growth, development and yield forecast of rainfed groundnut in South Saurashtra Agro climatic Zone of Gujarat.
Dr.D.D.Sahu
Sept.-2006
4
Chandoba Prashant Sashikant
J4-00594-2010
Crop weather relationship in summer groundnut
Dr.D.D.Sahu
June-2012
5
Lavand Pramod Sampat Rao
J4-00642-2010
Crop weather relationship in summer green gram (Vigna radiate L.)
Dr.D.D.Sahu
June-2012
6
Vaghasiya Dhimant Rasiklal
J4-00869-2011
Impact of Climate Change on Yield and Production of Kharif Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) and Rabi Wheat (Triticum spp.) in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat.
Prof.M.C.Chopada
Sept.-2014
7
Savaliya Ankur Vinodbhai
2010117122
 
Thermal requirement of garlic (Allium sativa L.) varieties under different environments at Junagadh
Prof.M.C.Chopada
July-2019
8
Kanjiya Hardik Nileshbhai.
2010118043
Calibration and validation of CERES millet (DSSAT 4.6) model for summer pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) and sensitivity analysis to climate change in South Saurashtra region”
Prof.M.C.Chopada
Nov.-2020
9
Amethiya Priyanka Manshukhbhai  2010118002
Calibration and validation of CROPGRO-Peanut model (DSSAT v.4.6) for summer groundnut and sensitivity analysis to climate change in South Saurashtra region
Dr.R.K.Mathukia
Nov.-2020
10
Kanjariya Axay Tulashibhai
2010119048
Response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) to different irrigation schedule based on IW/CPE ratio using CROPWAT model under South Saurashtra region.
Prof.M.C.Chopada
Sept.-2021
11
Halapara Maheshkumar Navinbhai
2010119035
Response of chickpea to different irrigation schedules based on IW:CPE using CROPWAT   model under South Saurashtra region
Dr.R.K.Mathukia
Octo.-2021
12
Dodiya Darshana Pratapbhai
2010120024
Phenophasic thermal requirement and yield prediction of summer green gram (Vigna radiata L.) under varying weather conditions
Prof.M.C.Chopada
Octo.-2022
13
Limbasiya Nikita Dayaljibhai
2010120051
Phenophasic thermal requirement and yield prediction of summer black gram (Vigna radiata L.) under varying weather conditions
Dr.R.K.Mathukiya
Octo.-2022
Information regarding NET qualified/cleared students in the discipline of Agricultural Meteorology
S.N.
Name of student
Regi. No.
Category
Marks/
Percent obtained
Passing year
1
Vaghasiya Dhimant Rasikbhai
402075
Unreserved
90.67
(60.44%)
Dec.-2018
Vaghasiya Dhimant Rasikbhai
418462
Unreserved
81.00
(54.00%)
Jan.-2020
2
Savaliya Ankur Vinodbhai
262519
Unreserved
84.00
(56.00%)
Octo.-2021
3
Kanjariya Axay Tulsibhai
243529
OBC
74.00
(49.33%)
Octo.-2021
(B) RESEARCH ACTIVITIES /PROJECTS
S.N.
Name of the Scheme
BH
Year of start
Funding Agency
Remarks
1
Integrated Agro met Advisory Services Scheme (Renamed as GKMS)
18005-1
1995-1996
IMD, New Delhi
On going
2
Agro meteorological Cell
12927
1999-2000
Govt. of Gujarat
On going
3
Energy and Mass Exchange in Vegetative Systems
18005-2
2008-2009
ISRO, SAC, Ahmedabad
Completed
2011-12
4
Centre of Excellence for Agro meteorological Services (RKVY)  
18247-07
2008-2009
RKVY
Completed
2012-13
5
Forecasting of Agricultural out put using Space, Agrometeorology and Land based observations. (FASAL)
18005-06
2010-2011
IMD, New Delhi
On going

Research Projects:

(1)  Project 1:

            Integrated Agro meteorological Advisory Services (IAAS) at Junagadh.

            OR Gramin Krushi Mausam Sewa (GKMS)

Objectives:
  • To verify the validity and accuracy of medium range weather forecast received from IMD, Pune, Super Computer, New Delhi, Met centre, Ahmedabad.
  • Preparation of Agro Advisory Bulletins based on medium range weather forecast from IMD, Pune.
  • To disseminate the weather based bulletins to farmers through extension net work and mass media, AIR, DD and print media (Local Newspapers).
  • Obtain feed back from the farmers on Agro-advisory system.

(2) Project 2:

           Establishment of Agro meteorological Cell at Agricultural Colleges

Objectives:
  • Teaching Agro meteorological courses at under graduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Imparting training to students/staff for recording and maintenance of Agro meteorological observatory.
  • To conduct research work in various fields of agricultural meteorology.

    a. Agro climatic characterization of different regions of state

    b. Micrometeorological studies including energy, mass and momentum transfer within and above crop canopy. 

    c. Development of crop growth models for major crops of the region

(3) Project-3 :

            Forecasting of Agricultural out put using Space, Agrometeorology and Land based observations (FASAL)

     The prime aim of the project is to develop, validate and issue multiple crop yield forecast for Groundnut, Wheat and Pearl millet in Saurashtra region of Gujarat at mid season (F2) and pre-harvest stage (F3). Specific objectives of the project are:

Objectives:
  • To establish the relation between weather and crop growth, development and yield for groundnut, wheat, cotton and pearl millet.
  • To assess and establish the relationship between weather, field level management practices and land factors for crop yield forecasting.
  • To determine genetic coefficients for popular varieties of groundnut, wheat, cotton and pearl millet for running crop simulation models for crop yield forecasting
  • To issue multiple crop yield forecast for groundnut, wheat, cotton and pearl millet in Saurashtra region of Gujarat at mid season (F2) and pre-harvest stage (F3)

(4)  Project-4

Centre of Excellence for Agro meteorological Services at Junagadh and sub centers of the university (RKVY).

Objectives:
  • To create awareness of weather forecasting and its impact on crop production
  • To educate the farmers about the effect of weather and climate on the occurrence and spread of pests and diseases
  • To disseminate pre-warning of weather abnormalities like heavy rainfall, dry spell, heat wave and cold wave to protect and preserve the crop.
  • To evaluate accuracy of weather forecasting given by IMD, New Delhi.
RECOMMENDATIONS:     Six
(1)  Crop-weather relationship of kharif groundnut. (For Scientific Community) (2007-08)
      The farmers of South Saurashtra agro-climatic zone are advised to sow the spreading and semi spreading varieties of groundnut from 21st May to 10th June with one or two pre monsoon irrigations to obtain higher yields with the benefit of favorable weather conditions during the monsoon period.
(2)  Study on evapotranspiration and crop coefficient during different phenophases of sorghum and green gram (Alternate year) (For Scientific Community) (2006-07)
      The crop coefficient for kharif sorghum (cv. Gundari) under North Saurashtra Agroclimatic Zone varies from 0.44 during maturity to 0.86 during booting stage. The average values of crop coefficient and crop water use efficiency were 0.67 and 2.96 kg/ha/mm respectively during kharif sorghum. The crop coefficient for kharif green gram (cv. K-851) varies from 0.55 during germination to 1.30 during flowering stage. The average values of Kc and crop water use efficiency 0.96 and 3.68 kg/ha/mm respectively.
(3)  Effect of date of sowing and weather parameters on growth and yield of wheat under South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone. (For Farming Community) (2010-11)
     On the basis of the results obtained using heat unit concept, it is recommended to the farmers of AES-VI of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone interested for early sowing of wheat i.e., during first fortnight of November (Minimum temperature 12 to 13o C and Maximum temperature 30 to 31o C) should prefer variety GW-366 for getting higher yield and net profit.
ખેડૂત ઉપયોગી ભલામણ
      હિટ યુનિટ કોન્સેપ્ટ આધારિત પરિણામો અનુસાર દક્ષિણ સૌરાષ્ટ્ર ખેત આબોહવાકીય વિસ્તારના ખેડૂતો કે જેઓ ઘઉંની વહેલી વાવણી કરવા રસ ધરાવતા હોય તેઓને આથી ભલામણ કરવામાં આવે છે કે ઘઉંની જાત જી.ડબલ્યુ.-૩૬૬ નું વાવેતર નવેમ્બરના પ્રથમ પખવાડિયા દરમ્યાન (લઘુતમ તાપમાન ૧૩ થી ૧૪ સે. અને મહતમ તાપમાન ૩૦ થી ૩૧ સે.) કરવાથી વધુ ઉત્પાદન મેળવી શકાય છે.
(4)  Determination of thermal requirement for different kharif crops under rainfed condition. (For Scientific Community) (2009-10)
       Based on the field experiment, it was concluded that with delay in onset of monsoon, the Growing Degree Days (GDD) and Heat Use Efficiency (HUE) of different crops were tended to decline.
(5)  Assessment of sowing time for irrigated chick pea using heat unit concept under South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone. (For Farming Community) (2013-14)
      On the basis of results obtained using heat unit concept, it is recommended to the farmers of South Saurashtra Agro climatic Zone to sow irrigated chickpea during 30th October to 15th November for securing higher yield and net monitory return.
ખેડૂત ઉપયોગી ભલામણ
       પ્રવર્તમાન સરેરાશ તાપમાનના અવલોકનો અનુસાર દક્ષિણ સૌરાષ્ટ્ર ખેત આબોહવાકીય વિસ્તારના ખેડૂતોને ભલામણ કરવામાં આવે છે કે વધુ ઉત્પાદન તથા ચોખ્ખી આવક મેળવવા માટે પિયત ચણાનું વાવેતર ૩૦ ઓક્ટોબર થી ૧૫ નવેમ્બર સુધીમાં (સરેરાશ લઘુતમ તાપમાન ૧૯.૯ સે. અને સરેરાશ મહતમ તાપમાન ૩૪.૭ સે.) કરવું.
(6)  Effect of sowing time and spacing on summer guar (2015-16)
      Based on heat unit concept, the farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climate Zone growing summer guar are advised to sow the crop in second week of February (>220C soil temperature) at 45 cm x 15 cm spacing for obtaining higher yield and net realization.
      ઉષ્ણતા એકમ વિભાગના અનુસારદક્ષિણ સૌરાષ્ટ્ર ખેત આબોહવાકીય વિસ્તારમા ઉનાળુ ગુવારનુ વાવેતર કરતા ખેડૂતોને સલાહ આપવામા આવે છે કે ગુવારના દાણાનુ મહતમ ઉત્પાદન અને ચોખ્ખુ વળતર મેળવવા માટે ફેબ્રુઆરી ના બીજા અઠવાડીયામા (જમીનનુ ઉષ્ણતામાન  ૨૨૦ સે. થી વધુ હોય ત્યારે) ૪૫ X ૧૫ સે.મી.ના અંતરે પાકની વાવણી કરવી.
(C) EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
1) The farmers training programmesconducted under RKVY Project:
S.N.
Training Date/Place
Taluka
No. of farmers benefited
1
11th to 13th January, 2010, Junagadh
Junagadh and Vanthali
32
2
17th to 19th February, 2010 Junagadh
Manavadar and Keshod
26
3
26th February, 2010, KVK, Jamanagar
Jamanagar and Lalapur
28
4
8th to 10th March, 2010 Junagadh
Visavadar and Bhesan
25
5
25th  July, 2011, Junagadh
Staff training
27
6
3rd  November, 2011, Junagadh
Staff Meeting and Training
14
7
10th  January, 2012, KVK, Nanakandhasar
Chotila  and Sayala Taluka
31
8
18th  January, 2012, KVK, Targhadia
Rajkot and Wankaner Taluka
45
9
2nd January, 2012 KVK, Amreli
Amreli and Lathi taluka
34
10
29th  March, 2012 MSRS Kodinar
Kodinar and Talala taluka
35
2) The farmers training programmes conducted under GKMS project:
S.N.
Training Date/Place
Taluka
No. of farmers benefited
1
17th March, 2012 Junagadh
Junagadh, Bhesan, Vishavadr, Mendrada, Manavadar, Vanthali taluka
68
2
27th March, 2012 KVK, Khapat
Porbanadar and Ranavav taluka
34
 
3
23rd January, 2015 Junagadh
Junagadh, Bhesan, Vishavadr, Mendrada, Manavadar, Vanthali taluka
240
4
10th January, 2017 At : Vadal
Tal.& Dist.: Junagadh
62
5
7th March, 2017 At.: KVK, Khapat
Dist. : Porbandar
50
6
18th March, 2017 At. Sundarpura
Tal. Sutrapada
Dist. Gir Somanath
77
7
7th October, 2017 State AWS Orientation Junagadh
JAU Employee
18
8
1st November,2018 State AWS Orientation Junagadh
JAU Employee
12
9
13th January,2021
Samadhiyala, Tal.: Mendarda
52
10
18th March,2021
KVK, Khapat
25
11
30th Jnue,2021
Dhava Gir, Tal.: Talala
41
12
17th March, 2022
KVK, Khapat
73

ON LINE TRAINING PROGRAMME CORDINATED BY AGROMET CELL, DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY, JAU, JUNAGADH COLLABORATION WITH IIRS (INDIAN INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING), DEPARTMENT OF SPACE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, DEHRADUN

S.N
Name of programme
Period
No. of participant
Remarks
1
36 IIRS Outreach Programme on Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System
4th September to 26th November, 2018
1
Completed
2
59 IIRS Outreach Programme on Overview of Planetary Geosciences with special emphasis to the Moon and Mars
8th to 12th June, 2020
1
Completed
3
60 IIRS Outreach Programme on Application of Geoinformatics in Ecological
Studies
13rd to 24th July, 2020
17
Completed
4
61 IIRS Outreach Programme on Satellite Photogrammetry and its Application
29th June to 3rd July, 2020
6
Completed
5
62 IIRS Outreach Programme on Geospatial Inputs for Enabling Master Plan Formulation
13th to 24th July, 2020
4
Completed
6
63 IIRS Outreach Programme on Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Water Management
3rd to 7th August, 2020
5
Completed
7
64 IIRS Outreach Programme on Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System
17th August to 20th  November, 2020
2
Completed
8
65 IIRS Outreach Programme on Remote Sensing on Digital Image Analysis
17th August to 11th September, 2020
1
Completed
PUBLICATIONS
Books published:
S.N.
Title
Author
Published by
ISBN
1
Remote Sensing Techniques in Agriculture
D.D.Sahu and R.M.Solanki
AGROBIOS (India), Jodhpur, 2008. pp. 240.
81-7754-348-2
2
Practical Agrometeorology
D.D,Sahu, M.C Chopada and H.L Kacha
AGROBIOS (India), Jodhpur, 2011. pp. 245.
9788177544381
3
Fundamentals of Agricultural Climatology
D.D,Sahu, H.R.Patel and M.C Chopada
AGROBIOS (India), Jodhpur, 2012. pp. 422.
978-81-7754-437-4
4
Agrometeorology At a Glance
D.D,Sahu, M.C Chopada and H.R.Patel
AGROBIOS (India), Jodhpur, 2013. pp. 170.
 
978-81-7754-624-1
5
Efficacy of herbicides and bioassay in summer pearl millet (E-Book)
V.B.Bhalu,
S.K.Chhodavadiya and M.C.Chopada
Lambert Academy Publishing, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co.KG. BahnhafstraBe 28,66111 Saarbruckea, Germany pp.1-149
978-3-659-93663-0
6
Droughts and The Way Forward
(Book Chapter No.-6)
Col.(Dr.) A.R.Pathak,.
R.K.Mathukia and M.C.Chopada
Kamdhenu University, Karmayogi Bhavan, Block-I, Wing-B-I, 4th Floor, Sector10A, Gandhinagar- 382010 pp. 86-104.
978-93-5267-836-5

 

Folders/Booklets published:
S.N.
Title
 
1
Vedhshala na Sadhano ni Samaj
(Folder)
2
Hawaman Aagahi ane Krushima Tenu Mahatva
(Folder)
3
 
Krushi Hawaman Avalokan Margdarshika
(Booklet)
4
 
Havaman  Paribalo ane  Pak Utpadan
(Booklet)
5
Khedut Mitra-Meghdoot
Havaman adharit krushi salah/vyavasthapan mate khedut ne madadrup ek mobile application
(Folder)
APPENDIX-I  
Research bulletins published:
1
Sahu, D.D., Asodaria K.B. and Patoliya, B.M. (2000): A Guide for recording Agrometeorological observations. Agromet Research. Bulletin No.-1
2
Sahu, D.D. and Patoliya, B.M. (2001). Rainfall Climatology of Junagadh region. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-2
3
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M. and Parmar, B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2000. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-3
4
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M. and Parmar, B.V.: Distribution of weather Parameters at Junagadh 2001. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-4
5
Sahu, D.D. and Patoliya, B.M. (2002). Rainfall distribution climatology of Junagadh district. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-5
6
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M. and Parmar, B.V.:  Distribution of weather Parameters     at Junagadh 2002, Agromet Research Bulletin No.-6
7
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M. and Parmar, B.V.:  Distribution of weather Parameters   at Junagadh 2003, Agromet Research Bulletin No.-7
8
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M. and Parmar, B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2004. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-8
9
Sahu, D.D., Patoliya, B.M., Khanpara, V.D. and Parmar, B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2005. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-9
10
Sahu, D.D., Rathod, D.N., Khanpara, V.D. and Parmar, B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2006. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-10
11
Sahu, D.D., Khanpara, V.D., Rathod, D.N. and Parmar, B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2007. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-11   
12
Sahu D.D., Khanpara, V.D., Rathod, D.N. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2008. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-12
13
Sahu D.D., Chopada, M.C. Khanpara, V.D., and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2009. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-13
14
Sahu D.D., Chopada, M.C., Khanpara, V.D and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2010. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-14
15
Sahu D.D., Chopada, M.C., Khanpara, V.D and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2011. Agromet Research Bulletin No.:-15.
16
Sahu D.D., Chopada, M.C., Khanpara, V.D and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2012. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-16
17
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2013. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-17
18
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2014. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-18
19
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2015. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-19
20
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2016. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-20
21
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2017. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-21
22
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2018. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-22.
23
Chopada, M.C., Sagaraka B.K. and Parmar B.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2019. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-23
24
Chopada, M.C., Mathukia R.K. and Parmar B.V. Vaghasiya D.R.,Parmar U.B. and Malam K.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2020. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-24
25
Chopada, M.C., Mathukia R.K. and Parmar B.V. Vaghasiya D.R., Parmar U.B. and  Malam K.V.: Annual Weather at Junagadh during 2021. Agromet Research Bulletin No.-24
APPENDIX-II
Research papers published:
1
Sahu, D. D. and Patel, R. R. (1985). Probability study of rainfall for Banaskantha district, North Gujarat Region.GAU Res. J. 10(2): 27-33
2
Sahu, D. D. (1992). Agro climatic assessment of water requirement of Kharif Crops in Gujarat State in relation to phenology. GAU Res. J. 18(1): 141
3
Sahu, D. D. and Sastry, P. S. N. (1992). Influence of Phenophasic rainfall and water requirement on yield of rice crop in Gujarat State. Orissa J. Agri. Res. 5(2): 6-9.
4
Sahu, D.D.and Sastry, P. S. N. (1992). Water Availability Pattern and Water Requirement of Kharif Crops in Saurashtra Region, Gujarat.Annals of Arid Zone. 31(2): 127-133.
5
Sahu, D. D. and Sastry, P. S. N. (1992). Crop water deficit index at phenophases and yield of Kharif crops in Gujarat. Annals of Arid Zone. 31(4): 277-280.
6
Sahu, D. D. and Sastry, P. S. N. (1993). Phenophasic and Seasonal water requirement of major Kharif crops in different Agro climatic zones of Gujarat State. GAU Res. J. 18(2): 28-34.
7
Sahu, D. D. and Sastry, P. S. N. (1993). An assessment of methods of estimating reference crop evapotranspiration (ETo) in Gujarat region GAU Res. J. 18(2): 105-108.
8
Sahu, D. D., Sastry, P. S. N. and Dixit, S. K. (1994). Growing season and productivity in rain fed groundnut. J. Oilseeds Res. 11(2): 152-159.
9
Sahu, D. D., Pandya, H. R. and Dixit, S. K. (1994). Annual and Seasonal effects of meteorological and associated parameters on Pan Evaporation. GAU Res. J. 19(2): 82-86.
10
Sahu, D. D., Sastry, P. S. N., Dixit, S. K. and Pandya, H. R. (1994). Predication of pearl millet yield using crop water balance model for different agro climatic zones of Gujarat State.   Annals of Arid Zone. 33(3): 219-222.
11
Sersiya, R. A., Butani,  P. G. and Sahu, D. D. (1998). Population build up of groundnut leaf hopper in relation to weather parameters. J. Oilseeds Res. 15(1): 156-159.
12
Dudhatra, M.G., Patoliya, B.M., Sahu, D.D. and Patel, M.M. (2001). Production potential and economics of different cropping systems in SSAZ. National symposium on farming systems Research in New Millennium held at Modipuram. Pp. 15-17.
13
Dudhatra, M.G., Patoliya, B.M. and Sahu, D.D., (2001). Productivity and economics of Legume-Cereal/ Cereal-Legume cropping systems against Cereal-Cereal cropping systems.  J. Farming Systems Research and development. 7(1): 105-106.
14
Sahu, D. D., Patoliya, B.M. and Asodaria, K. B. (2002). Studies on rainfall pattern and groundnut productivity in Junagadh region Journal of Agro meteorology. 2:2, pp. 140-146.
15
Subbaiah, R. and Sahu, D. D. (2002).   Weekly rainfall model for real time irrigation management. Journal of Agro meteorology. 4(1): 65-73.
16
Sahu, D.D., Patra, B.K. and Patolia, B.M. (2004). Effect of sowing time and rainfall distribution on groundnut yield. International Arachis new letter no. 24. pp. 39-42.
17
Parmar, B.A., Sahu, D.D., Dixit, S.K. and Patolia, B.M. (2004). Forcasting of groundnut yield using rainfall variables for Saurashtra region of Gujarat State. J. of Agrometeorology. 6(1): 111-114.
18
Sahu, D.D., Golakiya, B.A. and Patolia, B.M. (2004). Impact of rainfall on the yield of rainfed groundnut. J. of Agrometeorology.6(1): 249-253.
19
Sahu, D.D. and Patolia, B.M. (2005). Assessment of efficient groundnut cropping zone in Gujarat. International Arachis news letter no. 25. pp. 48-51.
20
Sahu, D.D., Chopada, M.C. and Patolia, B.M. (2006). Determination of sowing time for chick pea varieties in South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone. J. of Agrometeorology. 9(1): 68-73.
21
Patra, B.K. and Sahu, D.D. (2006). Use of Agrometeorological indices for suitable sowing time of wheat under South Saurashtra agro climatic zone of Gujarat. J. of Agrometeorology. 9(1): 74-80.
22
Sahu, D.D. (2008). Annual and seasonal variability of climate in South Saurashtra Agro Climatic Zone. J. of Agrometeorology. 10(1): 93-96.
23
Sahu, D.D. (2008). Characteristics of weekly rainfall pattern at Junagadh in Saurashtra region. J. of Agrometeorology. 10(2): 221-223.
24
Sahu, D.D., Chopada, M.C., Kacha, H.L. and Solanki, S.M. (2009). Climatic variability and its impact on crop productivity in South Saurashtra Agro Climatic Zone. Abstracts and Souvenir, 4th National seminar, Agrometeorology-Needs, Approaches and Linkages for Rural Development held at CCS, HAU, Hisar. 26-27- Nov., 2009.pp.36.
25
Sahu, D.D., Solanki, R.M. and Chopada, M.C., (2010). Determination of sowing time for rain fed groundnut using heat unit concept underSouth Saurashtra climatic zone,In: Agro meteorological services for farmers. Ed. Vyas Pandey AAU, Anand. pp. 98-105.
26
Sahu, D.D., Chopada, M.C. and Kacha H.L.,(2010). Trends in rainfall and temperature distribution over Saurashtra region,In: Extended Summaries Vol. I. National Symposium on climate change and rainfed Agriculture, CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp. 40-46.
27
Sahu, D.D., Chopada, M.C. and Kach, H.L. (2011).Verification of medium range rainfall forecast under South Saurashtra Agroclimatic Zone, Gujarat. J. of Agrometeorology. 13 (1): 65-67.
28
Patel H.P, Savaliya S.G. and Chopada M.C. (2012). Soil site suitability evaluation for soybean in meghal irrigation command area of Southern Saurashtra region of Gujarat. An Asian Journal of Soil Science. 7(1):117-123.
29
Patel H.P, Savaliya S.G. and Chopada M.C. (2012). Evaluation of soil constraints and soil site suitability evaluation for groundnut in different land forms of meghal irrigation command area of Southern Saurashtra region of Gujarat. An Asian Journal of Soil Science. 7(1):131-137
30
Jat Ram, Chopada, M.C. and Mathukia R.K. (2015). Climate Change and Variability, and   Farmers Response in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat,India. Poster Presentation    International Arid Cereals Conference,The international conference on “Transitioning Cereal Systems to Adapt to Climate Change” organized by REACH (Regional Approaches to Climate Change for North-West Pacific   Agriculture)   at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA during Nov. 13-14, 2015.   
31
Patel, D.V., Chopada, M.C., Kanani, P.R. and Parakhia, A.M. (2016). Empirical Evaluation and Validation of Rainfall Prediction based on ITKs by different predictors in Saurashtra Region. National Seminar SEEG-2016 on “Contemporary Innovations for Quantum Extension in Agricultural Development” Held during March 18-19, 2016 at JAU, Junagadh.
32
Chopada, M.C., Chhodavadia, S.K. (2016) Trends and variability in evapotranspiration at Junagadh,Gujarat.Innovare  Innovare Journal of Agricultural Science.4(4) :1-5.
33
B Ramani B.B, Patel, D.V. and Chopada M.C. (2016). Regression Analysis of       rainfall, maximum temperature and bright sunshine in relation to yield of       groundnut for Junagadh district in climate change context, Abstact poster       presented in the international conference on FOOD, WATER, ENERGY nexus in    arena of Climate change (14-16 October, 2016).pp.225.
34
Chopada, M.C., Chhodavadia, S.K. (2016). Assessment of accuracy of medium range weather forecast at Junagadh. Poster presented in the international conference on FOOD, WATER, ENERGY nexus in arena of Climate change (14-October, 2016).pp.244.
35
Chhodavadia, S.K., Chopada, M.C.and Bhalu,V.B. (2016) Influence of temporal changes in climate variabilities on crop production in South-North Saurashtra zones of Gujarat,India. Innovare Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(4):1-4.
36
Vaghasiya, D.R., Chopada, M.C. B.S. Gohil and H.N. Der (2016) The influence of weather variability on yield and production of wheat (Triticum spp.) Crop in junagadh District of Gujarat state under climate change. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 5(5), 2896 – 2906
37
Chopada, M.C., Chhodavadia, S.K. and Vora,V.D. (2016).  Influence of Thermal Time Requirement and Heat Use Efficiency in Yield Related Parameters in Chickpea Crop in Gujarat.Agricultural Science,Vol.(5),308-310.
38
B.K. Sagarka*, M.A. Shekh, R.K. Mathukia and M.C. Chopada (2017). Fine-tuning of sowing time and spacing for summer guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) under climate change scenario. Poster presented in the international conference on FOOD, WATER, ENERGY nexus in arena of Climate change (14-16   October, 2016).pp.244.
39
Chopada, M.C. and Vaghasiya, D.R. (2017) The relationship between weather parameters and yield of kharif groundnut crop in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state under climate.Abstract published in The National Seminar on Agrometeorology for Sustainable Development with special emphasis on Agrometeorological Practices for Climate Resilient Farming and Food Security (12-14 October,2017 at CCS,HAU,Hissar),pp.8.
40
Chopada, M.C. and Vaghasiya, D.R. (2017). Long term rainfall analysis over Saurashtra and Kutchh regions of Gujarat. Abstract published in The National Seminar on Agrometeorology for Sustainable Development with special emphasis on Agrometeorological Practices for Climate Resilient Farming and Food Security (12-14 October,2017 at CCS, HAU, Hissar),pp.100.
41
Vora, V.D. and Chopada, M.C. (2018) Thermal requirement of kharif crops under rainfed condition in north Saurashtra of Gujarat. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 7(1): 666-670.
42
R. K. Mathukia, M. A. Shekh, M. C. Chopada and B. K. Sagarka(2018) Appraisal of optimal sowing time based on heat indices and row spacing for summer guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.].Fmg. & Mngmt. 3(1): 47-51.
43
Vaghasiya D.R. and Chopada M.C. (2018) Development of statistical model for pre-harvest yield Prediction of kharif groundnut in Jamnagar district of Gujarat State. Agric Res J. 55(3): 472-477.
44
Kanjiya, H.N., Chopada, M.C., Vaghasiya, D.R. and Savaliya A.V. (2021). Effect of Planting Dates on Growth and Yield of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci., 10(1): 287-291.
45
Kanjiya, H.N., Chopada, M.C., Kotadiya, P.B. and Kanjariya, A.T. (2021). Effect of thermal indices on yield of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) varieties under variable weather conditions of south Saurashtra Agro-climatic zone of Gujarat. Int. Advances in Bioresearch, 12(5): 279-286.
46
Kanjiya, H.N. and Chopada, M.C. (2021). Calibrate and validate CERES-MILLET model under variant environmental condition for different cultivars of summer pearl millet in south Saurashtra region. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 10(3):211-214.
APPENDIX-III
Summer Institutes/Winter school /Seminar/ Symposium attended:
1
Training in Agro meteorological observations from 5/6/78 to 5/7/78 (for one month). Agricultural Meteorology Division, IMD Pune.
2
Summer institute on Agro-forestry in Arid and Semi-arid zone from 15th June to 14th July, 1981 (for one month).CAZRI, Jodhpur.
3
Winter school on Environmental Ecology from 20/10/85 to 10/11/85 (for 21 days). B. N. College, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
4
Winter School on “Remote Sensing in Agriculture with special emphasis on Watershed development from Dec. 5-30, 1994 (for 25 days). Division of Agricultural Physics, IARI, New Delhi.
5
A short course on Agrometeorological models for use in developing agro-advisories, held at PAU, Ludhiana from 1-10, October, 1999.
6
Winter school on Remote sensing with special emphasis precision Farming, held at IARI, Division Agril. Physics, New Delhi, from 17th March to 10th April, 2003.
7
Systems Approach for Climate Risk Management in Agriculture held at TNAU, Centre for Soil and Crop Management Studies, Coimbatore from 30 Aug. to 8 Sept.-2004.
APPENDIX-IV
National Seminars:

1. National Seminar on Agro meteorological services for crop and location specific advisories held at IMD, Pune from 21-22 June, 2006.

2. Agro meteorological Services for farmers held at AAU, Anand from 10-13 November, 2008.

3. Agrometeorology-Needs, Approaches and Linkages for Rural Development held at CCS, HAU, Hissar from 26-27 November, 2009.

4. Workshop on implementation of the project FASAL from 15-16 September, 2010.held at IMD, Pune.

5. National workshop on Net work project on climate change held at AAU, Anand from 20-21 October, 2010.

6. National seminar on Mainstreaming Agriculture for Climate Change Mitigation and adaptation to tackle local level impacts of climate change held at AAU, Anand from 7-8 January, 2011.

APPENDIX-V
Annual Review Meeting Attended
(A)  GKMS  PROJECT
S.N.
Reporting Year
Place
Period
1
1995-96
Indira Gandhi Agril. Uni., Chhatisgadh
14-15,May-1996
2
1996-97
GAU, Anand
15-16 May, 1997
3
1997-98
TNAU, Coimbatore
13-15 May, 1998
4
1998-99
PAU, Ludhiana
6-8, Spet.-1999
5
1999-00
OUAT, Orissa
19-20, September, 2000
6
2000-01
NDUAT,  Faizabad
Sept.,14-18, 2001
7
2001-02
KAU, Trissur
28-30, Nov, 2002
8
2002-03
-
-
9
2003-04
-
-
10
2004-05
AAU,Jorhat, Assam
30 Nov. to 2  Dec.- 2005
11
2005-06
GBPUAT, Panthnagar
04-06 Jan., 2006
12
2006-07
AAU, Anand
04-06 Dec.-2007
13
2007-08
CAZRI, Jodhpur
10-12 Nov.-2008
14
2008-09
IIT, Roorkee
10-12 Dec. 2009
15
2009-10
ANGRU,Hyderabad
20-22 Dec.-2010
16
2010-11
Limbucherra,Agartala
18-20 Dec.-2011
17
2011-12
BHU,Varansi
21-23 Nov.-2012
18
2012-13
MPAUT, Udaipur
20-22 Nov.-2013
19
2013-14
BAU,Kanke,Ranchi
12-13 Nov.-2014
20
2014-15
UAS,Dharwad
23-26 Nov.-2015
21
2015-16
OUAT, Bhubaneswar. (Odisha)
14-17 Dec.2016
22
2016-17
IGKV,Raipur
15-18 Nov. 2017
23
2017-18
Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARSI, Tirupati (AP)
3-6 Dec.-2018
24
2018-19
RVSKVV, Gwalior
18 to 20 Dec.2019
25
2019-20
On line review meeting
TNAU, Coimbatore
3 to 4 Dec.,2020
26
2020-21
On line review meeting
IMD, New Delhi
18/11/2021
(B)  FASAL Project
S.N.
Reporting Year
Place
Period
Remarks
1
2009-10
Asterix Hotel, Pune
15 to 16 Sept., 2010
1st ARM
2
2010-11
BHU,Varansi
1-2 March-2012
2nd ARM
3
2011-12
Bombay
-
3rd ARM
4
2012-13
ANGRAU, Hyderabad
18-20 March-2013
4th ARM
5
2013-14
BAU,Kanke,Ranchi
12-13 Nov.-2014
5th ARM
6
2014-15
UAS,Dharwad
23-26 Nov.-2015
6th ARM
7
2015-16
OUAT, Bhubaneswar.
14-17 Dec.2016
7th ARM
8
2016-17
IGKV, Raipur
15-18 Nov. 2017
8th ARM
9
2017-18
Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARSI, Tirupati (AP)
3-6 Dec.-2018
9th ARM
10
2018-19
RVSKVV, Gwalior
18 to 20 Dec., 2019
10th ARM
11
2019-20
On line review meeting
TNAU, Coimbtore
3 to 4 Dec., 2020
11th ARM
12
2020-21
On line review meeting
IMD, New Delhi
23/09/2021
12th ARM
12
2020-21
On line review meeting
IMD, New Delhi
18/11/2021
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APPENDIX-VI
Popular articles published in Gujarati language:
1.
Patoliya, B.M., Sahu, D.D. and Dudhatra, M.G. (1999). Hawaman Purvanuman Ane Krushi Salah. (Weather forecasting and agroadvisory): Krushigovidhya, June-1999, Narmada Kishan Parivar Patra, July-1999, Krushi Jivan, June-1999, Kishan Samuh, July-August-1999.
2.
Patoliya, B.M., Sahu, D.D. and Dudhatra, M.G. (2000). Krushi ane Hawaman (Agriculture and Weather) : Agro-tech.
3.
Patoliya, B.M. and Sahu, D.D. (2000). Krushi Ayojana ma Mausom Purvanuman nu Mahatwa (Importance of weather forecasting in Agriculture planning): Krushigovidhya.
4.
Sahu, D.D. and Patoliya, B.M. (2000). Vadala Ane Hawaman Agahi (Cloud and Weather Forecasting): Krushigovidhya.
5.
Chopda, M.C., Malam, K.V., Parmar, U.B. and Vaghasiya, D.R. (2020). Krushi Havaman Bulletin tatha Khedut Upyogi Mobile Application ne Jano. (Agriculture Weather Bulletin and Farmers Related Mobile Applications) Krushi Prabhat Newspaper.
Popular articles published in English language:
1.
D.D. Sahu (2009). Introduction to weather and climate. AGROBIOS News Letter. Vol. VII, April, 2009. pp.-58
2.
D.D.  Sahu and M.C.  Chopada (2009). No cloud no rain, know cloud know rain. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol. VIII, Sept., 2009. pp.-61.
3.
D.D. Sahu, M.C. Chopada and R.M. Solanki (2009). Influence of rainfall on Agricultural operations and crops. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol. IX, Oct., 2009. pp.-41.
4.
D.D. Sahu, M.C. Chopada and H.L. Kacha (2009). The science and philosophy of remote sensing. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.VIII, December, 2009.  pp.-31.
5.
D.D. Sahu and M.C. Chopada (2010). Folklores on prediction of monsoon and crop yields AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.IX (4) September, 2010.  pp.-26. 
6.
D.D. Sahu, M.C. Chopada, N.N.Galani and H.L. Kacha (2011). Cloud is the brain of rain. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.IX (10) March, 2011.  pp.-41.
7.
D.D. Sahu, R.K.Mathukia and M.C. Chopada (2012). Physiological Consequences of Global Warming. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.XI (06) Nov., 2012.  pp.-27.
8.
D.D. Sahu and M.C. Chopada (2012). Theories on Causes of Climate Change. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.XI (07) Dec., 2012.  pp.-34-35.
9.
D.D. Sahu and M.C. Chopada and S.P. Tank (2013).Theories behind Climate Change. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.XI (11) April, 2013.  pp.-20-21.
10.
D.D. Sahu and M.C. Chopada and S.P. Tank (2013). Global Warming and Climate Change. AGROBIOSNews Letter. Vol.XI (11) April, 2013.  pp.-21-22.
DETAILS OF EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
  • Lectures in T & V scheme and KVK training programmes
  • Lectures in Agro Input Dealers Certificate Course
  • Prepared meteorological charts on climate change for agril. Fair, university cetral museum & exhibition
  • Personal and telephonic advice to farmers/dealers about weather forecasting
  • Prepared the weather forecasting twice in a week
Extension activities
   The department is actively engaged in preparing weather-based agromet-advisories for the farming community of the zone. Based on weather forecast received from IMD, advisories are prepared for all the districts of the zone and disseminated through various mass media like news paper, TV channels, internet etc. Registered Farmers of Suarastra region receiving SMS through mkisan portal biweekly (Tuesday and Friday). The research output, emerging out of research works recommended for the scientific and farming communities are used in preparing the Agro-Advisory in consultation with experts of different disciplines viz. Agronomy, Entomology and Plant Pathology etc. Department also provides training to subject matter specialists of government through T&V programme. Weather and climate awareness programme is also organized for the students/public/farmers from time to time.
Other activities
   Experts of the department also provide inputs for different scheme of Government of Gujarat as well as Government of India like Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMBFY), drought monitoring, area estimation and yield forecasting using remote sensing, contingency crop planning and weather based advisories.
Facilities at Agro- Met Cell
Meteorological Observatory
Agro- Met Museum
Automatic Weather Station
Summary of Annual Weather - 2021
The variation and distribution of all-weather parameters viz. rainfall, temperature, wind speed, bright sunshine hours and evaporation are discussed below.
1. Rainfall and rainy days
An annual rainfall of 1367.8 mm was received in 47 rainy days. Whereas, monsoon rainfall of 1227.50 mm was received in 38 rainy days during the year 2021. The rain commenced from 19th June at normal onset of monsoon and extended upto 13th October. The rainfall during pre and post monsoon seasons 62.7 mm in 4 rainy days and 77.6 mm in 5 rainy days was received respectively in the reporting year.
2. Maximum Temperature
   The highest maximum temperature of 42.20 C was recorded on 14th April, 2021. 
3. Minimum Temperature
    The lowest minimum temperature of 66.70 C was recorded on 31st January, 2021.
Summary of weather parameter during 2021
Annual rainfall (rainy days)
:
1367.80 (47)
Seasonal rainfall (rainy days)
:
1227.50 (38)
Onset of monsoon
:
19th June, 2021
Withdrawal of monsoon
:
13th October, 2021
Maximum temperature
:
42.2 0C (14/04/2021)
Minimum temperature
:
6.7 0C (31/01/2021)
Wind speed
:
5.8 km/hour
Evaporation
:
5.3 mm / day
Bright sunshine
:
6.1 hrs.
Note:-Annual Weather Report-2022 will be published after 15th January-2023.

Contact Details:-
1.
i. Name & Address of Unit.
:
Agro meteorological Cell,
Department of Agronomy,
Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh-362 001. (Gujarat)
 
ii. Agro climatic zone
:
South Saurashtra Agro climatic Zone
 
iii. Districts
:
Junagadh, Gir-Somnath and Porbandar
2.
 Head of the Department
:
Dr. P. D. Kumawat
Professor and Head,
Department of Agronomy,
Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh-362 001. (Gujarat)
Fax/Phone : 0285-2670139 (O)
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3.
Nodal officer
:
Dr. S. J. Sindhi
Asst. Professor (Agronomy) and In Charge- Nodal Officer (Agro- Met Cell)
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4.
Technical Officer (GKMS Project)
:
Mr. D. R. Vaghasiya
Research Associate
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