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Central of Experimental Research Station (Sagdividi Farm)
Junagadh Agricultural University

Junagadh, Gujarat

Year of Establishment : 1951-52

Introduction :

Initially 280.00 hectare waste, stoned, herbed and shrubed land is acquired from Department of Agriculture, Saurashtra State in 1951-52. After 3 years hard work, this land is brought under cultivation. In year 1956, Agricultural Research work is started. 113 hectare adjoining land of Maharshi Dayanand Trust is donated to Government of Saurashtra, in 1960. Agricultural University, Junagadh is established in 1960. After establishment of Agricultural University, to enhance research work of different crops, the land is transferred to different crop specialist from Sagadividi. Now a days this farm consist 77.78 hectare total land and 66.56 hectare cultivated land.
Now a days this centre works as a seed producing centre. Large scale nucleolus, breeder foundation and certified seed production programmer are taken at this farm. Truthful seed of main crops of the fegion like groundnut, cotton, wheat, bajra and pulses are produced and direct distributed to the farmers. In the remaining land the commercial crop production are taken.

This centre consists and maintain the orchard of mango, chiku and ambla.

Objectives :
  1. Evaluation of improved crop varieties and suitable agronomic practices in collaboration with various crop and subject matter specialists to get ultimate goal of uplifting the production of important crops grown in Saurashtra region.
  2. To produce and multiply the parent, nucleolus breeder and foundation seeds for various high yielding crop varieties.
  3. To work as a demonstration unit for improved agricultural technology and modern practices to the farmers of the village in surrounding area of this university campus.
  4. Agronomical experiments and research work.
  5. Truthful and certified seed production and commercial crop production.
Faculty Profile :

Sr. No.

Name & Designation


Specialized Subject

Topics of Expertise





Farm Management Research in Agronomy


Shri R.M. Bhalani, Agril. Officer

B.Sc. (Agri)


General Field Work

Research Experiments  – ongoing :

"Long term experiment on fertilizer application to groundnut crop and its effect on fertility status on the soil." This experiment continue from 1975.

"Integrated nutrient management in groundnut rabi castor crop sequence". Second year.

Publications :

Research Bulletins : 2




વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જૂનાગઢની કચેરી દ્વારા તા. ૨૭-૨૮ સપ્ટેમ્બર, ૨૦૨૨ દરમ્યાન મધમાખી પાલન પરિસંવાદનું આયોજન.
CELEBRATION OF WORLD OZONE DAY-2022 organized by Department of Agronomy in collaboration with Department of Soil Sci. & Agril. Chemistry, College of Agriculture, J.A.U., Junagadh during 16th September-2022.
A Five days vocational training programme on Soil Testing Lab : As an Entrepreneur Business Opportunity will be organize during 19-23 Sept., 2022 by Dept. of Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry under IDP.
રજત જયંતી એવોર્ડ યોજનામાં ભાગ લેવા માટેનું ઉમેદવારી પત્રક - વર્ષ - ૨૦૨૨-૨૩
સંશોધન વૈજ્ઞાનિક(ખેતી ઈજનેરી), જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢ દ્વારા તેલીબીયા ખેતપેદાશોનું મુલ્યવર્ધન અને બજાર વ્યવસ્થા અંગે તા. ૨૦/૦૯/૨૦૨૨ ના રોજ ખેડૂત તાલીમનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવેલ.
AICRP on PEASEM, ICAR, Dept. of Renewable Energy Engg., CAET, JAU, Junagadh received the Patent on Foldable Container for Storage and Transportation of Agricultural Produce
The students of the PGIABM, JAU had Secured 1st runners up - 2nd Prize trophy and cash prize in the 9th International B-Plan Championship 2022 at IIM, Indore.
Pre- Departure and Send-off Ceremony was organized on July 20, 2022 by CAET, JAU for B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) Students who are going to attend International Training at Thailand.
BSc.(Agriculture ) degree course of Junagadh Agricultural University received 8th rank in BSc. Agriculture Colleges of India by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh received 7th rank in Government Agricultural University in India and 2nd rank in Gujarat by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23