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Dry Farming Research Station
Junagadh Agricultural University

Vallabhipur

Year of Establishment : 1958
Introduction:
The DFRS, Vallabhipur was established by the Government of Bombay, Agril. & Forest Department Notification No. 606/1957/(5)F dated 26th May 1958 worth of Rs. 24,414/- for 24.94 hectares land started  from 30th June, 1959. In 1972, when Gujarat Agricultural University came into existence, the activities of this station were then merged in it and in Junagadh Agricultural University with its inception from May 2004. The station is located in Bhal & Coastal Area Sub-zone-VIII (Tract of Bhavnagar district) of the Zone-13, Gujarat plains hills. The centre geographically situated on Latitude 21.530 and Longitude 71.540, and has Altitude about 20 meter. 
(1) The scheme for Strengthening of Existing Dry Farming Research Station and starting new Farming  Research Station in Saurashtra was sanctioned by Director of Agriculture vide letter No. RES-F(2)Agril/3182 dated 21 st April, 1966 is under operation at this station, which was the implementation of the Govt. of Gujarat Resolution No. SCS/1063/28200-T,dated 19 th December, 1964.
(2) Sardar Sarovar Project was initiated at Vallabhipur with the financial support of Sardar Sarovar Project Command Area (Phase-II) in October 2010. (Sanction order Number JAU/DR/Tech-2/19641-45/10 dated 6/10/2010 of Director of Research, Junagadh).
(3) The plan scheme “Strengthening of Dry Farming Research at Vallabhipur” was sanctioned by the Agriculture and Cooperation Department, Govt. of Gujarat Resolution No.જકવ-૧૨૨૦૧૧-૩૨૫૧-ક.૨તરીખ ૧૩ ડીસેમ્બર, ૨૦૧૨.
Mandate :
1.  To screen and evale the varieties of high yielding potential, better grain quality and tolerance to different biotic and biotic  stress.
2.  To develop location specific production technology.
3.  To act as testing center for multi-location trails of dry farming technology.
4.  Dissemination of agricultural technology to the farmers.
5.  Seed production Programme of high yielding varieties and its distribution to the farmers.
Objectives :
1.  To conduct the various experiment of dry land and non-irrigated crops to screen the good material for this region.
2.  To produce the HYVs and improved seeds and provide extension services to the farmers.
3.  To distribute the improved seeds of dry land crops to the farmers of this region.
INFORMATION OF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:
Name

Dr. K.N. Vadaria (Technical)

Shri D.V. Gohil (Administrative)
Designation
Assistant Research Scientist (Agronomy)
Phone (O)
02841-222812
Email (O)
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FACULTY INFORMATION:

Sr.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Discipline
Remarks
1
Dr. K. N. Vadaria,
Assistant Research Scientist
Ph. D. (Agri.)
Agronomy
On pool
STAFF INFORMATION :
Sr.
Name
Designation
Remarks
1
Shri D.V. Gohil
I/C Assistant Research Scientist (Administrative)and Agricultural Officer
Against the post
2
Shri D.D. Vala
Agril. Supervisor
on pooled
3
Shri T.N. Bhut
Senior Research Fellow
Contract base
4
Shri H.M. Limbola
Agri. Assistant
Contract base
5 Shri V.B. Rathod Agri. Assistant Contract base
Agro –climatic information of centre
Name of the Agro-climatic Zone
:
Bhal and Coastal Agro-climatic Zone –VIII, AES 1 (b) and 3.
Rainfall
:
The annual rainfall of this region for last 25 years ranged from 227 mm to 113 mm with an average precipitation of 522 mm.
Soil
:
The soil of the station farm is  medium black with clayey texture and sodic in nature. The PH of the ranges from 7.7 to 9.0. the soil is deficient in nitrogen and phosphorus but rich in potash content.
Temperature
:
The climatic condition of the area is harsh and arid. The South-West monsoon mostly around 20 th June and withdraws around first of  October. The July and August are the months of moderate to heavy rains. The winter may be mild frostless but the summer vary hot having the temperature ranges about 40 oC to 45 oC in May and June.
Geographical Details:
 
 
Climate  
:
subtropical arid
Latitude
:
21.53 o N
Longitude 
:
71.54 o E
Altitude
:
20 Mt. ASL
Temperature varies 
:
8 to 45 degree centigrade
Average rainfall  
:
522 mm
Type of soil:
 
 
Texture
:
Clayey
pH
:
8.2
Organic Carbon
:
0.56 %
Avail P 2 O 5
:
46 kg/ha.
Avail K 2 O
:
 547 kg/ha
EC 
:
0.22 ds/m
Water holding capacity 
:
50 %
Spore Space
:
42 %
Field Capacity 
:
29.7 %
Permanent Wilting Point  
:
12 %
Thrust Areas :
Research should be carried out in following field:
1.   To workout the nutrient requirements of rainfed crops on cropping system basis.
2.   To assess the economic viability of spices crops in Bhal region for introducing
3.   To explore the potentiality of organic farming.
4.   When Sardar Sarovar (narmada)  canal irrigation water becomes available to this region, research on limited irrigation will required for all the crops of this region as water stagnation in the salty soil of this tract cause adverse effect on soil health and crop yield too. 
5.   To study the effect of deep ploughing along with mulch on “ insitu ’ moisture conservation.
6.   To work out the package of practices for newly released variety suitable to the area specific.
7.   To act as multi-location testing center for dry farming technologies and conduct the demonstration on farmers fields.
Schemes Operating :
  1. Dry Farming Research Scheme (Non-plan Budget Head : 5042)
  2. Agricultural Demonstration Activities in SSP Command Area Ph-II (Plan Scheme Budget Head : 18005-05)
  3. Strengthening of Dry Farming Research at Vallabhipur (Pan Budget Head : 12020)
On-Going Research Schemes/Projects
Sr.
Name of Scheme
Budget Head
Type of Scheme
Funding Agency
1.
Dry Farming Research Scheme
5042
Plan
State Govt.
2.
Agricultural Demonstration Activities in SSP Command Area Ph-II
18005-05
Other Agency
Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
3.
Strengthening of Dry Farming Research at Vallabhipur
12020
Non Plan
State Govt.
Infrastructure Facility and Major Equipments available :
1.   20.10 ha cultivated land
2.   Tractor, Mini tractor and all important farm implements
3.   Office building in farm
4.  Two godown, One implement shed and Two fodder sheds in farm
Major Achievements of Research & Teaching
a)   Contribution was given to release chickpea varieties Gujarat Gram – 1, Gujarat Gram - 2, Gujarat Gram - 4, Gujarat Junagadh Gram – 3, Gujarat Gram- 5 and Gujarat Junagadh Gram-6.
b)   FLDs on High Density Planting System (H.D.P.S) in Bt Cotton.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed cotton yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
G.Cot.Hy-8
12
1163
1150
1.13
2021-22
G.Cot.Hy-8
11
1267
1231
2.92
2022-23
G.Cot.Hy-8
16
2323
2240
3.71
c)   FLDs on Performance of Bt cotton variety G.Cot.Hy-8 or GTHH-49 BG-II.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed cotton yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
G.Cot.Hy-8
21
1874
1861
0.70
2021-22
G.Cot.Hy-8
21
1447
1421
1.83
2022-23
G.Cot.Hy-8
16
1655
1558
6.23
d)   FLDs on Management of insect pests in cotton.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed cotton yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
G.Cot.Hy-8
21
2031
2014
0.84
2021-22
G.Cot.Hy-8
11
1638
1611
1.68
2022-23
G.Cot.Hy-8
12
1780
1701
4.64
e)   FLD on irrigation management in cotton (G.Cot.Hy-10 BG-II) through drip using canal water.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed cotton yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
G.Cot.Hy-10
20
2374
2351
0.98
2021-22
G.Cot.Hy-10
20
1550
1522
1.84
2022-23
G.Cot.Hy-10
10
3130
3040
2.96
f)    FLDs on improved agril practices in chickpea.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
GJG-3
16
1311
1282
2.26
2021-22
GJG-3
15
1943
1910
1.73
2022-23
GJG-3
18
1341
1281
4.68
g)   FLDs on supplemental irrigation in chickpea (GJG-3) grown under conserved moisture.
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
GJG-3
15
1960
1929
1.61
2021-22
GJG-3
14
1340
1310
2.29
2022-23
GJG-3
17
1612
1544
4.40
h)   FLDs on improved agril practices in wheat in (only two irrigation on critical stages).
YEAR
Variety
No. of FLDs conducted
Seed Yield (kg/ha)
% increase over farmer practices
Improved practices
Farmer practices
2020-21
GW-496
20
3378
3414
1.07
2021-22
GW-496
21
3451
3480
0.84
2022-23
GW-496
25
3664
3801
3.74
 
Achievements :
The following seed production Programme  of improved varieties were taken in last five years and distributed to the farmer.
Breeder & General Seed Production:
Year
Crop
Variety
Stage
Production
(kg)
2018-19
Gram GJG-3 Truthful seed 675
2019-20
NIL
2020-21
Gram
GJG-3
Truthful seed
7500
2021-22
Gram GJG-3 Truthful seed 7600
2022-23
Gram
GJG-3
Truthful seed
11100
 
:: Contact ::
Assistant Research Scientist (Agronomy)
Dry Farming Research Station
Junagadh Agricultural University
Vallabhipur (District: Bhavnagar)
Phone : 02841-222812 (Office)
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