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Dry Farming Research Station
Junagadh Agricultural University,
Jam Khambhalia (Dist. : 
Devbhumi Dwarka)

Year of Establishment : 1957-58

The problems of crop production in the rainfall areas of the arid and semi arid regions revealed that an acute ecological imbalance of the components of productivity is responsible for limiting the consistency of remunerative crop production in these regions. Harsh and unfavorable climatic conditions results in unstable, low and unremunerative yield levels. In order to meet the challenges and the vagaries of monsoon and to evolve suitable technology to minimize such risk and stabilize production potential in the dry farming area of Gujarat state, research on dry farming started in 1958.
Mandate :
  1. To screen and evaluate the varieties of high yielding potential, better grain quality and tolerance to different biotic and abiotic stress.
  2. To develop location specific production technology.
  3. To act as testing centre for multilocational trials of dry farming technology. Seed production programme of high yielding varieties.
Objectives :
(A) Dry Farming Research Scheme :
  1. To develop the package of practices of rainfed crops.
  2. To identify suitable crop and their varieties for their yield potential in rainfed area of the region.
  3. To produce breeder and improved seeds of major crops of this region.
(B) National Agricultural Research Project :
  1. To strengthen the dry farming research scheme.
Faculty Profile :
Sr no.
Specialized Subject
Contact number
Mr. H. G. Vansjaliya
I/C Assistant Research Scientist
M. Sc. Agri.
Mr. M. K. Bheda
Agriculture Officer
M. Sc. Agri.
Mr. H. H. Sisodiya
Agriculture Assistant
B. Sc. Agri.
General Agriculture
Mr. H. H. Kanzariya
5 Pass
Mr. P. H. Kanzariya
Farm labour
9 Pass
Research projects and schemes – ongoing :
  1. Dry Farming Research Scheme (B.H.5042)
  2. National Agricultural Research Project (B.H. 7082-B)
Research Activities :
Crop improvement :
  1. Testing of newly developed genotypes under different categories of trials viz; SSVHT, LST, LSVHT, SST.
  2. Seed multiplication of different varieties on large scale to cater the need of various seed production agencies.
Resource Management :
  1. To evaluate crop sequence and nutrient management in respect to sustain agriculture and soil health under rainfed condition.
  2. Integrated nutrient management in bajra crop.
  3. Nutrient management practices for sustaining groundnut yield and soil productivity.
  4. Fertilizer management in cotton+sesamum (1:1) intercropping system under dry farming conditions.
  5. Integrated weed management in important crops of this region.
Transfer of Technologies :
The agricultural technology developed at this research station is being provided to the farmers of this region and students in the following ways.
  1. Providing information to the farmers in Krishi mahotsav by personal visit of the villages.
  2. Educating students and farmers coming to this station during education tour.
  3. By participation in Krishi shibir like activities.


વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢ દ્વારા તા. 29/01/2020 to 12/02/2020 દરમ્યાન ગ્રીન હાઉસ/નેટ હાઉસમાં થતી ખેતી પરના તાલીમ કાર્યક્રમનું આયોજન.
Digital Banking awareness programme “Way to digital India” organized on 18th January, 2020 by NSS unit of College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, JAU, Junagadh in collaboration with State Bank of India, JAU campus branch.
One day Programme on “Social & Human Values” for the students of 4th Semester B.Tech. (Agril.Engg.) was organized under IDP (NAHEP) by JAU on January 20, 2020.
Two days Programme on “English Speaking & Communication Skills” for the students of 2nd Semester B.Tech. (Agril.Engg.) was organized under IDP (NAHEP) by JAU during January 21-22, 2020.
Celebration of Dr. Subhas Chandra Bose Janm Jaynti at Junagadh Agricultural University on 23.01.2020.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢ દ્વારા તા. 05-06/02/2020 દરમ્યાન દ્વિમાસિક તાલીમ કાર્યક્રમનું આયોજન.
Dept. of FPT, College of Fisheries, J.A.U.,Veraval is going to organize a Five Days Vocational Training on “Advances in Fish Processing Technology" "and "Challenges and Opportunities in Field of Seafood Processing Sector” on January 20-24, 2020.
Training programme for farm women of Tapi district will be organized by DEE, JAU, Junagadh at SSK on January 27-29, 2020.
Training programme for farmers of Choki will be organized by DEE, JAU, Junagadh at SSK on January 22-24, 2020.
Dept. of Vet. Anatomy, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., J.A.U., Junagadh is going to organize a Five Days Vocational Training on “Alternative Scientific Modalities to Improve the Learning Skills in Veterinary Anatomy” on 21st to 25th, January, 2020.