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Vegetable Research Station

Junagadh Agricultural University

Junagadh

Year of Establishment: 1962

Introduction:

     The Vegetable Research Station was established at Junagadh under the scheme for Research and Improvement in Vegetable and Fruit crops sanctioned during 1962-63. Other two schemes viz.,
(1) All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project was sanctioned during April 1998 and
(2) Strengthening of Vegetable Research was started from December 1991.

     At present, the multidisciplinary work is being carried out on major vegetable crops of the region under nine various schemes.  

    The main objective of this center is to develop high yielding and diseases resistance variety and their production and protection technology.

Mandates:
  1. Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm lines of different vegetable crops.
  2. Breeding for high yield, early maturity, disease and pest resistant varieties/hybrids with better quality of various vegetable crops.
  3. Development of high yielding varieties of onion and garlic with suitable traits for dehydration and export purpose.
  4. Development of improved production and protection technologies in important vegetable crops.
  5. Production of nucleus and breeder seeds of improved varieties and parental lines for hybrids of different vegetable crops.
  6. Providing pure and quality seeds of improved varietiesto the farmers in time and at reasonable price.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

I. CROP IMPROVEMENT:

A.  Vegetable Crops (Garlic, Onion, Okra, Brinjal, Tomato, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Cucurbits, Indian Bean, Cowpea, Cluster Bean):

1.
Experimental works in State, AICRPVC and AINRPOG trials of rabi, summer and kharif seasons.
2.
Testing of breeding materials.
3.
Fresh crosses to generate breeding materials.
4.
Germplasm maintenance, evaluation, conservation as well as exchange.
5.
Seed multiplication of promising lines.
6.
Seed production of released varieties/hybrids.
7.
Production of nucleus and breeder seeds of released variety as per the DAC indent received from Government of India and Govt. of Gujarat.

     B.  Spices crops (Coriander, Ajwain and Fenugreek):

Experimental work in state trials of rabi season.

II.
CROP PRODUCTION:
1.
Experimentation of trials allotted by as per State and AICRP technical programme.
2.
Natural Resource Management in vegetable and spice crops.
3.
Intercropping studies on vegetable and spices.
4.
Intercropping system of vegetable crops with other crops.
 III.
CROP PROTECTION:
1.
Experimentation of trials allotted as per State and AICRP technical programme.
2.
Survey and monitoring of various insect-pests and diseases of vegetable crops to find out the intensity and disease situation in Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
3.
Screening of vegetable crops’ entries / lines from of PET, SSVT, SVT, IVT and AVT for resistance to insect-pests and diseases in rabi, kharif and summer seasons.
4.
Integrated and eco-friendly management of major biotic stresses of vegetable crops.
Faculty Profile:
S. N.
Name
Designation
1.
Dr. J. H. Vachhani
Research Scientist (Garlic-Onion)
2.
Dr. A. S. Jethava
Associate  Research Scientist (Plant Breeding)
3.
Dr. K. B. Asodaria
Assistant Professor (Agronomy)
4.
Vacant post
Assistant Professor (Plant Breeding)
5.
Prof. Y. A. Kavathiya
Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology)
6.
Prof. H. G. Kanara (on pooled)
Assistant Professor (Entomology)
7.
Prof. S. R. Jadeja
Assistant Research Scientist (Plant Breeding)
8.
Shri R. K. Rathod
Agricultural Officer
9.
Shri V. K. Baraiya
Agricultural Officer
10.
Sumita N. Zinzala
Agricultural Officer
11.
Shri  M. B. Kanzariya
Agricultural Assistant
12.
Shri M. V. Mavadiya
Agricultural Assistant
13.
Shri  G. T. Sadaniya
Senior Clerk
14.
Vacant post
Junior Clerk
Research Projects and Schemes – ongoing:
S. N.
Name of the Scheme
B. H.
Type of Scheme
Year of Starting
Funding Agency
1.
Project for Research in Vegetable
5013
Non-Plan
Feb.-1962
State Govt.
2.
All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Vegetable
2013-1
ICAR
April-1988
75% ICAR
25% State
3.
All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic
2012
ICAR Project
Feb.-2009
ICAR
4.
Strengthening Research in Vegetable Crops
12013
Plan
Dec.-1991
State Govt.
5.
Establishment of Spices Research Centre at Junagadh
12014
Plan
April-2002
State Govt.
6.
Establishment of New Research Centre on Onion Crop
12931
Plan
July-2004
State Govt.
7.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme (Spices )
18126-02
Other Agency Project
Jan.-2006
NHM-ICAR
8.
Evaluation of plant growth regulator Mepiquat Chloride 5% AS in Okra
18126-05
Other Agency Project
June-2018
Private
9.
Evaluation of plant growth regulator Mepiquat Chloride 5% AS in Tomato
18126-06
Other Agency Project
June-2018
Private
10.
Revolving Fund
9510-J-5
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1994-95
JAU
ACHIEVEMENTS :

1.    CROP IMPROVEMENT : Total : 54

(A)  Varieties developed by this station before inception of G.A.U. (Before 01.06.1972) : Total : 8

S. N.
Name of Crop
Variety
1.
Brinjal
Junagadh Selection-1
2.
Brinjal
Junagadh Ravaiya
3.
Brinjal
Junagadh Bhatta
4.
Tomato
Junagadh Big  Round
5.
Chilli
Resham Patta
6.
Bottle Gourd
Junagadh Long Tender
7.
Indian bean
Valor Virpur
8.
Onion
Junagadh Local (Pilipatti)

(B)     Varieties developed by this station after inception of the G.A.U. (After 01.06.1972): Total-12

S. N.
Crop
Variety
Released
Year
Yield
(q/ha)
Parent / Pedigree
1.
Brinjal
Junagadh Long
1984
265.89
Pedigree selection
2.
Brinjal
Junagadh Oblong
1984
284.07
Pedigree selection
3.
Tomato
Junagadh Ruby
1984
253.33
Pedigree selection
4.
Okra
Gujarat Okra-1
1986
125.00
Pedigree selection
5.
Garlic
Gujarat Garlic-2
1993
74.57
Clonal selection
6.
Garlic
Gujarat Garlic-3
1999
75.35
Clonal selection
7.
Okra
Gujarat Okra-2
1999
170.44
Pedigree selection
8.
Onion
Gujarat White Onion-1
2000
431.45
Mass selection
9.
Indian bean
Gujarat Papadi 1
2000
80.03
Pure line selection
10.
Brinjal
Gujarat Brinjal Long –1
2001
319.30
Pure line selection
11.
Brinjal
Gujarat Brinjal Hy.–2
2001
375.57
JBL-81 x JBL-51
12.
Tomato
Gujarat Tomato-1
2002
251.36
Pure line selection

(C) Varieties developed by this station after inception of the J.A.U. (After 01.05. 2004): Total-22

S. N.
Crop
Variety
Released
Year
Yield
(q/ha)
Parent / Pedigree
1.
Sponge gourd 
Gujarat Sponge Gourd -1
2005
126.00
Mass selection
2.
Brinjal
Junagadh Brinjal Green Round-1
2006
401.07
Pure line selection
3.
Garlic
Gujarat Garlic-4
2007
89.33
Clonal selection
4.
Tomato
Junagadh Tomato-3
2008
384.60
Pure line selection
5.
Okra
Gujarat Okra Hybrid-2
2009
148.36
Heterosis Breeding
6.
Brinjal
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal-2
2010
342.90
Pedigree method of selection
7.
Okra
Gujarat Junagadh Okra -3
2010
150.52
Pedigree method of selection
8.
Okra
Gujarat Junagadh Okra Hybrid- 3
2011
138.40
Heterosis Breeding
9.
Indian Bean (Valor)
Gujarat Junagadh Indian Bean-11
2011
93.12
Pure line selection
10.
Brinjal
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal- 3
2012
393.88
Pedigree method of selection
11.
Indian Bean (Papdi)
Gujarat Junagadh Papdi -2
2012
112.46
Pure line selection
12.
Ridge Gourd
Gujarat Junagadh Ridge Gourd Hy.- 1
2012
113.30
Heterosis Breeding
13.
Garlic
Gujarat Junagadh Garlic-5
2014
79.42
Clonal selection
14.
Brinjal
Gujarat Junagadh Long Brinjal-4
2015
396.03
Pedigree method of selection
15.
Brinjal
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal Hybrid-4
2015
428.01
Heterosis Breeding
16.
Okra
Gujarat Junagadh Okra Hybrid -4
2015
135.94
Heterosis Breeding
17.
Sponge gourd
Gujarat Junagadh Sponge
gourd- 2
2015
114.04
Pedigree method of selection
18.
Onion
Gujarat Junagadh Red Onion- 11
2015
323.55
Mass selection
19.
Onion
Gujarat Junagadh White Onion- 3
2016
408.40
Mass selection
20.
Brinjal
Gujarat Round Brinjal-5
2018
395.04
Pedigree method of sel.
21.
Tomato
Gujarat Tomato-6
2018
316.05
Pedigree method of sel.
22.
Okra
Gujarat Okra-6
2018
126.77
Pedigree method of sel.

(D) Varieties endorsed after inception of the G.A.U.(after 1.6.72): Total- 4

S. N.
Crop
Name of Variety
Year of Endorsed
Yield (q/ha)
Breeding Centre
1.
Brinjal
PLR-1
1994
453.28
Palur, T. N.
2.
Brinjal
KS-224
1994
369.53
Kalyanpur, U. P.
3.
Okra
Parbhani Kranti
1994
148.88
Parbhani, Maharashtra
4.
Cowpea
Arka Garima
1996
118.19
Bangalore, Karnataka

(E) Number of varieties recommended/notified by AICRP for various zones at National level: Tota-8

S. N.
Crop
Name of Variety/Hybrid
Breeding
Center
Year of Release (For zone)
1.
Brinjal
GBH - 2 (JBH-1)
Junagadh
2001 (Zone IV, VI)
2.
Sponge gourd
GSG - 1 (JSGL-55)
Junagadh
2004 (Zone VI)
3.
Okra
GO - 3 (JNDOL-03-1)
Junagadh
2007 (Zone VII & VIII)
4.
Okra
GOH - 2 (JNDOH-2)
Junagadh
2008 (Zone II, IV, VI, VII & VIII)
5.
Garlic
GG - 4 (JNDG-213)
Junagadh
2009 (Zone IV)
6.
Okra
GJOH - 3 (JND-05-9)
Junagadh
2010 (Zone V, VI & VII)
7.
Okra
GJOH - 4 (JOH-08-19)
Junagadh
2014 (Zone VI & VII)
8.
Brinjal
GBL- 4 (JBL-08-8)
Junagadh
2017 (Zone-VI)
IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIETIES DEVELOPED BY THIS STATION:
1.
Gujarat Garlic-2 (GG-2)
 
The bulbs are medium in size, compact and white in color.
 
Bulb girth is  10.53 cm.
 
No. of average cloves per bulb is 22.27
 
Bulb weight 14.0 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S.) is 35.20 %.
 
Good storage capacity due to compact bulb.
 
Days to maturity- 135 to140
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) – 7535
 
Release Year-1993
2.
Gujarat  Garlic – 3 (GG-3)
 
The bulbs are medium in size, compact and white in color.
 
Bulb girth is  10.2 cm.
 
No. of average cloves per bulb is 21.4
 
Bulb weight 13.0 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 37.10 %.
 
Good storage capacity due to compact bulb.
 
Days to maturity- 135 to140
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) – 7457
 
Release Year-1999
3.
Gujarat  Okra –2 (GO-2)
 
Pods are long, green, tender and attractive
 
Plant height is 120 to 125 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 18 to 20
 
Pod length is 16 to17 cm.
 
Pod Weight 19 to 20 g
 
Suitable for Kharif and Summer season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Days to first picking – 53 to 55
 
Days to maturity- 105 to110
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) – 17044
 
Release Year-1999
4.
Gujarat Papdi-1 (GP-1)
 
The pods are  short  long in size with  light green colour
 
Plant height is 105 to 110 cm.
 
Pod Length is 6 to 7 cm. 
 
Pod  Girth  is 3 to 4 cm. 
 
No. of  Pods per plant is 125 to 130
 
Pod weight is 2.6 to 3.0 g.
 
Plants are semi spreading
 
Days to first picking - 87 to 90
 
Days to maturity - 145 to 150
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 8339
 
Release Year - 2000
5.
Gujarat White Onion-1(GW0-1)
 
The bulbs are  big in size with round shape and white in colour
 
Bulb girth is 16 to 17 cm.
 
Bulb length (cm) is 7 to 8 cm.
 
Bulb weight 57 to 60 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 15.42 %.
 
Days to maturity - 133 to135
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) - 43145
 
Release Year - 2000
6.
Gujarat Brinjal Long-1 (GBL-1)
 
Fruits are purple in colour with good shining.
 
Plant height is 60 t0 65 cm.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 28 to 30
 
Fruit weight is 75 to 80 g.
 
Tolerant against Little leaf disease.
 
Days to first picking - 70 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 145 to 150
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 31304
 
Release Year - 2001
7.
  Gujarat Brinjal Hybrid-2 (GBH-2)
 
Fruits are dark purple in colour with good shining.
 
Plant height is 55 to 56 cm.
 
Fruit weight is 54 to 55 g.
 
Tolerant against little leaf disease.
 
Days to first picking - 65 to70 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 150 to 155
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 44637
 
Release Year - 2001
8.
Gujarat Tomato-1 (GT-1)
 
Indeterminate variety
 
Fruits are medium in size with red colour.
 
Fruit weight is 48 – 50 g.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 38 to 40
 
T.S.S is 4.70 %.
 
Suitable for late Kharif and Rabi season
 
Tolerant against little leaf disease
 
Days to first picking - 68 to 70 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 170 to 180
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 25136
 
Release Year - 2002
9.
Gujarat Spongegourd-1(GSG-1)
 
The fruits are medium long in size with light green colour with good shining.
 
Fruit weight is 147 to 148 g.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 12 to 13.
 
Fruit length 23 to 24 cm.
 
Suitable for  Kharif and Summer season
 
Days to first picking - 58
 
Days to maturity - 109
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 13129
 
Release Year - 2005
10.
Junagadh Brinjal Green Round-1 (JBGR-1)
 
Fruits are medium to big in size.
 
Fruits are green in colour with attractive shining.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 18 to 19
 
Fruit weight is 193 – 195 g.
 
Grooves are observes on fruits
 
Plants are semi spreading
 
Days to first picking - 66 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 169
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 40107
 
Release Year - 2006
11.
Gujarat Okra-3 (GO-3)
 
Variety release at national level for Zone-VII (Semi-Arid Lava Plateau and Central High Lands) & Zone- VIII (Humid to Semi-Arid Western Ghats and Karnataka Plateau)
 
Pods are smooth, green, tender and attractive in colour
 
Plant height is 130 to 135 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 18 to 19
 
Pod length is 13 to14 cm.
 
Pod Weight 15 to 16 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Days to first picking - 53 to 55
 
Days to maturity- 105 to110
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 8668 (Zone-VII) & 12725  (Zone-VIII)
 
Release Year - 2007
12.
Gujarat Garlic-4 (GG-4)
 
The bulbs are medium in size, compact and white in color.
 
Bulb length 4.70cm. while Bulb girth is  11.2 cm.
 
No. of average cloves per bulb is 21
 
Bulb weight 19.1 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 36.12 %.
 
Good storage capacity due to compact bulb.
 
Days to maturity - 134
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) - 8933
 
Release Year - 2007
13.
Junagadh-Tomato-3 (JT-3)
 
Determinate variety.
 
Fruits are medium in size, flat round shape with red colour.
 
Fruit weight is 55 to 56 g.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 32 to 33.
 
T.S.S is 7.23 %.
 
Suitable for late Kharif and Rabi season
 
Days to first picking - 80 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 155
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 38460
 
Release Year - 2008
14.
Gujarat Okra Hybrid -2 (GOH-2)
 
Pods are green, tender and attractive.
 
Plant height is 155 to 160 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 24 to 25
 
Pod length is 11 to 12 cm
 
Pod Weight 14 to 15 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Days to first picking - 48-50
 
Days to maturity - 110 to 120
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 14836
 
Release year : 2009
15.
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal -2 (GJB-2)
 
Fruits are medium in size with medium long shape.
 
Fruits are in pink purple colour with good shining.
 
Fruit pulp is white with less seeds.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 26 to 27
 
Fruit weight is 68 to 70 g.
 
Plants are medium in size and semi spreading.
 
Days to first picking - 60 to 62 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 145 to 150
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 34294
 
Release Year - 2010
16.
Gujarat Junagadh Okra –3 (GJO-3)
 
Pods are green, tender and attractive
 
Plant height is 150 to 155 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 19 to 20
 
Pod length is 11 to 12 cm
 
Pod Weight 12 to 13 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Days to first picking - 50 to 52
 
Days to maturity - 110 to 120
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 15050
 
Release Year - 2010
 17.
Gujarat Junagadh Indian Bean –11 (GJIB-11)
 
The pods are  medium long in size with  green colour
 
Pod  Length is 13 to 14 cm. 
 
Pod Width is 1.0 to 1.10 cm. 
 
Pod weight is 5.0 to 5.50 g.
 
Plants are semi spreading
 
Day to first picking - 98
 
Days maturity - 149
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 9539
 
Release Year - 2011
18.
Gujarat Junagadh Okra Hybird-3 (GJOH-3)
 
Pods are dark green, tender and attractive.
 
Plant height is 122 to 125 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 18 to 20
 
Pod length is 11 to 12 cm while Pod Weight 14 to 15 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Day to first picking - 48 to 50 
 
Days to maturity - 100 to 110
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 13744
 
Release Year - 2011
19.
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal – 3 (GJB-3)
 
Fruits are medium to big in size with oval shape.
 
Fruits are green in colour with good shine and smooth surface.
 
Fruit pulp is creamy white with less seeds.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 16 to 18
 
Fruit weight is 125 – 130 g.
 
Plants are medium in size and semi spreading.
 
Days to first picking - 76 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 160
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 39388
 
Release Year - 2012
20.
Gujarat Junagadh Indian bean – 2 (GJIB-2)
 
The pods are  flat and medium long in size with  green colour
 
Plant Height  is 75 to 80 cm.
 
Pod Length is 8 to 9 cm.  and Pod Width is 2 cm. 
 
No. of Pods per plant is 220 to 230
 
Pod weight is 5 to 6 g.
 
Plants are semi spreading                                                                                           
 
Days to first picking - 91
 
Days to maturity - 156
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 11246
 
Release Year - 2012
21.
Gujarat Junagadh Ridge Guard Hybrid-1 (GJRGH-1)
 
Fruits are  long  in size with   green  colour
 
Fruit Length is 34 to 35 cm. 
 
Fruit Girth is 12 to 13cm. 
 
No. of fruits per plant is 17 to 18
 
Fruit weight is 120 g.
 
Days to first picking - 59
 
Days to maturity - 110
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 11330
 
Release Year - 2012
22.
Gujarat Junagadh Garlic-5 (GJG-5)
 
The bulbs are medium in size, compact and white in color.
 
Bulb Polar Diameter (Height) is 2.87 cm.
 
Bulb Equator Diameter is (Girth) 3.18 cm.
 
No. of average cloves per bulb is 18
 
Bulb weight 14 g.
 
Good storage capacity due to Compact bulb.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 37.50. %.
 
Leaves are narrow with light green colour
 
Days to maturity - 127
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) - 7942
 
Release Year - 2014
23.
Gujarat Junagadh Long Brinjal– 4 (GJLB-4)
 
Fruit pulp is white with less seeds.
 
Fruits are light purple in colour with good shining.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 20 to 21
 
Fruit weight is 100 – 105 g.
 
Plants are medium in size and semi spreading.
 
Days to first picking - 67 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 159
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 39603
 
Release Year - 2015
24.
Gujarat Junagadh Brinjal Hybrid- 4 (GJBH-4)
 
Fruit pulp is white with less seeds.
 
Fruits are pink purple in colour with good shining.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 28 to 30
 
Fruit weight is 75 – 80 g.
 
Plants are medium in size and Erect.
 
Days to first picking - 64 (after T.P.)
 
Days to maturity - 153
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 42801
 
Release Year - 2015
25.
Gujarat Junagadh Okra Hybrid – 4 (GJOH-4)
 
Pods are Medium dark green, tender, long and attractive.
 
Plant height is 110 to 115 cm.
 
No. of pods per plant is 20 to 22
 
Pod length is 12 to 13 cm
 
Pod Weight 12 to 13 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against YVMV disease
 
Day to First picking - 50 to 55 
 
Maturity Days - 105 to 110 
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha)- 14574
 
Release Year - 2015
26.
Gujarat Junagadh Sponge gourd-2 (GJSG-2)
 
The fruits are long and cylindrical, green in colour with good shining.
 
Fruit weight is 160 to 165g.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 13 to 15.
 
Fruit length 27 to 28 cm.
 
Suitable for  Kharif and Summer season
 
Days to first picking - 55
 
Days to maturity - 98
 
Fruit yield (kg/ha) - 11404
 
Release Year - 2015
27.
Gujarat Junagadh Red Onion-11 (GJRO-11)
 
The bulbs are medium with flat globe shape and red in colour.
 
Bulb Polar Diameter (Height) is 4.02 cm.
 
Bulb Equator Diameter (Girth) is 5.36 cm.
 
Bulb weight 60 to 62 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 12.94 %.
 
Days to maturity - 127 to130
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) - 32355
 
Release Year - 2015
28.
Gujarat Junagadh White Onion-3 (GJWO-3)
 
The bulbs are  medium in size with flat globe shape and white in colour
 
Bulb Polar Diameter is 4.23 cm.
 
Bulb Equator Diameter is 5.16 cm.
 
Bulb weight 65 to 70 g.
 
Total Soluble Solids (T.S.S) is 13.15 %.
 
Days to maturity - 127 to130
 
Bulb yield (kg/ha) - 39806
 
Release Year - 2016
29.
Gujarat Round Brinjal-5 (GRB-5)
 
Fruits are medium in size, round green with purple shadow strips.
 
Plant height is 70 to 75 cm.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 32 to 35
 
Fruit length is 10 to 12 cm
 
Fruit Weight 18-20 g
 
Suitable for late Kharif-Rabi season
 
Tolerant against little leaf disease
 
Days to first picking - 64-66
 
Days to maturity - 160 to 165
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) - 39504
 
Release Year - 2018
30.
Gujarat Tomato -6 (GT-6)
 
Fruits are medium in size, flat round in shape with groove and attractive red colour.
 
Plant height is 63 to 65 cm.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 50 to 52
 
Fruit length is 4.0 to 4.5 cm
 
Fruit Weight 60 to 62 g
 
Suitable for late Kharif and Rabi seasons
 
Tolerant against leaf curl disease
 
Days to first picking - 98-100
 
Days to maturity - 140 to 143
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) – 31,605
 
Release Year - 2018
31.
Gujarat Okra -6 (GO-6)
 
Fruits are smooth, tender, dark green in colour and attractive with green base
 
Plant height is 110 to 113 cm.
 
No. of fruits per plant is 14 to 15
 
Fruit length is 12 to 13 cm
 
Fruit Weight 14 to 15 g
 
Suitable for Kharif season
 
Tolerant against fruit borer, jassids and white fly
 
Days to first picking - 48-50
 
Days to maturity - 100 to 105
 
Pod yield (kg/ha) – 12,577
 
Release Year - 2018
Recommendations made by this Station :
CROP PRODUCTION : Total : 48
S.N.
Aspect
Year
Recommendations
1.
Brinjal : Total – 4
(1)
Fertilizer cum spacing
1996
37.5 kg P2O5 and 37.5 kg K2O should be given as a basal dose. 100 kg N in two splits at 3 weeks and at a flowering stage after T. P. at 40 x 40 cm spacing.
(2)
Weed control in Brinjal
2001
Application of Pendimethalin 1.0 kg a.i. /ha + HW at 30 DAT recorded the highest fruit yield of 341.66 q/ha with CBR of 1:3.14.
(3)
Weed management
2002
Pendimethalin @ 1.00 kg a.i. /ha (40 ml/10 L) at pre-planting stage and one hand weeding at 30 days after transplanting.
(4)
Effect of multi-micronutrient formulations on brinjal
2018
Aapply micronutrients as per soil test value as basal OR apply foliar spray of multi-micronutrient formulation Grade IV (Fe-Mn-Zn-Cu-B, 4.0-1.0-6.0-0.5-0.5 %) @ 1% at 45, 60 and 75 DATP in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (100 - 37.5 - 37.5  N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to brinjal (Late Kharif) for getting higher yield and net return.
2.
Tomato : Total – 5
(1)
Fertilizer trial on hybrid tomato
2001
Application of N @ 180 kg/ha + Phosphorus 120 kg/ha along with potash 80 kg/ha with cost benefit ratio 1:2.66, which gave the maximum fruit yield of 285.26 q/ha.
(2)
Fertilizer
2002
120 kg P2O5 should be given as a basal dose. 180 kg N in two splits at 30 and 50 days after transplanting.
(3)
Foliar application of micronutrients
2010
In addition to NPK @ 75-37.5-62.5 kg/ha; apply three spray of mixture of all the micronutrients at 40, 50 and 60 days after transplanting.
(4)
Integrated Nutrient Management
2010
Apply nutrients with NPK through chemical fertilizers @ 120-40-60 kg/ha + FYM 10 t/ha + S @ 25 kg/ha + Azotobactor @ 5 kg/ha.
(5)
Effect of multi-micronutrient formulations on tomato
2017
Apply micronutrients as per soil test value as basal in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (75-37.5-62.5 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to tomato for getting higher yield and net return OR foliar spraying of multi-micronutrient formulation Grade IV (Fe-Mn-Zn-Cu-B, 4.0-1.0-6.0-0.5-0.5 %) is recommended @ 1% at 45, 60 and 75 DAS in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (75-37.5-62.5 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to tomato for getting higher yield and net return.
3.
Onion : Total – 17
(1)
Fertilizer for bulb production
1982
37.5 kg N and 37.5 kg P2O5/ha as basal dose and 37.5 kg N/ha after one month of transplanting.
(2)
Fertilizer for seed production
1982
 
37.5 kg N. 75 kg P2O5 and 50 kg K2O as a basal dose and 37.5 kg N/ha after one month of planting.
(3)
Storage study
1981
 
The foliar application of 500 ppm Maleic Hydrazide (M.H. 40) 15 days before harvesting of the onion.
(4)
Sowing time of Kanji bulb
1988
 
Kanji should be sown at 20th September onwards to obtain maximum yield.
(5)
Sowing time and spacing
1988
 
Seed sowing in nursery at 20th Sept. and transplanting after 40 days at 10 x 10 cm.
(6)
Weed control in Onion
1997
The treatment Pendimethalin 1.00 kg a.i./ha + 1 HW at 45 DAT with highest cost benefit ratio of 1:2.22 and gave highest onion bulb yield 552.18 q/ha.
(7)
Fertilizer cum spacing
1999
37.5 kg N. 60 kg P2O5 and 50 kg K2O should be given as a basal dose. 37.5 kg N/ha should be given one month after transplanting spacing at 10 x 10 cm
(8)
Fertilizer for bulb production
2007
For Kharif season, apply 37.5 kg N, 50 kg P2O5 and 25 kg K2O per hectare as a basal dose. 37.5 kg N/ha should be applied at one month after transplanting.
(9)
Effect of Sulphur fertilizer on bulb yield of onion
2007
Apply 20 kg Sulphur/ha before 20 to 25 days of transplanting in the form of elemental Sulphur for getting economically maximum bulb yield.
(10)
Planting and fertilizer application method on seed yield of onion
2009
Grow bulbs on ridges with planting spacing of 30 cm x 30 cm for getting economically maximum seed yield of onion during rabi season.
(11)
Foliar application of nutrients in onion
2011
For bulb production during rabi season, apply three spray of NPK (19:19:19) at 30, 45 and 60 days after planting.
(12)
Drip irrigation in onion for seed
2011
For seed production during rabi season, grow bulbs with drip irrigation at 75 % PE daily.
(13)
Weed management
2013
Application of Oxyflurofen 23.5% EC before planting (1.5 to 1.5 ml/l of water) + one hand weeding at 40-60 days after transplanting was found superior in terms marketable bulb yield, WCE and B: C ratio. WCE increased by 65-80% over control.
(14)
Integrated Nutrient Management
2013
Combined application of 110:40:60:40 kg NPKS along with organic manures equivalent to 15 t FYM and Azospirillum and PSB @ 5 kg each/ha was better with respect to marketable bulb yield and cost benefit ratio. It also reduces the use of inorganic fertilizers by 25%. 
(15)
Effect of Sulphur sources and levels on yield and quality of onion
2014
Application of Sulphur @ 30 kg/ha is recommended where soils' Sulphur level is more than 15 kg/ha. Whereas, Sulphur @ 45 kg/ha is recommended where soils' Sulphur level is less than 15 kg/ha. Gypsum is recommended as a source of Sulphur.
(16)
Effect of micro nutrients application on yield and storage quality of onion
2016
ZnSO4 @ 10 kg/ha as basal is recommended in areas having Zn deficiency (Nasik, Chiplima and Jabalpur). Borax @ 10 kg/ha is recommended for areas having Boron deficiency (Dharwad & Srinagar). FYM @15t/ha is recommended in areas having multi micronutrients deficiency  (Junagadh, Pune, Samstipur, Durgapura, Hisar and Kanpur) along with the foliar application of micronutrients mixture (Fe 2.5%, Zn 0.3%, Mn 1.0%, Cu 1.0%, B 0.2%) at 45 and 60 days after transplanting for increasing onion productivity
(17)
Effect of Salicylic acid on onion production
2016
Foliar application of Salicylic acid @ 250 mg/l at 30 days after sowing in nursery and in the main field either at 30 or 45 or 60 days after transplanting is recommended for Durgapura, Hisar, Samastipur, Chiplima, Jabalpur, Junagadh, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Kalyani and Srinagar for increasing onion productivity
4.
Garlic : Total – 6
(1)
Fertilizer
1982
25 kg N 50 kg P2O5 and 50 kg K2O/ha should be applied as a basal dose. 25 kg N/ha one month after sowing.
(2)
Storage study
1981
The foliar application of 1500 ppm Maleic Hydrazide 15 days before harvesting of bulb.
(3)
Sowing time and spacing
1993
Seed sowing from 1st to 21st Oct. at a distance of 10 x 10 cm.
(4)
Fertilizer trial on Garlic
1997
Maximum cost benefit ratio 1:2.63 was recorded under application of 50 kg N + 60 kg K2O5/ha.
(5)
Evaluation of integrated nutrient management module for garlic
2014
Application of 75:40:40:40 kg NPKS/ha along with combination of two or three organic manures (FYM, Poultry manure and Vermi compost) equivalent to 15 t FYM/ha is recommended for Tamil Nadu (Ooty), Rajasthan, Nihar, Orrisa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. Application of 100:50:50:50 kg NPKS + 20 t FYM/ha is recommended for Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
 (6)
Effect of multi-micronutrient formulations on garlic
 
2017
Apply micronutrients as per soil test value as basal in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (50-50-50 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) OR soil application of multi-micronutrient formulation Grade V (Fe-Mn-Zn-Cu-B, 2.0-0.5-5.0-0.2-0.5 %) is recommended @ 40 kg/ ha in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (50-50-50 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) OR apply foliar spray of multi-micronutrient formulation Grade IV (Fe-Mn-Zn-Cu-B, 4.0-1.0-6.0-0.5-0.5 %) @ 1% at 60, 75 and 90 DAS in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (50-50-50 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to garlic for getting higher yield and net return.
5.
Okra : Total – 7
(1)
Seed production (Pickings)
1982
Three pickings of green pods, prior to allow the pods to mature for seed production.
(2)
Sowing time &  spacing in Summer Okra
1997
 
Sowing time 25th January to 10th February at a spacing of 30 x 15 cm
(3)
Weed management
(seed crop)
1997
 
Pendimethalin 0.6 kg a.i./ha (40 ml/ 10 L) at pre-planting stage and two hand weeding at 25 and 50 days after sowing.
(4)
Fertilizers
2002
Application of 150 kg N and 50 kg P2O5/ha for okra variety GO-2.
(5)
Varietal trial and sowing time
2005
The variety Varsha Uphar should be sown on 15th June.
(6)
Integrated nutrient management in okra
2013
Apply FYM @ 10 t/ha + half RDF (75:25:25 N: P2O5:K2O kg/ha) to get higher yield and net profit in summer okra.
(7)
Multi-micronutrient formulations on okra
2016
In Kharif okra, apply micro nutrients as per soil test value as basal in addition to recommended dose of fertilizers (150-50-50: N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha. Alternatively, foliar spraying of multi-micro nutrient formulation Grade IV (Fe-Mn-Zn-Cu-B, 4.0-1.0-6.0-0.5-0.5%) @ 1% at 45, 60 and 75 DAS in addition to RDF.
6.
Cauliflower : Total – 2
(1)
Seed production
 (Sowing time)
1981
Seed sowing in nursery from 25th August to 15th September
(2)
Fertilizer-cum-spacing
1997
Basal dose of 37.5 kg P2O5 as a basal and 150 kg N in two splits at 3 and 6 weeks after transplanting at a distance of 30 x 30 cm.
7.
Cabbage : Total – 1
(1)
Fertilizer and spacing
1991
40 kg P2O5 as basal dose. 75 kg each of N at 3 and 6 week after transplanting at spacing of 30 x 30 cm.
8.
Bitter gourd  : Total – 1
(1)
Fertilizers
1999
30 kg N, 60 kg P2O5 and 60 kg K2O should be given as a basal dose. 30 kg N/ha at flowering stage.
9.
Bottle gourd :  Total – 2
(1)
Training and Pruning 
2000
Training and pruning of bottle gourd during Kharif season is not suitable to obtained higher fruit yield.
(2)
Integrated nutrient management
2015
Application of poultry manure @ 2.5 t/ha + half recommended NPK through chemical fertilizers in bottle gourd resulted in maximum green fruit yield (180.86) and net returns with B: C ratio of 3.09, followed by application of FYM @ 10 t/ha + half recommended NPK through chemical fertilizers.
10.
Ridge gourd:  Total – 1
(1)
Integrated nutrient management in ridge gourd
2013 
Apply FYM @ 5t/ha and 25:12.5:12.5 N: P2O5:K2O kg/ha to get higher yield and net return in summer ridge gourd.
11.
Cowpea:  Total – 1
(1)
Integrated nutrient management
2015
Maximum green pod yield (117.98 q/ha) of cowpea was obtained when crop was nourished with FYM @ 10 t/ha + Half NPK through chemical fertilizers with highest net returns and B: C ratio of 4.79. OR Poultry manure @ 2.5 t/ha + Half NPK through chemical fertilizers OR Vermicompost @ 2.5 t/ha + Half NPK through chemical fertilizers.
12.
Inter cropping in vegetable crops:  Total – 1
(1)
Inter cropping of seed spices in vegetables
2015
The higher gross return can be obtained under intercropping of cabbage + coriander (1:2) OR carrot + ajwain (3:1) OR carrot + fennel (3:1).

CROP PROTECTION: Total – 16

S.N.
Disease
Year
Recommendations
1.
Onion : Total – 2
(1)
Purple Blotch
1994
Spraying of Ziram 0.15 % (20 ml/10 L) or Mancozeb 0.2 % (27g/10 L) or Carbendazim 0.05% (10g/10 L) should be done at the appearance of purple blotch and then two sprays at an interval of 15 days.
(2)
Leaf Blight
2001
For effective control of purple blotch leaf blight disease of onion and weed management in rabi onion crop can be achieved by application of three sprays of Mancozeb 0.2% (27g/10L) at an interval of 20 days starting from 25 days after transplanting and Pendimethalin @ 1 liter a.i./ha (40 ml/10 L) after three days of transplanting.
2.
Garlic : Total - 2
(1)
Stem phylum     leaf blight
2003
For effective control of Stemphylium leaf blight disease, first spray of Carbendazim 0.05% (10g/10 L) and subsequent three sprays of Haxaconazole @ 0.008 % (16ml/10 L) or four spray of either Thiophanate methyl @ 0.05% (7g/10 L) or Mancozeb @ 0.2% (27g/10 L) during rabi season at 10 days interval starting from initiation of blight diseases.
(2)
Powdery mildew
2007
Apply three sprays of Thiophanate methyl 70% WP @ 0.05 % (CBR 1:7.85) or Hexaconazole 5% EC @ 0.008 % (CBR 1:6.48) at 10 days interval starting from initiation of powdery mildew.
3.
Chilli : Total – 1
(1)
Leaf curl
1995
Soil application of Phorate 1.25 kg. a. i. /ha at the time of transplanting and spraying of Monocrotophos 0.05% (14ml/ 10L) at 30 days after transplanting and then at 10 days interval.
4.
Tomato : Total – 4
(1)
Late  blight
1996
Six sprays of Mancozeb 0.2% (27g/10 L) starting from 15 days after transplanting at an interval of 10 days.
(2)
Early Blight
2004
Seed treatment with Captan @ 3 g/kg seeds and application of Carbofuran @ 1 kg a.i./ha. (33 kg/ha) in seed bed and covering of nursery with nylon net (400 mesh) after sowing and after transplanting, four sprays of Mancozeb @ 0.3 % (27g/10 L) (ICBR 1:7.09) during rabi season at  15 days interval starting from initiation of early blight disease is recommended.
(3)
Leaf blight
2013
Three sprays of copper hydroxide 77 WP @ 0.2% (25g/10 lit water) at 10 days interval starting from the initiation of the disease.
(4)
Integrated Disease Management
2018
For effective and economical integrated management of major diseases of tomato viz., damping off, early blight, tomato leaf curl virus and tomato spotted wilt virus disease and to improve the marketable fruit yield following treatments should be adopted.
1.    Seeds of tomato should be treated with seed pro @ 4 g per kg seeds at the time of sowing in nursery and after germination of the seeds soil drenching with seed pro @ 5 % should be carried out.
2. Tomato nursery should covered with 40 - 60 mesh white nylon net until transplanting and at the time of transplanting tomato seedling should be dip with 0.1 % (Carbendazim 12 % + Mancozeb 63 WP) solution.
3. Maize should be grown as border crop surrounding transplanted tomato field. The foliar sprayings of pesticides should be scheduled as Acephate 75 WP @ 1.5 g / liter 10 days after transplanting, Fipronil 5 SC @ 1.5 ml / liter 20 DAT, copper hydroxide 77 WP @ 2.0 g / liter 25 DAT and Imidacloprid 70 WG @ 2g / 15 liter 40 DAT along with two to three spraying of Fenamidone 10 % + Mancozeb 50 WDG, 0.25 % from 45 DAT at 10 days intervals.
5.
Cauliflower : Total – 1
(1)
Damping off
1998
Seed treatment of Thiride 75% SD 2 g/kg seeds followed by drenching of seed bad with Thiride 75 % W.P. 0.2% (27g/10 L) at 3 lt./M at 15 days after showing.
6.
Ridge gourd : Total - 2
(1)
Downy  mildew
2000
Spraying of Bordeaux mixture @ 0.5% (50g CuSO4, 50g lime /10 L) or copper oxychloride 50% w.p. % @ 0.3% (60g /10 L), first spray 40-45 DAS, then subsequent sprays at an interval of 7 days.
(2)
Downy  mildew
2011
Adoption of bower system and seed treatment with Metalaxy 8 % + Mancozeb (64% WP) @ 4 g/kg seeds + three times removal of old leaves in the morning and three sprays of Mancozeb (75% WP) @ 0.2% in the afternoon at 45, 55 and 65 DAS for economic and effective control of downy mildew disease in ridge gourd.
7.
Okra: Total – 1
(1)
Root rot
2011
Seed treatment with Trichoderma @ 10 g/kg seed, + application of Trichoderma @ 2.5 kg in 500 kg FYM/ha + drenching with Trichoderma 10 gm/lit of water @ 1000 lit/ha at 15 DAS for the effective management of Rhizoctonia root rot in okra.
8.
Bottle gourd:  Total – 2
(1)
Powdery mildew
2012
Three foliar sprays wettable Sulphur (0.2%) at 15 days intervals starting from the initiation of disease found against powdery mildew disease of bottle gourd.
(2)
Foliar and fruit spot diseases in bottle gourd
2016
Four sprays of Difenconazole 25 EC 0.025% (10ml/10 L) or Hexaconazole 5 EC 0.005% (10 ml/ 10 L) at 10 days interval after appearance of the diseases for effective management of foliar and fruit spot diseases of bottle gourd grown in Kharif season.
9.
Cowpea:  Total - 1
(1)
Leaf spot and Rust diseases
2012
Two foliar sprays of Propiconazole (0.025%) at 15 days intervals found effective against Cercospora leaf spot and rust (Uromyces) diseases.

Summary of the recommendations made by this station from the year 1972 to 2015:

S.
N.
Crop
Total recommendations from the year 1972 to 2018
Crop Improvement
Crop Production
Crop Protection
1.
Brinjal
17
4
-
2.
Tomato
5
5
4
3.
Okra
12
7
1
4.
Onion
4
17
2
5.
Garlic
5
6
2
6.
Cauliflower
-
2
1
7.
Cabbage
-
1
-
8.
Bitter gourd 
-
1
-
9.
Bottle gourd
1
2
2
10.
Ridge gourd
1
1
2
11.
Sponge gourd
3
-
-
12.
Indian bean (Valor)
3
-
-
13.
Indian bean (Papdi)
1
-
-
14.
Chilli
1
-
1
15.
Cowpea
1
1
1
16.
Vegetables
-
1
-
 Total (118)
54
48
16
Awards & Prizes received:
S. N.
Name of Awards
Organizer
Year/Prize
1.
Fruit, flower & vegetable exhibition, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Horticulture Society, Ahmedabad
1998/Revolving Trophy
2.
Fruit, flower & vegetable exhibition, Anand
Gujarat Horticulture Society, Ahmedabad
1999/First Prize
3.
Fruit, flower & vegetable exhibition, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Horticulture Society, Ahmedabad
2000/Second Prize
4.
Women Agricultural Fair, Junagadh
Farmers Training Center, Junagadh
2000/Third Prize
5.
Sardar Patel Agriculture Award, Gandhinagar
Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
2001-02
6.
Gyanganga Agricultural Fair, Junagadh
Gujarat Agriculture University, Junagadh
2003/Third Prize
7.
Lt. Amit Singh Memorial Award 2017-18
Indian Institute of Vegetables Research, Varanasi
Best AICRP-VC Center
Transfer of Technologies:

        The technologies developed at this research station is being discriminated to the various extension agencies, N.G.O's, farmers and students in the following ways:

1.
The center has made MoU under ppp mode with two seed companies for five years to sailing vegetable varieties of brinjal, okra and sponge gourd.
2.
Organizing farmers’ day at the station as well as on sub-center.
3.
Participating in the Krushi Mela, Krushi Mahotsav, Farmers’ Days and Agril. Exhibition organized by University or other agencies.
4.
Educating govt. officers in pre – seasonal training, farmer shibir, farmers’ day, JAU to the farmer’s door, RAWE programmed, Agriculture fair, Agriculture exhibition,   diagnostic team visit and other training programmes.
5.
Conducting FLDs and organizing field days on farmers’ field.
6.
Educating students during Kendra Nivas and to farmers during visit of this station.
7.
Through TV, Radio broadcasting, literature, press-note, personnel/spot  field  diagnosis  and letter etc.
Linkage of the center to SAUs and National institute/center:
(a)
 Linkage of the center to SAUs / Department
1.
Anand Agricultural University, Anand.
2.
Sardar Krushi Nagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Dantiwada.
3.
Navasari Agricultural University, Navasari.
4.
Directorate of Horticulture, Gandhinagar.
5.
Directorate of Agriculture, Gandhinagar.
(b)
Linkage of the center to National institute / center
1.
Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi (U.P.).
2.
Indian Institute of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
3.
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore (Karnataka).
4.
Nation Research on Onion and Garlic, Rajgurunagar, Pune (Maharashtra).
5.
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resource, New Delhi.
6.
Directorate of Areca nut & Spices Development, Calicut (Kerala).
7.
National Horticultural Research Development Foundation, Nasik (Maharashtra).
8.
National Horticultural Mission, Central Government, New Delhi.
9.
Agricultural Universities and Agricultural Research Stations which are engaged in research on vegetable crops at National level.
Vegetable / Spices Seed Production (Breeder/General) from 1999-2000 to 2017-2018
S. N.
Year
Production in kg.
 
S. N.
Year
Production in kg.
1
1999-2000
378.00
 
11
2009-2010
3602.00
2
2000-2001
633.70
 
12
2010-2011
5676.00
3
2001-2002
389.90
 
13
2011-2012
7346.00
4
2002-2003
545.30
 
14
2012-2013
6700.00
5
2003-2004
525.50
 
15
2013-2014
2304.90
6
2004-2005
679.60
 
16
2014-2015
6107.20
7
2005-2006
670.60
 
17
2015-2016
6675.60
8
2006-2007
1235.75
 
18
2016-2017
5896.00
9
2007-2008
2356.00
 
19
2017-2018
7730.90
10
2008-2009
1731.00