1) Agricultural Botany
Ø This section is doing breeding work on crops like maize, mustard, lathyrus and safflower.
Ø It has released following varieties in field crops :
Ø Fodder grass : NG-13, NG-22, NG-5, NG-73, NG-107, NG-308 and NG-287
Ø Cotton: B-147, B-1007 Pigeonpea : EB-3 and EB-38
Ø Sorghum: 22-5-16 (CMS line) Mustard : ACN-9 Shatabdi
Ø Safflower : N-630 Maize : PKVM Shatak
Ø The section has prepared the depiction chart for deficiency symptoms of micro and macro nutrients in citrus and mustard.
2) Agricultural Economics
Ø The section undertakes studies for understanding and solving problems in production, financing, marketing and government policies related to farming community.
Ø Faculty members attend meeting as a member of Expert Committee of District Co-operative Banks (Technical Group) for fixing the scale of finance for crop loans to the farmers in Nagpur and Chandrapur district.
3) Agricultural Engineering
Ø This section has a collection of farm machinery required for land cultivation, seeding, harvesting and threshing.
Ø It has a workshop which provides services like repairs and maintenance of farm implements, tractors, electrical instruments and vehicles.
Ø This section imparts training to farmers regarding use of modern farm implements under Farm Mechanization Project sponsored by Agril. Deptt. Government of Maharashtra.
4) Agricultural Entomology
Ø Possess well equipped Bio-control laboratory
Ø Production and sale of bioagents and biopesticides like Chrysopa, Trichogramma, Mallada and HaNPV from 1996.
Ø Recommended Mallada for the management of citrus blackfly during Ambia, and Hasta bahar.
Ø Recommended artificial diet for the rearing of M. boninensis in absence of Corcyra eggs.
Ø Research work is in progress on Biocontrol of Parthenium grass through Zygogramma beetles.
Ø This section has generated agro-techniques for soybean, groundnut, safflower, gram, wheat, mustard etc.
Ø Studies have been undertaken on land configuration, weed biomass addition, integrated nutrient management, integrated weed management, organic modules, sewage water treatment for irrigation etc.
Ø Crop demonstrations on improved agro-techniques are arranged on the college farms.
6) Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Ø The collection of different breeds of cows, goats, sheeps and buffaloes is in progress.
Ø The section has developed technology for use of orange pomace as cattle feed.
7) Extension Education
Ø The Extension Education section, plays major role in scientist to farmers contact and social activities of the college. It caters to the technical information of the region.
Ø Every year, Shivarpheris, Kisan Melas and Exhibitions are organised by this section. It also plays important role of liasoning of the university with print and electronic media.
Ø Every Monday between 2.30 to 5.30 P.M., Farmers Help Line on telephone is available to the farmers, to solve their technical problems instantly.
Ø Dr. PDKV Krishak-Vigyan Manch Programme is organised on every 3rd Saturday of the month in the college. It has 265 registered members.
Ø The section organises intensive extension activities like demonstrations, field days, field visits of experts in the adopted villages.
Ø Developed variety, ‘Nagpur 182’ seedless santra.
Ø Conducted research on floral biology and the storage of Nagpur santra.
Ø Developed agro techniques on fruit crops like mango, sapota and flower crops like mogra, chrysanthemum, gerbera etc.
Ø This section has well equipped laboratory for fruit processing.
Ø Gardens viz., Maharajbag, Telankhedi and Satpuda Botanic Garden are maintained and used for teaching purposes.
9) Plant Pathology
Ø This section undertakes commercial production of good quality biofertilizers, biopesticides viz., Trichoderma, Rhizobium, Azotobacter, PSB Beauveria, Metarhizium etc.
Ø Successfully isolated efficient strains for decomposition of agro waste and it enriches soil with addition of minerals.
Ø Developed low cost technology for soil solarisation.
Ø This section has well established bio-technology laboratory for research and development of biological products.
Ø Experiential learning: To impart training to the under graduate students for Biofertilizers production.
10) Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Ø This section has a soil testing laboratory for determination of nutrients from soil samples brought by the farmers.
Ø Worked out fertility status of soils of Nagpur region for essential nutrients and accordingly, the fertilizer recommendations are given for different crops.
Ø Developed technology for use of fly ash for agricultural crops.
Ø Standardized a dose of sulphur to pigeon pea.
Ø Established Tissue Testing laboratory to workout critical limits of micronutrients in fruit crop.
Ø Experiential learning: It develops skill among students about practicals and management of laboratory of soil science and agricultural chemistry.