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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NAGPUR
(Estd. 1906)
 

 

 

 


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SECTIONAL HIGHLIHGHTS

Sr. No.

Name of Sections

1

4Agricultural Botany

2

4Agricultural Economics

3

4Agricultural Engineering

4

4Agricultural Entomology

5

4Agronomy

6

4Animal Husbandry and Dairying

7

4Extension Education

8

4Horticulture

9

4Plant Pathology

10

4Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

11

4School of Agribusiness Management

12

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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.

 

5)           Agronomy

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. 

   

8)           Horticulture

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.

 

 

Important Resources

 

PDKV, Akola

MCAER, Pune

ICAR, New Delhi

IARI, New Delhi

Mah.State Agri. Dept

Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation,  Govt. of India

Govt. of India website

Mah.State Agri.Marketing Board

Agri.Marketing Network, Govt. of India

UGC,

New Delhi

 

 

 

 

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