Agricultural Research Station, Derol

Agricultural Research Station, Derol



The  Agricultural  Research  Station,  Derol was established in the year  1958, as  a  testing  centre  for  oilseeds crops.  Then  after  during  1962,  the  scheme  on  drilled  paddy  research  was  started  to  serve  this  station  as  drilled  rice  research  centre  for  whole  of  the  Gujarat  state.  The  station  was  transferred  from  the  State  Department  of  Agriculture  to  the  Gujarat  Agricultural  University,  after  its establishment  in  1972.  The  paddy  research  was  further  strengthened  with  the  sanction  of  Paddy  Research  Scheme  ( drilled )  during  Fifth  Five  Year  Plan.  The  project  on  intensification  of  research  and  training  on  pulses  and  oilseeds  crops  was  initiated  during  1980  which  was  terminated  in  1983.  Besides  these  schemes,  considering  needs  of  the  farmers  of  the region,  National  Agricultural  Research  Project  was  started  in  May  1983  at  this  centre  to  undertake multidisciplinary  research  on  drilled  rice,  oilseeds  and   pulses. A plan scheme entitled “Genetic Enhancement and Production Technologies of Pulses, Cereals and Oilseeds” was started in the 10th Five Year Plan (27.5.2008). Another plan scheme entitled “Genetic Enhancement and Production Technologies of Major Crops Grown in Tribal Areas” was started in the same FYP (28.5.2008). During the 2015-16, a plan scheme entitled “Genetic Enhancement and Production Technologies of Clusterbean (Guar) for Yield and Quality” was sanctioned.

 

 

 
 
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