Main Vegetable Research Station, Anand


Anand Centre of Anand Agricultural University is the Main Vegetable Research Station in Gujarat with multidisciplinary research work in various vegetable crops like brinjal, tomato, chilli, okra, cucurbits, legume vegetables, leafy vegetables and onion. The vegetable research station is located in main campus of the university popularly known as khetiwadi which is 4 km away from railway station of Ahmedabad-Mumbai railway line and Ahmedabad Mumbai National High Way No.8 as well as Ahmedabad-Baroda Express Way No.:1.

The research work on improvement of vegetable crops in Gujarat State stream lined with the establishment of Vegetable Research Station at Junagadh during 1962. Moreover, research work on vegetable was also carried out at the Plant Breeding Farm of the Institute of Agriculture, Anand. After inception of Gujarat Agricultural University in 1972, a research scheme for seed multiplication, distribution and further improvement of vegetable crops was started in 1980 at Anand. A new project on Strengthening of Research in Vegetable Crop in the plan scheme was sanctioned at all the four campuses of GAU during 1990.

After bifurcation of Gujarat Agricultural University in May 2004, this station is functioning as Main Vegetable Research Station at Anand Agricultural University, Anand. This center is coordinating and looking after the research activities on vegetable crops at the different centers like Junagadh, Jagudan, Navsari, Waghai, Ladol, Thasra, Dahod, Khambholaj, Achhalia and Deesa, which are situated in different agro-climatic zones of the state under all four state Agricultural Universities. Presently this station is working as voluntary centre under All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project, Varanasi since 1998 .



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