Agricultural Research Station for Irrigated Crops, Thasra

Major thrust area of research & crops

  1. Cotton Research Scheme
    • To evolve the variety of cotton resistance against root-rot disease caused by the soil fungus Microphemina phaseoli.
    • To find out suitable agronomic practices checking the root-rot disease of cotton.
  2. Sugarcane Research Project
    • To find out the suitable Agronomical practices of Sugarcane pertaining to manuring fertilizer, time of planting, spacing, intercropping, weed management etc.
    • To screen out the early, mid-late and late maturing varieties of Sugarcane giving high cane yield with good quality character with resistant to diseases and pest suitable for middle Gujarat Agro climatic zone-III.
  3. Water Management research scheme
    • To workout the irrigation and water requirement for different crops, develop proper water management practice for different crop and cropping sequence, asses the effect of irrigation on soil changes and its productivity and find out the proper method of irrigation for different crops.
    • To workout the impact of canal irrigation on water table and secondary salinization and work on the drainage problems in middle Gujarat.
  4. Sardar Sarovar Irrigation Research Project
  • Demonstration on recommended technologies in different crops.
  • Analysis of soil samples in Narmada Command Area.
  • Transfer of Technology through organizing training of the farmers, Khedut Shibir and Field Day.        
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