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Pulse Research Station, Vadodara


           The foundation stone  for “Model farm” was laid down by Sir Maharajashri Sayajirav Gayakvad in the year 1892 with the aim to educate and train farmers of Vadodara and adjoining regions in agriculture and allied fields. In this context, Agricultural Diploma School was established in 1937. After establishment of Gujarat Agricultural University in 1972, this center was handed over to the Gujarat Agricultural University with all its activities. From 2004 onward, this institute working under Anand Agricultural University, Anand.
           Pulse Research Station, Vadodara is a Research Station of Anand Agricultural University engaged in education, research and extension activities. Pulse Research Station was initiated in 1977, but then shifted to Sardarkrushinagar in 1979. 
However, looking to the scopes of pulses research in Middle Gujarat again it was transferred to Vadodara in 1983. In the year 2000, ICAR sponsored “Pulses Research Scheme” B.H. 2374 had been deployed to Sardarkrushinagar from the center along with the entire establishment. Thereafter state plan scheme Strengthening Research in Pulses started in 1986-87. 
      Under the state 11th five year Plan Scheme "Genetic enhancement and production technology of Pulses, Oilseeds and Cereals" and "Development of Organic farming systems for sustainable crop productivity and quality" was started in 2007-08 at this center. 
       The Soil Health Card Program was initiated in year 2009-10. Strengthening of Agro-Meteorology Scheme (state plan) was started in 2002-03, whereas, Strengthening Adaptive Research Program was initiated in 2005-06.
       At present various schemes  viz., Pulse Research Scheme, Organic Farming Scheme, Genetic enhancement scheme are actively running for carried out research work on different aspects on Mid-late Pigeon pea, Mungbean and Urdbean and give new varieties  as well as recommendation for farming community. 
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