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Niger Research Station, Vanarasi


Strengthening research in Niger crop (1988)

B.H.: 12009-5


Mandates and Objectives

­ To develop high yielding, fertilizer responsive, drought tolerant and      disease-insect resistant varieties for kharif rain-fed and rabi unirrigated (on residual moisture) and rabi irrigated condition.

­ To identify high oil containing genotypes and use them in breeding programme.

­ To develop suitable production technology including plant protection measures for kharif as well as rabi seasons.

­ To work out the appropriate cropping system for kharif as well as rabi Niger (keeping Niger as the base crop).

Mandate area:

General   Tribal area of South Gujarat whereNiger has been under cultivation or had been under cultivation

Specific   Vansda tehsil of Navsari District Dharampur and Kaparada tehsils of Valsad District Dang District


     N. M. College of Agriculture
     ASPEE College of Horticulture
     College of Forestry
     ASPEE Agribusiness Management Institute
     Vanbandhu College of Veterinary Sci. and Animal Husb.
     College of Fisheries Science, Navsari
     College of Agriculture, Bharuch
     College of Agriculture, Waghai
     College of Agricultural Engineering Dediapada, Narmada
     ASPEE SHAKILAM Agri. Biotechnology Institute, Surat
     Polytechnic in Agriculture Bharuch
     Polytechnic in Agriculture Vyara
     Polytechnic in Agriculture, Waghai
     Polytechnic in Horticulture - Navsari
     Polytechnic in Horticulture, Paria
     Polytechnic Agricultural Engineering Dediapada Narmada
     Polytechnic in Animal Husbandry, Navsari

Research Centers
     Main Sugarcan Research Station, Navsari
     Main Cotton Research Station,Surat
     Main Sorghum Research Station, Athwa
     Regional Rice Research Station, Vyara
     Regional Cotton Research Station, Maktampura,Bharuch
     Soil and Water Management Research Unit
     Soil-Science Department
     Agriculture Experimental Station Paria
     Agricultural Research Station, Tanchha
     Agricultural Research Station, Achhalia
     Livestock Research Station, Navsari
     Mega Seed, Pulses and Castor Research Unit, Navsari
     Fruit Research Station, Gandevi
     Wheat Research Station,Bardoli
     Niger Research Station, Vanarasi
     National Agricultural Research Project, Bharuch
     Cotton Wilt Research Sub Station,Hansot
     Agriculture Research Station, Mangarol
     Hill Millet Research Station,Waghai

Extension Centers
     Krushi Vigyan Kendra: Navsari
     Krushi Vigyan Kendra Vyara
     Krushi Vigyan Kendra Waghai
     Krushi Vigyan Kendra Dediyapada
     Krushi Vigyan Kendra: Surat
     Agricultural Technology Information Center
     Sardar Smruti Kendra Navsari
     Bakery Training Unit: Navsari
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