Central Research Station, Akola

 

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About Station

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Agro Climatic Information

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Infrastructure

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Mandate

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Objectives

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Scientists

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Project operating at station

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Transfer of Technologies

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Contact Information

 

About Station

Aboutstation

On establishment of University in the year of 1969 and subsequent acquisition of land, the functioning of Central Research Station (CRS) was initiated from the year 1971. The main objective to establish this Central Research Station was to provide all facilities to various research units as well as University departments and seed production

 

Agro Climatic Information

CRS comes under the third agro-climatic zone i.e. Western Vidarbha Zone, receiving rainfall ranging from 700 – 950 mm, the rainfall pattern of the region is erratic/sporadic with either long dry spells or wet spells and temperature ranges from 30 – 46°C.

 

Infrastructure

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The total area of CRS is 1199.46 ha. In order to facilitate the better services to different schemes/departments as well as for convenient and smooth functioning of various farm activities, the farm has been divided into nine different blocks viz, Mission School, Malkapur, Shivar, Western, Gudadhi, Shivani, Babhulgaon, Highway and Washim Road farm. The suitable and best land with irrigation facilities are been spared for research schemes/departments for their research work and remaining soil is being used by the Central Research Station for various activities and seed production. A well-equipped workshop for the maintenance and repairs of the farm machineries and implements was also established.

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The infrastructural facilities for drip irrigation having computerized control system were developed on 82 ha and to ensure the complete mechanization of farm operations, various machineries like slasher, bed marker, roller, fertilizer spreader, automatic seed planter, coiling machine, high clearance boom sprayer are available on the farm.

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“Crop Museum” has been a new venture at Central Research Station that was initiated in the year 2000-2001. It houses the live demonstrations of various varieties of different crops of the region during both Kharif and Rabi seasons and attracts the farmers for his own judgment and selection of the material from the genotype pool during the period of “Shivar Pheri” of the University.

 

Mandate

  • To provide all research facilities to various research units/departments of the university

  • Production programme of various types of seeds like Nucleus, Breeder, Foundation, Certified and Truthful

  • Demonstration of the latest suitable technologies for crop production

  • To demonstrate various varieties of different crops of the region

  • Imparting in the important University functions with Man, Machinery and animal power (Farmer’s rallies, exhibitions, convocation etc.).

 

Transfer of Technologies

  • Demonstration of technologies of crop production

  • Demonstration of crop varieties

  • Supply of seeds to the farmers

 

Contact Information

Director of Farms
Central Research Farm
Dr. PDKV, Akola – 444104,Maharashtra, India
Phone No: 0724 – 2258119
Fax No: 0724 – 2258219
Email: dfcrs@pdkv.mah.nic.in

 


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