Agriculture Research Station, Achalpur, Amravati


glass_37   About Station ARSachalpurBlgd
glass_37   Agro Climatic Information
glass_37   Infrastructure
glass_37   Mandate
glass_37   Scientists
glass_37   Research Activities and Achievements
glass_37   Transfer of Technologies
glass_37   Contact Information


About Station

Originally, this Research Station was a Military Farm and subsequently in 1927 it was handed over to Agriculture Department for running as a Cattle Breeding Dairy Farm under Animal Husbandry Section, till 1935 for nine years. Later on, it was completely and exclusively transferred to the Agriculture Department of old M. P. for running it as “Seed Demonstration Farm”. However cattle breeding and dairy also continued side by side and a Poultry unit was also attached till 1960. When the dairy and poultry units were detached, agricultural activities were expanded and intensified for upgrading the farm to the Agricultural Research Station and restricting it to agricultural research work. In 1969, this Research Station was then transferred to the Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola as Agricultural Research Sub- Centre. 



Agro Climatic Information

This Research Sub-Centre is located at 77º 30′ to 77 º 35′ E Longitude, 21º 18′ to 21º 30′ N Latitude and 1297 feet above mean sea level. The maximum temperature reaches to as high as 45º C during summer and the mercury column falls during winter as low as 7º to 10º C. The average rainfall of this area is 814 mm received in 50 rainy days.




The total area under this Research Sub-Centre is 115.87 ha. out of which 71.63 ha. area is under cultivation, 19.24 ha is occupied by road, building, bunds and nala etc and the remaining area of 25.0 ha handed over to Social forestry. The soil of the farm is categorized as medium to heavy in texture and low to medium in available N (143 to 290 kg/ha.) and P (8-15 Kg/ha.) with rich in K (252 to 305 kg/ha.) having pH of 7.5 to 8.0.

Irrigation potential is available from three tube wells situated in field No. 6 & 7. Two open wells are also located in field No. 3 and 7. Total four tube well located in field No. 1 to 4 respectively. At present, irrigation potential of 20-25 ha. in Rabi season and around 2.0-3.0 ha. in Summer season available from tube wells located in field No. 6 & 7. For land cultivation purpose, two tractors (50 & 55 H.P.) are available along with farm implements. This is supported by three bullocks.






  1. Research- As per university approval in RRC on major crops with MVT & SMVT
  2. To produce quality seed/seedlings of important kharif and rabi crops.
  3. To generate farm income for strengthening research station activity.
  4. To educate the farmer regarding seed production activity.
  5. Agriculture extension work.
  • Staff Information
  1. Y. D. Charjan, Associate Professor (Agro)
  2. R.S.Wankhade, Assistant Professor (Hort)
  3. P.N. Magare, Senior Research Assistant (SSAC)
  4. Sonal M. Nage, Assistant Professor (Ento) going on Study Leave
  5. A.S.Lawhale, Junior Research Assistant
  6. G.V. Karale, Agril. Asstt
  7. S.P. Gadekar, Agril. Asstt
  8. Krutika A. Sable, Agril. Asstt

Research Activities and Achievements

  1. Agronomy, soil science, horticulture, entomology and breeding departmental research work is undertaken on different aspects viz., cotton, citrus, banana, soybean, pigeonpea, chilli, chickpea, mustard, linseed, cowpea etc. 
  2. Multilocation varietal trials of millets, uridbean, pigeonpea, sunflower, groundnut, soybean, mustard, gram, wheat, linseed, udid and sesamum are conducted at this research station during kharif, rabi and summer seasons.
  3. Successful implementation of Indo-Israel citrus project and development of mother orchards for nursery. Selling of authentication citrus and sweet orange grafts to the farmers and recommendations were release on horticultural crops particularly banana, groundnut and millet
  4. Implementation of Citrus Fruit Drop Management Mission

Transfer of Technologies

  1. Latest crop production technologies are disseminated through the staff and extension workers of state Agriculture Department by organizing farmers trainings at village and Taluka places.
  2. Scientists of this station participate regularly in Kharif/Rabi Krishi Melawa and guide the farmers.
  3. Field demonstrations plot visits are arranged.
  4. Diagnostic visits to the cultivators fields.
  5. Queries of the farmers visiting the station personally are answered to their satisfaction.
  6. Popular articles are published in magazines and News papers in related to santra crops.
  7. Research Papers are published in NAAS rated journals
  8. Under Citrus Fruit Drop Management Mission campaign organized diagnostic field visits to the santra growers fields and to organized Field Day, Workshops and Farmers Field School in 7 taluks of Amravati districts
  9. The Farmer-Scientist forum was established by considering the different cropping pattern i.e. field crops, vegetables and orchard crops in the jurisdiction of ARS, Achalpur
  10. Established seed sale counter

Successfully completed International Conference and published Scientific Papers from the staff members of this research

Programme Organized during  Year:

S. N. Training/Visits/ field day Organized by Date Place
A Training Organized
1 Training on use of pruning machine by Dr. Y. D. Charjan and Dr. R. S. Wankhade ARS, Achalpur  01.12.2021 Jasapur Tq. Chandur Bazar Dist. Amravati
2 Demonstration cum training of pruning technique by pruning machine by Dr. R. S. Wankhade ARS, Achalpur  17/02/2022 Khanapur  Tq & Dist.  Amravati
3 Crop & Cropping system ARS, Achalpur 9/6/2022 ARS, Achalpur
4 Farm Management & Inventory ARS, Achalpur 16/6/2022 ARS, Achalpur
5 Soil Management ARS, Achalpur 23/6/2022 ARS, Achalpur
6 Crop protection of Kharif crop ARS, Achalpur 30/6/2022 ARS, Achalpur
7 Training on Rabi Seed Production programme /Nagpur mandarin cultivation Technology ARS, Achalpur 24/2/2023 Grampanchayat Salepur                   

Tq. Achalpur

Dist. Amravati

B Field Visit      
1 Shri .Rohit Rajendra Gorale                   

Mohd. Rafiq Khan

Shri. Vijay Panjabrao Divate

Shri. Sacchidannadan Shri. Vishwasrao Belsare &

Shri. Vijay Eupraoji Dhepe

ARS, Achalpur 10/1/2022 Eklaspur, Dahamangaon  Gadi, Hanwatkheda                   

Tq. Achalpur Dist. Amravati

2 Shri. Rahul Rajkumar Gedam                   

Shri. Ajinkya Jichkar

Shri. Rameshbhau Jichkar

ARS, Achalpur 28/1/2022 Bargaon, Nagzari & Goregaon Tq. Warud Dist. Amravati
3 Shri. Sunil Gadgil ARS, Achalpur 1/2/2022 Wadgaon Fattepur Tq. Achalpur Dist. Amravati
4 Shri. Abhijeet Pohokar                   

Shri. Kisanrao Deshmukh

ARS, Achalpur 15/2/2022 Jasapur, Madhan  Tq. Chandur Bazaar Dist. Amravati
5 Shri. Girish Nikam                   

Shri. Nandkishor Ghormade

ARS, Achalpur 16/2/2022 Wadala, Gavankund Tq. Warud Dist. Amravati
6 Shri. Bandubhau Wasankar ARS, Achalpur 23/3/2022 Kharpi Tq. Achalpur  Dist. Amravati
7 Sau. Kiran Prashant Hadole ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Yeoda Tq. Daryapur
8 Shri. Dhiraj Ramdasji Mankar ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Kumbhargaon Tq. Anjangaon Surji
9 Shri. Anand Nandkishor Sarda ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Hantoda Tq. Anjangaon Surji
10 Shri. Abhaykumar Pendhari ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Hantoda Tq. Anjangaon Surji
11 Shri. B.K. Lahane ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Hantoda Tq. Anjangaon Surji
12 Shri. Purushottam Nattuji Nemade ARS, Achalpur 11/05/2022 Kodgaon Tq. Anjangaon Surji
C Training participated as resource person  
1 Lecture delivered on Management of Ambia Bahar and major pest in Mandarin Orange by Dr A.Y. Thakare and Dr. R. S. Wankhade CFDM Mission & ARS, Achalpur 18/12/2021 Jasapur Tq. Chandur Bajar
2 Training on Management of Gumosis disease by using plant protection kit. The kits were distributed to the farmers of Salepur village in collaboration with RRC, Amravati RRC, Amravati   & ARS, Achalpur  10/11/2022 ARS, Achalpur
3 Delivered speech on “ IPDM of Net shade Capsicum and flowering plant under protected cultivation in capsicum  & flowering plantby Dr. A. Y. Thakare Rameti Amravati 07/02/2022 Rameti Amravati
D Diagnostic field visit    
1 Diagnostic field visit (Citrus Growers field) CFDM Team, ARS, Achalpur December 2021 to January 2023 Achalpur, Chandur bazaar, Morshi, Warud, Anjangaon (S), Tiwsa & Amravati tehsils of Amravati district 
E Workshop CFDM Team, ARS, Achalpur December  2021 to January 2023 Achalpur, Chandur bazaar, Morshi, Warud, Anjangaon (S), Tiwsa & Amravati tehsils of Amravati district 
F Shetishala CFDM Team, ARS, Achalpur December 2021 to January 2023 Achalpur, Chandur bazaar, Morshi, Warud, Anjangaon (S), Tiwsa & Amravati tehsils of Amravati district 

Extension Activities Training/Field visit/Workshop/Shetishala )

Delivered speech in training programme on management of Ambia Bahar and major pest in Mandarin Orange on dated 18/12/2021 by Dr. A.Y. Thakare, Dr. R.S Wankhade
Dr. A.Y. Thakare and Dr. R.S. Wankhade guiding the Citrus growers in Workshop at Brahmanwada (Pathak) Tq. Chandur Bazaar Dist. Amravati. On 1st Feb. 2022.
Dr. A.Y. Thakare, Dr. R.S. Wankhade and Dr. Y. D. Charjan guiding the Citrus growers in Santra Darbar organized on every Thursday at 2.30 to 5.30 pm to solve Citrus problems of Farmers at ARS, Achalpur campus hall.
Guided the Citrus growers by Dr. Anil Thakare, Dr. R. S. Wankhade, Shri. Rajiv Ghawade and Dr. Yogesh Ingle in 3th on-line citrus FFS at Rameti, Amravati on dated 1st April, 2022 at 8.00 am to 11.00 pm in presence of Kisan Muley, JDA and Shri. Chavale, Principal, RAMETI, Amravati and jointly organized by JDA, Amravati and Dr. PDKV, Akola
Guided the Citrus grower during field visit to Shri. Gajanan Y. Aage at Nimkheda Bazar village Tq. Anajngaon Surji Dist. Amravati and answered the farmer queries by Dr. Anil Thakare, Dr. P. N. Magare and Dr. Ajay Gathe on dated 24th June, 2022
  Tiosa Govt. Nursery inspected by Dr. R. S. Wankhade and Priti Rodge on dated 24.06.2022
Field visit & guidance of Dr. Anil Thakare & Dr. Prashant Magare while discussion with Shri. Nandkishor Ghormade citrus grower on different issues at. Gavhankund Tq. Warud Dist. Amravati on dated 22nd Nov. 2022
Field visit and guidance of Dr. Anil Thakare, Dr. Yogesh Ingle & Dr. Prashant Magare  to Shri. Sandip Charpe at. Belaj  Tq. Chandur Bazar Dist. Amravati on dated 13/12/2022
Training on Rabi Seed Production programme/Nagpur mandarin cultivation Technology by Dr. Y.D.Charjan, Dr. R.S.Wamkhade & Dr. P.N.Magare on dated 24/2/2023 at Salepur Tq. Achalpur Dist. Amravati




Contact Information

Associate Professor (Agro)/ Officer in Charge
Agriculture Research Station
Achalpur Tq. Achalpur -444805
Amravati (MS)
Office Phone No. 07223 – 220119


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