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Dry Farming Research Scheme (Year : 1978)
The Dry farming Research Station (ARID) was established in the year 1978 at Sardarkrushinagar, with special objectives on stability in crop production by improving natural resource management, crop management system, alternate crop production technology and nutrient management and fertility improvement under Rainfed condition. Besides, research on different arid zone burning problems, seed production programme and commercial production of North Gujarat crops viz.; castor, green gram, cow pea, mustard, clusterbean, pearlmillet, fruit crops etc. have been taken since inception of the project.
All india co-ordinated research project on agroforestry (Year :1984)
In north and north-west Gujarat, low and ill distributed rainfall, sandy loam nature of soil with poor water retention capacity and proness to water as well as wind erosion pose problems of low and unstable crop production. Therefore, there is need of tree resources for supplementation of income through supply of food, fodder, fuel, timber, and as soil cover to check soil degradation and generation of employment for rural masses.
Considering the fast increasing multiple demand for food, fodder, fuel, timber and other products from the shrinking per capita land resources, adoption of high yielding, more remunerative, cost effective, compatible and multipurpose system i.e. agroforestry is a dire necessity.
All India Co-ordinatated Research Project on Agroforestry at the main campus of Gujarat Agricultural University, Sardar Krushinagar alongwith other twenty participating centers came into existence during VI five year plan period. This station started functioning in January 1984.
To solve the problems of arid and semi arid regions of the state, the systemic research on various aspects of agro forestry was under taken since inception of AICRP (Agroforestry) center at Sardar Krushinagar.
Dry Farming Research station
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University