Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University

Devoted to Prosperity of Agriculture and Farmers

Potato Research Station, Deesa

Introduction

Year of Establishment : 1971

   The research station is one of the main research centres of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Dantiwada which is located at Deesa, Banaskantha district. Acknowledging the large area under potato cultivation and suitable agro-climatic conditions for potato research, All India Coordinated Potato Improvement Project (now known as All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Potato) set up a centre at Deesa in 1971-72, with the financial assistance of ICAR, New Delhi. Thereafter, ICAR realized the need for multidisciplinary long-term research for increasing the production of this valuable crop and strengthened the project during Fifth Five Year Plan (1975-80) to have systematic research work on potato started to overcome the farmers’ problems of the state.