Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University

Devoted to Prosperity of Agriculture and Farmers
Research Achievements
  • Development of plant tissue culture protocol for Jatropha curcas, Simarouba glauca and Morinda citrifolia.

  • Development of in vitro protocol for date palm.

  • Identified molecular markers that would differentiate between the high and low Fe & Zn containing genotypes in wheat

  • Developed a rapid large scale screening technique for Fe & Zn in wheat using differential staining technique.

  • Wide spread deficiencies of S (32%), Fe (55%) and Zn (20%) are observed but Mn and Cu deficiencies are not observed in soils of North Gujarat

  • In pearl millet and mustard crop sequence, soil application of 12 kg ZnSO4/ha to both the crops are recommended for getting higher yield.

  • Three foliar spray of FeSO4 (0.5%) to kharif sorghum after 30 DAS at interval of 10 days are recommended for getting higher yield in Fe and Zn deficient soils of North Gujarat. Spraying of ZnSO4 (0.5 %) are also found beneficial.

  • In groundnut – wheat crop sequence, combined application of FeSO4 and ZnSO4 @ 25 kg/ha or 10 t FYM/ha to groundnut crop are recommended for getting higher yields of both the crops in Fe and Zn deficient light textured soils of North Gujarat.

  • Soil application of 15 kg FeSO4 + 8 kg ZnSO4/ha or micronutrient mixture grade-V (Fe 2.0 %, Mn 0.5 %, Zn 5.0 %, Cu 2.0 % and B 0.5 %) @ 20 kg/ha at sowing as basal dose to castor crop for getting higher yield and economic return in Fe and Zn deficient soils of North Gujarat.

  • In medium status of available phosphorus and Mo deficient light textured soils, application of 40 kg P2O5/ha and 0.5 kg Mo/ha (Sodium molybdate) alongwith inoculation of seeds with Rhizobium strain (MBS-1) (108 CFU g-1) to kharif greengram are recommended for getting higher yields and economic return.

  • In Zn deficient medium black soil, application of 16 kg ZnSO4/ha at alternative year and 5 t FYM/ha every year to kharif maize (GM 2) are recommended for getting higher yield and net return.

  • Application of FYM @ 2.5 t/ha + 5 kg ZnSO4/ha in the form of enriched FYM (500kg/ha) alongwith recommended dose of fertilizer (60-40-00 kg NPK/ha) to grain amaranth (GA 2) are recommended for getting higher yield and net return in Zn deficient light textured soils of north Gujarat. The enrichment should be done before 45 day of sowing.

  • Application of FYM @ 2.5 t/ha + 21 kg FeSO4 and 10 kg ZnSO4 in the form of enriched FYM (500 kg/ha) alongwith recommended dose of fertilizer (80-40-00 kg NPK/ha) to kharif pearlmillet are recommended for getting higher yield and net return in Fe and Zn deficient light textured soils of North Gujarat. The enrichment should be done before 45 days of sowing.

  • Application of FYM @ 2.5 t/ha + 10 kg FeSO4 and 5 kg ZnSO4 in the form of enriched FYM or vermicompost (500 kg/ha) along with recommended dose of fertilizer (120-25-00 kg NPK/ha) to castor are recommended for getting higher yield and net return in Fe and Zn deficient light textured soils. The enrichment should be done before 45 days of sowing.

  • The soils of Kachchh district are sandy to loamy sand in texture and alkaline to highly alkaline in reaction. These soils are low in organic carbon content; low to medium in available P, Fe and Zn , medium to high in K and S, whereas available Mn and Cu status are high

  • The soils of Banaskantha district are sandy to loamy sand in texture and neutral to alkaline in reaction. Most of the soils in Banaskantha district have soluble salt content under safe limit. These soils are low in organic carbon content; medium in available P, K, S, Fe and Zn whereas available Mn and Cu status are high. The overall fertility status of the soils in Banaskantha district is marginal.

  • The soils of Patan district are sandy to loamy sand in texture and neutral to alkaline in reaction. These soils are low in organic carbon content and low to medium in available P2O5, S, DTPA-Fe and Zn, whereas medium to high in available K2O content. The available Mn and Cu status is high.

  • The soils of Gandhinagar district are sandy to loamy sand in texture, neutral to alkaline in reaction and soluble salt content under safe limit. These soils are low in organic carbon content, medium in available P2O5, low to medium in DTPA – Fe and Zn whereas medium to high in available K2O and S content. The available Mn and Cu status are high.

  • Under Swarnim Gujarat Soil Health Card Programme, total 33,688 soil samples of Banaskantha district were analyzed for different soil parameters viz., electrical conductivity, pH, organic carbon, available P2O5 and available K2O in the Central Instrumentation Laboratory for preparation of soil health cards.

  • Volatile oil content in cumin seed 4.46 (% v/w), (4.0 to 5.2 %), fennel seed 1.754 % (1.53 to 1.98 %), coriander 0.42 % (0.28 to 0.52 %), ajwain seed 4.85 % (3.85 to 5.74 %) and in case of dill seed 2.65 % (1.76 to 3.45 %).

  • The Oleoresin content in cumin seed was found to be 16.52 (% v/w), while in case of fennel seed it was 14.45 (% v/w).

  • The Fixed oil content in cumin and fennel 10.57 % (08.11 to 14.23 %) and 11.62 % (08.04 to 15.44 %), respectively.

  • Total 163 seed spice samples were analyzed for 10 pesticides for residue determination. Cumin, 139 samples were analyzed of which 81 show positive for pesticide residue level from 0.01 to 3.35 ppm for one or more pesticide in a sample. Total 11 fennel samples analyzed, were range from 0.26 to 12 ppm pesticide residue level observed and fenugreek 13 samples tested, out of that maximum 6 show positive for a pesticide residue in the value ranged between 0.01 to .554 ppm.