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Dry Farming Research Station
Junagadh Agricultural University,
Jam Khambhalia (Dist. : 
Devbhumi Dwarka)

Year of Establishment : 1957-58

The problems of crop production in the rainfall areas of the arid and semi arid regions revealed that an acute ecological imbalance of the components of productivity is responsible for limiting the consistency of remunerative crop production in these regions. Harsh and unfavorable climatic conditions results in unstable, low and unremunerative yield levels. In order to meet the challenges and the vagaries of monsoon and to evolve suitable technology to minimize such risk and stabilize production potential in the dry farming area of Gujarat state, research on dry farming started in 1958.
Mandate :
  1. To screen and evaluate the varieties of high yielding potential, better grain quality and tolerance to different biotic and abiotic stress.
  2. To develop location specific production technology.
  3. To act as testing centre for multilocational trials of dry farming technology. Seed production programme of high yielding varieties.
Objectives :
(A) Dry Farming Research Scheme :
  1. To develop the package of practices of rainfed crops.
  2. To identify suitable crop and their varieties for their yield potential in rainfed area of the region.
  3. To produce breeder and improved seeds of major crops of this region.
(B) National Agricultural Research Project :
  1. To strengthen the dry farming research scheme.
Faculty Profile :
Sr no.
Specialized Subject
Contact number
Mr. H. G. Vansjaliya
I/C Assistant Research Scientist
M. Sc. Agri.
Mr. M. K. Bheda
Agriculture Officer
M. Sc. Agri.
Mr. H. H. Sisodiya
Agriculture Assistant
B. Sc. Agri.
General Agriculture
Mr. H. H. Kanzariya
5 Pass
Mr. P. H. Kanzariya
Farm labour
9 Pass
Research projects and schemes – ongoing :
  1. Dry Farming Research Scheme (B.H.5042)
  2. National Agricultural Research Project (B.H. 7082-B)
Research Activities :
Crop improvement :
  1. Testing of newly developed genotypes under different categories of trials viz; SSVHT, LST, LSVHT, SST.
  2. Seed multiplication of different varieties on large scale to cater the need of various seed production agencies.
Resource Management :
  1. To evaluate crop sequence and nutrient management in respect to sustain agriculture and soil health under rainfed condition.
  2. Integrated nutrient management in bajra crop.
  3. Nutrient management practices for sustaining groundnut yield and soil productivity.
  4. Fertilizer management in cotton+sesamum (1:1) intercropping system under dry farming conditions.
  5. Integrated weed management in important crops of this region.
Transfer of Technologies :
The agricultural technology developed at this research station is being provided to the farmers of this region and students in the following ways.
  1. Providing information to the farmers in Krishi mahotsav by personal visit of the villages.
  2. Educating students and farmers coming to this station during education tour.
  3. By participation in Krishi shibir like activities.


વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢની કચેરી દ્વારા તા. 18/09/2019 થી તા. 03/10/2019 દરમ્યાન ગ્રીન હાઉસ - નેટ હાઉસમાં થતી ખેતી પર તાલીમ કાર્યક્રમનું આયોજન.
College of Veterinary Science & A. H., Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh conducted a seminar on the subject ‘Gender equality’ under the aegis of Gender Champion Club on 11th September 2019.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રીની કચેરી દ્વારા ૧૫ દિવસીય સર્ટીફીકેટ કોર્ષ "ઇન્ટીગ્રેટેડ ન્યુટ્રીયન્ટ મેનેજમેન્ટ ફોર ફર્ટીલાઈઝર ડીલર્સ" ના તાલીમ કાર્યક્રમના આયોજન બાબત.
Dept. of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology, COVSAH, JAU, Junagadh is going to organize a Five Days Vocational Training on “Application of One Health Concept for Control of Emerging Zoonoses and Health Threats” on 14th to 18th October, 2019.
Six days vocational training on “Application of CAD in designing of agricultural equipment” during 16th-21st September, 2019 is going to be organized by the Dept. FMPE, CAET, JAU, Junagadh under Institutional Development Plan.
Training programme for farm women of Surat district will be organized by DEE, JAU, Junagadh at SSK on September 17-19, 2019.
Training programme for farmers of Mahesana district will be orgnized by DEE, JAU, Junagadh at SSK on September 23-25, 2019.
National Training on “Latest Advancement in Upstream Reproductive Physiological Techniques” under IDP, ICAR is going to organize during 16th - 18th Sept. 2019 by Dept. of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., JAU