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Central of Experimental Research Station (Sagdividi Farm)
Junagadh Agricultural University

Junagadh, Gujarat

Year of Establishment : 1951-52

Introduction :

Initially 280.00 hectare waste, stoned, herbed and shrubed land is acquired from Department of Agriculture, Saurashtra State in 1951-52. After 3 years hard work, this land is brought under cultivation. In year 1956, Agricultural Research work is started. 113 hectare adjoining land of Maharshi Dayanand Trust is donated to Government of Saurashtra, in 1960. Agricultural University, Junagadh is established in 1960. After establishment of Agricultural University, to enhance research work of different crops, the land is transferred to different crop specialist from Sagadividi. Now a days this farm consist 77.78 hectare total land and 66.56 hectare cultivated land.
Now a days this centre works as a seed producing centre. Large scale nucleolus, breeder foundation and certified seed production programmer are taken at this farm. Truthful seed of main crops of the fegion like groundnut, cotton, wheat, bajra and pulses are produced and direct distributed to the farmers. In the remaining land the commercial crop production are taken.

This centre consists and maintain the orchard of mango, chiku and ambla.

Objectives :
  1. Evaluation of improved crop varieties and suitable agronomic practices in collaboration with various crop and subject matter specialists to get ultimate goal of uplifting the production of important crops grown in Saurashtra region.
  2. To produce and multiply the parent, nucleolus breeder and foundation seeds for various high yielding crop varieties.
  3. To work as a demonstration unit for improved agricultural technology and modern practices to the farmers of the village in surrounding area of this university campus.
  4. Agronomical experiments and research work.
  5. Truthful and certified seed production and commercial crop production.
Faculty Profile :

Sr. No.

Name & Designation


Specialized Subject

Topics of Expertise





Farm Management Research in Agronomy


Shri R.M. Bhalani, Agril. Officer

B.Sc. (Agri)


General Field Work

Research Experiments  – ongoing :

"Long term experiment on fertilizer application to groundnut crop and its effect on fertility status on the soil." This experiment continue from 1975.

"Integrated nutrient management in groundnut rabi castor crop sequence". Second year.

Publications :

Research Bulletins : 2




Hon'able Vice Chancellor of JAU Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Gontia nominated as member on the General Body as well as Governing Body of the ICAR Society under the category of 'Vice-Chancellors of Agricultural Universities'.
જૂનાગઢ કૃષિ યુનિવર્સિટી, જૂનાગઢ ખાતે તા. ૨૧/૦૬/૨૦૨૨ ના રોજ રમત ગમત, યુવા અને સાંસ્કૃતિક વિભાગ, ગાંધીનગર, જિલ્લા વહીવટી તંત્ર, જૂનાગઢ તથા જૂનાગઢ કૃષિ યુનિવર્સિટીના સંયુક્ત ઉપક્રમે આઠમા આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય યોગ દિવસની ઉજવણી જૂ.કૃ.યુ. ખાતે કરવામાં આવેલ.
વિસ્તરણ શિક્ષણ નિયામકશ્રી, જુ.કૃ.યુ., જુનાગઢની કચેરી દ્વારા તા. ૨૮-૨૯/૦૬/૨૦૨૨ ના રોજ દ્વિમાસિક કાર્યશાળાનું આયોજન.
તા. ૦૩/૦૬/૨૦૨૨ ના રોજ જુ.કૃ.યુ. ખાતે આઝાદી કા અમૃત મહોત્સવ અંતર્ગત સાયકલ રેલી તથા વૃક્ષારોપણ કાર્યક્રમનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યું.
Prof. (Dr.) Narendra Kumar Gontia, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Junagadh Agricultural University received Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI) -Honorary Fellow-2022 Award
BSc.(Agriculture ) degree course of Junagadh Agricultural University received 8th rank in BSc. Agriculture Colleges of India by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh received 7th rank in Government Agricultural University in India and 2nd rank in Gujarat by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
CAET, JAU, Junagadh ranked 5th for Outstanding Engineering Colleges of Excellence in India as per CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2021.
In Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) 2021-22 Junagadh Agricultural University got 5th position