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ARSS Hanumangarh

    • 1 . Location        :  Hanumangarh Town
  • 2 . Area of the Farm      :  56 ha. (50.0 cultivable)
  • 3 . Source of Irrigation   :  Canal,Tube-well and a Water tank (50 lakh litres)
  • 1. Brief history/ basic information of centre
    Hanumangarh district was carved out  from Sriganganagar   district and formally created on 12th day of July, 1994 as 31st district of Rajasthan state, is situated at 29° 5' to 30° 6' North    and 74°3' to 75º 3' East,  shares  its  boundaries   with   Haryana   state   in East,  Sriganganagar district in the West, Punjab state  in  the North  and Churu  district in the South. The geographical area of the district is 9656.09 Sq. Km. The climate of the district is semi-dry, extremely hot   during the summer and extremely cold during winter.  

    The maximum average temperature remains 18° to 48° and minimum   average is 2° to 28°   celcius.  The average rainfall during the year is 225 to 300 mm.  
    This centre was started from September, 1976 with the merger of Govt. research  in university as the Model Agronomy system and the name of Model Agronomy system was changed as Cropping Research system. AICRP on Groundnut was started in  1987.

  • 2.  Projects at ARSS, Hanumangarh:

1.  AICRP on Groundnut since 1987 and now the  project has been shifted from   Hanumangarh to ARS,  
     Bikaner  with  effect from 01-04-2015 in 12th plan. At present  this centre is working as varification
    centre  for groundnut research.

2. ICAR project on Arid Legume: The centre is conducting Guar Breeding, Agronomy   and Guar
    Pathology experiments.

3.  Seed Multiplication Farm (Non-Plan)

4. Station and AICRP trials on Sesame.

3. Staff Position :

1. Dr. Data Ram Kumhar, Professor (Pl. Pathology) working as Officer Incharge and   Project Incharge
   of Arid Legume.
2.  Two Agricultural Supervisors and one LDC are deputed at Hanumangarh from   Bikaner and Sri  
    Ganganagar for  Research and farm work,  one Tractor Driver and  one Ploughman  is working in Non   


 Major Objectives: 

      To cater to the need of Zone-I of country comprising Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and
      Haryana, Hanumangarh centre has been working with following main   objectives –

  • 1 .To breed for high yielding varieties
  • 2 .To breed for HPS grade / confectionery varieties
  • 3. To  develop package of practices for management of groundnut diseases.

A. Varieties developed and Released at National Level:

1. HNG-10 (1999)
  A Virginia Bunch variety HNG-10 with high shelling turnover : 70% and   average pod yield of 2000 to 2500 kg  /ha was  the first variety released and notified  for Zone-I of country  comprising Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh  under AICRP-G system in 1999 by this centre.

  2.  Mallika (ICHG-00440)  (2009) :
   Virginia Bunch (Semi-spreading ) ICHG-00440 (Mallika)  with large pods  is a  new   confectionery   
   groundnut variety , being the first  Large seeded variety identified for   release at All   India Level  and
   notified on 27th  August 2009.  ICHG-00440 has large   uniform seed size  which is suitable for export

 3. HNG-69 (2010):
A new Virginia Bunch   high yielding ( 2800 to 3000 kg  /ha)  groundnut variety HNG-69  has been released and notified on 29th  Jan,2010 having 100 kernel weight – 50gm, 2 Seeded Pods with tan color kernels.

4.  HNG-123 (2011):
A new Virginia Bunch   high yielding (mean pod yield of 2648 kg/ha)    groundnut variety HNG-123 with Salmon colored Kernels and high Shelling turnover , marker for certification has been released and notified in year 2011.

B. Varieties developed and Released at State level :
 1. TBG-39  (2006)
A Virginia Bunch Groundnut variety TBG-39 (Trombay Bikaner Groundnut-39) was released as bold seeded &  high yielding variety at State level having 100 kernel weight – 66.8 gm with average pod yield of 2500-3000 kg/ha.

Recommendation  has been added in the package of practices of Zone –1b that groundnut  Intercropping in paired rows of cotton (at 45 cm spacing with 3.0 m inter -pair  distance having 8 rows of groundnut in between pairs ) gives higher monetary  return.


   Recommendations added in Package Of Practices  for  Zone I B of Rajasthan

1. S.T. with T.harzianum @10g/kg seed in combination with soil    application of T. harzianum @ 4.0 kg/ha
   (added in 50 kg FYM, 15 days prior   to   its application) was effective  for management of collar rot of

2.  Seed treatment with G.virens @10g/kg seed in combination with soil application of G. virens @10 kg/ha
    (added in 200 kg FYM, 15 days prior to its  application & kept in  shade) was effective for management
    of collar rot and   root rot of groundnut.

3.   Recommendations  developed for management of Aflatoxin in groundnut.
4.  Seed treatment with Tubeconazole  2DS @ 1.5 gm/kg  and/or Carboxin (37.5%) +Thiram (37.5 %)  @
    2.0g/ kg seed    was  effective  for  management of collar rot of groundnut.
5. Seed treatment with Propiconazole 25 EC @ 2.0 ml/kg   was  effective for   management of collar rot of
6. ST with T.harzianum @10g/kg seed+Soil  application of Trichoderma harzianum @ 4 kg/ha   +Soil
     application of   Castor cake @  250kg/ha for management of Collar rot   of  groundnut  and  foliar
    Spray of Hexaconazole @ 1.0ml/lt at the initiation of Tikka   disease and IInd spray after 15 days of Ist
    spray  for control of  Tikka disease of groundnut and also recommendaded at National level.
7. IPM module for  disease and pest management of groundnut : Seed treatment with T. harzianum
    @10g/kg seed+ Soil  application   of T.harzianum @ 4 kg/ha + Soil  application   of Neem cake @
   250kg/ha for management of Collar rot of groundnut and foliar spray of Mancozeb @ 2.0g/lt at the
    initiation of Tikka disease.
8. Soil drenching of Hexaconazole 5 EC @1.5 ml/litre  and/or Propiconazole 25 EC @ 1.5 ml/litre at the
   time of disease  initiation  were efeective for management of collar rot of groundnut in standing crop.
9. Organic model for  management of Collar rot  and leaf spot disease  of  groundnut : ST with
    T.viride @10g/kg seed+Soil  application of T.viride @ 4 kg/ha   +foliar Spray of Neem seed kernel
     extract @ 5.0% at 45 and 60 DAS
10. S.T. with Carbendazim @ 2.0 gm/kg seed + soil application of T.viride in 100 kg FYM/ha were
      effective for management of root rot complex in Clusterbean.
11. Application of Imazethapyr +Imazamox  @ 40 g a.i./ ha at 20 days after sowing in guar crop was
      found  effective for  weed control and higher productivity  in Guar crop and  this recommendation
      was added in National level.

7.  Breeder seed production:
Hanumangarh is a very potential centre. It  has 56.0 ha. Land, out of which 50.0 ha.  land is  cultivable     with canal water. This cenre is producing TFL, Nucleus and Breeder seed of different varieties. This   centre take up the Breeder seed of different  varities of   Groundnut,  Moong and Guar in kharif   and Gram, Wheat and Barley in Rabi . This centre fulfill  the  breeder  seed  requirement  at  National   and state level.

8.  Resource generation:
Income is generated in revolving fund from sale of breeder seed of kharif and Rabi crops. Annual income of revolving fund in year 2004-05 was Rs. 3,45,368 and now  it reached upto Rs. 27,16,415 in year 2014-15 and  this income is utilized for resource generation and development of farm infrastructure.





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