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Directorate of Research

Directorate of Research, SKRAU

Introduction
To provide a systematic and coordinated approach to agricultural research, Agricultural Experiment Station (now named Directorate of Research) was established at Udaipur under the then University of Udaipur in 1964. All the research stations except the research units under the canal command areas which were under the control of Government of Rajasthan were transferred by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Rajasthan to the University in 1976. The Agricultural Experiment Station was renamed as Directorate of Agriculture and was shifted to Jaipur in 1981 and with the establishment of Rajasthan Agricultural University with its headquarters at Bikaner in 1987, the Directorate was shifted to Bikaner in 1992. At that time the Directorate used to provide guidance to various Agricultural Research Stations, sub-stations and college campuses spread over whole state covering the ten agro-climatic zones. With creation of new agricultural university at Udaipur in 2000, followed by a new veterinary university at Bikaner in 2010 and further three more agricultural universities at Jobner, Jodhpur and Kota in year 2013, the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Research, SKRAU, Bikaner was limited to six districts of the state viz., Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar covering three agro-climatic zones namely Irrigated north western plain (Ib), Hyper arid partially irrigated western plain (Ic) and parts of transitional plain of inland drainage (IIa).
The Directorate of Research located at the main campus of the university head quarter at Bikaner has the following mandate for contributing toward sustainable development of agriculture in the state. Presently, 15 All India Coordinated Research Projects, 22 short/ long term projects and many non-plan projects are being undertaken to develop production and protection technologies. The University also undertakes seed production programme under the National Seed Project. Quality seeds of high yielding varieties unquestionably constitute the mortar for productive agriculture.

Mandate

To plan, coordinate and monitor need-based agricultural research

To develop new and improved crop varieties as well as appropriate production technologies for
optimal use of natural resources in a sustainable manner

To coordinate and monitor the breeder seed production

To develop linkages with national and international organizations for fundamental and applied
research

To strengthen the research capabilities of Zonal Research Stations, and
To extend consultancy and expertise

Directorate of Research, SKRAU

Fig-: Map of the Rajasthan showing shaded area under jurisdiction area of SKRAU, Bikaner

SKRAU Research System and seed production

ARS-Bikaner

ARS-SriGanganagar

ARSSHanumangarh

National Seed Project Bikaner

Establishment in
1995
Area- 146 ha

Establishment in
1977
Area- 78.6 ha

Establishment in
1976
Area- 56 ha

Establishment in 1987
Seed Farms:
MAF-Rozari (508 ha)
UCF-Khara ( 250 ha)
USF- Bikaner (75 ha)

Administrative Staff of Directorate of Research

Name

Designation

Specialization

Contact details

E-mail

Dr. S. L. Godara

Director

Plant Pathology

0151-2250199
9414968371

dor@raubikaner.org
godarasl.62@gmail.com

Dr. Yogesh Sharma Additional
Director
Soil Science &
Agri. Chemistry
9414544738 yogeshcoabikaner@gma
il.com
Dr. S. M. Kumawat Deputy
Director
Agronomy
(Micronutrients
and Bio-regulators
& water saving
tech. in field
crops.)
9413937447 sagarskrau@gmail.com
Dr. R. D. Jat Professor Agrostology 9660300872 Rdj6091@gmail.com
Sh. Vikash Sharma Asstt.
Professor
Microbiology 9672658910 vikash.sharma2407@gm
ail.com
Sh.Vishnu Pk.
Agarwal
Asstt.
Professor
Plant Physiology 9460192043 vpa1978@gmail.com

Addl. Director/Zonal Directors/ Officer Incharge

Name

Designation

Specialization

Contact details

E-mail

Dr. M. M. Sharma

ADR (seed)

Genetics & Plant
Breeding

0151-2251513
9414451910

nspbikaner@gmail.com
mmohanrau@yahoo. com

Dr. U. S.
Shekhawat
Sriganganagar Genetics & Plant
Breeding (Mustard)
0154-2440619
9414501893
arssgnr2003@gmail.com
usshekhawat1960@gmail.com
Dr. P. S.
Shekhawat
Bikaner Agronomy
( Pearl millet)
0151-2250570
9414604614
adrb@raubikaner.org
pssbkn@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Hanuman Ram Hanumangarh Agri. Extn. Edu. 01552-222935
9783004900
arsshng@gmail.com
Dr. P.C. Gupta M.A.F. Rojari Genetics & Plant
Breeding
(Pearl millet)
8949635836 pcguptarau@yahoo.com
Dr. P. S.
Shekhawat
Bikaner Agronomy
( Pearl millet)
0151-2250570
9414604614
adrb@raubikaner.org
pssbkn@yahoo.co.in

Research Projects
All India Co-ordinated Research Projects

Name of projects

Source of finance
(75%+25%)

Date of starting

Project Incharge

ARS, Sriganganager

AICRP on Chickpea

ICAR +State

1988

Dr. Vijay Prakash

AICRP on Cotton

ICAR+State

1967

Dr. Pradeep Kumar

AICRP on Sugarcane

ICAR +state

1999-2000

Dr. B. R. Godara

AICRP Water Management Project

ICAR+ State

1980

Dr. R. P. S. Chouhan

AICRP on Rape Seed & Mustard

ICAR+ State

1993-94

Dr. U. S. Shekhawat

AICRP on Tropical Fruits

ICAR +State

2009-10

Dr. Chandrabhan

AICRP on STCR

ICAR + State

1996

Dr. G. M. Mathur

ARS, Bikaner

AICRP-AZF(Date Palm)

ICAR + State

1979

Dr. A. R. Naqvi

AICRP on STCR

ICAR + State

1996

Dr. S. R. Yadav

AICRP on Salinity

ICAR + State

1991-92

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

AICRP on Groundnut

ICAR + State

1993

Dr. M. M. Sharma

AICRP on Pearl millet

ICAR + State

1995

Dr. P. S. Shekhawat

AICRP on Forage crops

ICAR + State

1995

Dr. S. S. Shekhawat

AINP on Arid legumes(Mothbean)

ICAR + State

1986

Dr. M. M. Sharma

NSP, Bikaner

AICRP on Breeder Seed Production

ICAR + State

2006

Dr. M. M. Sharma

AICRP on NSP

ICAR + State

1987

Dr. M. M. Sharma

Others

Integrated Agro-met Advisory Services

GOI

1996 ARS, SGNR

Dr. Seema Chanwla

Others

Precision Farming Development Centre Services

NCPAH

1995 ARS, Bikaner

Er. A. K. Singh

Integrated Agro-met Advisory Services

GOI

1995 ARS, Bikaner

Dr. S. P. Singh

Long term other projects

Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa

MoES, GOI

1996

ARS, Sriganganagar

Precision Farming Development Centre

NCPAH, GOI

1995

ARS, Bikaner

Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa

MoES, GOI

1996

ARS, Bikaner

Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro meteorology and Land based observations (FASAL) Scheme

MoES, GOI

2011

ARS, Bikaner

Linkages and Networking with external agencies in Research/Extension/ Teaching (With details)

Particulars

Agency

Details

MoU signed / Collaboration and Networking with
International

ICRISAT, Hyderabad

Grant in the form of NFSM (Pearl millet)

ICAR, New Delhi

Grant in the form of 7 AICRPs

NCPAAH, MoAFW, New Delhi

Grant in Aid in the form of PFDC project

IMD, MoES, New Delhi

Grant in Aid in the form of Projects
GKMS and FASAL

MEF, Paryavaran Bhavan,
New Delhi

Grant for establishment of Botanical
garden at ARS, Bikaner

Other Universities

RAJUVAS, Bikaner

 

Other organizations

RCDF, Lalgarh, Bikaner
NRC on Equine, Bikaner
CAZRI, Regional Station,
Bikaner
ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner
ICAR-CSWRI, Bikaner

Research/Extension activities

 

Department of Agriculture, GOR, Jaipur

Grant for RKVY projects and for extension of developed technologies

 

Bayer Crop Science Limited
Bio-Science Pvt. Ltd.
Insecticide India Ltd.
Nargarjuna Agrichem Ltd.
National Innovation Foundation-
India
Deepak Bioseeds Pvt. Ltd.
JU Agri Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
GSP Crop Science Pvt. Ltd.
Rallis India Ltd.
PHI Seeds Pvt. Ltd.,etc.

Product verification test trials

Rastrya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) projects (On-going)

Title of project

Location

Start year

Project Incharge

ICT Enabled Agricultural Knowledge Management
in North Western Plain Zone-I-b of Rajasthan

ARS,
Sriganganagar

2015-16

Dr.B.S. Meena

Mitigating Limitations of groundnut Production in
Hyper Arid Region of Rajasthan

ARS, Bikaner

2015-16

Dr. S.L.Godara

Molecular Indexing of Drought Tolerance in Pearl
Millet

DOR, SKRAU

2015-16

Dr.Y.Sudarshan

Development and Nutrient Evaluation of value added
products of Olive

College of H.Sc.,

2016-17

Dr. Vimla Dunkwal

Role of wool waste as a source of nutrient for crop
production and soil improvement in Torripsamments

ARS, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr.S.R.Yadav

Studies on post harvest technology and processing of
date palm

ARS, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Developing Agri-entrepreneurship among rural
youth
through mushroom cultivation

ARS,
Sriganganagar

2016-17

Dr. S. K.Bairwa

Krishi IQ: Digital Dissemination of Agriculture
Practices of Cluster bean and Gram in hyper Arid
partially irrigated western plain zone of Rajasthan

IABM, SKRAU

2016-17

Dr.Amita Sharma

Crop weather relationship, impact assessment and
awareness for negative weather calamities in arid
region (zone Ic)

ARS, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr. N. K.Pareek

Standardization of Pressurized irrigation system in
marigold for arid region of Rajasthan

COA, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr. R. K Narolia

Training cum demonstration on pulses for quality seed
production and seed storage technology at farmer's
fields

COA, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr.A.K. Sharma

Developing package of water-saving agrotechnologies
for improving water use efficiency and
productivity of Dill (Anethumgraveolens L.) under
Western Rajasthan

COA, Bikaner

2016-17

Dr. R.C. Bairwa

Exploring Enterpreneurship Potentials for Farm
Women in Animal Husbandry in Rajasthan

DEE, SKRAU,

2016-17

Dr. Chitra Henarry

Metal Composition Lab at Farm Implements &
Machinery Testing and Training Centre

Central Workshop

2017-18

Er.Vipin Laddha

Development of Economically Viable Indigenous
Cow Based Farming System for Arid Regions

KVK, Bikaner

2017-18

Dr.U. K. Meel

Broom Rape (Orobanche ramose) management in
Mustard in light soil

ARS, Bikaner

2017-18

Dr.S.P. Singh

Documentation of farming system and evaluation of
varieties and nutrient management in gram & wheat
crops in khadin areas of Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan

KVK, Jaisalmer

2018-19

Dr. Deepak
Chaturvedi

Evaluation of high yielding strains and post harvest
management of Mushroom

ARS,
Sriganganagar

2018-19

Dr.S.K. Bairwa

Dissemination of post harvest technologies of arid
foods for doubling the farmers income

DOR,
SKRAU,BKN

2018-19

Dr. Vimla Dunkwal

Major Research achievements of last two years
Development of crop varieties: Chickpea

GNG2171 (2017) Timely Sown Irrigated conditions of NWPZ

GNG2144 (2016) Late Sown Irrigated Conditions of NWPZ

GNG 2299 (Purva) , 2018 Late sown Conditions for NEPZ GNG 2207 (AWADH) , 2017 Late sown Conditions for NEPZ
Mothbean and Pearl millet  
RMO 225-1( 2017) at all India level BHB 1202 (2017) for Rajasthan state
Acid Lime Variety  
Fodder crops varieties  
Lucerne-Krishna (2016) at all India level Sewan grass-Jaisalmeri sewan (2016) at all India level
Pearl millet-Raj bajra-1 (2015) for Rajasthan state Dhaman grass-Bikaneri dhaman (2015) for Rajasthan state
Varieties included in Package of Practices:  
Wheat varieties WH-1105, DPW 621-50 and HD-3086 for timely sown & DBW-90 for late sown conditions included in PoP of Zone 1b.
Barley varieties RD- 2592, RD-2624 & RD- 2552 has been included in PoP for salt affected area of the zone 1b.
Mustard variety RGN 298 has been recommended for cultivation in rainfed areas of zone 1b.
Clusterbean variety HG 2-20 included in PoP for rainfed conditions in zone 1b
Three varieties of chickpea viz., GNG 1969, GNG 1499 and GNG 1488 in PoP of zone 1c
Two varieties of Oat viz., JHO-822 and HJ- 8 were included in PoP of zone 1c.
Two varieties of groundnut viz. HNG 123 and RG 425 (RAJ Durga) in PoP of zone 1c

Crop production technology

Growth regulators have their role to play in enhancing the productivity of cotton. The results of the experiment indicated that Ethrel @ 8.5 μmols at square initiation followed by MH @ 500 ppm at 95 DAS significantly enhanced the productivity of cotton. In another experiment in the cotton crop, foliar spray of Maleic hydrazide (MH) (6 hydroxy-3-(2H) Pyrizihone) @ 500 ppm at 75 & 125 DAS or Cycocel (CCC) @ 100 ppm at 75 DAS and 125 DAS were found effective in increasing the seed cotton yield at Agricultural Research Station, Sriganganagar.

In another study result of the experiment indicated that raised bed with plastic mulch gave significantly higher seed cotton yield as compared with rest of the treatments with or without plastic mulch. Irrigation with drip at 0.8 Etc was found optimum irrigation schedule. In case of canal closer or some other reasons if sowing is not possible in time then the crop may be raised in plastic bags and transplanted in field up to 30th May with drip irrigation without any yield loss.

In organic approach treatments in another experiment, 100% N through FYM recorded highest mean seed cotton yield followed by 50% N through FYM + 50% N through crop residue + gypsum @ 150 kg/ha.

Nutrient Management

Pearl Millet

Application of 75% of RDF + PSB + Azospirillum culture (200-250 ml/ha) + 5 t FYM/ha gave significantly higher yield and net return and B : C ratio in zone 1c.

Chickpea

Dificiency of micronutrients particularliy of zinc has become wide spread affects the yield of crops. To manage the need of zinc requirement in chickpea, foliar application of ZnSO4 @0.5% was found effective for enhancing grain yield in chickpea in zone 1b.

Soils of arid region showed Potassium deficiency in many places and the results of the experiment indicated that application of 20 kg K2O/ha along with basal dose of fertilizers has recommended in chickpea cultivation in zone 1c.

Oat

Good production of grain along with green fodder of oat is a need of the hour in arid region where economy is mainly depended ant on animals. The results indicated that two foliar sprays of ZnSO4 @ 0.5% first at 10 days after first cutting and second at 10 days after first spray increased the yield of fodder oat in zone 1c.

Wheat

Zinc deficiency in wheat is a common problem throughout the state. Foliar spray of chelated zinc at 3 gm/litre of water at vegetative & flag leaf stage was sufficient to meet out the deficiency of zinc in wheat crop for zone 1(b) soils.

Sugarcane

Application of 24 kg/ha Zinc sulphate in furrows at sowing and foliar spray of 1% ferrous sulphate thrice at weekly interval gave significantly higher yield in sugarcane with RDF for zone 1(b).

Brinjal

Application of 80 per cent RD of fertilizers (96 kg N, 64 kg P2O5 & 48 kg K2O/ha) was found optimum dose for kharif brinjal. This dose should be given in 12 equal splits each at an interval of 10 days for zone 1(b).

Fertigation in Tomato

Fertigation with 100 kg N, 40 kg P2O5 & 40 kg K2O/ha through water soluble fertilizers in 9 equal splits each at an interval of 15 days produced significantly higher tomato yield than all other treatments for zone 1(b).

Micro Nutrients Scheduling in Kinnow

Three foliar applications of combined solution of FeSO4, CuSO4, and ZnSO4 each @ 0.5% is recommended for optimum yield in Kinnow before flowering stage, at fruit formation stage (ber sized fruits) and 40 days after second spray in zone 1c.

Irrigation Management

Cluster bean

Clusterbean is a crop which is very sensitive to irrigation scheduling. To get maximum benefit from irrigation point of view, first irrigation at vegetative stage (25-30 DAS) and second at grain development stage (60-65 DAS) was appropriate for optimum production for zone 1(b).

Drip Irrigation Schedule and Fertigation in Bitter Gourd

Fertigation in drip system with 80 kg N, 32 kg P2O5 & 32 kg K2O/ha through water soluble fertilizers in 12 equal splits each at an interval of 11 days gave significantly higher yield in bitter gourd. In another experiment the results revealed that bitter gourd should be irrigated at 0.8 ETC (LT) for optimum yield for zone 1(b).

Irrigation and fertigation management in Chilli

Drip irrigation schedule at 1.0 Etc (LT) has been found suitable to increase the fruit yield and quality of chilli in zone 1b. Application of 120% RD (84kg N, 60kg P2O5, 60kg K2O per ha) in 9 splits at an interval of 13 days has been found most appropriate schedule in chilli for yield maximization in zone 1b.

Drip Irrigation in Brinjal

Drip irrigation in brinjal at 0.8 ETc with mulch was found optimum and this treatment saved 34.09 % of irrigation water over surface irrigation and 15.68 % even over drip irrigation scheduled at 1.0 ETc without plastic mulch for zone 1c.

Moisture Conservation in Cluster bean

In rainfed areas, sowing of clusterbean at 60 cm row spacing followed by earthing by hand plough or running wheel hoe at 25 and 35 DAS was found beneficial for moisture conservation and sustaining yields for zone 1c.

Irrigation Scheduling for Nappier Bajra Hybrid for Fodder Cultivation

In NB hybrid irrigation schedule with depth of 60 mm at 1.0 IW/CPE ratio was found beneficial. This schedule would be applied during different months as follows:

Month

Details of Irrigation Schedule

March

4th week of March to 1st week of April – NB hybrid sowing by root slips & establishment (60 x 60 cm geometry) require 4 irrigations first at sowing and subsequent 2-3 days interval.

April

Thereafter, 3 irrigations at 10 days interval from 2nd week April to 1st week of May.

May to 15 July

Further, 10 irrigations about weekly interval from 2nd week of May to mid July.

16 July to 15 Sept.

Monsoon rains occur and hence irrigations would be given during gaps only. Irrigation at 10 days interval meet out water requirement of the crop.

16 Sept. to October Sept.

6 irrigations at 8-10 days interval required during this period.

Weed Management

Cotton

Application of pendamethalin extra @ 0.75kg a.i./ha as PPI+ one hoeing was found effective in controlling the weeds in hirsutum cotton and increased the seed cotton yield for zone 1(b).

Mustard

(A)

For control of Orobanche in mustard, two sprays of glyphosate first at 25 DAS @ 25g/ha (Commercial product 60 ml) and second at 55 DAS @ 50g/ha (Commercial product 120 ml) along with 1% ammonium sulphate was found effective. The dose and time should be strictly followed for efficacy of the spray in zone 1c.

Orobanche infested mustard plot (Untreated)

Glyphosate treated (25 and 50 g/ha at 25 and 55 DAS, respectively) mustard plot

(B)

Application of Pendamethalin 38.7 CS @ 0.75 per ha as PPI was found appropriate for control of
common weeds in mustard in zone 1b.

Mungbean

Application of Imazethapyr + Pendimethalin (2+30%) @ 2400 ml/ha(Commercial dose) in 500 litre water as pre emergence in mung bean to control both grassy and broad leaved weeds in the presence of proper soil moisture in zone 1c.


Groundnut

Application of 2.4 lit/ha imazithapyr + pendimethalin (2 + 30% pre mix company made) as pre emergence (moist soil and bright sunshine are primary condition for its affectivity) with 500 litres water control both grassy and broad leaved weeds and recorded significantly higher yield of groundnut as compare to other treatments for zone 1c.

Mitigation of heat stress

(A)

Terminal heat stress is a common and serious problem in winter season crops particularly of
wheat in Rajasthan. Foliar application of silicic acid (150 ppm) at flag leaf & milk stage was
found effective for mitigation of heat stress for zone 1b OR, Foliar application of silicic acid
(100 ppm) + thiourea (250 ppm) has been found effective to mitigation of heat stress in
wheat in zone 1b.

(B)

Foliar spray of 1% KNO3 at flowering and pod fillings stages has been beneficial for moister
stress management in mustard in zone 1b.

Diseases management in Wheat

Seed treatment with carboxin 37.5% + thiram 37.5% @ 2g/kg seed followed by soil drenching of carbendazim 25% + mancozeb 50% mixture (75WP) @ 1kg/ha at time of first irrigation has been found effective against foot/root rot disease in wheat for zone 1b.

Root rot and wilt management in Chickpea

Soil application of Trichoderma harzianum + Pseudomonas fluorescens (5kg each/ha) with 100 kg vermicompost at the time of field preparation followed by seed treatment with Trichoderma harzianum + Pseudomonas fluorescens (@ 4+4 gm/kg seed each) for control of root rot and wilt in chickpea was found effective. OR, In case, Pseudomonas fluorescens is not available, soil application of Trichoderma harzianum (10kg/ha) with 100 kg vermicompost at the time of field preparation followed by seed treatment with Trichoderma harzianum @ 8 gm/kg seed was also found effective for control of root rot and wilt in chickpea in zone 1b &1c.

Yellow rust management in Wheat

On appearance of the disease, foliar spray of Propiconazol (25 EC) or Tebuconazol (25.9 EC) @ 1ml/litre of water was recommended for zone 1b. If needed second spray may be given at 15days interval .

Integrated disease management in Mustard

For integrated disease management in mustard, seed treatment with Metalaxyl (35 SD) @ 6gm/kg seed & first spray of Mancozeb (75 WP) @ 2 gm/litre of water at 60 days & second spray after 15 days with Propiconazol (25 EC) @ 0.5 ml/litre of water was recommended for zone 1b.

Bacterial leaf blight of Clusterbean

Application of streptocycline 500 ppm (seed soaking)+ Streptocycline 250 ppm + copper oxy chloride (0.2%) first spray at disease appearance and second at 15 days interval was found effective against management of bacterial leaf blight for zone 1c.

Root rot of Mothbean

Application of Trichoderma harzianum + Pseudomonas fluorescens seed treatment (4 + 4 gm./kg seed) + soil application of T. harzianum + P. fluorescens (1.25 + 1.25 kg) in 50 kg FYM each/ha.) was found effective for management of root rot of mothbean.

Management of collar rot and leaf spot in Groundnut

Seed treatment with Tebuconazole 2DS @1.5 g/kg + furrow application of T. viride @ 4.0 kg enriched with 50 kg FYM/ha + Broadcasting of T. viride @ 4.0 kg enriched with 50 kg FYM/ha at 40 DAS + Two foliar spray of Tebuconazole 25.9% @1.0 ml/litre starting from initiation of foliar disease and second spray at 15 days interval was found most appropriate and effective for management of collar rot and leaf spot diseases for zone 1b.

Phyllody management in Sesame

Seed treatment with imidachloprid 70 WG @ 5.0 g/kg seed + two spray of thiomethoxam @ 0.5 g/litre at 50 and 65 DAS + one spray of sterptocycline 150 ppm + copper oxychloride @ 2.0 g/litre at 75 DAS was found effective for phyllody management in zone 1b.

Pod borer mangement in Chickpea

Foliar application of Indoxacarb 14.5 SC @ 60 g a.i./ha followed by Rynaxapyr @ 18 g a.i./ha has been found effective for controling pod borer in chickpea in zone 1b.

Neem oil @ 1.0 % followed by NPVHa @ 450 LE/ha + 2 kg Jaggery/ha effectively controlled the pest and this technology could be used in organic gram for zone 1b.

Insect pest management in Mungbean

Application of dichlorvas 76 SL@ 0.50ml + quinalphos 25 EC @ 1.0 ml/lit of water were effective to control insect pest in mungbean in zone 1b.

Management of sucking pest in Mothbean and Clusterbean

Seed treatment with fipronil (5% SC) @ 4 ml/kg seed of moth bean/ custerbean was found effective for management of sucking pest in zone 1c.

Bare root transplanting in Kinnow

At Sriganganagar, bare root transplanting may be done successfully in month of September, October & February with the treatment of 200 mg IBA + 1 g carbendanzim with wetted moss grass up to 48 hours. This technology significantly reduces cost of transportation.


Soil Test Crop Response technology for Radish

For yield target of 300 q/ha of radish crop in this zone (1c), 40 kg N + 58 kg P2O5 + 87 kg K2O along with 25 tones per hac. FYM is required. Full dose of phosphorus and half dose of Nitrogen and Potassium as basal and remaining dose of Nitrogen and Potassium should be applied at root forming stage.

Post harvest technology
Date Palm:

Nutritive value

Status

Products developed

Highly nutritious with high calorific value (3150 calories /kilogram of fresh fruits)

Date palm is grown on 275
hectare area in Bikaner
district.
Date palm in India does not attain pind (soft date) stage on trees due to rains coinciding the ripening period of fruits (June end to September).
Therefore, mostly fruits are harvested at doka stage (hard ripe stage).

Pickle (with aloe vera, green
mango, ginger)

Sugars: 60-65%

Squash (with guava, mango)

Fiber: 2.5%

Sauce (with tomato)

Protein: 2%

Jam (with mango, pineapple,
apple, ginger, papaya)

Fat : less than 2%

Health bar (with dry fruits)

Minerals : 2% (iron, potassium,
calcium, copper, magnesium,
chloride, sulphur and
phosphorus etc.)

Chhuara and pind khajur

Bajra (Pearl Millet):

Status

Products developed

• Bajra has high nutritive
value and is staple food of
arid region.

More than 50% of area under Bajara
cultivation is in Rajasthan.
Peal millet is not under consumption
in the urban population.
Also pearl millet flour is having low
shelf life and develop rancidity.
Pearl millet can be subjected to
various processing techniques like
blanching, germination, soaking to
overcome problems of poor
digestibility, bitter taste and
rancidity.

• Bajra biscuit (sweet)
• Bajra cookies
• Bajra cake
• Bajra kurkure
• Bajra khakra
• Bhakarvadi
• Idli/dosa/upma
• Donuts
• Nankhatai
• Burfi
• Thepla

• It is a rich source of
calcium, iron, dietary fiber
and micro nutrients.

• Nutritive value (Per 100g)
Energy: 361 Kcal.
Protein: 11.6 g
Fat: 5.0 g, Fiber: 1.0 g
Carbohydrate: 67.5 g
Ca: 42.0 mg., Fe: 8.0 mg
P: 296. mg., ZN: 3.1 mg.

 
     

Olive:

Status

Products developed

• Nutritive value of olive
Energy: 146 K Cal
Carbohydrate: 3.84 g
Sugars: 0.54 g, Fiber: 3.3 g
Total fat: 15.32g
Saturated fat: 2.02 g
Mono unsaturated fat: 11.31g
Poly unsaturated fat: 1.30 g
Protein: 1.03g, Beta Carotene:
20 mg, Vit. E: 3.81 mg

Olive is planted on 182 ha. area in
Government farms in Rajasthan.
With increasing plantation of olive
in the state of Rajasthan there was
need for development of
technology for value addition in
Olive.

• Olive tea
• Olive pickle
• Olive mouth freshner
• Olive toffee
• Olive cake
• Olive biscuit
• Pizza
• Olive cookie

• Olive is a rich source of
calcium, iron, vitamin-E,
vitamin-A, vitamin-K,
magnisium, copper,
potasium and amino acids

 
 

Seed Production
Under AICRP on Rapeseed & Mustard a Seed Hub has been established at ARS, Sriganganagar in NFSM scheme. Under this hub breeder, foundation & certified seed of mustard will be produced (600 qtls in the year 2018-19 & 750 qt in the year 2019-20).

S.N.

Crops

2016-17 (Ql)

2017-18 (Ql)

 

 
B/S T/L
B/S T/L

1.

Wheat

869.60 1137.76
474.99 712.08

2.

Barley

- -
- 1

3.

Chickpea

459.20 515.00
598.87 454.98

4.

Mustard

02.30 02.50
04.60 01.00

5.

Fenugreek

- 28.69
- -

6.

Groundnut

219.50 152.00
93.35 233.30

7.

Guar

48.00 139.27
49.50 118.71

8.

Moth

57.75 16.75
58.58 54.38

9.

Mung

24.63 238.54
02.29 132.71

10.

Cowpea

07.00 24.46
-- 06.26

11.

Cotton

11.20 05.00
17.00 --

Total

1

1699.18 2259.97
1299.18 1933.7

Note: BS = Breeder Seed, T/L = truthfully labelled

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