Thrust Area

Last Updated: September 10, 2020

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  • Teaching at under graduate and post graduate levels so as to make manpower available in the field of Agronomy 

  • To undertake location specific production oriented research on fundamental and applied aspects of natural resource management and other aspects of agronomy so as to develop production technology

  • To transfer the agro-technologies and skills to the farmers

      Major Fields of specialization

                    i.  Cropping Systems and Crop Production

                   ii.  Weed Science

                  iii.  Mineral Nutrition and Water Management

                 iv.  Pasture and Grassland Management

                  v.  Agro-meteorology

 Future thrusts/vision for the next decade

  • Integrated crop management for sustained agricultural productivity

  • Refinement of production technology for rainfed, irrigated and assured rainfall areas of different agro-ecological regions with emphasis on increasing cropping intensity and productivity

  • Development of farming systems models for different land holdings    

  • Development of efficient cropping systems for sustainable land use

  • Development of management practices for improving the productivity and carrying capacity of pastures and grasslands

  • Validation and utilization of crop models for policy planning and resource management.

  • Setting up of Agro meteorological observatories at different research stations to develop crop weather relationship, weather forecast and development of contingent crop plans.