Research Stations and Locations

Research Stations and Locations

Date of Establishment - 1951
Total Area - 84.94 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Pigeonpea, Green gram, Black gram & Gram
Mandate
  • To generate the production technology for the boosting production of different pulse crop along with genotypic specification.
  • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
  • To test and transfer the improved technology from research farm to farmers field.
  • To develop the pest tolerance and disease resistant varieties.
Achievements
Variety Released

BM 2003-2 : The variety is released in the year 2010 for the general cultivation in Maharashtra state. The variety is having drooping pod habit with pointed tip. The seed is bold, shiny and green in color. Pod is long with prominent constriction containing 12 to14 grains. The important feature of the variety is synchronous maturity. The genotype is resistant to Microphomina blight and Powdery mildew and is developed by selection from Chirai local strain.

Date of Establishment - 1968
Total Area - 11.93 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. L. S. Deshmukh; 09422378482
Tel No. & E-mail Address - deshmukh_ls@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Paddy
Mandate
  • Screening of germplasam of rice for evolving drought tolerant high yielding, iron chlirosis tolerant varieties for rainfed condition either locally evolved or evolved by DRR, Hyderabad and ARS, Karja.
  • Development of new plant type which is high yielding and drought tolerance with fine grain by adopting hybridization method.
  • Standardization of agronomic requirements of newly developed rice varieties, contingency crop planning, substitution of inorganic fertilizers by organic, weed management, rice based cropping systems (intercropping and sequence cropping) and land layouts for upland ecosystems.
  • To multiply rainfed paddy and other cultivated crop seed.
  • Supply of seed to needy farmers.
Achievements
Released varieties of paddy

(Terna, Ambika, Tuljapur-1, TGP-48 ) also recommended packgage of practices for cultivation of paddy

Date of Establishment - 1973
Total Area - 20.89 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.S.B.Pawar 9422178982
Tel No. & E-mail Address - adr.narp@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Bajra
Mandate
  • Seed Production for Soybean, Pigeonpea, Greengram and Bajra in Kharif.
  • Jawar, Wheat and Gram in Rabi.
  • Different Bajra verities trail.
Achievements

Different Bajra variety trails were conducted.

Mother plantlets of Horticulture crops were planted for the demonstration of student.

Date of Establishment - 2006
Total Area - 17.00 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.(Mrs).S.V.Dhutraj 07588612632
Tel No. & E-mail Address - brsned2006@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Banana
Mandate
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Production
  • Crop Protection
  • Crop Utilization
Achievements

Recommended package of practices for control of sigatoka leaf spot disease of banana and also recommended package of practices for cultivation of banana.

Date of Establishment - 1918
Total Area - 11.28 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.Santosh Borgaonkar 07588082166
Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsmb@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Cotton
Mandate
  • Development of long staple, early maturing and higher yielding desi cotton varieties and hybrids suitable for rainfed cultivation of the tract.
  • Improvement of boll size without deteriorating ginning and fibre properties.
  • Development of genotypes resistant to different pests and diseases.
  • Production and maintenance of nucleus and breeder seed of improved cotton varieties.
Achievements
Variety Release
  • Arboreum cotton varieties : PA 32 (Eknath), PA 141(Namdeo), PA 183 (Sawata), PA 255 (Parbhani turab), PA 402 (Vinayak), PA 08 , PA 528.
  • Arboreum cotton hybrids : Pha 46

Date of Establishment - 1941
Total Area - 50.19 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K. S. Baig; 07304127810
Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsned@rediffmail.com & khizerbaig1@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Cotton
Mandate
  • To develop high yielding, superior quality and disease resistant improved varieties / hybrids of G. arboreum and G. hirsutum cotton suitable for growing under agro-climatic conditions of Marathwada region.
  • To develop improved production technologies / package of cultivation practices suitable for growing cotton under dry land agriculture.
  • To undertake studies on different pests and diseases of cotton in the region and formulate effective plant protection schedule / IPM module.
  • To test cotton genotypes developed ata other research stations under AICCIP and utilize promising germplasm lines for improvement of locally adopted genotypes in respect of yield, fibre quality, resistance to biotic or aboitic stress conditions and other characters.
  • Production of Nucleus and Breeders seed of improved cotton varieties and parental lines of hybrids and their supply to different agencies for large scale multiplication.
  • To provide technical knowhow to develop and extension staff of agriculture department, state seed corporation, KVKs for transfer of improved technologies. Also to provide guidance to cotton farmers of the region to adopt improved technologies through FLDs, Krishi Melas, etc.
Achievements
Cotton Genotypes

The American cotton variety NH 615 has given 30 percent and 18 percent higher yield over checks NH 545 and PH 348, respectively and is tolerant to alternaria and grey mildew diseases. Hence genotype NH 615 is recommended for Marathwada region

Date of Establishment - 1997
Total Area - 21 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G. R. Munde; 08275072792
Tel No. & E-mail Address - carsazf@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Custard Apple
Mandate
  • Study, Improvement and Development of Custard apple varieties.
Achievements

Released an improved cultivar Dharur-6 and recommended for cultivation for Maharashtra state.

Date of Establishment - 1937
Total Area - 110.29 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. B. Patil; 07588598242
Tel No. & E-mail Address - mbpatil_08@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - All Fruit Crops
Mandate
  • Crop improvement and Production Technology of Mango.
  • Evolution of different varieties of Tamarind, Custard apple and Mango.
  • High density plantation and pruning technology in Kesar Mango.
  • Propagation of Tamarind and Custard apple.
  • Nursery activities.
Achievements
  • 3 Sprays of Carbendazim (0.1%) of Difeconazole (0.05%) on young vegetative flushes at 10 days interval starting from appearance of disease during rainy season is recommended for effective control of anthracnose of mango foliage.
  • 3 sprays of Carbendazim + Mancozeb (0.2%) and Difeconazole (0.05%) at 10 days interval starting from red leaf stage of young grafts is recommended for effective control of dieback of mango grafts.

Date of Establishment - 1974
Total Area - 15.39 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Shri. S.B.Shinde 09403348678
Tel No. & E-mail Address - shamshinde1966@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Sunflower & Groundnut
Mandate
  • Allotted Seed Programmers from VNMKV, Parbhani were conducted that is Oilseeds, Pulses & Cereals.
  • Project director of Oil Seed allotted Experiment to be taken. i.e. MLT Experiment.
  • Directorate of Wheat Karnal (ICAR) Allotted wheat Trials were conducted in Rabi season.
  • The M.Sc. (Agri) Students Experiments Allotted from ADP Agril. College, Latur were conducted.
Achievements

Seed Production Programme (Kharif and Rabi). Multi location trial of different crops, received from various Research centers were conducted successfully and data of the same will be send to the respective research station.

Date of Establishment - 1956
Total Area - 26.29 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. K. Ghodke; 09423777585
Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02382-245294; mkghodkeors@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Sunflower & Groundnut
Mandate
  • Evaluation of sunflower & groundnut genetic resources under rainfed condition
  • Development of high yielding variety / hybrids resistant to biotic & abiotic stress in sunflower & groundnut
  • To develop economically viable production & protection technology in sunflower & groundnut
  • Seed production and demonstration of improved technologies in sunflower and groundnut
  • Evaluation of project entries in project trials on Sesame, Safflower and Linseed
Achievements
Groundnut variety-LGN-123
  • Groundnut variety, LGN-123 recommended for cultivation in Marathwada region of Maharashtra in Kharif season because of its higher average pod yield (2005 kg/ha) in station, RVT, SMVT and project Trial during 2006-2007 to 2011-12 with superiority of 24.22, 28.85, 45.92, and 38.27 % over checks LGN-1, AK-159, TAG-24 and JL-24, respectively and Resistance to late leaf spot and rust disease.

Date of Establishment - 1979
Total Area - 400 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.K.S. Baig 07304127810
Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-220899; crsned@rediffmail.com & khizerbaig1@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - All Agricultural crops (Seed Production)
Mandate
  • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (a. Seed Physiology, storage and testing, b. seed production and certification and c. seed pathology)
Achievements
Seed Production for the last five years.
  • 2017-18 4426.88 qt.
  • 2018-19 5244.14 qt.
  • 2019-20 6736.40 qt.
  • 2020-21 6946.81 qt.
  • 2021-22 7646.51 qt.

Date of Establishment - 1963
Total Area - 22.80 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. D. B. Surywanshi; 09421694964
Tel No. & E-mail Address - deepratnasurya4u@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Soybean, Pegeonpea
Mandate
  • To produce pure quality Breeder, foundation, truthful seed of Soybean, Cotton, Tur, Jowar, Safflower, Gram etc.
  • To conduct Technical programme of IVT, AHT, SMVT trials of Soybean, Jowar, Cotton, Paddy & Safflower crop
Achievements
  • Successful production of Breeder, foundation truthful seed of Soybean, Cotton, Tur, Jowar, Safflower, Gram etc.
  • Technically conducting the IVT, AHT, SMVT trails of Soybean, Jower, Cotton, Paddy & Safflower crop.

Date of Establishment - 1928
Total Area - 51.96 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.L.N.Jawale 07588082157
Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhani@millets.res.in
Important Research Crops - Kharif & Rabi Sorghum
Mandate
  • Development of dual purpose (grain and fodder) hybrids and varieties having tolerance to shootfly and grain mould for kharif season.
  • Development of dual purpose ( grain and fodder) varieties and hybrids having bold, pearly white grains, tolerance to shootfly, aphid and terminal drought for rabi season.
  • Development of seed parental lines and restorers having high grain and fodder yield tolerant to aphid, shootfly and terminal drought in rabi season and shootfly, grain mold tolerance in kharif season.
  • Identification and evaluation of genotypes for alternative uses of sorghum.
  • Marker assisted breeding for terminal drought, shootfly and grain mold tolerance.
Achievements
Released kharif sorghum varieties / hybrids : PVK801, PVK809,CSH25, SPH1641,Parbhani Shakti
Release rabi sorghum varieties : Parbhani Moti, Parbhani Jyoti, Parbhani super Moti, Parbhani Vasant

Date of Establishment - 1966
Total Area - 26.28 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof.Dr. S.P. Kausalye 09422703022
Tel No. & E-mail Address - agronomistrsrsbasmath@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Sugarcane
Mandate
  • To conduct the research on package and practices of sugarcane varieties released from time to time.
  • To conduct zonal vertical trial on sugarcane for peninsular zone as a Voluntary centre.
  • To produce and supply the sugarcane setts of important varieties to sugar factories and sugarcane growers of this region.
Achievements
  • Varietal trials of sugarcane species.

Date of Establishment - 2006
Total Area - 16.77 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.Sanjay Patil 9822071854
Tel No. & E-mail Address - sorsbdn@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Sweet Orange
Mandate
  • Improvement in yield and quality of Sweet Orange.
  • Collection, documentation and maintenance of various germplasm of Sweet Orange.
  • Identification of suitable rootstocks to overcome the dieback and other problems like water stress.
  • Standardization and improvement in bahar treatment.
  • Control of fruit drop.
  • Control of dieback, other diseases and pests.
  • Extension of shelf life of fruits.
  • Production of disease free planting material.
Achievements
  • Performance of Sweet Orange Varieties.
  • Effect of Rootstocks on growth of Sweet Orange varieties Nucellar.
  • Comparative growth of performance of Sweet Orange varieties.
  • Effect of organic manures and in organic fertilizers on growth of Sweet Orange.
  • Effect of various species of Trichoderma on germination and incidence of Phytopthora in Rangpur lime root stock.

Date of Establishment - 1947
Total Area - 42.5 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G.R. Munde; 7588598252
Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02446-245135; carsazf@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Soyabeen
Mandate
  • Seed production programme as give by the university.
Achievements
  • The T.S.F. from its establishment is taking quality seed production programme. The quality seed produced is given to university for distribution to farmers.

Date of Establishment - 1991
Total Area - 2.14 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Shri R.G. Morale; 9527286939
Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02446-245135; rameshmorale99@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Cotton, Pigeopea, Rabi Sorghum, Sunflower
Mandate
  • To assess the extent of variability in the component water management Technology over edaphoclimatoligical variation in command area.
  • To test the recommendations given by AICRP on water management on research farm.
  • To test the water management recommendations on farmers field by demonstration.
  • To undertake the research related to Agronomy, Soil science and Agricultural Engineering in command area about water management.
Achievements

The T.S.F. from its establishment is taking quality seed production programme. The quality seed produced is given to university for distribution to farmers.

  • The water management Research Center was established during the year may 1991. The main technology released to the farmer for adoption are given below
  • Completed Maharashtra Canal Irrigation project (MCIP-III) on farmer field, Seed production of different Kharif & Rabbi Crops.
  • Safflower planted at either at 45x15 cm. or (45-75) x 20 cm. with ridge and farrow method of irrigation gave higher yield.
  • For sunflower irrigation should be applied at critical growth the stages bud initiation of flowering and grains filling stages in ride & furrow open at 90cm after every two for optimum higher yield.

Date of Establishment - 1995
Total Area - 2 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K.S. Gadhe 9421459461
Tel No. & E-mail Address - Kailashgadhe69@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Mouthbean, Hoursegram, quilth Cowpea & Gawar
Mandate
  • Field Experimental trials of Arid Legumes (Guar, Cowpea, Horse gram and Moth bean) genotypes received from Project coordinator and collect data
  • Qualitative analysis of different genotypes of Arid Legumes (Guar, Cowpea, Horse gram and Moth bean) received from various centers of AICRP on Arid Legumes in India.
Achievements
  • AICRP Arid legumes received The Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Co-ordinated Research Project Award for the year 2008 by ICAR New Delhi.
  • Collection of data for variety release. (The Verities will be released at National level by the Arid Legume’s Head quarter Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajsthan).
  • Technology Developed: The Technology for Guar gum Extraction at Laboratory level was developed.
  • Preparation of different value added product incorporating guar gum and Cowpea, mothbean and Horse gram flour.

Date of Establishment - 2009
Total Area - 21 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. G. R. Munde; 08275072792
Tel No. & E-mail Address - carsazf@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Custard Apple
Mandate
  • Study, Improvement and Development of Custard apple varieties
Achievements
  • Released an improved cultivar Dharur-6 and recommended for cultivation for Maharashtra state.

Date of Establishment - 1975
Total Area - 16.40 ha.
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. S.B.Pawar 9422178982
Tel No. & E-mail Address - adr.narp@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - Bajra
Mandate
  • Development of high yielding hybrids / population resistant to DM, ergot and drought.
  • Development of MS lines and restorers.
  • Studies on low cost production technologies.
  • Identification of productive, profitable and sustainable pearl millet based cropping systems.
  • Development of production technology.
Achievements
Seed Production for the last five years.
  • Release of Bio-fortified hybrid of pearl millet hybrids AHB-1200 and AHB-1269 at National level.

Date of Establishment - 1979
Total Area - ---
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. V. D. Salunke, 07588571580
Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhaniseed@gmail.com
Important Research Crops - All Agricultural crops (Seed Production)
Mandate
  • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (a. Seed Physiology, storage and testing, b. seed production and certification and c. seed pathology)
Achievements
Seed Production for the last five years.
  • 2010-11 7568.41 qt.
  • 2011-12 7656.59 qt.
  • 2012-13 8318.68 qt.
  • 2013-14 6175.27 qt.
  • 2014-15 7043.20 qt.

Date of Establishment - 1951
Total Area - 84.94 ha
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Chickpea
Mandate
  • To evolve high yielding desi and kabuli varieties, having multiple resistances to wilt, root rot and pod borer.
  • To evolve drought tolerant chickpea varieties suitable for rainfed condition.
  • To evolve chickpea varieties responsive to irrigation and fertilizer application.
  • To evolve high yielding bold and extra bold desi and kabuli types, suitable for rainfed/irrigated cultivation.
  • To evolve proper crop production and crop protection technologies.
  • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
  • Germplasm evaluation and conservation.

Achievements

Variety Released : BDNGK 798

BDNGK 798 is Kabuli bold seeded chickpea variety. Plant height of this variety is in the range of 40-50 cm. It is bold seeded; semi spreading growth habit. It is matured up to 113 days. Its’ yield is 1600 to 1800 kg/ha. BDNGK 798 is wilt tolerant and also tolerant to gram pod borer. Released for Maharashtra State and also recommended for North East Plane Zone of India in 2014.

Date of Establishment - 1970
Total Area - 16.40 ha
Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K. S. Baig; 07304127810
Tel No. & E-mail Address - crsned@rediffmail.com & khizerbaig1@rediffmail.com
Important Research Crops - Hybrid Cotton
Mandate
  • To develop cultivars and hybrids best suited for different agro-climatic zones of India.
  • To develop viable and economical area-based agro-techniques for realizing maximum yields / profits from improved cultivars for both irrigated and rainfed conditions including management of abiotic stresses.
  • To develop economic and effective pest and disease management practices under different agro-biological conditions.
Achievements
  • 22 high yielding cotton varieties and hybrids of desi and American cotton namely PA 255, PA812, NHH 44, NHH 715, NH615, NHH 44 BGII etc. were released having superior fibre quality and tolerant to pest and diseases.
  • Developed cultivation practices of non Bt and Bt cotton wrt plant density, nutrition, intercropping, HDPS etc.
  • IPM and IDM modules are developed to reduce the use of pesticides and cost of cultivation.
  • Date of Establishment - 1977
    Total Area - 36.78 ha
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. W.N.Narkhede 09822992864, 7588052184
    E-mail Address - wasudev1510@yahoo.co.in
    Important Research Crops - Cotton, Pigeonpea & Soybean
    Mandate
    • Contingency crop planning for aberrant weather situation
    • Soil and water conservation
    • Cropping system and production technology
    • Optimumuse of natural resources
    • Crop diversification
    • Energy management
    • Alternate land use and farming systems
    Achievements

    Recommended in-situ and ex-situ moisture conservation practices for all dryland crops. Prepared contingency crop plan for Marathwada region. Recommended open well and bore well recharge techniques. Recommended farm pond sizes as per runoff potential.

    Date of Establishment - 1997
    Total Area - --
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. Tasneem Naheed Khan 9423444375
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02452-233260(O), k_naheed@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops -
    Mandate
    • Processing and quality evaluation of regions specific underutilized foods to combat micronutrient deficiency (Anemia).
    • Characterization of drudgery of women in the production environment and assessment of technology packages in mitigating drudgery.
    • Empowerment of rural girls for quality life.
    • Development of Eco friendly natural dyes for various uses and testing their fastness for different parameters.
    • Documentation of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants.
    Achievements
    • Development of iron rich toffee to consume daily for improving hemoglobin level in the blood of adolescent girls.
    • Developed ergonomically accessed drudgery reducing technologies for Cotton Picking, Weeding, Milking, Dung Collection, Flour Milling activities, Okra, Brinjal and Soybean Harvesting and disseminated technologies amongst farmers and different institutes for initiating its adoption.
    • Training module and Video CD for intervention on improving life skills of rural adolescent girls is developed and recommended to Department of Women and Child Welfare.
    • Developed Eco-friendly and fast natural dyes from locally available plant sources for dyeing and printing of textiles and for preparation of Eco-Holi colours.
    • Medicinal plants utilized in Maharashtra were identified and ITK (Information Technology and Knowledge) regarding its used were documented ,scientifically validated and published at National level in English which were translated in Marathi for public use

    Date of Establishment - 1978
    Total Area - 8 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.W.N.Narkhede; 9822992864
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - wasudev1510@yahoo.co.in
    Important Research Crops - All field crops
    Mandate
    • To characterize existing farming system to know the productivity, viability and constraint.
    • To develop and validate IFS model for Marathwada region to enhance system productivity, profitability and sustainability.
    • To assess the relative efficiency of the IFS model in terms of economics.
    • To ensure optimum utilization and conservation of available resources and effective recycling if farm residue within the system.
    Achievements
    • Developed IFS model for small and marginal farmers for higher economic returns.

    Date of Establishment - 1995-96
    Total Area - 1.0 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.R.N.Khandare 9422974728
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - ltfe.pbn@gmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Safflower & Soybean
    Mandate
    • To identify some sustainable treatments, which does not induce any deficiency of other nutrients as well as simultaneous maintains of soil health.
    • To develop a sustainable fertilizer and manure practices accordance with the potentiality of a soil and their evaluation in satellite experiments.
    • To Study the effects of interventions based on long term superimposition and factors responsible for unsustainable yield.
    • To develop important indices for evaluation of soil quality, sustainability and environmental safety based on long term field experiment in different Agro ecological situations.
    Achievements

    The package of practices on fertilizer use for soybean – safflower cropping system based on soil analysis.

    Date of Establishment - 1998
    Total Area - 3.22 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K.K. Dakhore; 9409548202
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - dakhorekk@yahoo.com
    Important Research Crops - Major Crops of Marathwada region (That is Cotton & Soybean)
    Mandate
    • Collection and analysis of Agromet database for the region.
    • Characterization of Agro-Climate and crop-weather relation for productivity of major crops.
    • Establish crop-weather relationships for the major crops in this region.
    • Study on the influence of weather on the incidence and spread of pest and diseases of field crops.
    Achievements
    Published Books
    • Rainfall Analysis of Marathwada Region.Agro-advisory for farming community.

    Date of Establishment - 2015
    Total Area ---
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Greengram and Blackgram
    Mandate
    • To develop high yielding, disease resistant genotypes of Mungbean and Urdbean.
    • To develop powdery mildew, M. blight and YMV resistant varieties.
    • Collection, evaluation and preservation of germplasam.
    • To develop the genotype resistant to in-situ (Pre-harvest sprouting) germination in Mungbean.
    • To incorporate the early vigour in Urdbean.
    • To develop the non-shattering genotypes.
    • Development of suitable genotype for mechanical harvesting.
    • To generate production technology to boost the production of different pulse crops along with genotypic specification.
    • To develop early maturing, high yielding varieties of Mungbean and Urdbean.
    • To develop pod borer resistant varieties and IPM technology to manage pest.
    • To develop effective and specific rhizobium strains for Mungbean and Urdbeann.
    • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
    • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
    • Strengthening of Nucleus and Breeder seed production of released varieties of Mungbean and Urdbean.
    Achievements
    • Though the centre is voluntarily working on Mungbean and Urdbean crops since the trifurcation of pulses project, the following varieties are developed and released in the state for cultivation. Among which the Mungbean variety BM 4 is identified for central zone.
    • There is monoculture of Urdbean variety TaAU 1 in the state, to avoid epidemics due to monoculture, the BDU 1 variety is evolved and becoming popular in the state.

    Date of Establishment - 1993
    Total Area -
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. S. B. Ghuge; 09421460143
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - sbghuge@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Safflower
    Mandate
    • Augment, conserve, evaluate and document genetic resources.
    • Develop high yielding varieties with high seed oil content (35 to 38%) and inbuilt tolerance/resistance to major insect pests (aphids) and diseases (Alternaria, wilt and root rot) for irrigated and rainfed areas in Marathwada region.
    • Evolve early maturing and non-spiny varieties with desirable agronomic features (insect-pests and disease resistance, high seed oil content, etc.) suited to different non-traditional areas and situations.
    • Exploit hybrid vigor using the available male sterility systems, perfection of seed production technologies and development of workable CMS system.
    • Undertake basis and breeder seed production of commercial varieties and refinement of seed production agronomy.
    • Develop appropriate agronomic practices for maximizing the productivity potentials of safflower in sole, relay/ sequential and inter cropping system in rainfed as well as irrigated areas on system approach.
    • Identify productive and profitable inter and sequential cropping system for all potential area of safflower cultivation.
    • Develop integrated insect pest and disease management.
    • Accelerate tempo of on farm researches for bridging the gap between realisable and actual yields and exploit the untapped yield reservoirs.
    Achievements

    Release of Parbhani Sharda, Parbhani kusum, Parbhani Suvarna

    Date of Establishment - 1951
    Total Area - 84.94 ha
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. D. K. Patil; 07588562608
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - dkpatil.05@gmail.com & dkpatil.05@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Pigeonpea
    Mandate
    • To develop wilt and sterility mosaic disease resistant varieties.
    • To generate production technology to boost the production of different pulse crops along with genotypic specification.
    • To develop early maturing, high yielding varieties of Pigeonpea to suit double cropping in command area.
    • To develop pod borer resistant varieties and IPM technology to manage pest.
    • To develop effective and specific Rhizobium strains for pulses.
    • To undertake research for location specific problems in the state.
    • Collection, evaluation and preservation of germplasam.
    • On farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
    • Nucleus and Breeder seed production.
    • To identify races/ biotypes of economic important pathogens of Pigeonpea and other pulses.
    Achievements
    • BDN 711 (BDN 2004-3) Year : 2011 : The variety is moderately resistant to wilt and resistant to sterility mosaic. Released for the general cultivation in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada region for low rainfall areas, light and medium soils. The genotype matures in 150-155 days. The genotype is having sun red stem colour, yellow flower, white seed, and indeterminate growth habit.
    • Transplanting of seedlings of four week duration of mid-late varieties of pigeonpea can be successfully done under rainfed condition to obtain maximum profit.
    • Multiple Disease Resistance (Wilt and Sterility Mosaic Resistance): BWR 23, BSMR 52, BSMR 853, BSMR 889, BSMR 539, BSMR 846,BSMR 736

    Date of Establishment - 1981
    Total Area - 11.93 ha
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Prof. L. S. Deshmukh; 09422378482
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - deshmukh_ls@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Paddy
    Mandate
    • Screening of germplasam of rice for evolving drought tolerant high yielding, iron chlirosis tolerant varieties for rainfed condition either locally evolved or evolved by DRR, Hyderabad and ARS, Karjat
    • Development of new plant type which is high yielding and drought tolerance with fine grain by adopting hybridization method.
    • Standardization of agronomic requirements of newly developed rice varieties, contingency crop planning, substitution of inorganic fertilizers by organic, weed management, rice based cropping systems (intercropping and sequence cropping) and land layouts for upland ecosystems.
    Achievements
    • Released varieties of paddy (Terna, Ambika, Tuljapur-1, TGP-48 ) also recommended packgage of practices for cultivation of paddy.

    Date of Establishment - 1979
    Total Area - -
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K.S.Baig , 07304127810
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhaniseed@gmail.com
    Important Research Crops - All field crops
    Mandate
    • To carry out research related to different aspects of seed science and technology (Seed physiology, storage, testing, seed production, certification and seed pathology)
    Achievements
    Seed germination testing at University level

    Date of Establishment - 1979
    Total Area -
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. K. S. Baig 07304127810
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhaniseed@gmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Breeder seed production of various crops
    Mandate

    To produce breeder seed production of various crops and supply for seed multiplication to Mahabeej and other FPO

    Achievements

    Achieved target of seed production as per the GoI / DAC indent

    Date of Establishment - 1976
    Total Area - 51.96 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. A.L. Dhamak 09420033046
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - anil.ldhamak@gmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Production of Bio fertilizer
    Mandate
    • Find out suitable strains of microbes for biofertilizer production for different crops and cropping systems of Maharashtra.
    • Supply of required good quality carrier based Biofertilizers /liquid biofertilizers to the farmers for field, vegetable, fruit and cash crops.
    • Microbial diversity in soils of Marathwada as influenced by crops and cropping systems with particular reference to Bt cotton based systems.
    • Production and sale of carrier based and liquid Bio fertilizers.
    Achievements
    Last five years production and sale
    • 2017-18 2440 lit (Rs. 9.15 lakh)
    • 2018-19 1475 lit (Rs. 5.53 lakh)
    • 2019-20 1739 lit (Rs. 6.52 lakh)
    • 2020-21 3550 lit (Rs. 13.31 lakh)
    • 2021-22 4304 lit (Rs. 16.14 lakh)

    Date of Establishment - 1970
    Total Area - 51.96 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.L.N.Jawale 07588082157
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - parbhani@millets.res.in
    Important Research Crops - Kharif & Rabi Sorghum
    Mandate
    • Development of dual purpose (grain and fodder) hybrids and varieties having tolerance to shootfly and grain mould for kharif season.
    • Development of dual purpose (grain and fodder) varieties and hybrids having bold, pearly white grains, tolerance to shootfly, aphid and terminal drought for rabi season.
    • Development of seed parental lines and restorers having high grain and fodder yield tolerant to aphid, shootfly and terminal drought in rabi season and shootfly, grain mold tolerance in kharif season.
    • Identification and evaluation of genotypes for alternative uses of sorghum.
    • Marker assisted breeding for terminal drought, shootfly and grain mold tolerance.
    Achievements

    Name of Variety : PVK 400 (1990), PVK 801 (1999), PVK 809 (2002), CSH 25 (P. Sainath) (2007), CSH 7 R (1976), CSH 8 R (1978), SPV 1411 (Parbhani Moti) (2002) & CSV 18 R (Parbhani Jyoti) (2005) Parbhani Shakti.

    Date of Establishment - 1975
    Total Area - 5.80 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. S. P. Mehtre; 07588156210
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - pbnsoybean@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Soybean
    Mandate
    • To develop new high yielding varieties of soybean having resistance to pests and diseases.
    • To undertake research work as per the need of cultivators of Marathwada region.
    • To screen newly developed varieties and germplasm of soybean for important pests and diseases.
    • Development of suitable module for integrated pest management
    • To transfer newly developed technologies among farmers through extension activities.
    • To undertake large scale nucleus/ breeder seed production programme of all released varieties of soybean as per indent received from State Department of Agriculture/ ICAR.
    Achievements

    Name of Variety : Aarti (MAUS 1), POOJA (MAUS 2), PRASAD (MAUS 32), PARBHANI SONA (MAUS 47), PRATIKAR (MAUS 61), PRATISHTHA (MAUS 61-2), SAMRUDHI (MAUS 71) ,SHAKTI (MAUS 81), MAUS 158 MAUS 162, MAUS 612 and MAUS 725.

    Date of Establishment - 1987
    Total Area - 26.29 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr. M. K. Ghodke; 09423777585
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - 02382-245294; mkghodkeors@rediffmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Sunflower
    Mandate
    • Development of sunflower varieties and hybrids for high seed yield and oil content.
    • Evaluation of germplasm lines.
    • Seed production and demonstration of improved technology in sunflower.
    • To develop economically viable production and protection technology in sunflower
    Achievements

    Research of sunflower hybrid LSFH-171 at national level

    Date of Establishment - 2009
    Total Area - 1.5 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.S. N. Solanki 08007752526
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - smitansolanki@yahoo.com
    Important Research Crops -
    Mandate
    • Survey of status of draught animal population and their utilization in production and processing agriculture in Maharashtra and identification of unit operations having potential animal use and animal-equipment system components needing improvements.
    • Development of database on draught animal power (DAP) and DAP based equipment and technologies for Maharashtra.
    • Development of improved package of animal drawn equipment with yoke/harness of cultivation of crops.
    • Evaluation and standardization of improved carts by use of single and pair of animals for short distance travel.
    • Measurement of draftability with work-rest cycle of indigenous and improved breeds of bullocks/buffalo and other work animals under different seasonal conditions.
    • Development of nutritive and cost effective feed formulation based on locally available materials for improved health and higher draft capacity of work animals.
    Achievements
    Released 53 implements and equipments
    • Bullock cart 1 ton load capacity.
    • Rotary mode transmission for post harvest operating machinery for bullock cart.
    • Rotary mode transmission for water lifting from farm pond & bower well.
    • Three time Weeder
    • Yoke
    • Improved stubble collector
    • Optimization of blade width of harrow.
    • 5 row BBF planter

    Date of Establishment - 1980
    Total Area - 34.4 ha.
    Name & Mobile No. of Incharge - Dr.H.W. Awari 08329577291
    Tel No. & E-mail Address - hwawariaep@gmail.com
    Important Research Crops - Turmeric, Summer Groundnut, Soybean, Chickpea, Water melon, Mango, Beat & Sweet Orange.
    Mandate
    • To determine water requirement, irrigation and fertigation schedule with drip irrigation for field and horticultural crops grown in Marathwada region.
    • To determine water requirement and irrigation schedule with suitable method of irrigation for field and horticultural crops grown in Marathwada region.
    • To study the effect of micro-irrigation on yield and quality of vegetable and fruit crops.
    • To study the effect of canal irrigation on water quality and water table in ORP area under minor left-4 (ml-4) and command area of Jayakwadi Dam.
    Achievements

    Recommendations on irrigation and fertigation schedule for various field crops, fruit and vegetable crops to cater the need of irrigated farming community of Marathwada region.