Facilities and Activities

c) Field Crops

Agronomy is a leading and important section at URF. Agronomy has been facilitating the research activities of graduate and postgraduate students. The part of cultivable land in excess of research and demonstration is utilized for general cropping which generally includes winter crops (wheat, brassica, oats, barley, grams, lentil), summer crops (maize, millet, sorghum, soybean, mung/mashbean, peanut) and spring crops (maize, sorghum).

Agronomy section is providing multiple services in the various ways such as introduction of latest production technologies of rainfed crops, screening and adoption of different crop varieties with maximum yield, pest and disease resistance, innovative and sustainable agriculture techniques for improving soil health and saving input cost, promotion of high value cash crops in the arid region. Intensive cropping technology adaptation in rainfed regions, by replacing mono-cropping system with cereal-legumes based double cropping system.

The produce from the experimental field and general area after recording research data is sold out through governmental procedures. This section is also supporting livestock comprised of small and large animals by providing fodder/hay/silage/straw throughout the year.

Winter Crops at University Research Farm

Wheat Crop (Triticum aestivum)

Brassica (Brassica rapa)

Lentil (Lens culinaris)

Gram (Cicer arietinum)

Rye Grass (Lolium perenne)

Taramera (Eruca sativa)

Summer Crops at University Research Farm

Maize (Zea mays)

Sunflower Crop (Helianthus annuus)

Sesame Crop (Sesamum indicum)

Sorghum Crop (Sorghum bicolor)

Soybean Crop (Glycine max)

Rhodes Grass (Chloris gayana)

Sudan Grass (Sorghum sudanense)

Sesbania (Sesbania susban)