- The research work was initiated on the jaggery preparation from sugarcane juice in the year 1976 –77 to solve the problems of jaggery making and to standardise the method of jaggery making. On the basis of previous research work an Ad-hoc scheme was sanctioned during thre year 1989- 90 by ICAR, New Delhi for Preparation and storage techniqes in jaggery .After successfully completion of research secheme the findings on preparation of jaggery ( standardization for pH, temperature and clarificants ) and storage techniques of jaggery blocks were made for improving the jaggery quality.
- In addition to the regular teaching programme, the teachers are also conducting research on the problems faced by the farmers and feed back received from different Agril. Extension agencies. So far this department has planned to initiate the research activity on silicon nutrition to Paddy .
- 20,000 soil samples were analysed for different parameters and fertilizer recommendation were given to the farmers through RAWE since 1990 .
- Experiential Learning Programme on “ Soil and water clinic “ has been started since 2010 for the student of VIII th semester of B.Sc.(Agri .)
The silent features of resarch carried out by this section are as under.
- Plant Nutrition :
- 1. The yield and oil content of sunflower was found significantly increased with increasing dose of phosphorus and sulphur.
- A saving in the cost of fertiliser to upland rice could be possible by applying rock phosphate after mixing with FYM instead of single super phosphate.
- Application of single super phosphate @ 60 kg ha-1and gypsum @ 400 kg ha-1 was fond suitable to increase dry pod yield of kharif groundnut ( JL – 24)
- Soil compaction after sowing of rice was found beneficial in increasing the grain yield of different rice cultivars.
- Application of N through USG @ 80 kg ha-1 at the time of sowing showed better performance for rainfed rice .
- Micronutrient :
- Foliar application of boron @ 0.1 ppm at the age of 35 and 55 days of crop growth of groundnut was found beneficial to increase the dry pod yield in the range 1.29 to 23.06 per cent in different cultivars.
- The demonstration trials conducted in sangli and satara district on Zn deficient soils indicated that application of Zinc @ 20 kg ha-1 to wheat crop was found beneficial to increase wheat grain yield from 5 to 20 per cent.
- Assesment of micronutrient status of soil from different Tahasils of Kolhapur district reveals that 40 – 44 per cent soils are deficient in available zinc while 12 per cent soils are deficient in available boron. Availability of Fe and Mn was optimum in case of Karveer and Hatkangale Tahasil. As regards Kagal and Shirol soils are deficient in Fe and Zn.
- Application of boron @ 5 kg ha-1 through borax once in 1, 2 and 3 years has not resulted in increasing the dry pod yield of kharif groundnut
P.G. research programme :2010-12
|Name of the student||Name of Research guide||Title|
|Miss. Borate S.R.||Dr. R.V. Kulkarni||Studies on morphological and chemical properties of the soils of Agriculture college farm, Kolhapur.|
|Miss. Patil S.S.||Dr. D.S. Patil||Studies on soil morphological, physical and chemical properties of important soil series of Kolhapur District.|
|Wader S.B.||Dr. R.B. Pawar||Effect of different level of silicon on growth, nutrient uptake and yield of upland Paddy in an Inceptisol.|
|Miss. Arekar S. A.||Dr. R.B.Pawar||Effect of sources and levels of silicon on yield of paddy.|
|Pathak K. K.||Dr. R.V.Kulkarni||Studies on physical properties of soils of Agriculture College Farm, Kolhapur.|
|Narendra Singh Shekhawat||Dr. B.S.Kadam||Studies on characterization of representative soil profile from different research stations of sub montane zone of Maharashtra.|
|Shelake S. A.||Dr. A.L.Pharande||Studies on potassium behaviour in important soil series of Kolhapur district.|
|Shinde N. B.||Dr.D.S.Patil||Vertical distribution of different forms of phosphorous & phosphorous supplying capacity of important soil series of Kolhapur district.|
|Shinde S. P.||Prof. S.M. Jagtap||Characterization and classification of underground irrigation water of Karveer tahasil, District Kolhapur.|