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Achievements


  • The College of Agriculture, Pune is one of the oldest Agricultural Colleges in the Country. The College has completed 100 years of its establishment and celebrated its Centenary Year in 2007.


  • On the eve of the Centenary Celebrations, the College organized numerous National and International level Seminars, Conferences, Symposia, Hi-Tech Agro Exhibitions and Live Demonstrations on Agricultural Technologies.


  • Many Indian and Foreign Ex-Students of this College have made significant contribution in varied spheres of life, viz; Farming and Agriculture, Agri-preneurship, Research, Civil Services, Banking, Business, Politics, etc.


  • University of Excellence Award for the year 2008-09 with Special Grants of Rs. 100 Cr to the MPKV, Rahuri on the occasion of Centenary of the College of Agriculture, Pune


  • The College has been bestowed with the following Awards :


    • Harit Pune Award 2007 of the Pune Municipal Corporation for Significant Contribution in Tree Plantation, Tree Conservation and Social Awareness thereof


    • The NSS unit of the College received the Indira Gandhi NSS Award 2009-10 for its role in Social Work


    • The Hi-Tech Floriculture and Vegetable Project has been bestowed with the Golden Eagle Europe - 2010 Award by the ACTUALIDAD Publishing House, Madrid, Spain for prestige and quality


  • Developed Poona Method of Jowar Cultivation


  • Developed Package of Practices for Crops like Yam, Turmeric and Potato


  • Developed Sixteen Varieties of Fiber crops, Grasses and Pulses


  • Status of Micronutrients in the Soils of Maharashtra state was Prepared and Nutrient Deficient Areas were Identified


  • Major Role in Plan Allocations and Critical Analysis of Agricultural Development in Maharashtra


  • Guidance and Facilities for Survey on Soil Water Conservation


  • The first record of parasitoid, Acerophagus papayae (N & S) on papaya mealy bug reported in Maharashtra, India in papaya orchard at IARI Regional Station, Baner, Pune on August 23, 2010 by the scientists of AICRP on Biological Control of Crop Pests and Weeds, Entomology Section, College of Agriculture, Pune


  • The papaya mealy bug, Paracoccus marginatus (W & G) recorded first time in Maharashtra in papaya orchard at Regional Fruit Research Station, Ganeshkhind, Pune by the scientists of AICRP on Biological Control of Crop Pests and Weeds, Entomology Section, College of Agriculture, Pune on July 14, 2010


  • Recommendations on Biological Suppression of Pests of Potato, Tomato, Cole crops and Sugarcane


  • Developed Field Release Technique of Parasitoid Copidosoma koehleri Cameron against Potato Tuber Moth


  • Developed Mass Production Technique of Predator Dipha aphidivora for Biosuppression of Sugarcane Woolly Aphids


  • Developed and Promoted Bio-agents for Control of Important Pests of Sugarcane, Cotton, Paddy, Potato, Tomato, Cabbage, Grapes, Custard Apple, Polyhouse crops and weeds like Parthenium, Water Hyacinth


  • Mass Production of NPVs and Testing for Quality Parameters of Bio-Pesticides


  • Research, Production and Sale of Bio-Control Agents for Commercial and Field Crops


  • Completed 120 Research Projects and Recommendations have been considered by University for deciding and planning future strategies


  • Introduced and Popularised Improved Paddy and Wheat Varieties and Production Technology in the College development Block


  • Field Testing of University Technologies in College development Block and Valuable Feedback to the University


  • Developed and Released many Popular Fruit Crop Varieties like Ganesh (Pomegranate), Sardar (Guava), Nuceller (Sweet Orange) and Cheema Sahebi (Grape).


  • Standardization of Package of Practices and Propagation Technique for different Fruit Crops


  • Introduction of Smyrna and Capri Fig and the Practice of Notching of Fig


  • Introduction of New Varieties in Citrus


  • Developed and Patented the Long Range Location-wise Monsoon Rainfall Forecasting Model


  • Pioneer work on Tikka disease of Groundnut, Wilt of Pigeon Pea, Smuts and Downy Mildew of Sorghum, Red Rot of Sugarcane and Downy Mildew of Grape


  • Recommended Numerous Cost and Fertilizer Saving and Soil Fertility Enhancing Recommendations for various crops


  • 50 MT of Different Biofertilizers were Produced and Supplied to the farmers


  • Total 14467 Diploid Cotton Genotypes from all over India were screened against Fusarium wilt. Total 1130 Genotypes were observed to be resistant of which some were released as Wilt Resistant Varieties for Cultivation.


  • Conducted screening of numerous Bajra Genotypes against Ergot and Downy Mildew diseases


  • More than 2000 Agricultural Graduates, Diploma Holders and Farmers have been trained at the Hi-Tech Floriculture and Vegetable Project and have been absorbed in Private Polyhouses. Few have their own Projects.


  • Till date around 85,000 visitors from the country and the world have visited the Hi-Tech Floriculture and Vegetable Project


  • Since its inception the All India Coordinated Mushroom Improvement Project has trained more than 15,000 persons in mushroom cultivation. Many of them have their own Projects.


  • On-Farm Mobile Crop Clinic Services are provided to the Farmers on their Fields itself in Solapur and Pune Districts


  • A Farmer-Scientist Forum guides and advises selected 70 Innovative Farmers from Pune district in day to day farming and allied enterprises


  • Provided Entrepreneurial Development Training for the Unemployed Agri-Graduates and encouraged 203 trainees to Establish their own Agri-Ventures

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