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About ARS Bidar


The Agricultural Research Station, Bidar is located in Zone-1 (North- eastern transition zone)  and  is one of the smallest agro-climatic zone of Karnataka. The important crops grown in the zone are Soybean, blackgram, greengram, redgram, bengalgram, sesamum, niger, safflower, kharif and rabi sorghum and sugarcane.  Prior to establishment of Agricultural Research Station, Halladakeri, Bidar, the land was owned by Hyderabad Nawab and was being used as garden and guesthouse for his stay during his occasional visit to Bidar. During 1963, it was handed over to Department of Agriculture and was established as Agricultural Research Station and later it was handed over to UAS, Bangalore.  ARS, Bidar has two farms, one is located at Halladakeri, Bidar and other one is located near Janawada village, Bidar.

The Halladakeri farm (Total area- 12.67 ha.) has red laterite type of soil and is fully irrigated . In Halladakeri farm, research activities on sugarcane, redgram and Soybean, nucleus / breeder seed production of soybean, wheat seed production and sugarcane seed multiplication activities are carried out. The Janawad farm (Total area: 14.58 ha) has medium black type of soil and is rainfed. In Janawada farm, major research activities on greengram, blackgram and soybean were taken up to identify suitable varieties, plant protection, management practices suitable for rainfed crop situations. Research trials are conducted on redgram, bengalgram, Rabi Sorghum, millets, sesamum, niger and sunflower.

Major mandate of our research station is to develop/identify varieties /crop production and plant protection technologies in major crops of our zone viz., soybean, greengram, blackgram, redgram and sugarcane to cater the needs of farmers of our zone.  The major achievements of our station are development/identification/adoption of varieties suitable for our region. TAU-1 , DU-1 varieties in blackgram, chinamung, Sel-4 and BGS-9 varieties in greengram, BSMR-736 variety in redgram, JS-335 and DSb-21 varieties  in soybean and Co 86032, Co 06027 varieties in sugarcane  were identified by our research station.

Apart from developing varieties intensive research on crop production, crop protection, nutrient management and seed technology were also carried out in the research station.  Some important contributions in crop protection are integrated disease management practices in ginger, greengram, redgram and blackgram. Similarly integrated pest management in redgram, greengram, blackgram and sugarcane.

A seed unit was started during 2011 at ARS, Bidar with objective of producing, procuring, processing and supplying the quality seed of major crop varieties in greengram , blackgram, readgram, bengalgram and soybean to the farming community.


Dr. Sunil A. Kulkarni

Campus Head

ARS, Halladkeri, Bidar

Mob.No: 9480696331



Last Updated: 23-07-2020 02:41 PM Updated By: Admin

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