Research Organization

 Directorate of Research has, one Agriculture Research Station at Ummedganj, Kota and two Agriculture Research Sub Stations at Khanpur and Aklera in Jhalawar district,  as its constituent units

1- Agriculture Research station, Kota

Genesis

Agricultural Research Station, earlier known as Regional Research Station, started on 30th June 1964, at Karkhana bagh, Bajrang Nagar, Kota,  at that time it was under the control of Government of Rajasthan. In the year 1977,  the Regional Research Station was transferred  to Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and it was  renamed as Agricultural Research Station, Kota.  In 1989, the  karkhana bagh was handed over to Rajasthan State Seed Corporation by Govt. of Rajasthan  and Agricultural Research Station, was shifted to agriculture farm Borkhera, Kota.  This station was functional at  Borkhera farm till 1992,  and then was gradually shifted to agriculture farm, Ummedganj, Kota. By the existence of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur on 1st November, 1999, all the, All India Coordinated Research Projects and state plan schemes were shifted from Borkhera to Ummedganj farm. Since the creation of Agriculture University, Kota on 14th September, 2013, Agricultural Research Station, Ummedganj, Kota,  has  became the main campus of the university.

Location

Agricultural Research Station, Ummedganj, Kota is situated in Humid South Eastern Plain Zone V which falls in south eastern part of Rajasthan and covers geographical area of 26.43 lakh ha and represents 7.71 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. The zone is located between 23045´ and 26033´ North latitudes and 75027´ and 77026´ East longitudes. The area under cultivation is 18.0 lakh hectares, out of which approximately 26% is irrigated and remaining is under rainfed and dry land conditions. It includes all tehsils of Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar districts and two tehsils namely Khandar and Swaimadhopur of Swaimadhopur district. There are 27 tehsils, 24 panchayat samities and 4791 villages in the zone. Major soils are Vertisols, (71.7 per cent), Alfisols  (12.7 per cent) and Inceptisols  (4.8 per cent) besides rock out crops in 10.6 per cent area.  

2. Agricultural Research Sub-Station, Aklera (Jhalawar)

This station is situated 6 km away from Aklera town towards Jhalawar on Jaipur – Jabalpur National Highway (NH-12). This station was handed over to the university on 01.04.1976 from State Govt. (Department of Agriculture). The mandate of this station is to undertake research in rainfed ecology and seed production of dry land crops for increasing production and productivity in the dry land areas. This farm has a gross area of 42 ha, out of which 40 ha is under cultivation. The station has all required implements for cultivation.

3. Agricultural Research Sub-Station, Khanpur, Jhalawar

This farm is situated 45 km away from Baran on Baran-Jhalawar Mega State Highway. This farm was handed over to the MPUAT in June, 2006 from State Govt. (Department of Tilam Sangh) and named as Grass and Fodder Development Farm, later on it was renamed as Horticulture and Forestry Instructional Farm and now it is proposed to convert in Agricultural Research Sub-Station. This farm is aimed to develop a model unit of horticultural and forestry along with seed production of major crops during kharifrabi and summer seasons. This farm has gross area of 52 ha, out of which 45 ha is under cultivation.