Crop improvement programme Cereal crops Phule Mauli (RSLG-262)

i) Cereal crops
Sorghum and bajra are the important kharif foodgrain crops. The University has recently released the variety of sorghum "Phule Yashoda" (SPV-1359). It is recommended for a medium to heavy soils and responds well to irrigation (1 to 2 irrigations). It yields 25-30 q/ha. It was released in 1998 at State level and subsequently released in 2000 at National level.

The sorghum variety Phule Mauli (RSLG-262) released during 1999 is a drought resistant variety recommended for light to medium soil and its yield under rainfed conditions is 12-15 q/ha. Improved variety of sorghum APV-504 (Swati) released by the University in 1989 is recommended for rabi tracts.

The variety 'Shradha' of bajra released by the University yields upto 25 q/ha. The improved agro-techniques for moisture conservation in drought prone area has been developed for higher productivity of bajra. The last 15 years yield data shows that, the yield of bajra has increased from 250 kg/ha to 690 kg/ha due to adoption of modern techniques of cultivation for this improved variety.

Rice is another important crop wherein variety Indrayani, Pavana and Kundalika have been released by the Agricultural Research Station, Vadgaon Maval and Darna by Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Igatpuri of this University.

Hunis and Manjari composites are the high yielding early and medium duration varieties of maize developed by the University. These varieties are catching the area very fast in Kolhapur region of the State.

General Greenhouse Management

Greenhouse Construction
Climate Control in GH Structures
Greenhouse Management: Soil Sterilization and preparation, cultural practices in flower and vegetable cultivation
Irrigation and Fertigation Technology
Crop Protection
Post Harvest and Marketing

Marketing of Horticultural Produce

Importance and Scope
Post-Harvest and Handling
Marketing Channels
Domestic & Export Marketing : Potential Markets & Procedures
Logistics and Planning
Marketing of Allied Products


Bank of Maharashtra
Minor Irrigation for Agriculturists scheme for purchase of various irrigation equipments.
Mahabank Kisan Credit Card scheme for cultivation of crops, meeting the short-term credit needs of farmers.
Farm Mechanisation for Agriculturists scheme for Purchase of Tractors/Power tillers, Harvesters, Threshers & other farm
Animal Husbandry scheme for Purchase of animals, Poultry- Broiler Farm, Layers Farm, Hatchery Sheep/Goat Rearing Construction
of Byre, and Purchase of Machinery Working Capital Requirements under
Scheme for Cultivation of fruit crops-mango, Pomegranate, Grapes etc.
Scheme for providing finance to set up of Agri-Clinics/Agribusiness Centers.
Scheme for Financing Farmers for Purchase of Agricultural land.
Scheme for Financing Two Wheelers to Farmers
Scheme for Providing Loans to Farmers for Purchase of consumer durables
Scheme for Hi-tech projects in agriculture.
Rural Godown Scheme (Gramin Bhandaran Yojana) for scientific storage of agricultural produce.
Minor Irrigation for Agriculturists

Purpose :
Digging of new wells, revitalization of existing well, purchase of oil engine, electric motor, pump set installation of pipe line, sprinkler, irrigation, drip irrigation, tube well, bore well, etc.
Eligibility : Agriculturist who owns agricultural land.
Amount : For new dug wells as per the NABARD Unit costs for equipments/estimates.
Repayment : Depending upon the repaying capacity 7 to 11 years.
Security : Mortgage of land, Hypothecation of movable assets and guarantors.
Other Terms & Conditions :
Proposed well should be located in white watershed area. It should not be in dark watershed area.