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Director Farm was established with the bifurcation of the HAU, Hisar from the PAU, Ludhiana w.e.f. 2-February 1970 to provide mechanized the facilities to carry out research/seed production and purchase various inputs i.e. agro-chemical, petrol, diesel and lubricants for the university. Before this, it was the part the Regional Research Station, Hisar under the PAU, Ludhiana since 1966.
A remarkable change has been witnessed in the rural economy due to adoption of agricultural technology in the State. The seed quality and varietal improvement had played a very important role in better utilization of inputs in different agro-climatic conditions of the state. The direct contribution of quality seed alone to total production has been estimated at around 15-20% depending upon the crop. The role of quality seed has now become more important.
There is an area of 367.35 hect. for production of quality seeds of categories foundation seed/certified seed/TFL seeds on the University main Farm in addition to the area under Research and fodder production for Animal Farm of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Vety. & Animal Sc. All the operations starting from seed field preparations to harvesting/thrashing are fully mechanized.There is seed processing plant with capacity of 3 ton per hour installed in the Directorate for grading, processing and packing of the quality seeds under the supervision of qualified Plant Engineer-cum-Manager.
The mandate of the Directorate of Farms is to produce and supply the quality seeds i.e. Foundation/Certified/TFL category of various Rabi and Kharif crops to the seed growers for further multiplication and farmers during the Kisan Melas/Farm Darshan organized by the University and Kisan Seva Kendra. The Haryana Seeds Development Corporation is the major buyer of the foundation seeds produced by this Directorate. The HSDC place the indent of foundation seed of various crops and accordingly the cropping plan is finalized by the Cropping Plan Committee of the University. The additional seed produced is being supplied to the Government Agencies like IFFCO, KRIBHCO, N.S.C. and private seed growers. This Directorate also renders the tractors with immediate, transport vehicle and water tankers facilities to the research schemes/Departments of the University. The Directorate also provides security services to entire farm area including the research field of the University.
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Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -
system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.
Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.
On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.
Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.
Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.
The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.