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Today, Agricultural Research Institute is the biggest research centre of Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur. The research institute has been established on 74.1 hectare land which houses laboratories, office building experimental farm and a few residential quarters for the staff. About 7 hectare land is reserved for rain-fed agricultural research and 2.5 ha land for organic farming, which is the need of the time in the state. At Kherwari (Jaipur), 11.8 ha land is in the process of development for organic farming. This institute has well equipped laboratories and other infrastructure facilities to conduct research in the identified thrust areas. The various laboratories include Pesticide Residue Lab., White grub & other soil Arthropods Lab, Bio-agent production Lab., Seed Technology Research Lab., Crop Physiology Lab; Soil & Plant Elemental Analysis Lab; Wheat Quality Lab., Pathology Lab., Microbiology Lab., Vermicompost Unit, Plant health clinic and Post Harvest Technology Lab. This institute also has some general facilities like the CIMCA (Centre for Information Management and Computer Application), Library & Information Centre, Workshop, etc. As an important academic activity, Academy of Agriculture, Allied Sciences and Technology (AAAST) has been established with the objectives to organize symposia, seminars and publish the research highlights. More than 70 scientists and 200 administrative, supporting and auxiliary staff members are engaged in various research activities.

The Agro-met with its useful weather data bank of last 25 years is an advisory service for the farmers at this institute. This unit issues medium range weather forecast (5 days in advance) along with crop and animal advisory on every Tuesday and Friday. Its bulletin reaches to the farmers through news papers, AIR, Doordarshan and E-TV Rajasthan.

Through its Research Sub-stations in the zone-IIIa the research on varietal development development and production is taken care of on crops like spices, mustard, taramira, cotton, maize, sorghum, arid fruits, floriculture, etc.

Following disciplines, have been working through multidisciplinary approach

 Plant Breeding & Genetics  Horticulture
 Agronomy  Seed Technology Research
 Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry  Breeder Seed Production
 Plant Pathology  Agricultural Engineering
 Entomology  Statistics
 Nematology  Agricultural Economics
 Physiology  Post Harvest Technology
 Biochemistry  Agrometeorology

Unique sick-plot sites for cereal cyst nematode, dry root rot and termite are available at this institute for development of resistant varieties and technologies for maximization of crop production and productivity under problematic areas of the State.

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