Anand Agricultural University (AAU) was established in 2004 at Anand with the support of the Government of Gujarat, Act No.(Guj 5 of 2004) dated April 29, 2004. Caved out of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU), the dream institution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. K. M. Munshi, the AAU was set up to provide support to the farming community in three facets namely education, research and extension activities in Agriculture, Horticulture Engineering, product Processing and Home Science. At present there seven Colleges, seventeen Research Centers and six Extension Education Institute working in nine districts of Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Anand, Dahod, Kheda, Panchmahal, Vadodara, Mahisagar, Botad and Chhotaudepur
AAU's activities have expanded to span newer commodity sectors such as soil health card, bio-diesel, medicinal plants apart from the mandatory ones like rice, maize, tobacco, vegetable crops, fruit crops, forage crops, animal breeding, nutrition and dairy products etc. the core of AAU's operating philosophy however, continues to create the partnership between the rural people and committed academic as the basic for sustainable rural development. In pursuing its various programmes AAU's overall mission is to promote sustainable growth and economic independence in rural society. AAU aims to do this through education, research and extension education. Thus, AAU works towards the empowerment of the farmers.
(DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS B. A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2021) Vipul S. G.; Dr. V. K. Gondalia
In the period of this global competition, it has become very much vital to study
the performance of the exports of each and every commodity that is exported. Fresh
fruits are such commodities which requires in depth analysis in order to know the
current scenario as well as to make future policy decisions. Accordingly, the present
study was undertaken to examine the trade pattern of the exports of major fresh fruits.
(DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY B. A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2021) Vipul; Dr. D. B. Sisodiya
It was indicative from the studies that aphid, Lipaphis erysimi Kalt. was
commenced from second week of January and persisted till first week of March and
attained its peak (79.08 aphids/3 leaves) during 3rd week of February (7th SMW). The
population of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. was initiated from third week
of January and persisted till first week of March and attained its peak (8.34 larvae/3
leaves) during 3rd week of February (7th SMW). Head borer, Helicoverpa armigera
Hub. was noticed from first week of January and persisted till fourth week of February.
It reached its peak (2.23 larvae/3 leaves) during 1st week of February (5th SMW). The
population of leaf eating caterpillar, Spodoptera litura Fab. was noticed from first week
of January and persisted till fifth week of February and its peak (2.09 larvae/3 leaves)
was observed during 1st week of February (5th SMW). The occurrence of coccinellid
beetle was started from third week of January to first week of March reached its peak
(0.87 beetle/3 leaves) during 3rd week of February (7th SMW). The syrphid fly
population was noticed from fourth week of January to first week of March and present
throughout the season. It was at its peak (0.73 maggot/3 leaves) during 4th week of
February (8th SMW).
(DEPARTMENT OF DAIRY TECHNOLOGY S. M. C. COLLEGE OF DAIRY SCIENCE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2021) ANKAMANAL VEENA; Dr. S.V. PINTO
The present investigation involved evaluation of Kokum (Garcinia indica) as
value added ingredient in whey beverage. The experiment was conducted in three
phases. Phase I: Development of a tentative method for manufacturing of Kokum
whey beverage (KWB); Phase II: Optimizing the TS level of reconstituted whey, level
of sugar and level of Kokum syrup using Response Surface Methodology and Phase
III: Evaluating the developed product for its physico-chemical properties, microbiological quality and assessing its shelf life.
(DEPARTMET OF AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS B. A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2021) Vaniya Jyotika N; Dr. A. D. Kalola
The data on six different biometrical characters of fifty six genotypes/hybrids of
okra were collected from Main Vegetable Research Station (MVRS), A.A.U., Anand
during kharif season of the year 2018 for the present study entitled
“Comparison of selection indices using different weights in okra
(Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)”. The experiment was conducted in randomized
block design with three replications. Six characters fruit yield per plant, plant height,
number of internodes on main stem, fruit length, fruits per plant and fruit weight were
used in the present study.
(DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING B. A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2021) Desai Jayeshkumar P.; Dr. B. C. Patel
An experiment was conducted to assess genetic variability, correlation, path
coefficient analysis, selection indices and genetic divergence for grain yield and its
attributes with a set of 48 genotypes of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was
conducted in randomized complete block design with three replications during rabi
2020-21 at the Regional Research station, Anand Agricultural University, Anand. The
characters studied were days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, plant height (cm),
effective tillers per plant, length of main spike (cm), peduncle length of main spike
(cm), spikelets per main spike, grains per main spike, 1000 grain weight (g), grain
weight per main spike (g), grain yield per plant (g), biological yield per plant (g),
harvest index (%), flag leaf area (cm2
), protein content (%), sedimentation value (ml)
and hardness index.
(Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University Anand, 2021) Suvatar Vikram K.; Dr. J. I. Nanavati
The present investigation entitled “Line × Tester Analysis for Forage Yield
and its Attributes in Forage Maize (Zea mays L.)” was undertaken to generate
information on per se performances of parents and hybrids, the magnitude of
heterobeltiosis and standard heterosis, gene effects and combining ability effects of
parents and F1’s for green fodder yield and its component characters.
(Department of Veterinary Microbiology College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Anand Agricultural University Anand, 2021) Patel Krishnabahen. J; Dr. R. A. Mathakiya
Poultry production can function as an instrument for poverty alleviation and
economic development. As low-income countries transition into higher incomes
alongside growing urban populations, there is an increasing demand for quality sources of
animal products. Poultry products are consumed highest in the world, but in several
countries many essential antibiotics are used during poultry production. Promotion of
intensive poultry production could increase antimicrobial resistance (AMR) within
resource-limited settings lacking in effective biosafety and biosecurity measures. In
recent scenario, phenotypic and genotypic methods are used for the detection of
antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance genes spread through horizontal gene
transfer (HGT) through phages, plasmids, transposons or integron gene cassettes.