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 SOIL SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY B.A. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ANAND, 2019) Patel Rajalben P.; Dr. V. P. Ramani
The study entitled,
“Effect of zinc nano fertilizer on growth, yield and Zn
content in maize Zea mays L.)” was u ndertaken by conducting a laboratory
experiment of synthesis and characterization of zinc nano fertilizer and a field
experiment at Main Forage Research S tation, Anand Agricultural University, Anand
(Gujarat) during r abi season of the year 2018 19.
oratory experiment, zinc nano fertilizer (ZnO NPs) was synthesized,
using direct precipitation method and cha racterized by Dynamic Light Scattering
(DLS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared
Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. Th e i nstrumental analysis results indicated that
synthesized ZnO NPs were of 35 40 nm particle size , monodispersed, pure, stable and
showed characteristic absorption of Zn O bond at wavenumber of 509.46 cm 1 and
604.70 cm 1