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Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur

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The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on 12th June 1964 at Hyderabad. The University was formally inaugurated on 20th March 1965 by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi,the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India on 23rd June 1966. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on 7th November 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter. HISTORICAL MILESTONE Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on the 12th of June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November, 1996 in honour and memory of the noted Parliamentarian and Kisan Leader, Acharya N. G. Ranga. At the verge of completion of Golden Jubilee Year of the ANGRAU, it has given birth to a new State Agricultural University namely Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University with the bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. The ANGRAU at LAM, Guntur is serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication. Genesis of ANGRAU in service of the farmers 1926: The Royal Commission emphasized the need for a strong research base for agricultural development in the country... 1949: The Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on University Education led to the establishment of Rural Universities for the overall development of agriculture and rural life in the country... 1955: First Joint Indo-American Team studied the status and future needs of agricultural education in the country... 1960: Second Joint Indo-American Team (1960) headed by Dr. M. S. Randhawa, the then Vice-President of Indian Council of Agricultural Research recommended specifically the establishment of Farm Universities and spelt out the basic objectives of these Universities as Institutional Autonomy, inclusion of Agriculture, Veterinary / Animal Husbandry and Home Science, Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension... 1963: The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) Act enacted... June 12th 1964: Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established at Hyderabad with Shri. O. Pulla Reddi, I.C.S. (Retired) was the first founder Vice-Chancellor of the University... June 1964: Re-affilitation of Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatla (estt. in 1945, affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati and Andhra Veterinary College, Tirupati (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University)... 20th March 1965: Formal inauguration of APAU by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... 1964-66: The report of the Second National Education Commission headed by Dr. D.S. Kothari, Chairman of the University Grants Commission stressed the need for establishing at least one Agricultural University in each Indian State... 23, June 1966: Inauguration of the Administrative building of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... July, 1966: Transfer of 41 Agricultural Research Stations, functioning under the Department of Agriculture... May, 1967: Transfer of Four Research Stations of the Animal Husbandry Department... 7th November 1996: Renaming of University as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga... 15th July 2005: Establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) bifurcating ANGRAU by Act 18 of 2005... 26th June 2007: Establishment of Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University (APHU) bifurcating ANGRAU by the Act 30 of 2007... 2nd June 2014 As per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014, ANGRAU is now... serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication...

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    EFFECT OF SEED INVIGORATION TREATMENTS ON FIELD PERFORMANCE AND STORABILITY OF AGED SEED OF GREENGRAM [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek]
    (Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, 2017) LEELAVATHI, M; PADMA, V
    The present investigation entitled “Effect of seed invigoration treatments on field performance and storability of aged seed of greengram [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek]” was carried out at Agricultural Research Station (ARS), Jangamaheswarapuram, Guntur (field studies) and Department of Seed Science and Technology, Advanced Post Graduate Centre, Lam, Guntur (storability studies) during 2016-17. The seed of greengram cv. LGG-460 were invigorated by the hydration treatments viz., CaCl2 (2%), hydropriming, moringa leaf extract (5%), KNO3 (1.5%), hydroprimed and dry dressing with thiram (0.25%). Seed were also invigorated by dry dressing with bleaching powder (2g/kg of seed) and red chilli powder (1g/kg of seed). The invigorated seed along with the untreated seed (control) (aged and fresh seed) were used for both storability and field studies. Among the invigoration treatments hydroprimed and dry dressed with thiram exhibited the highest germination (93.7%) and field emergence (92.0%). Seed treated with red chilli powder and bleaching powder exhibited more plant height. Leaf area, number of leaves, number of branches were found to be superior in seed treated with bleaching powder, red chilli powder and hydro primed and dry dressed with thiram. However, days to 50% flowering was not influenced by the invigoration treatments. Treating of aged seed with bleaching powder, red chilli powder and hydroprimed and dry dressed with thiram increased the number of pods per plant, number of seed per plant, seed yield per plant and 100 seed weight. Shelling percent and harvest index were also high in hydroprimed and dry dressed with thiram treatment. Even during storage, among all the invigoration treatments, hydroprimed and dry dressed with thiram treatment performed well with respect to the seed quality parameters like germination, seedling length, seedling dry weight and seedling vigour index over the control. Though the hydroprimed and dry dressed with thiram treatment performed well in storage in first four months, the dry dressing treatment viz., bleaching powder and red chilli powder treatments gave good results compared to hydration treatments in maintaining germination percentage after six month of storage, where the germination percentage was on par with fresh seed. Correlation studies exhibited positive and significant association with seed yield for all parameters except germination and plant height. The present study proved that seed invigoration with bleaching powder @ 2 g/kg of seed, red chilli powder @ 1 g/ kg of seed and hydroprimed and dry dresssed with thiram @ 0.25% of seed may be suggested for improvement of field performance and storability of greengram seed.