FARMING SYSTEM RESEARCH CENTRE

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  • To characterize existing farming systems to know the productivity, viability and constraints.
  • To develop and validate region-specific Integrated Farming System Models for enhanced system productivity, profitability and sustainability.
  • To assess relative efficiencies of the IFS model in terms of economics, resource use and energy.
  • To optimize individual components of IFS in regional perspective
  • Capacity building of stakeholders in Integrated Farming Systems through appropriate trainings.
  • ABOUT CENTRE

    All India Coordinated Agronomic Research Project" with two components viz Model Agronomic Experiments and Simple Fertilizer trials was sanctioned first by ICAR in the year 1968 with R.S. Pura as Sub-Centre. During VII th five year plan 1984, the Centre was upgraded as Main Centre by ICAR with a budgetary support of 75 % by the ICAR and 25 % by the state and the scheme was renamed as AICRP on Cropping Systems and the Centre of SKUAST- J& K, R.S.Pura, Jammu was named as Cropping System Research. Latter on in 1993, Experiment on cultivators field (ECF) as a scheme of CSR was sanctioned by ICAR aiming to conduct the experiment at various location of the Jammu division in the Farmers field for developing location specific technologies

  • To characterize existing farming systems to know the productivity, viability and constraints.
  • To develop and validate region-specific Integrated Farming System Models for enhanced system productivity, profitability and sustainability.
  • To assess relative efficiencies of the IFS model in terms of economics, resource use and energy.
  • To optimize individual components of IFS in regional perspective
  • Capacity building of stakeholders in Integrated Farming Systems through appropriate trainings.

  • About the Centre

  • The centre was initiated in Jammu and Kashmir State as sub-centre at R. S. Pura in 1968 and it was further upgraded to Main center in 1984. ECF Centre now renamed as OFR was sanctioned in 1993 with its headquarters at R. S. Pura. The actual working of ECF Centre was started in 1996 in irrigated and rain fed eco-system of Jammu district. The OFR activities are to be carried in different selected areas continuously for three years. The areas of activities carried are on rotation basis.

    During the XIth plan the AICRP on Integrated Farming System come in to existence The AICRP-IFS at Jammu is working in an independent mode in the university under Farming System Research Centre. The IFS research programme has started after the launching session at Trivandrum i.e April 2010.

    Presently, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on IFS is functioning at Main Campus, Chatha that is located at 320-40/ North Latitude and 740-50/ East longitudes and an altitude of 356 meters above mean sea level. The center falls under the sub-tropical climatic conditions featured by hot summer and cold winter.

            The ECF (experiments on cultivar’s field) scheme commonly known as OFR (On Farm Research) was started w.e.f Kharif 1999 with Rajouri and Udhampur districts of intermediate zone which was later on shifted to Kathua district w.e.f Kharif 2003 to 2007-08 and now as per guidelines of PDFSR, Modipuram, this OFR centre has been shifted to Samba district of Jammu province of Jammu and Kashmir which falls under sub-tropical zone.

                Intermediate zone is a transition zone of sub-tropical and temperate climate with high mean annual rainfall (1478 mm), relatively wetter and colder winter and preponderance of spodosols, comprises mountainous area above the outer hills including part of Kathua, Samba, Reasi  Udhampur, Poonch, Rajouri and Doda districts of Jammu division with altitude range varied from 4500 ft to 12000 ft. AMSL. The area experiences rugged terrain, steep slopes and lofty hills with poor irrigation facility. It has a geographical area of 7.78 lakh hectares with net sown area of 1.23 lakh hectares and only 16 thousand hectare is irrigated. Maize is most dominant kharif cereal occupying more than 86 per cent of the area followed by rice (14%). Maize is grown in rain fed conditions and usually followed by wheat/mustard.

    Sub-tropical zone is characterized by moderate rainfall (1069 mm), hot summers, relatively dry but pronounced winter and preponderance of alluvial soil, comprising of outer plains and hills of Samba,, Kathua and part of Udhampur district with an altitude range of 1000/ to 4500/ above mean sea level. It has 10.16 lakh hectare total geographical area with net sown area of 2.36 lakh hectare. Rice-wheat is predominant cropping system in the irrigated and maize/bajra-wheat in rainfed ecosystems. Generally in sub-tropical zone where mean maximum temperature goes up to 410C in the month of May and June and mean minimum temperature falls up to 80C in the month of December. The major occupation of the people is agriculture and allied activities. The farming in the area in dominated by growing of crops like paddy, maize, wheat, bajra and oilseeds. The maximum area is sown under wheat crop followed by paddy while minimum is under bajra and oilseeds among the major field crops.  Following OFR activities w.r.t. field trials under farmer participatory have been initiated in newly selected Jammu district of J&K since 2017-18 as per mandate of AICRP-IFS all the field experiments on farmer field were carried out in Jammu district during 2017-18 in high productive block i.e. Bishanah and low productive i.e. Arnia three viallges in each block and 10 different experiments in one village were conducted and the villages are Kothi more, Dabbar harsan, Chak bana of Bishnah and Shekhupur, Chak Majra and Chack Keema of Arnia.


  • To characterize existing farming systems to know the productivity, viability and constraints.
  • To develop and validate region-specific Integrated Farming System Models for enhanced system productivity, profitability and sustainability.
  • To assess relative efficiencies of the IFS model in terms of economics, resource use and energy.
  • To optimize individual components of IFS in regional perspective
  • Capacity building of stakeholders in Integrated Farming Systems through appropriate trainings.
  • ABOUT CENTRE

The centre was initiated in Jammu and Kashmir State as sub-centre at R. S. Pura in 1968 and it was further upgraded to Main center in 1984. ECF Centre now renamed as OFR was sanctioned in 1993 with its headquarters at R. S. Pura. The actual working of ECF Centre was started in 1996 in irrigated and rain fed eco-system of Jammu district. The OFR activities are to be carried in different selected areas continuously for three years. The areas of activities carried are on rotation basis.

During the XIth plan the AICRP on Integrated Farming System come in to existence The AICRP-IFS at Jammu is working in an independent mode in the university under Farming System Research Centre. The IFS research programme has started after the launching session at Trivandrum i.e April 2010.

Presently, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on IFS is functioning at Main Campus, Chatha that is located at 320-40/ North Latitude and 740-50/ East longitudes and an altitude of 356 meters above mean sea level. The center falls under the sub-tropical climatic conditions featured by hot summer and cold winter.

          The ECF (experiments on cultivar’s field) scheme commonly known as OFR (On Farm Research) was started w.e.f Kharif 1999 with Rajouri and Udhampur districts of intermediate zone which was later on shifted to Kathua district w.e.f Kharif 2003 to 2007-08 and Samba w.e.f. 2008-09 to 2016-17 and nowshifted to Jammu district since 2017-18  as per guidelines of PDFSR, Modipuram.




Name of Project Principal. Investigator Agency Duration
Document
Identification of cropping system module for different farming systems Dr. N.P. Thakur ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -
Sustainable resource management for climate smart IFS Dr. N.P. Thakur ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -
Evaluation of Weed Management practices under organic production system. Dr. N.P. Thakur ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -
On farm crop response to plant nutrients in predominant cropping system and their impact on crop-livestock-human chain Dr. A.K. Gupta ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -
Diversification of existing farming systems under marginal household conditions Dr. A.K. Gupta ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -
On farm evaluation of farming system modules for improving profitability and livelihood of small and marginal farmers Dr. A.K. Gupta ICAR-IIFSR Plan based -


Name : Dr. Narender Pal Thakur
Designation : Chief Scientist/Prof. (Soils) & Incharge FSR Centre
Area of Specialization : Soil chemistry & fertility/Soil Technology/Farming System Research
E mail : npthakur08@gmail.com
Contact No : 94193-32934
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Name : Dr. Ashok Kumar Gupta
Designation : Chief Scientist/Prof. (Agronomy)
Area of Specialization : Crop Production Nutrient Management & Farming System Research
E mail : ashokgupta1970@rediffmail.com
Contact No : 9419100401
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Name : Dr. Vijay Khajuria
Designation : Junior Scientist (Senior Scale)
Area of Specialization : Crop Production(Agronomy)
E mail : dr.vijaykhajuria@gmail.com
Contact No : 09596913247
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Centre:  AICRP ON (IFS) OFR, JAMMU                                                District: JAMMU (J&K)

 

Block

Bishnah(High productive)

Arnia(Low productive)

Total

Village 1

Village 2

Village 3

Village 4

Village 5

Village 6

Name of the village

Kothi morh

Dabbar Harsan

Chak Bana

Shekhupur

Chak Majra

Chak Keema

 

Number of farmers /households

OFR 1

4

4

4

4

4

4

24

OFR 2

4

4

4

4

4

4

24

OFR 3

2

2

2

2

2

2

12

 


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