Technology- I: Round the year fodder production system (Irrigated situation)
After the inception of IGFRI, the division of Soil Science and Agronomy was established in the year 1964, for development and standardization of sustainable forage production technologies by efficient management of inputs under irrigated and rainfed situations. This division was bifurcated into Divisions of Agronomy and Soil Science in the year 1982. Further, in the year 1996, to promote the inter disciplinary approach in generation of agro- techniques for enhancement of nutritious forage production through appropriate soil, water and nutrient management strategies, the division of Agronomy and Soil Science were merged to form the Division of Crop Production.
Development of suitable fodder production systems for irrigated and rainfed situations with an emphasis on efficient use of inputs, particularly nutrients and water.
Development of forage based farming systems.
Soil resource management and agro-meteorological studies relating to forage production systems.
Evaluation of different management practices for various fodder crops and combination of various forage systems to enhance forage productivity.
Judicious use of meteorological information and natural resource management to enhance forage production.
Efficient natural resource management.
Developing suitable perennial based production systems for optimizing forage productivity under irrigated and rainfed conditions.
Developing integrated nutrient supply system for enhanced nutrient and water use efficiency.
Soil health and amelioration needs in relation to forage crops.
Climatic variability and crops – weather modelling for optimizing forage productivity.