B.M. College of Agriculture
Jaswadi road, Khandwa 450 001
Ph.: 0733-2222119, 2230217 (O)
Fax: 0733-2222233 (R)
Khandwa (East Nimar) is
located in Agro- climatic Zone XI (i.e. Nimar valley) of
the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in between
latitude 210.5’ N and longitude 750.57’
to 770.15’ E with an average height of 304.8
m above MSL. The foundation stone of B.M. College of
Agriculture, Khandwa was laid down by the then Hon’ble
Chief Minister of the state Shri Motilal Vora on March
1, 1987. The college represents Nimar region, comprising
of districts of Khandwa, Khargone, Barwani, Burhanpur
and parts of Dhar and Harda districts. The college was
established with the objectives of imparting
Agricultural education, Research on important crops and
other natural resources and Extension or transfer of
improved agricultural technology in the region.
education for Graduation degree in Agriculture (B.Sc.Ag.)
is imparted by the college. The research work is mainly
concentrated in cotton, pulses, groundnut, spice crops
and other major crops of the region. Research activities
are being taken care of by one Zonal Research Station at
Khargone and one Regional Research Station at Khandwa.
For disseminating the important technologies in the
region, three Krishi Vigyan Kendras established at
Khandwa, Khargone and Barwani districts are functioning
as per prescribed mandate and requirement of the
There are 12
departments in the college i.e. Agronomy, Plant
Physiology, Agricultural Statistics and Computer
Science, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management,
Extension and Rural Sociology, Entomology, Plant
pathology, Food Science and Technology, Plant Breeding
and Genetics, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,
Horticulture, and Agricultural Engineering. Attempts
have been made and are
still on to re-structure the departments as per the
recommendations of 4th Dean’s committee.
A 4-years graduation
degree programme (B.Sc. Ag.) in the faculty of
Agriculture is being offered by this college since its
establishment. Effective teaching as per revised course
curriculum as recommended by 4th Dean’s
committee is being offered from academic sessions of
The total intake capacity
of students in the college was 20+ 8 ( payments
seats) under different categories up to the academic
year of 2005-06. Now intake capacity of students has
been doubled i.e.
enhanced to 40+ 16 (payment seats) under different
categories from the academic session of 2006-07.
Following is the present status with respect to strength
of students and availability of faculties in different
subjects at this college.
AGRICULTURE IN THE
constraints to crops’ productivity and bestowed
potentials in this zone have been summarized as below:
Soils: low in
available N, P, S and Zn
soils with poor water retentivity
bollworm, Pink bollworm, New wilt, black arm
Ground nut: White
grub, Bud necrosis
Black soils of the
region are highly productive
progressive and receptive to improved technologies
for intensive agriculture
Cotton, Mung, Urid,
Pigeonpea, Chillies, Banana, Neem and Floriculture
Cotton has been the
main crop in the region. Work on cotton at Khandwa was
initiated in the year 1921-22 as a Government Seed
Multiplication Farm which was upgraded to Cotton
Research Centre on 01-04-1960. With the establishment of
JNKVV in the year 1964, this Centre came under the
jurisdiction of J.N. Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya from
01-12-1964. The then Hon'ble Chief Minister of M. P.,
Shri Motilal Vora laid down the foundation stone of this
college on 01-03-1987 now known as B. M. College of
Agriculture, Khandwa. This College was established
with the objectives of imparting Agricultural Education,
Research and Extension in the region. The research work
is mainly concentrated on cotton, pulses. groundnut and
other major crops of the region. For disseminating the
technologies in the region, three Krishi Vigyan Kendras
have also been established at Khandwa, Khargone and
Barwani districts. One, Zonal Agricultural Research
Station located at Khargone has also been catering the
research needs of the zone under the jurisdiction of the
RESEARCH STATIONS AND
KVKs IN THE ZONE:
Agricultural Research Station, Khargone.
Agricultural Research Station Khandwa.
Vigyan Kendra; Khandwa, Khargone and Barwani
(i ) MM I : Genetic
Improvement of Cotton.
(ii ) MM2 : Resource
Management in Cotton.
Research Projects (IERP) under State Plan (TSP) at
Propagation of Aonla
and Ber under State Plan (TSP) Tribal regions of
Research Project (NARP) under State Plan (TSP).
Farm under State Plan, M.P. (Farm Development).
RESEARCH PROJECTS IN
OPERATION AT ZARS, KHARGONE:
Coordinated Research Project on Pulses-Pigeonpea.
Coordinated Research Project on Groundnut.
and Research Project (lERP) under State Plan.
Agricultural Research Project (NARP) under State
Agro-Advisory Services (EMS). (financed by
Government of India).
Seed Production unit
Work Experience (RAWE)
team of qualified and competent teachers is engaged in
teaching. Prabash Bose a student of this college was
honoured with the University Gold Medal 1993 for his
outstanding performance in B.Sc. (Ag.) degree programme.
Three students of this college have been selected for
post graduation studies through JRF (Year 2006-07) and
have secured admission in Orissa Agricultural
University, TNAU, and Anand Agricultural University. So
far 249 agriculture graduates have passed out from this
college. Kabaddi team of this college was winner (during
the year 2003, and 2005), and Runner (during the year
2007) in the JNKVV Intercollegiate tournaments. The
cultural team of this college was runner up in Drama
competition during the year 2003. Ku. Neelima Mourya, a
third year student of this college was winner in
intercollegiate women Chess Competition in 2005.Three
students ( Mr. K.S. Tomar, Mr. Dilip Yadav and Mr. Rajoo
Jat) were selected and participated in Inter-University
Kabaddi competition held at Rahuri (MS) during February
22- 25, 2008. In view of exposure to students for
academic improvements in the field of agriculture, the
educational tours are conducted in every academic year.
developed / refined: A number of technologies have
been developed and refined for the use of the farmers of
the region and state which have been summarized as
of herbicides viz., Pendimethalin and Trifluralin
followed by one hand weeding helped in controlling
the weeds satisfactorily and led to higher yields of
Biomulching with green
manure was found to give higher yields and
maintaining high soil fertility.
Azospirillum , Azotobacter and PSB were found to
increase cotton yields upto 30 per cent.
Foliar spray of MgS04
and FeS04 were effective in control of leaf
reddening disorder in cotton crop.
imidacloprid (@ 7.5 g/kg seed) and
Thiomethoxam (@ 4.8g /kg. seed ) were
effective in controlling sucking pests of cotton.
Spinosad 45 SC @ 75 g/ha, indoxacarb 14.8 SC @ 500
g/ha were found effective in controlling the
Estimation of yield
loss due to Grey mildew was found to be of the order
of 20 to 40 %. Prochloraz and Propiconazole were
indentified for the effective control of
Cost effective IPM
module for Nimar Agro-climatic Zone XI has been
developed which includes land management practices,
crop management, use of chemicals, organic,
mechanical measures and improved agronomic practices
For the first time in
our country, the naturally colored cotton var. JCC-l
(1996) has been developed at this centre, which is
a unique eco-friendly gift from the nature to the
textile industry and mankind.
This Centre has been
recognized for it's pioneering work on NEW WILT of
cotton. The cause of the new wilt was Identified and
its management strategies have been worked out.
The work of the Centre
has been recognized at national level as two
national awards (Hexamar Award and Smt. Sarada
Metnorial Award) have been conferred on Dr. P. P. Shastry, Plant
Pathologist. Dr. K. C. Mandloi (Retd. Sr. Scientist,
Cotton) was honoured for their outstanding
achievements in cotton research by Haryana
Agricultural University, Hissar with Ch. Ramdhan
singh Memorial Award.
VARIETIES OF COTTON
RELEASED BY RARS (AICCIP), KHANDWA:
Five varieties namely
Khandwa-3 (1985), Jawahar Tapti (1996), JCC-1 (colored
cotton) (1996), JK-4 (2001), JK-9 (2005) and two hybrids
namely JK Hy-l (1981) and JK Hy-3 (2002) have been
released by AICCIP, Main Centre, Khandwa. Where as three
varieties namely Maljari (1954), Khandwa-2 (1972) and
Vikram (l981 and two Hybrids namely JKHy-1 (1976) and JK
Hy-2 (1996) have been released by AICCIP sub centre,
Indore. Package of practices of all these varieties and
hybrids have also been developed.
VARIETIES RELEASED BY
: Khargone - 2
: Khargone- 1
(Blackgram) : Khargone - 3
(Peanuts) : Gangapuri, Jawahar Groundnut - JGN-3
All the three Krishi
Vigyan Kendras are engaged in conducting vocational
trainings, organising FLDs on major crops, on farm
testing in crop production, plant protection and
horticulture, and training for in-service field level
extension officials. The KVKs have effective linkages
with other organizations to disseminate the improved
technologies from research laboratories to the farmers’
fields of the area and to impart practical trainings to
men and women to make them self dependent.
VARIETIES / HYBRIDS RELEASED FROM KHANDWA
FOR COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION