College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Godhra



Kakanpur Instructional Farm

Kakanpur Instructional Farm

College of Agriculture Engineering and Technology, AAU, Godhra having a Instructional farm which was allocated by the honourable Chief Minister, govt. of Gujarat under Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna during the year 2008 - 09. The farm having an area of 20.46 hector and it is 26 km far away from Godhra. At the time of possession of farm, it was a barren, badly undulating and uncultivated, but after possession of farm by CAET, AAU, Godhra, extreme work of land levelling, soil enrichment, drainage channel for removal of excess water, construction of compound wall & wire fencing for farm protection had been started and due to this intensive campaign the farm brought under cultivation in the very first year. At present the seed production programme of maize and paddy crop has been taken to supply the quality seed to the farmers and also the portion of the farm are utilized by the students of B.Tech (Agril. Engg.) for conducting and demonstrating practical work by tractors and tractor drawn implements, soil and water conservation techniques and survey & levelling purpose. This station has recently got visionary project under RKVY on Development of Technologies For High Valued Fruit Crops For Tribal Area.

At the time of getting the possession Leveling and plotting of the farm during 2008-09
General Information of the farm
  • Total farm area 20.46 hector
  • Cultivable Land 16.00 hector
  • Uncultivable Area 4.46 hector
  • Area under cultivation 8.5 hector
  • Area under development 5.00 hector
  • Area under building and road 1.5 hector
  • Water sources : well - 1, borwell - 1 and torrent water
  • Soil : soil type - sandy loan, soil pH 6.4 to 7.8
  • Physical facilities : syntax office structure, Maize Research Laboratory, Threshing yard, Implement Shed and godown.
Aims of the Farm
  • Testing of the new technologies developed in the field of Agicultural Enginering.
  • On-farm demonstration of advance technologies in Agicultural Enginering to the farmers.
  • Development of research in response to agro climatic condition of this region in different field crop as well as fruit crop.
  • Conducting and demonstrating practical work for the students of B.Tech (Agril. Engg.)
Seed production programmes and general cultivation taken at kankanpur farm

Year Season Area (ha.) Crop Production (Kg.)
2008-09 Kharif 3.40 Cluster bean 2649
2009-10 Kharif 1.60 Breeder Seed Production (Cv.Guj.Maize-3) 2372
0.80 Breeder Seed Production (Cv.Guj.Maize-4) 815
0.80 Paddy Cv.Gurjari 2528
3.0 Green manuring of Sun hemp -
Rabi 0.56 Breeder Seed Production (Cv.Guj.Maize-2) 1822
1.15 Breeder Seed Production (Cv.Guj.Maize-6) 2287
Summer 0.16 Nucleus seed production ( Cv. HKI-1344**) 18
2010-11 Kharif 3.5 Breeder Seed Production (Cv.Guj.Maize-3) ---
2.5 Paddy Cv.Gurjari ---