Land availability and utilization for different purposes
The Institute is having 374.11 ha farm area. Out of this 13.61 ha farm area is at Amboli, Sindhudurg district and remaining 360.5 ha area at Pune, Jalna and Nagpur Dist.- Manjari Bk (56.39 ha), Vasantdada (36.00 ha), Naigaon (117.26 ha) Lonarwadi (43.86 ha), and Patharwala, Dist-Jalna (51.02 ha) and Nagpur (45.91 ha).
About more than 70% area is under cultivation from the available land (258.68 ha), out of which 30% area used for conducting various field experiments, breeding program, rotational crops & green manuring crops improves the soil fertility and productivity. As well as field demonstration trials of various sections of Agriculture Division is also carried. Rest of 35% area used for breeders seed production. Remaining 35% area is kept fallow every for next year planting. Fallowing reduces infestation of weeds & pest due to repeated tillage operations in the fallow field. Research work is a continuous activity of Agriculture Division hence the Farm Development and Management has been allotting more than 45 ha land for conducting various agricultural research activities. A Sugarcane Breeding Center is established at Amboli for varietals improvement.