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Research > Facilities
Research as understood in general parlance is done in labs but typically in seed industry; research is mostly undertaken in fields. VNR Seeds has one of the largest research land facility in country. Total area dedicated to R&D is approximately 92 acres spread across states like Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Tamil Nadu.
Research Land-Paddy
  In paddy research, VNR has created conducive environment for field screening of blast at Raipur and cold weather environment for field screening of blast at Jagdalpur.
Research Land-Vegetables
  Nearly two thirds of its research land is dedicated to vegetable research wherein 75% of its land is under big and small net houses. For specific disease resistance varieties, the distribution is as under:
  • Bacterial wilt sick plot - 1.2 acre for bacterial wilt screening at village Gomchi
  • Nematode infested plot - 1 acre for nematode resistance screening at
       Gomchi and Kohadia villages
  • Fusarium infested plot - 0.5 acre for Fusarium wilt screening at village Kohadia
    Research Team
    VNR has a dedicated team for research which has collective research experience of over 300 years contributed by a full time qualified research team comprising of 10 scientists, skilled staff team of 12 and around 10 members as part time scientist & skilled staff.
    Our founder and mentor, Narayanbhai Chawda has been awarded with Doctorate (D.Sc.) by Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur for his dedicated research efforts in agriculture. Our principal breeder and research scientist (Paddy) has previous work experience in leading international seed organizations and brings international standards and practices to VNR’s research efforts.
    VNR’s research initiatives are well supported by our highly experienced & renowned advisors who mentor VNR with their academic, research and internationally acclaimed expertise.
    Seed Drying Scientific Floor Facilities
    For drying of seeds, VNR has scientific drying floor facilities. VNR has drying floors well equipped with different shade nets (25%,50%,75%,90%) wherein 1 tray floor facility is of 10000 sq. feet. VNR also has high end latest seed dryer equipment.
    Seed Storage Facilities
    VNR has built in secured scientific storage facilities for research seeds. For long term storage, a cold storage is dedicated which can store research materials up to 15 year’s period. For short term storage needs VNR has well equipped warehouses.
    Seed Research Equipment
    VNR has invested large funds in acquiring best in line research equipments for maintaining high standards of Seeds. Few of our equipments are mentioned as under:
  • Seed Germinator
  • Refractometers
  • Microscopes
  • Moisture meters
  • Scientific Balances
  • Hygrometers
  • Vernier calipers
  • Temperature meter
  • Computers with scientific software applications
  • Micro ovens
  • Digital camera
    Quality Assurance
    VNR Seeds rates quality as one of its major milestone. Our quality management system and standards are performance driven and customer (fellow farmer) focused. VNR has state of the art, technically advanced and well-equipped quality lab facilities at Gomchi in Raipur (Chattisgarh).
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