Research & Development

A strong R & D set up with highly qualified and experienced scientific resources led to development of high yielding varieties and hybrids of cereals, pulses, oil seeds, forage and fiber crops. The company has developed number of varieties as:

Cereal crops:

Pearl millet:
Western M-45, Western M-46 and Western Seva;
Western Shakti and Western Mahashakti;
Western Double One, Western Double One Deluxe, Western Gold, Western Sona, Western Raj and Western More.

Spices Crops:

Western C-45, Western C-60, Western Jivan Prime and Qumex Western C-60;
Western Hariyali;
Western Swad and Western Sugandha.

The company flourished under the dynamic leadership of Mr. N. P. Patel, ‘The sun of soil’ as Managing Director, and Mr. P. D. Patel, B.E. (Textile), Director, looks after administration, Seed Processing and Sales, Mr. T.S. Patel, Director, person in-charge of Purchase, Sales, Seed Production and Quality Control, Mr. B. P. Patel, B.Sc. (Botany) and Mr. Akash Patel, B.Sc. (Agri.) are associated with development and expansion of seed business. Our R & D department has always been cutting edge in delivering quality products, which are best suited to the farmer’s needs considering all the ecosystems and also meeting the trade requirements of crop quality, and for that we engaged/appointed stalwart of scientific community. Dr. D. M. Kale, Scientist in-charge for groundnut research has 42 years research experience, and he has worked in BARC, Trombay (Maharashtra), his tried less efforts led to development of six groundnut varieties. Dr. D.P. Goswami, Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding has 11 years research experience in the company, and working as Research Scientist, he has developed varieties/hybrids of Castor, Cotton, Vegetables, Cereals, Pulses, Spices and other crops. Dr. J.A.Patel, Director (R & D) has total 42 years experience in research of Pulses, Vegetables, Ccereals, Oil Seeds and Cotton in Anand Agricultural University, and he has contributed for development of more than 30 varieties/hybrids, and four GMS lines in Chilli and seven pistilate lines in castor. He is the scientist responsible for planning and execution of research work in all the crops, quality seed production and other technical work related to research and development. Mr. C.K. Patel, M.Sc. (Agri.), Genetics and Plant Breeding is the scientist responsible for conducting crop improvement research work including experiments, and he has been given responsibility of seed testing laboratory and Bio tech lab of the company. The company has well established research farms of about 200 acres at different locations to represent various agro eco-systems. To strengthen research work and for critical evaluation of developed varieties/hybrids, company has extended its research activities at Dhedhu Farm and Juna Manka (Harij) farm in addition to major activities at Saraswati Research Farm, Dholakuva (Mansa).

              Mr. J. P. Desai, Retired Scientist of Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University has been appointed as farm manager, Mr. Desai along with four field supervisor, having Agri. Diploma/BRS Degree, look after day to day activities of research farms. Experienced personnel in administration, agriculture and accounts support the M.D. for smooth working of company. The company is abide to maintain the quality of seed, for that it has created all the required infrastructures for seed processing, storage and packing at Gandhinagar and Dholakuva (Mansa), and for that the responsibility is shared among five qualified and experienced supervisors. A strong marketing set up with above 400 distributors/dealers across the country have ensured that we serve the lives of millions of farmers and other needy persons.