On 1st March, 2019, all the students from B.Sc. Agriculture, Semester VI visited ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal Aromatic Plants Research. It was established on November 24, 1992 in a 20.2 hectare irrigated land at Boriavi in Anand district of Gujarat. Prof. Ashwinbhai Trivedi, Senior Technical Officer, lectured about their organization and allowed the students to visit farms. We visited the farm which is about 2 ha land, a herbal garden with about 200 species of medicinal plants and in about 6 ha, a Arboretum with about 110 species of medicinal trees/herbs being maintained. The remaining area was used for general cultivation and seed production of medicinal plants. The farm had wall fencing in its boundary, one 15 HP submersible bore well for irrigation, a farm office, a processing unit, a small garden and four poly net houses. They also demonstrated the working of all the medicinal nursery such as Kalmegh , Tulsi, and Mints.
The students gained knowledge on cultivation practices and processing of various medicinal and aromatic plants.