Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi in collaboration with University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
started Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Bagalkot during June 2005 for transfer of scientific Agricultural technologies to the
The district comes under Northern dry zone (Zone-III) comprising of six talukas viz., Badami, Bagalkot, Bilagi, Hungund, Jamakhandi and Mudhol. The total geographical area of the district is 6575 sq. km. The gross croppedarea in the district is 6,46,797 ha of which 3,04,569 ha is under irrigation.
The major crops grown are Sorghum, Maize, Wheat, Groundnut, Sunflower, Greengram, Redgram, Bengalgram, Sugarcane and Cotton. Horticultural crops like Sapota, Pomegranate, Banana, Grapes, Lime and Papaya are also cultivated extensively in the district. The allied Agricultural enterprises like Dairy, Poultry, Farm Forestry, Sheep and Goat Rearing, Inland Fisheries, Sericulture are also practiced.
The district has enough water resources with MLBC and GLBC command areas and mega UKP project. Soils are very fertile. The district has tremendous potential for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal husbandry.