A full-fledged department of Agricultural Meteorology in university came into existence during the year 2000-01. A Post Graduate degree programme in Agricultural Meteorology was started during 2005-06 at College of Agriculture, Latur and shifted to College of Agriculture Parbhani during 2010-11. Every year 12 students were admitted for PG education in Agricultural Meteorology. Students from different parts of the country join the department for their M. Sc. programmes. So far, One Twenty (120) M. Sc. students have completed their degree in Agricultural Meteorology. Research work conducted on agro climatic resource characterization, crop-weather relationship, crop growth modeling, crop weather-pest-disease relationships. A proposal for starting of new Ph.D degree in Agricultural Meteorology (intake 02) in Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani is in progress.
Crop weather observations scheme: Non- plan scheme sponsored by Govt. of Maharashtra and incepted in 1960. The main function of this scheme is to collect daily data on weather parameters and characterize weather conditions on different temporal scales.
ICAR funded plan project AICRP on Agrometeorology was started during the year 1994-95, for Marathwada region. Weather based agro-advisory services for farmers of region were initiated in year 1991, which is now extended for all the districts. Department also maintains agro meteorological data banks for different stations of University and provide the valuable information about different meteorological parameters to various user community.
Central Govt funded project "Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva Yojana" is in operation at this university since June 1993 and performs two functions. Viz; i) Verification of numerical weather prediction (NWP) products with real time weather conditions. ii) Providing of operational advise to the farmers in crop management for doing or desisting the farm operation under likely weather conditions in addition to caution adverse weather conditions on the crops.