Gram Breeding Research, Attock

Introduction

The gram blight has been considered the major disease that had been recognized in 1927 at Campbellpur (now Attock). To combat this problem, this research station was established. Since then, this station is working on the screening of gram varieties against gram blight and root-rot which is more frequent now-a-days under dry conditions than recognized previously.

Objectives

The mandate of Gram Breeding Research Sub-Station, Attock is to conduct the research trials on different aspects of gram. Evaluation and screening of advance promising lines is also carried out at the sub-station. The Station also developed soil moisture conservation techniques suitable for agro- climatic zone of Attock.

Our Scientist

Mrs. Sadia (ARO, PBG)

Research Activities

Trials naming (Evaluation of Gram Genepool and Micro Gram Yield Trial) are conducted in Rabi. After that due to unavailability/ encroachment of land, these are conducted at Groundnut Research Station, Attock by the direction of Worthy Director, BARI Chakwal. Five acres of agricultural land from Extension Department was transferred to Groundnut Research Station. The major objective of the institute is to maintain Gram Germplasm and to conduct Micro Gram yield trials. 

  • The research plan includes experiments on Strengthening of germplasm from different regions. 
  • Production of filial generations through crossing/ hybridization.
  • Advisory services were provided to farmers.

Achievements

Research work on disease screening and adaptability of varieties has been done in collaboration with different Research Institutes of Pakistan like Directorate of Pulses Research Institute Faisalabad, Barani Agricultural Research Institute Chakwal, NIAB Faisalabad, NIFA Peshawar and NARC Islamabad. Contribution s have been made to evolve the promising varieties of gram i.e. C 612, C 235, C 727, CM 72, C 44, Bital 98, Paidar 91, Punjab 91, Punjab Channa 2000, Balkassar 2000 and Wanhar 2001.