Mission

In order to ensure food security, rehabilitate the economic return of the resource poor farmers of the rainfed area through advance technological approaches for sustainability. Our main research areas are:

  • Development of varieties with deep root system, narrow leaves with less stomata and waxy nature of leaves
  • Development of bold seeded 3-4 seed / pod and short duration varieties of groundnut to enhance cropping intensity
  • Breeding of Kabli gram for Potohar region (medium & high rainfall area)
  • Use of innovative techniques like embryo rescue to facilitate distant hybridization for genetic base diversification of crops grown under rainfed conditions
  • Combining early stage drought tolerance and high temperature tolerance at critical grain fill stage in wheat
  • Research for high value crops like fruits and vegetables
  • Standardization of techniques for raising of Off-season different vegetables nursery in tunnels
  • Growing of Off-season vegetables in tunnels by using high efficiency drip irrigation methods innovative methods
  • Growing of medicinal plants (Ispaghol, Kalwangi, Zera)
  • Cultivation of Cotton, Soybean and cowpea in barani areas
  • Identification of good quality Peach varieties for Pothowar region
  • Establishment of multiplication blocks of Citrus (Succri & Blood Red), Grapes, Almond, Fig, Olive & Peach
  • Identification and propagation of suitable Olive cultivars for different agro-ecological zones of Punjab
  • Hybridization of cut flowers (Ranunculus) for high value hybrid varieties
  • Multiple cropping systems
  • Drip and bubbler irrigation to vegetables and orchards
  • Increasing cropping intensity in barani area
  • Training of farmers for the use of appropriate production technology to increase cost benefit ratio
  • Dissemination of printed material in the form of brochures regarding modern production technologies of crops