Present Research Focus

Some of the focus key points of present research are enlisted below:

  • Development of high yielding, drought tolerant and disease resistant crop varieties of cereals, food legumes, oilseeds and fodders through hybridization
  • Development of varieties with deep root system, narrow leaves with less stomata and waxy nature of leaves
  • Development of bold seeded, 3-4 seeds per pod and short duration varieties of groundnut to enhance cropping intensity
  • Breeding of Kabuli gram for pothowar region (for medium & high rainfall area)
  • Combining high temperature tolerance during grain fill stage
  • Research for high value crops like fruits and vegetables
  • Off season vegetable production
    • Growing of vegetables in tunnels
    • Growing of vegetable nursery in tunnels
  • Growing of medicinal plants (Ispaghol & Kalwangi)
  • Cultivation of soybean and cowpeas in barani areas
  • Identification of good quality peach varieties for Pothowar region
  • Establishment of multiplication blocks of Citrus, Grapes, almond, Fig, olive, Pomegranate and Peach
  • Identification of suitable olive cultivars for different agro-ecological zones of Punjab
  • Growing of cut flowers
  • Multiple cropping systems
  • Drip and bubbler irrigation to vegetables and orchards
  • Increasing crop intensity in barani area
  • Training of farmers for the use of appropriate production technology to increase cost benefit ratio