Ayub Agricultural Research Institute is the main engine of growth in important crops witnessed over the years. A premier and one of the prestigious research organizations of the country, originated in 1962 after the bifurcation of research and education working under the former Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute Lyallpur (Established in 1906).Main campus is located at Faisalabad, whereas ecological specific research Institutes, research stations, sub-stations, testing centers, service laboratories and research cum demonstration farms are located throughout the Province of Punjab.

The main objectives of Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad are outlined below:

  • Genetic improvement of crop varieties for economic traits
  • Continuous up-gradation of production technology of crop varieties
  • Environmental friendly protection from insect pests, diseases and weeds
  • Better understanding and utilization of soil and water relations of plants
  • Processing/ preservation and postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables
  • Introduction of new plants to diversify the agriculture base
  • Testing of soil & water samples as farmer advisory services
  • Regulatory aspects, dissemination of knowledge and provision of new seeds and fruit plants to end users