Initiatives

  • Approval of 33 new high yielding varieties of various crops
  • Accreditation of 21 Laboratories of Ayub Agricultural Research Institute , Faisalabad for ISO-17025, accreditation of 4 new Laboratories is in progress
  • Successful introduction of date palm varieties Ajwa, Amber, Khalas, Barhee and Madjoul in Punjab
  • Research on nutrition enhancement in crops through genetic and agronomic means 
  • Establishment of Center of Excellence for Olive Research and Training (CEFORT) at Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal
  • Establishment of Satellite Centre of Barani Agricultural Research Institute in Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Enhancement of Honey Production by using modern techniques
  • Initiated research on organic farming of wheat, pulses and vegetable
  • Establishment of Cotton Research Station, Rajanpur to strengthen cotton research in southern Punjab
  • Development of hybrids and open pollinated varieties in vegetables resilient to climate change
  • Establishment of Tissue Culture Laboratory at Horticultural Research Station and provision of missing facilities at Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Bahawalpur
  • Development of Heat tolerant and stay green maize hybrid (FH-988 and FH-1036)
  • Development of weedicides tolerant chickpea and lentil germplasm
  • Development of cotton variety suitable for mechanical picking
  • Varietal identification though DNA barcoding, fingerprinting of Cotton, Wheat, Maize, Potato, Tomato and Date Palm varieties/hybrids.
  • Basmati rice hybrid development resistant to bacterial leaf blight
  • Crop diversification through Soybean and Sesame cultivation under changing climate
  • High density orchard establishment of mango, citrus and guava
  • Adaptability studies of Avocado, Chiku, Nectarine and Peaches, Pistachio, Berries, Passion fruit, Mangosteen, Fig and Grapes
  • Development of Production Technology for Garlic and Ginger
  • Development of high oil content cotton lines/genotypes
  • 130,202 kg pre-basic seed and 139,000 true-to-type nursery plants were prepared in last year
  • Analysis of 97,738 soil and 94911 water samples under advisory services during last year
  • Analysis of 404,399 soil samples under Extension Services 2.O
  • During last year, 233516 olive plants were planted at farmers fields in Pothwar