Research Initiatives

  • ISO Accreditation of AARI Labs
  • Research on nutritional enhancement to address malnutrition (Zn, Fe, Vit-A, Vit-C etc.)
  • Acquisition of double Bt. & glyphosate resistant genes in Cotton
  • Direct seeding and submergence tolerance in Rice 
  • Incorporation of Canola character in local Raya varieties (AARI Canola)
  • Hybrid development (Maize, Tomato, Basmati Rice, Sunflower)
  • Stress tolerant & Zone specific varieties (Jauhar, Gold, Ihsan, Fatehjang etc.)
  • Establishment of Climate Change Research Centre and Organic Farming Research Section
  • Dual purpose maize varieties (Malka-2016)
  • Acquisition of new pulses germplasm having herbicide tolerance
  • Public private partnership 
  • Fodder pre-basic seed production for supplying to PSC
  • Resource conserving technologies to lower the cost of production
    • Fertilizer and water use efficiency 
    • Zero or minimum tillage, Wheat in standing cotton and Bed planting
    • Intercropping (Pulses in Sugarcane)
  • Soil & Water Testing Labs (500000 samples/ year)
  • Pesticide residues and heavy metal analysis 
  • Post-harvest management (CA Lab) & value addition
  • Introduction of new crops
    • Date palm in South Punjab (37000 plants of Ajwa, Amber, Khalas & Madjoul to farmers) 
    • Avocado, Chiku, Nectarine/peaches, Pistachio, Berries, Passion fruit, Mangosteen, Fig etc. 
  • Production of disease free, healthy & true to type certified nursery plants (100000 plants/ year)
  • Seedless kinnow (55000 plants to farmers)
  • Promotion of Kitchen Gardening (260000 Seed Kits in 2016-17)