Research Activities

Following are the research activities of the institute:

  • Collection, maintenance and evaluation of Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas germplasm
  • Hybridization and study of filial generations of oats, sorghum, pearl millet
  • Preliminary yield trials of Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas
  • Regular yield trial of Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas
  • Advance yield trial  Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas
  • Zonal yield trial Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas
  • National uniform yield trial of  Berseem, Oats, alfalfa, sorghum, maize, pearl millet & cowpeas
  • Production of BNS and pre-basic seed of Lucerne, Berseem, Oats  Sorghum  and maize  fodder crops
  • Study of effect of last cutting date on seed production of berseem & alfalfa
  • Study of effect of seed rate on incidence of root rot disease in berseem
  • Study of  effect of row spacing on  seed production of berseem ,alfalfa , sorghum & pearl millet
  • Study of effect of seed rate on green fodder yield of Sadabahar
  • Effect of planting density and row spacing on grain and fodder yield of maize                                  
  • Study of chemical control of  cuscuta in established crop of alfalfa
  • Study of effect of phosphorous and potassium on seed production of oats
  • Study of effect of foliar spray of urea on green fodder yield of oats
  • Study of effect of ‘p’ on seed production of berseem
  • Study of effect of foliar spray of boric acid on seed production of lucerne
  • Study of optimum doses of n & p fertilizer for maximum green fodder yield of sorghum, pearl millet & maize
  • Effect of potash fertilizer on seed yield of pearl millet
  • Monitoring of nutritious quality of kharif fodders
  • Screening of berseem germplasm against the root rot disease (Fusarium moniliforme)
  • Screening of oat varieties against drechslera sp
  • Screening of sorghum germplasm against red leaf spot
  • Screening of advance sorghum & maize lines against stem borer &  shoot fly Atherigona Soccata (Rond.) (Diptera: muscidae)
  • Screening of pearl millet germplasm against downy mildew disease
  • Evaluation of alfalfa germplasm against anthracnose caused by colletotricum trifollii
  • Evaluation of maize genotypes for resistance against different leaf spot diseases
  • Chemical control of armyworm in berseem & alfalfa seed crop
  • Chemical control of lygus bug in lucerne seed crop
  • Study the effect of honey bee pollination on seed production of berseem
  • Effect of berseem and lucerne hay on milch animals
  • Effect of feeding silage on milk quantity and quality in milch animals
  • Effect of palatability on voluntary feed intake of promising lines/varieties of sorghum & pearl millet
  • Effect of different combinations of berseem, lucerne and rhode grass on milk yield and quality