Research Activities

Following are the research activities of the institute:

On-Going

Sunflower

  • Development of inbred lines
  • Maintenance of inbred lines
  • Parent seed production
  • Development of new hybrid combinations/seed production
  • Study of new sunflower hybrids
  • Micro seed  yield trials of sunflower
  • National uniform sunflower yield trial
  • Hybrid seed production

Sesame

  • Maintenance of gene pool
  • Hybridization programme
  • Study of filial generations
  • Sowing date trial
  • Preliminary seed yield trial
  • Advanced seed yield trial
  • Micro seed yield trials
  • National uniform sesame yield trial
  • Production of pre-basic seed

Brassica

Summer Mustard

  • Maintenance of gene pool
  • Hybridization programme
  • Study of filial generations
  • Preliminary seed yield trial
  • Advanced seed yield trial
  • Micro seed yield trial

Winter Rapeseed-Mustard

  • Maintenance of gene pool(B. napus)
  • Hybridization programme(B. napus)
  • Study of filial generations(B. napus)
  • Preliminary seed yield trial (B. napus)
  • Advanced seed yield trial (B. napus)
  • Micro yield trials of Rapeseed (B. napus)
  • Maintenance of gene pool(B. juncea)
  • Hybridization programme (B. juncea)
  • Study of filial generations (B. juncea)
  • Preliminary seed yield trial (B. juncea)
  • Advanced seed yield trial (B. juncea)
  • Micro yield trials of trials (B. juncea)
  • National uniform Rapeseed and Mustard yield trials
  • Hybrid Canola Programme
  • Development of restorer lines in Brassica napus
  • Maintenance of inbred lines
  • Development of experimental hybrids
  • Testing of new canola hybrids
  • Screening of Promising Mustard lines for heat tolerance

Soybean

  • Maintenance of gene pool
  • Adaptability yield trial
  • Study of filial generations
  • Preliminary seed yield trial
  • Advanced seed yield trial
  • Micro seed yield trials
  • Production of pre-basic seed

Linseed

  • Maintenance of gene pool
  • Hybridization programme
  • Study of filial generations
  • Preliminary seed yield trial
  • Advanced seed yield trial
  • Micro seed yield trials
  • Production of pre-basic seed

Oil Technology Group

  • Screening of lines/ varieties of oilseed crops for oil contents
  • Screening of rapeseed and mustard lines/varieties for erucic acid
  • Screening of rapeseed and mustard lines for glucosinolates content

Entomology Group

  • To save the breeding material of Oilseed crops from insect pest
  • Screening of Promising Strains /Hybrids /genotypes of Different Oilseed crops against insects pests attacking these crops
  • Testing the Efficacy of some new pesticides in oilseed crops, assuring an optimum safety level of beneficial insects (e.g. Predators, Parasites and Parasitoids) of these crops
  • Identification of some non-chemical pest control solutions supplementing economic constraints of the peasantry

Pathology Group

  • Screening of advance lines/hybrids of all oilseeds crops against various diseases
  • Evaluation of various fungicides against various diseases
  • Development of resistant inbred lines of important oilseeds crops against potentially important diseases
  • Plant protection measures against oilseed crops diseases
  • Diagnosis of oilseed crops diseases in-vitro and their remedies