Reseach Activities

Following are the research activities of the institute:

Wheat Section: 

  • Genetic improvement in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) through hybridization
  • Study of filial generations (F1- F7)
  • Preliminary wheat yield trials (A-trial)
  • Regular wheat yield trials (B-trial)
  • Regional wheat yield trial (06 locations in southern Punjab)
  • Punjab uniform wheat yield trials (07 locations in southern Punjab)
  • National uniform wheat yield trial (07 locations in southern Punjab)
  • Moisture stress tolerance studies of prominent wheat varieties
  • Production of heat tolerant wheat varieties
  • Testing of exotic wheat germplasm in local environment
  • Production of BNS and Pre-basic seed of wheat varieties
  • National uniform durum wheat yield trials (NUDWYT)
  • Evaluation of durum exotic germplasm in local environment
  • Preliminary durum wheat yield trial
  • Evaluation of barley exotic germplasm in local environment
  • Preliminary yield trial of Barley

 Agronomy Section:

  • Adoption of newly developed wheat strains to climatic changes under Bahawalpur      conditions      
  • Response of tall wheat varieties under different moisture regimes in southern Punjab
  • Efficacy of various weedicides against broad and narrow leave weeds in wheat and mung crops        
  • Determination of genetic coefficients of wheat and mung varieties for crop modeling calibration       
  • Sowing date trial on raya strains/varieties
  • Studies on weed control strategies in chickpea (Gram) under irrigated conditions

                                                        :Oilseed Section

  • Collection and maintenance of germplasm of mustard
  • Hybridization of Brassica juncea
  • Study of filial generations of Brassica juncea
  • Micro yield trial of mustard (B. juncea)
  • Micro yield trial of rapeseed (B. napus)
  • National uniform yield trial of mustard
  • National uniform yield trial of rapeseed
  • National uniform yield trial of taramira
  • Production of “BNS” and Pre-basic seed of Bahawalpur raya
  • Response curve studies for promising raya strains under Bahawalpur conditions
  • Sowing date trial on raya strains/varieties
  • Study of aphid on Brassica napus and Brassica juncea
  • Efficacy of different insecticides against aphid on brassica

:Pulses Section

  • Collection and maintenance of germplasm of pulses
  • Hybridization of pulses
  • Study of filial generations of pulses
  • Micro yield trial of pulses
  • National uniform yield trial of Mung bean
  • National uniform yield trial of chickpea (kabuli)
  • National uniform yield trial of chickpea (desi)
  • Production of BNS and Pre-basic seeds of mung bean and chickpea
  • Sowing date trial on pulses varieties
  • Efficacy of different insecticide against pod borer of chickpea
  • Study of pod borer on chickpea

Vegetable Section:

  • Evaluation and genetical study of quinoa germplasm (Set-I & Set-II) under agro-climatic conditions of southern Punjab
  • Study regarding development of filial generations of peas under climatic conditions of Southern Punjab
  • Zonal yield trial of carrot under agro climatic conditions of Southern Punjab
  • Seed production of carrot under agro climatic conditions of Southern Punjab

Plant Pathology Section:              

  • Screening of advance wheat varieties / lines against leaf rust under artificially inoculated conditions.
  • Screening of advance wheat germplasm against yellow rust (Puccina striiformis) of wheat under artificially inculcated conations.
  • Screening of wheat advance lines to stem rust (Puccinia graminis tritici) under natural conditions.
  • Genetic resistance in wheat germplasm against spot blotch (Bipolaris sorokiniana).
  • Screening of wheat varieties/ lines against kernel bunt (Tilletia indica) under natural condition۔
  • Screening of wheat varieties/ lines against loose smut (Ustilago tritici) of wheat.
  • Maintenance of isogenic lines of leaf rust (Puccinia recondita), yellow rust (Puccinia strifomis) and stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) for prevailing rust races monitoring.
  • Surveillance of wheat rusts in southern Punjab (incidence) and severity of wheat diseases.
  • Screening of mung bean varieties/ lines against mung bean yellow mosaic virus (MYMV)
  • Screening of sorghum verities/ lines against grain smut (Sphacelotheca sorghii)
  • Evaluation of brassica cultivars/ lines against Alternaria blight, wheat rust, powdery mildew.

:Entomology Section

  • Response of wheat varieties/strains against aphids under natural conditions
  • Estimation of losses of wheat caused by aphids on commercial varieties
  • Entomological study of NUWYT
  • Study of aphid on Brassica
  • Efficacy of different insecticides against aphid on Brassica and Mustard
  • Response of promising chickpea lines to Helicoverpa armigera.
  • Efficacy of different insecticides against gram pod borer
  • Evaluation of various strains/varieties of mung against whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)
  • Evaluation of sorghum strains/varieties against stem borer (Chillo partellus)
  • Screening of guar strains against sucking insect pests

Soil Chemistry Section:

  • Response of Mung beans to Sulphur application under Bahawalpur conditions.
  • Impact of fertilizer doses on promising Mung strain BRM-355 under Bahawalpur conditions.
  • Evaluation of promising Millet strains at different levels of fertilizer under       Bahawalpur conditions.
  • Evaluation of promising Sorghum strains at different levels of fertilizer under Bahawalpur conditions.
  • Response of Mung beans to soil vs foliar application of ferrous sulphate
  • Response of Mung beans to soil vs foliar application of zinc sulphate.
  • Response curve studies for promising raya strains under Bahawalpur conditions.
  • Fertilizer requirement of promising wheat strain under Bahawalpur Conditions.
  • Fertilizer requirement of promising desi (black) chickpea strains under Bahawalpur      conditions
  • Screening of wheat strains against salinity (Hydroponic/Pot study).
  • Effect of integrated use of fertilizer and poultry manure on wheat yield.
  • Response of wheat to different doses of ZnSO4 under Bahawalpur environment.
  • Fertilizer requirement of promising kabuli (white) chick pea strains under Bahawalpur conditions.

Millet Section:

  • Local varietal yield trial of sorghum
  • Local varietal yield trial of millet
  • National uniform sorghum yield trial
  • National uniform millet yield trial
  • Pre- Basic Seed production of Sorghum & Millet varieties/strains
  • Advisory services to farmers
  • Collection and maintenance of sorghum and millet germplasm