Research Highlights

  • Development of varieties of food crops like wheat, paddy (coarse, fine), oilseed, maize, pulses, vegetables, horticultural crops and silkworm hybrids
  • Molecular breeding for biotic and abiotic stress in rice, wheat, maize beans etc.
  • Toxicological studies on antibiotics, pesticides, weedicides, fungicides and growth promoting harmones on crops and animals
  • Development of integrated farming system model for small & marginal farmers
  • Development of integrated disease and pest management in various economically important crops of the region.
  • GIS and remote sensing based natural resource information.
  • Delineation of micronutrient deficiency in soils & crops of Jammu division and amelioration thereof
  • Molecular characterization, registration for GI and biotechnology intervention in crops including basmati rice, kalazeera, rajmash (beans), anardana, etc.
  • Production of breeder, foundation and certified seeds of food crops and planting materials of horticulture, flowers, vegetable and aromatic and medicinal crops
  • Identification of private sector hybrids of different crops suitable for the region.
  • Crop diversification and protected cultivation
  • Pre and post harvest management of various crops
  • Development of models for fore warning of pests and diseases.
  • Water harvesting and micro-irrigation system for agriculture in rainfed areas.
  • Rejuvenation of senile /old orchards of mango, olive, guava, etc.
  • Identification of biomolecules for the development of antifungal and antibacterial activity.
  • Developing technologies for rainfed areas
  • Exploitation of genetic variability of fruit crops for export related traits
  • Development of technologies for reducing drudgery particularly of women folk
  • Identification of the prevalence of helminth parasites affecting livestock in Jammu region
  • Breeding and management strategies in dairy animals, poultry for socio economic upliftment of rural women
  • Isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens in lambs, poultry, horses, sheep, dogs and govt. Farms in Jammu.
  • Genotyping of animals for higher productivity (meat/milk/wool etc.) and stress resistance (biotic/abiotic)
  • Highland pasture development and management
  • Embryo transfer technology for improving local breeds of animals
  • Exploitation of local fish types and fisheries as livelihood generating meansĀ 
  • Cultivation of mushrooms and spawn production
  • Establishment of climate change research