|A. Commodity Research
- High yield potential varieties for rice based cropping system.
- Heat tolerant varieties suitable for late planting after Aman harvest
- Variety development for problem areas like (North-western part), salinity (Southern belt), moisture stress (Barind) and excess soil moisture (Khulna, Barisal).
- Productivity related activities in system perspective
- Multidisciplinary and participatory research approach
- Appropriate farm machinery use in tillage in rice-wheat system
- Seed technology related research and breeders' seed production
- Development of hybrid and open pollinated varieties in Maize.
|Pulses and Oilseeds :
- Short duration high yielding variety of mustard with high oil content
- Water logged tolerant variety in sesame, seed dormancy in groundnut and hybrid variety in sunflower.
- YMV resistant short duration mungbean variety for kharif-1 season
- Development of varieties resistant to rust and Stemphylium in Lentil, Botrytis grey mold (BGM) resistant/tolerant in chickpea, YMV resistant variety for late planting in blackgram, low toxin in grasspea.
- Seed production and technology transfer of pulses and oilseeds in collaboration with DAE and BADC.
- Development of summer vegetables varieties such as tomato, leafy vegetables, cabbage, hyacinth bean, summer onion, etc.
- Production of hybrid brinjal, radish, muskmelon.
- Production of disease free seed/saplings through tissue culture in potato, banana, etc.
- Production of true potato seeds (TPS)
- Production of potato seed-tubers through formal and informal practices.
- Improvement of local potato varieties.
- Post-harvest handling and processing of potato in relation to export opportunities.
- Improvement of aroids and yams.
- Development of varieties for on and off-season and year-round fruits (Jack fruit, Mango, Pineapple, etc.).
- Development of fruits through micro- and macro-propagation.
- Varietal improvement of orange/mandarin and minor fruits like carambola, pommelo, ber, etc.
- Varietal development of commercial flowers viz. Orchid, Gladiols, Gerber, Anthurium and some foliage.
- Devolopment of producation techonology for different flowers.
- Post-harvest studies, lick Vase life determination, packaging and transportation.
- To select high yielding varieties of different spices having high degree of tolerance/ resistance to common insect pests and diseases
- To introduce spices which are commonly used in the country but not produced here.
- To develop appropriate and improved production technologies.
- To develop improved post-harvest handling, processing and preservation of different spices.
- To identify and find out control measures of insect pests and diseases of different spices crops.
- To develop improved soil and water management practices for production of different spices.
- To strengthen adaptive research of newly released spices varieties in different agro-ecological zones for transfer of technologies to end users.
B. Basic and Frontier research
|1. Breeding, genetic resources and bio-technology
- Assessment of genetic diversity/gene identification and establishment of molecular markers through DNA finger printing (purpose of intellectual property right establishment)
- Implication of gene transformation techniques for variety development against abiotic stress (salinity/charlands/ drought/water logging, etc.) and biotic stresses (disease, insect and pests, etc.)
- Improvement of crop varieties through Bio-technological means where natural variability for a particular trait is not available.
- In vitro and cryopreservation technique for germplasm conservation (plant/tissue/pollen/DNA)
- Germplasm enhancement and pre breeding (wide hybridization/ embryorescue/ovule culture)
- Introduction of GMO (Brinjal, Potato and Chickpea)
- Selection of desirable varieties/hybrids/inbreds using marker assisted selection (MAS)
- Cultural management of different crops for sustainable agriculture through system perspective approach.
- Long term fertility related research and crop modeling.
- Integrated crop production approach for hill and coastal region.
- Seed and seed health of prioritized crops.
- Crop diversification and intensification through multiple cropping.
|3. Soil Science
- Research on soil health management and soil fertility restoration (organic recycling/biofertilizer/symbiotic organism)
- Micro-nutrient related research on specific crops and soils.
- Ground water pollution with heavy metals.
|4. Plant Pathology
- Identification of pathotypes of major disease causing organisms.
- Conduct research for recommendation of new fungicides
- Integrated disease management
- Soil solarization to control soil borne pathogens
- Identification of new insect pests.
- Integrated pest management (IPM), chemical control of important pests.
- Conduct research for recommendation of new pesticides
- Determination of residual affects of important vegetables.
|6. Irrigation and water management
- Irrigation scheduling of high value crops for commercial agriculture
- Income generation of poor and marginal farmers through appropriate irrigation and water management practices
- Develop irrigation methods to minimize water loss and conserve ground water
|7. Farm machinery
- Development of appropriate machinery for optimizing crop yields and reduce cost of cultivation.
- Development of appropriate packaging, transportation and storage methods for fruits and vegetables.
|8. Postharvest Technology
- Assessment of post-harvest losses in crops, vegetables, fruits along with their processing and preservation.
- Improvement of storage techniques of seeds.
- Improvement of technology for extending shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
|9. Socio-economic, farming system and development
- Impact study on crop commodity sector including marketing and export opportunity.
- Economic suitability of BARI developed technology including low cost labour intensive machinery.
|10. Farming system research
- On-farm verification of matured technologies of different crops and non-commodity items
- Homestead gardening of fruits and vegetables production
- Integrated farming system research and technology adoption.
- Agroforestry research
|11. Genetic resource management
- Collection, evaluation, documentation and conservation of germplasm of BARI mandate crops
- Genetic enhancement
- Molecular characterization of germplasms.
- In-vitro conservation of clonally propagated crops
- Documentation of germplasms in relation to GIS