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Research Work

Some Thrust Areas of Research in College of Agriculture

Presently, 33 AICRP, 15 ICAR Adhoc projects, 4 State Government funded projects, 20 Central Government funded projects and 5 International Agency funded projects are running in College of Agriculture. Some of the thrust areas of the above research projects are:

  1. Genetic Dissection of Heat Tolerance in Wheat Using Multiple Bi-parental RIL Mapping Populations
    Funding Agency: USAID/BIRAC/DBT

  2. Introduction of Improved 60 days Cowpea Varieties in India
    Funding Agency: CIAT, Calli, Colombia

  3. Two Line Hybrid Rice to Improve the Economy of Hill Agriculture
    Funding Agency: UCB, Uttarakhand

  4. Characterization of Chickpea Germplasm Resource to Accelerate Genomics-assisted Crop Improvement
    Funding Agency: DBT

  5. Global Rice Array Project
    Funding Agency: IRRI, Philippines

  6. Development of Natural Products from Plant Origin as Potent Bio-pesticide for Plant Disease Management
    Funding Agency: Uttarakhand Council for Biotechnology

  7. Collaborative Project on Characterization of Chickpea Germplasm Resources to Accelerate Genomics-assisted Crop Improvement
    Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

  8. Studies on Seed Quality Traits and Root Stock Production of Kiwi Plant
    Funding Agency: Uttarakhand Biotechnology Council, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Uttarakhand

  9. Expansion of Activities of Biotech Kisan Hub in Two Aspirational Districts
    Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

  10. Molecular Characterization of White Fly and Other Sucking Pest Fauna Infesting Tomato Crop in Uttarakhand with their Bio-Intensive Pest Management
    Funding Agency: Uttarakhand Council of Biotechnology

Some Salient Research Achievements

  1. 12 Germplasm registered in 2021.
  2. 15 Varieties released and 09 varieties notified in 2021.
  3. In wheat, 13 germplasm accessions showed leaf rust resistance at adult plant and the presence of major leaf rust resistance gene, Lr­19­ was confirmed by SSR marker Xwmc221.
  4. In rice, formulation PBAT­­-3 showed minimum sheath blight severity as well as minimum percentage of Brown spot infected panicle.
  5. Submitted 6 PGPR microorganisms to National Agriculturally Improved Microbial Culture Collection.
  6. Submitted Gene Sequencing of white fly, pod borer and other insect pest in gene bank.
  7. With help of nanotechnology developed nano-formulations of fertilizer and botanicals.
  8. Developed forecasting model for late blight in potato crop.
  9. Developed various eco-friendly botanical formulation for insect pest management.