Barani Agricultural Research Institute at Chakwal consists of following Research Divisions:

  1.  Plant Breeding & Genetics (Wheat, Groundnut, pulses, Fodders , oilseeds)
  2. Agronomy
  3. Soil Science
  4. Plant protection
  5. Horticulture,
  6. Agricultural Engineering
  7. Agricultural Economics

1. Plant Breeding & Genetics Division: 

Objectives

  • Development of high yielding, drought tolerant and disease resistant varieties suitable for rainfed areas
  • Maintenance of genetic purity of wheat varieties through BNS, Pre-basic and Basic seeds
  • Production of nucleus seed of advance lines
  • Dissemination of Research Information

Strategy

  • National & International collaboration for exchange of information & breeding material
  • Collection and maintenance and evaluation of germplasm of for utilization in crop improvement programs
  • Morphological and physiological characterization of  Germplasm

Research activities

  • Maintenance of genepool
  • Hybridization for crop improvement
  • Evaluation of local  & international screening nurseries / trials
  • Preliminary yield trial
  • Regular yield trials
  • Micro trials
  • National uniform crop yield trial (rainfed)

Varieties Developed: Wheat

S. No. Name of variety

Year of Release

1

Chakwal-86

1986

2

Rawal-87

1987

3

Pothwar-93

1994

4

Kohsar-95

1995

5

Chakwal-97

1998

6

G.A-2002

2002

7

Chakwal-50

2008

8

BARS-09

2009

9

Dharabi-11

2011

Varieties Developed: Groundnut (Peanut)

Name of Variety

Year of Release

BARI-89

1992

Chakori

1992

BARI-2000

2000

Golden

2002

BARI-2011

2011

BARI-2016

2016

Varieties Developed: PULSES

Chickpea

Name of Variety

Year of Release

Balkassar-2000

2000

Wanhar-2000

2001

Tamman-12

After approval by experts sub- committee the case is now submitted in Punjab Seed Council for final approval

Mungbean

Name of Variety

Year of Release

Chakwal Mung-97

1997

Chakwal Mung 06

2006

Mash

Name of Variety

Year of Release

Chakwal Mash

2000

Lentil

Name of Variety

Year of Release

Chakwal Masoor

2011

Varieties Developed-OILSEEDS:

Development of Rapseed and Mustard varieties “Chakwal Sarsoon” a variety with high yielding potential, wider adaptability and better tolerance to stresses and “Chakwal Raya” having characteristics to drought and cold tolerance, resistant to shattering, insect pests and diseasess.