Pulse Research Station, Vadodara



Research Activities

Pulses Research Schemes

  1. Crop improvement
    • Strengthening of genetic resources which include collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm for making use in breeding programmes.
    • Development of newly genetic materials for developing genotypes with high stable yield, better grain quality and resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses.
    • Testing of newly developed genotypes under various categories of trials such as PET, SSVT, LSVT, IET etc.
    • Seed multiplication of different varieties on large scale to cater to the need of farmers and various seed producing agencies.
    • Dissemination of the newly developed technology on the farmer's field through demonstrations.
  2. Resource management
    • To find out suitable pulse based cropping system.
    • Nutrient management in pigeonpea based cropping system.
    • Weed management in pigeonpea.
    • Irrigation scheduling in rabi pigeonpea
    • Evaluation of pigeonpea varieties in rabi season under different geometry
  3. Plant Protection:
    • Screening of various genotypes of pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbean and other pulses against major pests and diseases.
    • Survey and surveillance of various pests/diseases in middle Gujarat for pulse crops.
    • Management of pod borer complex in pigeonpea.
    • Development and evaluation of IPM modules in pigeonpea.
    • Advance stage screening against major insect pests (Medium maturity).
    • Development and evaluation of IPM modules for pest management in urdbean.
    • Effect of seed treatment on the incidence of sucking pests in mungbean.
    • Bio-efficacy of newer insecticides against pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) and pod fly Melanogromyza obtusainfesting pigeonpea.