The faculty members published more than 550 scientific papers in national and international journals.
The major research achievements of the department are
- Germplasm collection and evaluation: More than 1000 genotypes of rice, mungbean, chickpea, soybean, bushbean, pigeonpea and cowpea were collected and evaluated against flooding, drought and salinity.
- Variety released: Rice variety i.e. BUdhan 1, mungbean varieties i.e. BUmug 1, BUmug 2, BUmug 3 and BUmug 4, chickpea variety i.e. .BUchola1 and soybean variety i.e.BUsoybean1 have been released from the department.
- Technology developed: High intensive four- crop based cropping pattern i.e. ”aus rice (early) – aman rice (early) – potato or mustard – mungbean) for northern region of the country.
Present research activities
- Exploring physiological traits of cereal, oilseed and pulse crops for high yield potential and adaptation to climate change.
- Collection and evaluation of plant genetic resources for their tolerance to drought, water logging and salinity.
- Evaluation of herbicides on different field crops and also soil health.
- Nutrient management and source-sink manipulation in cereal, oilseed and pulse crops.
- Development change of phyllochron in HYV and land races of rice in relation to various agronomic management practices.
- Breeder seed production of released varieties from the department
- Effects of puddling intensity and crop establishment techniques on the growth and yield of field crops.
- Impact of rice-wheat/potato mungbean cropping system on farmers’ employment opportunity, food security and livelihood in selected ‘Monga’ prone areas in northern districts of Bangladesh.
- Development of climate smart production technology of field crops in Bangladesh.
Future research plan
- Crop physiological research on varietal improvement for unfavorable ecosystems
- Collection, evaluation and conservation of germplasm and inbred lines of field crops from local and exotic sources
- Research on climate smart production technology of different field crops
- Integrated crop management practices and development of resource conserving technologies for sustainable crop productivity.
- Development of short-duration crop variety for intensification and diversification of cropping systems.
- Identification of crop genotypes tolerant to salinity, drought, heat stress and water logging
- Herbicidal research in relation to environmental issues
- Research on crop modeling, GIS and remote sensing