About Us/ Introduction
The yield and quality are retarded due to environmental factors (terminal drought, heat, cold, moisture stress); agronomic factors (inadequate supply of fertilizer, quality seed, pesticides, fungicides and weedicides; traditional method of land preparation, seeding, weeding, sowing, harvesting, threshing, storing); biological factors like Ascochyta gram blight, Fusarium Wilt, Rhizoctonia root rot and insect pest like gram pod borer, Heliothus armigera and weeds Asphodelious spp., Xynthiams sp, Medicago sp. in the gram growing areas of the province.
To overcome these problems the Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established Agricultural Research Sub-Station for (Gram and Pulses) in June, 1976 and Upgraded to Research Station in June, 1991 at the cost of Rs. 18.8 millions with 48 acres land.
The mission of Agricultural Research Station Ahmad Wala Karak is to meet the challenges made by environmental, agronomic and biological factors through constant and sustainable research to increase and improve the pulses production in the province in close collaboration with national and international centers like NIFA, NIAB, PARC, NARC, ICARDA and ICRISAT.
Official message from Head of Department
ARS Karak is keen to use available resources for the boosting of Economic level of farming community by developing of high yielding and disease resistance varieties of pulses. Innovation in the farming system of Barani area and to provide technical assistance to the growers of the area through field days, seminars, lectures, advisory conferences and technical bulletins.
Research Activities for evaluation of different local & exotic high production varieties for income generation of farming communities
Vision/ Future Plan
A dynamic outward looking research organization ready to meet client’s needs of the province and can face national and international challenges in the field of pulses.
Over all achievements of this station are briefly summarized as follow:
YIELD POTENTIAL (Kg/Acre)
FAKHR E THAL
In favourable weather circumstances, more than 10 tons of pre-basic seed of chickpea is produced every year to meet the demand of extension wing.
Production technology for various pulses devised and disseminated through:
Advisory services to the farmers at the station and the their fields
Public Access to Govt.
Official/ Officers (Designation only)
Address/ Telephone No/ Fax/Email.
Agriculture Research Station Ahmad Wala Karak
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