Rice variety 'Parbhavati' resistant for iron chlorosis and okra variety 'Parbhani Kranti' resistant to yellow vein mosaic were released for cultivation. Fine grained scented variety of rice 'Parag 401' was developed and released for cultivation by using anther culture technique. Dominant genetic male sterile line of safflower is developed and being utilized for development of hybrids. The technology for preparation of kurdi from wheat batter (PBN-51) using paneer whey as socking agent for 4 days at room temperature was developed by which the protein content in kurdi was increased.
1) Genetics of Iron chlorosis resistance in Rice.
2) Genetics of yellow vein mosaic resistance in Okra.
3) Genetics of fertility restoration in relation to cytoplasmic diversity in Sorghum.
4) Genetics of male sterility in Safflower.
5) Development of A, B & R lines in Pigeonpea.
6) Development of early maturing, high yielding, high Fe, Zn content and grain mold tolerant genotype in Kharif and Rabi Sorghum under VNMKV-DAE-BRNS-BARC collaborative Research Project is in progress.
Department have collaboration for post-graduate teaching and research with institutes like ICRISAT, Hyderabad; BARC, Mumbai; CICR, Nagpur; IIMR, Hyderabad; NRCPB, New Delhi; NBPGR, New Delhi, NIASM, Baramati, Mahyco Life Sciences Research Centre, Kalash Seeds and Bejosheetal, Jalna. Post-graduate students are undertaking part of research work in the laboratories of collaborative institutes.
At present, the Ad hoc research project entitled "Genetic improvement of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) for earliness and grain yield through induced mutation" is successfullycompleted (2018-19 to 2021-22). The project was sanctioned by of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS) Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Govt. of India BARC, Trombay, Mumbai. The total amount sanctioned is Rs. 24,79,700/- (Rs. Twenty Four Lakh Seventy Nine Thousand Seven Hundred Only).
During 2012-2017 Central Government sponsored project on "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants" was implemented with state government assistance (Rs. 7.5 Lakh).
The scheme "Taking Pigeonpea Hybrids to the Doorsteps of Farmers (TPHDF)" initiated in 2008-09 through the funding of ICRISAT, Hyderabad (Rs. 66.00 Lakh) was completed in March 2013.