The University carries out location specific researches in all three major agro climatic zones, constituting its present jurisdiction, namely, red and laterite, new alluvial and coastal saline zone.
Major achievements/research findings:
Maintenance of large repository of genetic resources
Developed number of promising varieties / hybrids for large-scale cultivation in the state
Standardization of agro-techniques of different crops for sustainable production
Region-specific development of INM, IPM and IDM module with successful dissemination among the stakeholders
Development of weather-based pest and disease forewarning system
Popularization of zero-energy cool chambers for short-term storage of horticultural crops
Large-scale production and distribution of microbial bioagents,organic manures and mushroom spawn to the stakeholders
Production and distribution of 236 t quality seeds (Foundation/ Certified / TL) of paddy, wheat , oilseeds and pulses
Niche Area of Excellence in Arsenic Management Options – ICAR
Quality Control Laboratory for horticultural crops- Ministry of Food Processing, GOI
Export Testing Laboratory- APEDA
Pesticide residue analysis in sugars and arsenic contamination of the food-chain –WHO
Regional Analytical Quality Control Laboratory of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Leaf Tissue Analysis Laboratory, Disease Forecasting Unit, Plant Health Clinic and Bio-Control Laboratory-NHM
Water Management & bio-remediation of heavy metals,arsenic /fluoride in soil and water-Indo-US Knowledge Initiative in Agriculture (AKI) (in process)
Farmers’ Participatory Action Research Programme-Ministry of Water Resources, GOI.
Organic Farming- Ministry of Agriculture, GOI
Demonstration, Extension and Training on Water Management Technology (TOT), GOI
NAIP (Component 4) on Basic & Strategic Research on “Arsenic in Food-Chain: Cause, Effect and Mitigation” (Lead Centre) and "Endocrine Profiles and Characterization of Candidate Genes Influencing Prolificacy in Black Bengal Goat" (Co-operating Centre)
VISION FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH THRUST:
Strengthening of agro-climatic situation-specific research
Research focus on conservation, characterization and utilization of diverse genotypes of plants and microbes
More research programme in farmer-scientist participatory mode
Refinement of water management practices
Value-addition and quality assurance to crops for export competitiveness
Consortium mode of interdisciplinary research
Patent achieved by Fishery Scientist of RRS, NAZ: Patent has been granted by the Patent Office Govt. of India for “Underwater water sampler for collecting water sample for Limnological work (Patent No. 203213 (318/CAL/2001) dt. 31-5-2001) in the name of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya . The sampler has been invented by Dr. Mrinal Dasgupta, Reader (Research) in Fishery, Regional Research Station (New Alluvial Zone), Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Gayespur, Nadia, West Bengal. The sampler is easily portable, simple and inexpensive. It enables sampling of water from different layers of water column without disturbing its properties or composition.
Other Patent applications in the name of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya on inventions made by Dr. Mrinal Dasgupta are on Underwater Soil Sampler (Patent application No. 133/KOL/2004. Dt.23-3-2004) and Underwater Water Sampler (Patent application No. 635/KOL/2005, Dt. 20-7-2005).
Financial assistance for filing the patent applications has been provided by Technology Information Forcasting Assessment Centre (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Patent Information Centre, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal helped in processing the patent applications.
New Patent in the Name of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya: Patent on another Underwater Water Sampler (different design) invented by Dr. M. Dasgupta, Associate Professor (Research ) in Fishery, RRS (NAZ), BCKV has been granted in 2010 by the Patent Office, Govt. of India. (Patent No. Patent No.. 244244).
Technology developed for increasing productivity of acid soil regions of the state: Prof. Biswapati Mandal of this directorate with a team of researchers developed technology for increasing productiviyty of otherwisely low productive vast area of land under acid soil regions of the state. The team has proved that by using a locally available low cost material viz., basic slag (80 mesh)- a waste product of steel industry, in line at the rate of 1/5 to 1/10th of lime requirement (LR) of the soils the yield of rapeseed and wheat could be increased by 30-40% over the control (no basic slag). This has been validated through a large number of trials in the farmers^ fields all over the vast acidic red and lateritic tract of the state. It ensures an additional net return of Rs.3500 to Rs.5500 (approx) per hectare and thus greatly benefits particularly the resource-poor backward class farmers. This team has also screened out a few varieties of the crops more suited in the tract for better yield. It is encouraging that the Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of India has accepted the technology for nationwide adoption for improving the productivity of vast area (12 m.hectares) of agricultural land in the acid soil regions of the country.