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Land Resources Research Institute

Land Resources Research Program (LRRP), established in 1982, focuses on producing more food and fiber on less land using fewer inputs while protecting the environment. The proceeding pages provide an overview of its mandate, accomplishments, services offered and future thrusts.



  • Conduct strategic soils research to understand soil physical, chemical and biological processes.

  • Develop technologies for efficient soil input management and environmental protection.

  • Provide technical support to other research organizations, educational institutions, and relevant industry.

There are following programes under Land Resources Research Institute:

Provide scientific bases for enhancing and sustaining soil productivity and protecting the environment.



  • Identified and established deficiencies of boron, zinc, iron and sulfur in field and horticultural crops, and developed cost-effective and adoptable technologies for their management.

  • Mapped spatial variability of nutrient status in cotton-wheat areas and Potohar plateau.

  • Developed high efficiency fertilizer use technologies, like phosphate band placement in wheat, zinc-enriched rice nursery, and leaf color chart-based nitrogen management in rice.

  • Developed economical technologies for managing salt-affected soils and brackish waters.

  • Calibrated efficient, economical, and easy soil tests for comprehensive soil fertility evaluation, and established interpretation criteria.

  • Quantified N2 fixed by pulse legumes grown on farmers' fields

  • Developed Biozote biofertilizer for enhancing legume crop productivity.

  • Developed plant analysis diagnostic criteria for cereal, legume, and oilseed crops.

  • Developed a tillage management strategy for sustaining rainfed crop productivity.


  • Soil, plant, water, and manure analytical advisory service to international, federal, provincial and commercial organizations, NGOs and farmers.

  • Biozote biofertilizer for provincial and federal agencies and farmers.

  • Reference fertilizer analysis laboratory.

  • Training of provincial scientists, industry personnel, and farmers.


  • Integrated nutrient management strategies for sustaining productivity of major cropping systems.

  • Micronutrient biofortification for enhancing crop productivity and mitigating malnutrition in humans and animals.

  • Nutrient management strategies for fruit orchards and intensive vegetable production systems.

  • Biofertilizer development for enhancing soil Phosphorus availability.

  • N - Biofertilizer development for important cereal crops.

  • Carbon sequestration by crop residue recycling, conservation tillage, and eroded-land rehabilitation.

  • Saline agriculture for enhancing biomass productivity and soil resource sustainability.

  • Alleviate soil physical constraints.

  • Minimize soil environment pollution.

  • Characterize mineralogy of benchmark soils.








Dr. Arshad Ali


 PSO / Director



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