Agricultural Technologies

A number of technologies have been developed by the BAU teachers through the projects administered by BAURES. Some technologies are being used at the field by the farmers who are getting benefits directly from them. A brief list of the technologies (sector wise) is given below (please click on an item of the list to see details) :

a) Crop Science Sector
  1. BAU Dhan 2
  2. SAMPAD (BAU-M/12)- a rape seed variety of Brassica campestris
  3. SAMBAL (BAU-M/248) – a mustard variety of Brassica juncea
  4. BAU-M/395 – a rape seed variety of Brassica campestris
  5. BAU-M/396 – a rape seed variety of Brassica campestris
  6. BS 4 (Bangladesh Soyabean–4)
  7. Shohag (pb-1)
  8. Bragg (soyabean variety)
  9. Davis (soyabean variety)
  10. Rapid soil testing kit
  11. Bio-fertilizer
  12. Use of boron fertilizer to overcome the grain set failure of mustard, wheat and chickpea
  13. Maize as fodder
  14. Management of guava wilt
  15. Vegetable seed treating plant
  16. Use of BAU-biofungicide to control seed borne disease of vegetables and pulse
  17. Improved technology and varietal development of banana production
  18. Production and storage technology of jackfruit
  19. Package production technology of garlic – Varietal improvement, manipulation of growth cycle and development of production technology for better yield and higher allicin content of garlic.
  20. BAU Aam-1 (Farooque bhogh)
  21. BAU Aam-2 (Sraboni)
  22. BAU Aam-3 (Seedless)
  23. BAU Aam-4 (Diabetic baromasi)
  24. BAU Arbaroi-1 (Chaiti)
  25. BAU jalpai-1 (Haimanti)
  26. BAU jamrul-1 (Naspati)
  27. BAU jamrul-2 (Apple)
  28. Solar heat treatment of jute and cereal seeds for controlling fungal seed-borne infection.
  29. Botanicals as environmentally safe insecticides
  30. Cultivation of sweet potato, lady’s finger and groundnut after harvesting of potato in haor areas.
  31. Raising of duck in haor areas
  32. Animal feed chopper
  33. Oyster shell crusher
  34. Local improved chula (indigenous) for saving energy
  35. Vegetative propagation of African dhancha (Sesbania rostrata)
  36. Year round creeper vegetable production

b) Veterinary Science Sector
  1. Early pregnancy diagnosis by progesterone radioimmunoassay in the cow
  2. Artificial insemination in goats
  3. Embryo transfer in cattle
  4. Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) technique
  5. Cholera vaccine for chickens and ducks
  6. “Pigeon pox vaccine” to control fowl pox in chicks
  7. Newcastle disease (Ranikhet) vaccine
  8. Molecular diagnostic techniques for different diseases
  9. Filter paper RT-PCR for the detection of PPR virus
  10. Mycoplasma antibody detection technique
  11. Salmonella antibody detection technique
  12. Brucella detection technology for the field
  13. Community based dairy veterinary service model
  14. Gene cloning and recombinant DNA technology

c) Animal Husbandry Sector
  1. Urea molasses multinutrient blocks (UMMB) to improve dairy cattle production and re-productivity
  2. Development of “Soyabean milk diluter” for the preservation of semen
  3. Selection of Black Bengal breeding bucks from field and dissemination of their germplasm through artificial insemination
  4. Ruminant feed processing technologies
  5. Meat rabbit production
  6. Integrated rice fodder production
  7. Cattle fattening by rural farmers
  8. Buffalo calf raising technology
  9. Simplified record keeping system for dairy buffalo breeding in Bangladesh
  10. Supplementation of pelleted diet with crushed corn, whole wheat and enzyme for profitable broiler rearing.
  11. Development of dwarf layers with lower maintenance feed requirement using autosomal dwarf (ADW) gene from local chicken.
  12. Formulation of cheaper broiler diets using hatchery wastage.
  13. Economic diet formulation for broilers using broiler offal.
  14. Formulation of cheaper diets for broiler using phytase and carbohydrase enzyme and higher levels of parboiled rice polish.
  15. Technology of manufacturing jackfruit dahi.
  16. Rasogolla from soya-milk.
  17. Artificial animal breeding technology
  18. Balanced poultry feed
  19. Use a straw to feed cattle urea-molasesa block
  20. The improved varieties of scavenging home east poultry in village level
  21. The main feed crop production as well as production technology
  22. Poultry rearing techniques for wetlands area
  23. Goat artificial reproduction techniques
  24. Urea molasses block to increase cattle production and reproduction
  25. Feeding poultry on digestible amino acid basis than on total amino acid for better performance
  26. Yoghurt – a natural probiotic for broilers
  27. Tunnel ventilated controlled house with locally available materials at lower cost
  28. Synthetic broiler to be used as a broiler parent
  29. The new varieties of broiler (BAU-white bro, BAU- colored bro) innovation
  30. Pathology of MT – the next day’s treatment

d) Agricultural Economics Sector
  1. Rural development and poverty alleviation
  2. Facilitating institutional credit to fish farmer for open water fish culture, appropriate crop insurance, developing small scale irrigation program, and animal husbandry and dairy production, making policy recommendations for the cooperative organizations of BARD
  3. Benefit-cost analysis in assessing the profitability and efficiency of cultivating different crops, livestock and fisheries resources
  4. Socio-economic feasibility study of new variety/breed/species
  5. Feasibility study of agricultural equipment and technologies for assessing different cropping systems

e) Agricultural Engineering Sector
  1. Solar tunnel drier and drying technology for quality dried fruits and fish.
  2. Solar dryer
  3. Animal feed Cutting Machine
  4. Modern methods of preserving fruit juice
  5. Low cost manual cutting machines for rice
  6. Computer software to create a centralized system for grain drying
  7. Improved quality of domestic fuel-efficient stoves
  8. Adaptive research on solar drying of pineapple, mango and fish.
  9. Neck harness, improved country plough, power tiller and tractor mounted sprayer
  10. BAU Zia seed-fertilizer distributor
  11. Processing of cassava for value added products.
  12. Modified wheat bran and rice bran for production of high fiber bakery products
  13. Low cost canal lining
  14. Hand operated improved tubewell pump
  15. Efficient on-farm water management technologies
  16. Municipal wastewater irrigation technology
  17. Diffuse double layer measurement technique with TDR
  18. Manufacturing of soya fortified high protein biscuit
  19. Soyamilk and tofu processing
  20. Seasonal fruit and vegetable products processing
  21. Bullock cart
  22. Solar pond for hatching eggs
  23. Bamboo-reinforced cement-plastered fence for rural houses
  24. Ferro-cement structures & stabilized soil & sand-cement blocks
  25. Improved biogas technologies
  26. Modern grain storage structure
  27. Environmentally safe poultry housing & safe drinking water technology
  28. Design and development of a number of agricultural equipments

f) Fisheries Sector
  1. Induced breeding and larval rearing of native magur (Clarias batrachus)
  2. Production technology of tubificid worm, a live feed for fish
  3. Cage culture of pangas (Pangasius pangasius)
  4. Induced breeding and fry rearing technique of African magur (Clarias gariepinus)
  5. Hybrid magur [African magur (male) x indigenous magur (female)] production technology
  6. Induced breeding technology of indigenous pangas (Pangasius pangasius)
  7. Induced breeding and fry rearing of local sarpunti (Puntius sarana)
  8. Duckweed based aquaculture
  9. Periphyton-based aquaculture production system
  10. Arrangement for growth of periphyton to increase fish production in ponds
  11. Rice + shrimp culture by simultaneous method
  12. Rice + fish culture by simultaneous method
  13. Effective breeding and fry rearing of local sarpunti Puntous sarana
  14. Development of commercial low cost diets and optimization of culture practices for freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii
  15. Low cost, nutritious and tasty new fish products (fish sauces, fish burger, fish stick and fish ball) from underutilized and unutilized fish, cattlefish and squid
  16. Induced breeding technology of indigenous pangas (Pangasius pangasius)
  17. Effective preventive treatment reducing the incidence of ulcer disease in the culture fishes of Bangladesh
  18. The Potential of periphyton-based aquaculture production system
  19. Mass culture of phytoplankton in inexpensive medium
  20. Selection of the best strain and dose optimization for the production of monosex tilapia
  21. Preparation of intensive algal culture medium using pulse bran, Vigna mungo
  22. Induced breeding of carps, catfishes, and endangered fishes
  23. Periphyton-based fish culture
  24. Rice-fish/prawn, carp-mola-prawn culture
  25. Pond-dyke integrated aquaculture
  26. Culture of mollusks/seaweed
  27. Control of fish diseases using herbal medicines
  28. Production/popularization of value added fishery products