Research Farm: Samastipur, Bihar

Bihar is a state in eastern India, and it borders Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, and Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganga, which flows west to east. Agriculture engages nearly three-fourths of Bihar’s population. Rice is the dominant crop, but wheat, corn (maize), barley, and pulses (legumes) are essential supplementary crops.

In 2011, BISA established its research farm in the Samastipur district of Bihar, which is rich in agriculture because of its fertile plain. BISA’s research farm is spread on a total land area of 153 acres and emphasizes conservation agriculture, climate-resilient agriculture, precision input management, capacity building of different stakeholders, developing seed systems, fortification of maize and wheat, organic farming, and digital agriculture


Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) Research Station, Near Dr RPCAU-Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar Pin Code – 848125

Virtual Tour:

  • Large scale wheat genotype screening Trials at Pusa, Bihar

  • Raised bed planted maize at Pusa, Bihar

  • Wheat variety DBW-187 planted on permanent raised beds at BISA farm Pusa

  • Wheat breeding trials at BISA Pusa.

    Wheat breeding trials at BISA Pusa.

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