The Office of Assistant Director of Agriculture (PP) Research was established in 1984 under the establishment of Directorate General of Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Punjab, Lahore. There are two main objectives including Departmental research Trials and Screening/Standardization of Pesticides through research trials on different field crops.
The standardization is the process of Research trials in which private companies introduce various pesticides of new chemistry (Candidate) applied on specific crops at different doses and compares with already registered and established pesticides named as Standard. Both candidate and standard are applied and compared at the same time by spraying/applying against specific insect pests for two consecutive seasons. The results thus obtained are analyzed statistically and sent to Director, Entomological research Institute, AARI Faisalabad and other concerned quarters for further procedure of registration, screening and standardization.
This office also conducts trials of any issue suddenly arises to get its reference to agriculture and tries to get its remedy as early as possible.