Regional Station - KAYAMKULAM


Head of the Station : Dr. Krishnakumar V.

The Central Coconut Research Station (CCRS) at Kayamkulam was established in 1948 by the Indian Central Coconut Committee. The CCRS had its origin in the erstwhile Agricultural Research Laboratory (Office of the Plant Pathologist) started in 1937, with its headquarters at Kollam and a field station at Kayamkulam mainly to tackle plant protection problems of coconut. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) took over the administrative control of CCRS from 1st April, 1966 following the abolition of the Commodity Committees. With the establishment of Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) in 1970 at Kasaragod, Kayamkulam centre was established as one of the regional stations.



Location:

This station is located mid-way between Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi on the eastern side of National Highway 47, in Krishnapuram village on the Southern part of Alappuzha District. Geographically it is situated at 908' N latitude and 76o 30’ E longitude with an altitude of 3.05m above MSL.

Climate:

The mean maximum temperature is 320C. The annual rainfall varies between 1697 mm and 3285 mm and the mean annual rainfall is 2564 mm.

Soil:

Sandy to Loamy Sand   pH : 5.0 to 6.0

Area:

Farm and experimental fields total area is 24.17 ha

Mandate:

  • Investigate the etiology and develop management practices for diseases affecting coconut palm with special emphasis on root(wilt) disease.
  • Conduct research on pests(insects), mites and nematodes and to develop a suitable management strategies.
  • Studies on nutritional and agronomic aspects to develop effective crop management practices.
  • Evolve high yielding coconut cultivars with resistance/tolerance to root(wilt) disease.
  • Transfer of technologies developed by the Institute to farmers, extension workers and other clients through regular training programmes, group meetings, seminars, kisan melas, demonstration and distribution of extension publication.

Regional Station - VITTAL


Head of the Station: Dr.Ananda K.S.

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station at Vittal came in to existence in 1970, with a mandate to carry out research on arecanut and cocoa.  The efforts on this direction started as early as 1947 through the establishment of ad-hoc arecanut committee by ICAR to study the problems of arecanut industry. The committee started a research station at Vittal, which gave a firm foundation for arecanut research by establishing the Central Arecanut Research Station (CARS) at Vittal in 1956. Consequent to the establishment of the CPCRI in 1970, the CARS became the Regional Station of the Institute. The systematic research on cocoa production technologies were started during 1970s and the introduction of cocoa as mixed crop of arecanut and coconut has provided for sustained production models.

Location:

This Station lies in the heart of the major areca growing areas of the country. Vittal is located in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, 48 kms away from Mangalore on the Mangalore-Vittal-Puttur road.Geographically it is situated at 12” 15” N latitude and 750 25’ E longitudes with an altitude of 73-92 m above MSL.

Soil:

Soil is mainly laterite admixed with sand and alluvium.

Climate:

The climate is hot and humid with annual rainfall 3679 mm distributed over 120 days during South-West monsoon from June-September. Average rainfall of the region is 3670 mm.

Area:

The research station has a farm area of 68.34 ha.

Mandate:

  • To develop appropriate production, protection and processing technologies for arecanut and cocoa.
  • Production of parental lines and Breeders stock in arecanut and cocoa.
  • To develop arecanut based farming systems.
  • Transfer of technologies to developmental agencies and farmers.

Regional Station - MINICOY


Officer In Charge: B. Anilkumar

The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional station Minicoy, previously known as ‘ICAR Research Complex’ for Lakshadweep was established at Minicoy island in 1976 under the overall administrative control of ICAR. Consequent upon the formation of the island Zone under the ICAR system the station was merged with Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair, and Andaman in 1989 and the centre was brought under the control of CPCRI in 1994.

The Union Territory of Lakshadweep comprises of a group of islands in the Arabian sea between 12o-30oo north latitude and between 71o-74o east longitude at a distance ranging from 200 to 400 km from cochin. There are in all 27 islands, 3 reefs and 6 submerged sand banks. Only 10 islands are inhabited. The total area of the territory is 32sq.km and population is approximately 65000. The main occupation of the people is fishing, coconut cultivation and coir- twisting. Tourism is an emerging industry. Minicoy is one of the largest inhabited island located on the eastern and southeastern side of the lagoon, along the reef fringe. It measures about 10 km from its northern end to its southernmost point and it is about 1 km wide in its southern half, while the northern half is a narrow sand spit, often less than 100 m wide. Minicoy is almost completely covered with coconut trees. One of the few landmarks of the island is a tall lighthouse. The origin of people was from Maldives. Their Language is Dhivehi as in Maldives. Their life style and culture is of Maldivian. The Atoll is claimed by both India and the Maldives.

Location:

The Regional station is located at South Bandaram, 1.5 km away from main jetty on the main road side towards Minicoy light house.  Latitude: 8o -17o N and longitude 73o- 04o E.

Area:

The total area of the station is 5.7 ha.

Soil:

Coral sandy soil, Soil pH is 7.0 to 8.6.

Climate:

The mean maximum temperature is 30.8o, minimum 23.8o and annual rain fall is 1728 mm.

Mandate:

  • To develop location specific technologies for increasing productivity of coconut and other existing crops in the islands.
  • To undertake studies on soil conservation, soil restructuring, anti sea erosion and rain water harvesting methods.
  • To develop suitable backyard system of poultry and dairy farming.
  • To undertake transfer of technology programmes including training of farmers and officials from the Department of Agriculture.



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