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.



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