Research Centre - KIDU

CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia, KIDU


Scientist In charge: Sh. Khadke Ganesh Navanath

This centre was established under Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) in the year 1972 at Kidu with an aim to produce genetically superior planting materials of coconut, arecanut, cocoa and cashew. The centre was started as seed farm and later upgraded to Research Centre in 2001. The centre began functioning with its office at Subramanya in 1972 with 60 ha of clear fell forest land acquired on lease from Government of Karnataka. Subsequently the office was shifted to the farm at Kidu and formally inaugurated in 1973.In the same Year the farm was expanded with the addition of another 60 ha. International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia under Coconut Genetic Resource Network (COGENT) was established at this centre in the year 1998. This centre is now renamed as CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia.

Location:

This centre is located in the Kidu Reserve Forest, Bilinele Village, Puttur Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State.  The centre is located 9 Km from Subramanya, on Subramanya- Uppinangadi road that connects NH-48 at Uppinangadi and the temple town Subramanya. It is 97 and 105 km  away from Mangalore and Kasaragod, respectively.

Climate:

The centre lies at latitude of 12.300 N and longitude of 75.200 E. Its altitude is 291.0m above the MSL. The average maximum temperature is 400C in summer and 330C in winter while the average minimum temperature is 240 C in summer and 180C in winter. The annual rainfall varies between 2800 mm and 4200 mm.

Soil:

The soil is red laterite/ sandy laterite with high organic matter content.

Area:

The centre has an area of 120 ha. Coconut is cultivated in 95 ha, arecanut in 7.5 ha and cocoa in 2.5 ha. An additional area to the extent of 500 ha adjoining to the farm is proposed to be acquired from the Forest Department Karnataka State for extending International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia under COGENT of IPGRI.

Mandate:

  • To produce parental materials and breeders stock in coconut, arecanut and cocoa.
  • To generate genetically superior planting materials of released varieties and promising cultivars of coconut, arecanut and cocoa.
  • To produce and supply released hybrids of T x D and D x T combinations in coconut.
  • To establish compact blocks of released and promising cultivars of coconut and arecanut.
  • To establish clonal orchards of cocoa for hybrid seed production.
  • To establish International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia under COGENT of IPGRI.
  • To conduct research on coconut, arecanut and cocoa.

 

Research Centre - KAHIKUCHI


Scientist In charge:  Dr. Alpana Das

The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Research Centre, Kahikuchi came into force in 1959 as Regional Arecanut Research Station under Central Arecanut Research Station (CARS). Later, the centre was amalgamated with the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) in 1970 as one of the Research Centres with the headquarters at Kasaragod. Since the inception, the centre has carried out location-specific, purpose-specific, need-based research on major plantation and spice crops for the development of farming community of this particular region. As it is the only centre of its kind in entire North East region that includes seven states of commercial significance, the center has immense responsibilities and disposed those with due credits.

Location:

The centre is located at Kahikuchi bordering to NH 37 near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in the Kamrup district. The nearest Railway station, Guwahati, is about 22 km away from this research centre. It lies at a height of 50 m above MSL and on 200 18’ N latitude and 910 78’ E longitude.

Climate:

The area receives an average annual rainfall of 3000 mm, 90 per cent of which is received during South-West monsoon. The mean maximum temperature varies from 150 to 340C and the mean minimum temperature ranges between 60 and220C.

Soil:

The soil of the site is predominantly clayey loam with a pH range of 4.5-6.0; medium nitrogen, low to medium phosphorus and low to medium potash content and low boron content.

Area:

Total area 15.76 ha

Mandate:

The centre has the following objectives:

  • To produce quality planting materials of major plantation and spice crops.
  • To develop arecanut based cropping system models suitable for North Eastern region.
  • To catalogue, screen and develop arecanut/coconut varieties for the region.
  • To standardize agro-techniques for major plantation crops
  • To evolve effective control measures against major diseases and pests of important plantation and spices crops, and
  • To transfer the proven technologies to the farming community.

 

Research Centre - MOHITNAGAR


Scientist In charge: Dr. Arun Kumar Sit

Mohitnagar Research Centre was established in the year 1958 as Regional Arecanut Research Station under Central Arecanut Research Station. Later the centre was merged with the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod in 1970 and designated as one of the important Research Centre for conducting location-specific and need based research on crop improvement, production, protection and extension on plantation crops and spices, in particular, to cater to the needs of the farming community of Sub Himalayan Terai region and other parts of the country.

 

Location:

The Centre is located at terai region of Easter Himalayan at Mohitnagar of Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It is 45 km of New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and 65 km away from Bagdogra Airport. Geographically, it is located at 260 31// N latitude and 880 5// E longitude with an altitude of 91.3 m above MSL.

Climate:

The area is experiencing a typical sub Himalayan Agro-Climate. It receives an average rainfall of 3200 mm annually, 90 % of which is received due to South West Monsoon. The maximum temeperature varies from 180-380 C and the minimum temperature ranges from 60-180 C.

Soil:

The soil is predominated with alluvium of the river Teesta, sandy loam in texture, rich in humus and acidic in nature (pH ranges from 4.5-6.0)

Area:

Presently, the centre is having a total of 65 acres of land with full occupancy with arecanut, coconut, oil palm, cashewnut and buildings.

Mandate:

  • Evaluation of exotic and indigenous arecanut germplasm
  • Evaluation of coconut varieties for yield and cold tolerance
  • Development of plantation based cropping system.
  • Standardization of agro-techniques of plantation crops.
  • Standardization of propagation techniques for plantation crops and spices.
  • Transfer of proven technologies to the farming community.



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