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Area Agniyar
Agniyar Sub Basin

Professor & Head,
Coconut Research Station,
Veppankulam (Po), Nattuchala (via)-614906
Ph. No. 04373 260205
E mail ID: [email protected]


Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam is the implementing centre functioning as an ICAR co-ordinating centre under All India Coordinated Research Project on palms. It is functioning as lead centre for research on Ganoderma disease under AICRPP.  Coconut wilt scheme operated at Muthupet was merged with Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam during April 1977.  Research activities strengthened in Agricultural Entomology in 1984 and Soil Science in 1997.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Activities I year II year III year Total
A Project mode        
1 Intercropping cocoa in coconut 150 0 0 150
2 Introducing bamboo as an alternate crop 25 0 0 25
3 Improved production technologies for Maize 0 75 0 75
4 Improved production technologies for Groundnut 0 50 0 50
B Mission mode        
1 SRI 100 200 85 385
2 Rice fallow pulse production technology 100 200 85 385
C Model village and organic farming 10 0 0 10
  Vermi composting units 10     10
D Seed production        
  Coconut 2     2
E Implements for farm mechanization        
  SRI rotary weeder 500 1000 425 1925
  Row marker 20 40 17 77
  Groundnut seed drill 2     2
  Rotavator 2     2
  Coconut shredder 10     10
  Coconut tree climber 50     50

S.No

Name of intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

SRI

4946

6388

4167

5740

4672

6584

4595

6064

31.9

2.

Rice Fallow Pulses

399

543

335

416

-

-

480

367

30.7

3.

IPT - Maize

-

-

3565

5859

-

-

3565

5859

64.3

4.

IPT – Groundnut

-

-

2294

3393

-

-

2294

3393

47.9