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Area Arjunanadhi
Arjuna Nadhi Sub Basin

The Professor & Head,
Cotton Research Station,
Srivilliputhur - 626 125.
Ph. No. 04563 260736
E mail ID: [email protected]


Cotton Research Station, Srivilliputhur is identified as implementing centre for Arjunanadhi sub-basin activities under TNAU. This centre is located in Southern Agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu. This centre released six cotton varieties viz., MCU 2, MCU 5, MCU 8, SVPR 1, SVPR 2 and SVPR 3. Among this SVPR 2 is more popular in summer season and it is being cultivated in 80% of the area. This centre also released one sesame variety (SVPR 1) and palmyrah (SVPR 1). Besides, this centre developed the following technologies for summer irrigated cotton.



  • NPK schedule of 60 : 30 : 30 kg/ha is optimum for summer irrigated cotton
  • Cotton sowing in ridges and furrows and subsequent earthing up on 40 days after sowing (DAS) reduce stem weevil incidence.
  • The jassid incidence of summer cotton could be reduced by spraying 3 % neem oil.
  • This centre developed IPM module for irrigated cotton.



Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2007 - 08 2008 - 09 2009 - 10 2010 - 11 2011 - 12 Total
1 Drip fertigation in sugarcane(ha) 0 12 12 0 0 24
2 Drip fertigation in banana (ha) 0 10 0 0 0 10
3 Drip fertigation in coconut in AED 0 50 0 0 0 50
4 Improved production technologies in maize (ha) 55 65 30 0 0 150
5 Quality seed production (ha)
(Rice, Cotton & Green gram)
50 50 0 0 0 100
6 Model village and organic farming(ha) 20 0 0 0 0 20
7 SRI in rice (ha) 250 250 0 0 0 500
8 Improved production technologies in cottonĀ  (ha) 120 100 110 70 0 400
9 Production technology for pulses (ha) (wetland) 100 200 0 0 0 300
10 Equipments for farm mechanization Maize husker sheller - 1, SRI Rotary weeder - 2500

S.No

Name of the Intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% Increase over Control

2007- 08

2008- 09

2009-10

2010 - 11

Mean

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

1.

SRI

6458

5272

6334

5259

6307

5316

7245

5866

6586

5428

21.33

2.

IPT in cotton

2259

1697

2624

2122

2193

1638

2606

2150

2421

1902

27.28

3.

IPT in Maize

7523

6821

6773

6052

7546

6412

--

--

7281

6428

13.27

4.

IPT in Rice fallow pulses

847

731

901

717

1196

920

--

--

981

789

24.33

5.

GM - SRI

--

--

--

--

6501

5453

--

--

6501

5453

19.21