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Area Girdhamalnadhi
Girdhamalnadhi Sub Basin

Professor and Head,
Dryland Agricultural Research Station,
District Livestock Farm,
Chettinad – 630 102, Sivagangi District.
Ph. No. 04565 283080
Fax No. 04565 283080
E Mail ID : [email protected]





Dryland Agricultural Research Station, Chettinad is located in the Sivagangai district which is about 18 km away from Karaikudi. This new station was started during May 2008. The mandate of this research station is to focus mainly on red soil based research activities.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
A Project mode        
1 IPT in semidry rice -- -- 40 40
2 Green manure - SRI - Rice fallow pulse 39 39 39 117
3 SRI - Rice fallow pulse 166 165 164 495
4 Precision farming in sugarcane 10 10 -- 20
5 Soil Testing charges        
B Implements for farm mechanization        
1 Rotary weeder 410 408 406 1224
2 SRI marker 42 41 40 123
3 Chisel plough 1 0 0 1
4 Rotavator 2 0 0 2
5 Seed drill -- 2 2 4

Sl. No

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1/t ha-1)

% of increase over control

2009-10

2011-12

2012-13

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

GM-SRI –RFP

4260

6134

5907

7899

5333

6971

5167

7001

35

2.

SRI –RFP

4503

5982

5781

7387

5201

6848

5161

6739

30

3.

RFP

829

1023

508

649

520

646

619

773

24

4.

IPT in Semi dry rice

--

--

--

--

4628

5505

4628

5505

18

5.

Precision farming in Sugarcane

85

111

4

101

80

112

80

108

35