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Area Hanumannadhi
Hanumannadhi Sub Basin

Associate Professor & Head,
Floriculture Research Station,
Thovalai  – 629 302, Kanyakumari District.
Ph.No. 04652 285009
Fax No. 04652 285009
E Mail ID : [email protected]



The Floriculture Research Station, Thovalai was established during July 2008-09. It is located in Thovalai taluk of Kanyakumari District. The total extent of land is 4.43 ha. It is located in National Highway 47B at a distance of 1.5 Km from Thovalai flower market.


  • Breeding and evolving high yielding varieties of flower crops viz., Jasmine, Tuberose, Nerium, Scented rose, Marigold, Celosia, Chrysanthemum, Gomphrena, Crossandra, etc.
  • Breeding Novel varieties with long stems and longer vase life with high degree of resistance to pests and diseases in tropical orchids, Anthurium, Heliconia, Bird of paradise etc.
  • Standardization of agro- techniques for loose and cut flower crops.
  • To study the possibility of growing flowers in the already existing coconut and banana cropping systems.
  • To standardize technologies for pest and disease management in flower crops.
  • To standardize techniques for optimum stage of harvesting.
  • To standardize the post harvest and packing technologies for loose and cut flowers.
  • To develop technologies for value added products from flowers.



Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009-10 2010-11 2011 - 12 Total
A Activities        
1 IPT in pulses 30 30 31 91
2 Green manure - SRI - Rice fallow pulses 6 6 6 18
3 SRI - Rice fallow pulses 25 25 25 75
4 PF in banana 10 5 5 20
5 PF in Flower 5 5 0 10
6 Soil testing charges        
B Integrated Nutrient Management 5 5 5 15
C Implements for farm mechanization        
  Weeder demo 60 60 60 180
  SRI Marker 6 6 6 18
  Chisel plough 1 0 0 1
  Rotovator 1 0 0 1
  Cultivator 1 0 0 1

S. N.

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over control

2009-10

2011-12

2012-13

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

GM - SRI

4.30

6.37

6.26

7.99

5.76

7.47

5.44

7.28

33.82

2.

SRI

3.81

5.88

5.78

7.63

6.35

8.42

5.31

7.31

37.66

3.

SRI - RFP

359

419

358

425

393

494

370

446

20.54

4.

IPT in pulses

350

557

401

550

418

587

390

565

44.87

5.

INM

0.97

1.04

0.97

1.18

0.99

1.24

0.98

1.15

17.35