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Area Koundinayanadhi
Koundinayanadhi Sub Basin

Professor & Head,
Sugarcane Research Station,
Melalathur – 635 806
Ph. No. 04171 220275
E mail ID: [email protected]


Sugarcane Research Station, Melalathur is located in the Koundinya Nadhi sub basin, which is one among the lead centers for Sugarcane research and is located at Melalathur Village of Gudiyatham Taluk, in Vellore District, which is 4 Kms away from Gudiyatham Town.  Sugarcane varieties released from this station are COG 93076, COG 94077, COG 95076, COG (SC) 5.  The recently released variety COG (SC) 5 has the special features of Suitability to tannery effluent polluted soils, Good ratoonability, Moderately resistant to red rot, Suited for jaggery making.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars I year II year Total
A Project Mode      
 1  Improved production technology for Maize 20 25 45
 2  Improved production technology for groundnut 70 70 140
 3  Pulse production technology 13   13
B Mission mode      
 1  System of Rice Intensification 40 25 65
 2  Rice fallow pulse production technology 40 25 65
 3  Precision farming in vegetables 10 10 20
C Model village and organic farming 20   20
Seed production      
 1  Rice  25   25
E Implements for farm mechanization      
 1  Rotary weeder 200 125 325
 2  SRI marker 8 5 13
 3  Chisel plough 1 1 2
 4  Rotovator 1 1 2
 5  Broad bed furrow former 1 1 2

S. No

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over control

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1

SRI

4909

8046

5472

8137

5383

8205

5254.7

8129

35.4

2

IPT for Maize

5626

8719

5567

8641

-

-

5596.5

8680

35.5

3

IPT for groundnut

2178

3268

-

-

-

-

2178

3268

33.4

4

IPT for pulses

603

895

583

912

542

894

576

900.3

36.0

5

Rice fallow pulse production technology

442

667

461

661

-

-

451.5

664

32.0

6

Quality seed production

-

5902

-

-

-

-

-

5902

-

7

Model village & Organic farming

5025

5695

-

-

-

-

5025

5695

11.8

8

Precision farming in vegetables

i. Chillies

21620

31944.5

24352

35146

22986

31944.5

28.0

ii. Tomato

28471.5

49304

26874

47586

27672.8

49304

43.9

Iii. Brinjal

26922.5

42775

25982.5

41653

26452.5

42775

38.2

9

Precision farming in Banana

50222

69375

50142

67833

-

-

50182

68604

26.9