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Area Upper Vaigai
Upper Vaigai Sub Basin

Professor & Head,
Horticultural College & Research Institute,
Periyakulam-626 604
Ph. No. 04546 231726
E mail ID: [email protected]



Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam is identified as implementing centre for Upper Vaigai Sub Basin activities under TNAU. This centre is located in Southern Agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu. This centre released 55 varieties in different crops viz. tomato, tamarind, sapota, moringa, bitter gourd, snake gourd. Besides, this centre developed the following technologies for horticultural crops.



  • High Density planting for fruit crops
  • Flower induction in fruit crops
  • Micronutrient spray for Mango



Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars Total
A Activities  
1 Precision farming in Banana 5
2 Precision Farming in Vegetables 10
B Seed Production in Tomato 2
C Model village and organic farming 10
D Implements for farm mechanization -Tomato seed extractor 1

Sl. No

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% increase over Control

2008-09

2009-10

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

Seed production in tomato

250

346

-

-

250

346

38

2.

Precision farming in onion

7729

13417

-

-

7729

13417

73

3.

Organic farming in tomato

8500

10890

8500

10890

28

4.

Precision farming in banana

63500

73000

61000

75000

62250

74000

19

5.

Improved Production technology in pulses

-

-

275

480

275

480

74

6.

Improved production technology in Maize

-

-

6200

8013

6200

8013

29