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Area Upper Vellar
Upper Vellar Sub Basin

The Professor & Head,
Tapioca & Castor Research Station,
Yethapur – 636 119
Ph. No. 04282 293526
E mail ID: [email protected]


Tapioca and Castor Research Station, Yethapur located at North western zone of Tamil Nadu and undertake basic and strategic research in Tapioca and castor. In Tapioca nearly 200 accessions and in Castor 450 accessions were collected worldwide and maintained. Drought prone area programme was implemented successfully. Var. / hybrids and disease free materials were multiplied and distributed to farmers. Established Vermi-compost model unit and training given to needy farmers and self help groups. Introduced hybrid varieties of castor. Training programme was organized to other state farmers through private agency schemes.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
1 Improved production technology for Maize (ha) 60 105 35     200
2 Improved production technology for groundnut (ha) 70 100 30     200
3 Improved production technology for castor (ha) 25 25       50
4 Model village and organic farming 20 0 0 0 0 20
5 Quality seed production
   Rice 10 10 0 0 0 20
   Groundnut 20 20 0 0 0 40
6 SRI in rice (ha) 121 278 101 0 0 500
7 Production technology for pulses (wetland) 100 100 50 0 0 250
8 Drip fertigation in tapioca 100 100 50 0 0 250
9 Drip fertigation in sugarcane 100 100 50 0 0 250
10 Equipments for farm mechanization Maize husker sheller - 1, Ground Seed drill - 1, Castor sheller - 2, Groundnut Stripper - 1, Tapioca cutter - 100, SRI Rotary weeder - 2500

S.No.

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over control

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

SRI

5500

9225

5799

8430

5650

8828

65

2.

IPT in Maize

6506

9764

-

-

-

-

6506

9764

67

3.

Rice fallow pulses

522

1100

444

745

-

-

483

923

54

4.

IPT in Castor

2261

3201

-

-

-

-

2261

3201

70

5.

IPT in Groundnut

938

1265

1678

2301

-

-

1308

1783

74

6.

IPT in Garden land pulses

-

-

908

734

-

-

908

734

81