Projects Ongoing:

Long term effect of Biochar on soil health and sustainable crop production in maize-mycorrhizal system” with the total tune of Rs. 28.08 Lakhs

Production of Hybrid Coconut & Establishment of Model Coconut Nursery

VIA- ICRISAT- Collaborative Research Project
Crop improvement

1. Title of the Project :

To develop high yielding cultures / varieties of Groundnut, Chickpea, Pigeonpea,Pearl millet and Sorghum suitable for Garden/ dry land cultivation in Coimbatore and Tiruppur Districts.

2. Research activities :

a) Assessing the performance of pre breeding materials / segregating generations developed by ICRISAT and selection of promising genotypes.
b) Evaluation of elite breeding lines in multi environment testing and identification of ideal genotypes suitable for Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts.
c) Conducting On Farm Trials with the advanced cultures /varieties in the farmer’s fields and identifying their suitability for this region.
d) Upscaling the cultivation of adapted cultures / varieties in larger areas.

3. Outcome :

Development of promising cultures / varieties in Groundnut, Chickpea, Pigeonpea, Pearl millet and Sorghum suitable for Garden/ dry land cultivation in Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts.
The economic condition of the dry land farmers could be uplifted.
Linkage with ICRISAT will be strengthened so as to develop R&D and business promotion activities.