STATION - VIRINJIPURAM
II. ABOUT THE FARM
III. OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH STATION
Following are the five University Plan schemes now in operation at this research station.
1.Banana Research Scheme
2.Agricultural Research Station Scheme
This scheme was started on 1.4.1984. The main objectives of this scheme are
a. To evolve high yielding Thalaivirichan type of Sorghum varieties
b. To evolve long, compact and bold grained bajra varieties
c. Production of breeders seeds in greengram and groundnut
3. Sweet Sorghum Scheme
4. National Agricultural Research Project Scheme (NARP) Phase II
This scheme is functioning from 1.11.1988 at this centre. The main objectives are:
a. Improvement of filed and Horticultural crops
b. To evolve production technologies for horticultural and field crops
c. Studies on weed and water management for various field crops
d. Studies on amelioration of tannery pollution in Vellore District
e. Studies on Pest and disease management in Banana, Brinjal, Tomato, Sorghum, Pulses, Lablab etc.,
5. Plant Clinic Centre Scheme
This scheme is functioning at this centre from 1981 with the following objectives.
a. To identify farmers' field problems like pests, diseases, nutritional disorders etc and to suggest suitable remedial measures.
b. To conduct on-farm trials of latest technologies in farmers' holdings.
c. To study the seasonal incidence of pests and diseases and to forewarn their outbreak
d. To impart training to farmers, farm women and extension functionaries on latest technologies of farming and on cultivation of edible mushroom.
Details on Extension Works Carried out
Monthly Zonal Workshop meetings:
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