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NARP(SR), Vellayani
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The Regional Agricultural Research Station for the Southern Zone has been functioning at Vellayani since February 1982. Apart from continuing the research activities under NARP Phase I and Phase II , the station implemented 30 externally aided research projects comprising of five AICRPs, five ICAR ad hoc schemes, eight STED projects, one CDS project, one KAU-RRII project, one NWDPRA project, one Food processing project funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industry, three DST projects, two DBT projects, two PPIC projects and one RSMM project.

Mandate of the Station

 


Lead functions are research under partially shaded conditions and export-oriented vegetables and cut flower production. The Centre has verification functions on rice, fruits, homestead farming, coconut, tuber crops, vegetabeles, farm machinery for garden lands, AICRPs on forage crops, nematodes, oil seeds and pesticide residues are functioning here.

Accomplishments

 


The following crop cultivars were released for cultivation

Crop Variety
Rice Arathy, Remya
Amaranth Arun
Veg. Cowpea Malika, Sharika
Sweet potato Kunjangad
Bhindi Kiran
Guinea grass Haritha, Marathakom
Sesame Soma, Surya, Tilak
Cowpea V-26

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