REGIONAL RESEARCH STATIONS

COFFEE RESEARCH SUBSTATION, CHETTALLI, KODAGU, KARNATAKA.

The station was established in 1946, in Cheralasrimangala village ( Near Chettalli ) of Kodagu district, which is one of the major coffee growing regions of the country. The station has a total area of 131 ha. of which 80 ha. is planted to coffee for conducting research experiments. It has a well equipped laboratory facility to pursue research in all the major disciplines. 

REGIONAL COFFEE RESEARCH STATION, CHUNDALE, KERALA

Kerala is the second largest coffee producing state in the country predominantly planted to robusta.  in order to develop appropriate technologies for robusta suited to this region, a regional research station was established during 1977-78 in an area of 116 ha. near Chundale village in Wayanad district of Kerala. The station has 30 ha. of coffee research farm supported by adequate laboratory facility to carryout research in various disciplines.  

REGIONAL COFFEE RESEARCH STATION, THANDIGUDI, TAMIL NADU.

The coffee area in Tamil Nadu come under the influence of North - East monsoon coupled with low rain fall and hence require separate set of package for coffee cultivation. To cater to the requirements of coffee growers of Tamil Nadu, a regional research station was established in an area of 12.5 ha. near Thandigudi village in Pulney hills of Tamil Nadu. The station has a research farm of 6.5 ha. and good laboratory facility for research activities.

REGIONAL RESEARCH STATION, R.V. NAGAR, ANDHRA PRADESH

The tribal areas in the eastern ghats of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa constitutes the major non-traditional areas for coffee cultivation.  Coffee was introduced in these areas mainly to develop the green forests covered in the baren hills  affected by the destructive 'Podu' cultivation of the native tribes and to help in their socio-economical development.  A regional station was established during 1976 near Chinthapalli in Vishakapattanam district with an area of 60 ha. planted to coffee.  The main mandate was to develop appropriate production technology in these areas.  The station has adequate infrastructure to cater the needs of the tribal growers.

REGIONAL COFFEE RESEARCH STATION, DIPHU, ASSAM

Coffee was introduced in the forest hills of North - east region of the country during 1980 mainly to protect the fragile eco-system of the region by weaning away the native tribals from practicing the age-old shift cultivation ( Jhum ) and to provide them gainful employment. A regional station was established near Diphu in an area of 25 ha. to develop suitable production technology for coffee in the region.


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