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FSRS, Kottarakkara

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Farming Systems Research Station (FSRS), Kottarakkara, Kollam

The Farming Systems Research Station, Sadanandapuram was started in the year 1986 as NARP Special Station.   The station was renamed as Farming Systems Research Station (FSRS) in October 1993.  It is located at Sadanandapuram, five kilometers to the South East of Kottarakkara taluk, Kollam district. The total area is 3.96 ha comprising of two plots separated by distance of 250 meters. Plot 1 known as Kshethrakunnu, has an area of 4.03 ha and plot II, known as Chandapurayidam has 4.93 ha.       

The mandate of the station is to undertake research on homestead farming, soil and water conservation and management.  Verification functions are on tuber crops, coconut, rice, horticulture, agroforestry and cashewnut. 

The Centre came up with several recommendations to improve the productivity of homestead farming system. The Centre maintains 144 Cheradi types of rice.  The Centre standardised pots and potting mixture for bush pepper

Refer to http://fsrskottarakkara.kau.in/ for further details about this station.


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