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 Genesis

    The centre for Soil and Crop Management Studies (SCMS) was established in June 1984 in the main campus of the University at Coimbatore. Later it was re-designated as Directorate of Crop Management from 01-04-2010 onwards. It is one of the major Directorates in TNAU encompassing the departments viz., Agronomy, Agro Climate Research Centre, Crop Physiology, Farm Management, Sustainable Organic Agriculture and Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Mandate

    Coordinating Crop Management research, training and knowledge transfer in the disciplines of Agronomy, Agro Climate Research Centre, Crop Physiology, Farm Management, Sustainable Organic Agriculture and Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Identifying and solving field problems as inter – disciplinary approach in different agro climatic regions of Tamil Nadu to bring out location specific soil and crop management technologies.

Objectives

  • To undertake basic and applied researches that will contribute to the development of strategies for improving the productivity of crops
  • To generate integrated crop management technologies for enhancing farm production and income to farmers.
  • To minimize abiotic stress and weather based crop production risk by planning and management of agricultural resources and agro advisory service.
  • To  improve the nutrition bio-prospect and to develop remedial measure for physiological disorders in major crops
  • To develop eco-friendly technologies for sustaining soil health, conservation of eco system and promotion of organic farming through technical capacity building.

Vision

  • Developing system of crop intensification for field crops
  • Identifying suitable cropping systems for different agro-climes
  • Developing crop management interventions for weather resilient agriculture.
  • Enhancing farm production, income and resource management through crop diversification with innovative enterprise combinations.
  • Mechanization in crop production
  • Optimization of organic production technologies
  • Demonstration of advanced crop production technologies in field crops


Dr.C.Jayanthi
Director (i/c)
Directorate of Crop Management
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore - 641 003
Phone : 0422-6611316
Fax: 0422-6611416
Email ID: directorscms@tnau.ac.in