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Welcome to Horticultural Research Station, Yercaud
Genesis of the Research Station
            Horticultural Research Station, Yercaud was established in the year 1976 in the foot hill of eastern ghats. It is situated at Athiyur village, 3 km away from Yercaud town on Nagalur Road and 35 km from Salem. The total acreage of farm is 45.16 ha. The farm is located at latitude of 11.4 to 11.5oN. The elevation is 1500 m MSL .The annual rainfall is 1600-1800 mm. The mean temperature ranges from 21.0 to 32.20C (Day); 9.0 to 18.0oC (Night). The relative humidity ranges from 58 to 75 per cent. The soil is lateritic with a depth of 0.52 to 1.55 m. The soil pH varies from 4.75 to 6.25. Coffee is the major crop of interest, besides mandarin orange, spices like pepper, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and cardamom, cut flowers like anthurium, gerbera, orchids and vegetables such as beans, chow chow, cauliflower, tomato and carrot.
 
 GOALS

v  Introduction of different species and varieties of horticultural crops and evolving for their high yield.

v  Evolving improved agro-techniques for mandatory crops.

v  Evolving agro-techniques for multiple cropping and mixed farming practices in Shevaroys.

v  To impart training on subtropical horticultural crops for under graduate students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural        University.

v  To impart training on scientific crop cultivation, mushroom culture, Apiary, bio-agents production and                  application of bio-control agents to tribal people and farmers of   Shevaroy Hills.