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Maize Research Station under the aegis of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was established on 16th March 2007 at Vagarai in Palani Taluk, Dindigul District. Vagarai is situated at the centre of important towns such as Palani, Oddanchatram and Dharapuram. 

Maize Research Station focuses on the activities of maize research and extension by imparting training on maize production technologies to the farmers. 
This is the first research station exclusively for maize research in Tamil Nadu and second in India.
It is the sub centre for AICRP on maize in AICRP programme.
The station comprises of an area of 22.94 acres. The farm has both red soil and black soil.
The research station is located at latitude of 10º57’ N, longitude of 77 º56’ E and altitude of 254m MSL. The average rainfall in this area is around 600mm. 
The station holds well equipped laboratory to carryout soil and plant nutrient analysis, Entomology and Pathology experiments.
The station is located 15km away from Palani.