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Rice Research Station, located at Tirurkuppam village lies between Chennai - Arakonam railway route. This is one among the lead centers for rice research for identifying and releasing suitable fine grain quality rice varieties, drought and salt tolerant rice varieties with medium slender grain type and suitable crop improvement technologies on nutrient, irrigation, insect and disease management for North Eastern zone of Tamil Nadu. 
  • Established as Paddy experimental station in 1942
  • Brought under the control of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1981
  • Renamed as Rice research station in 1982
About the station
Total area :15.85 hectares
Cropping area :12.00 hectares
Latitude :12  10’ – 13 15’ N
Longitude :79 15’ – 80 20’ E
Altitude :39.47m MSL
Average rainfall :1152.8mm
Maximum temperature :33.1 C
Minimum temperature :22.5 C
Soil Type :Sandy clay, non calcareous light brown, medium fertile soil  
Crops under cultivation :Rice, Pulses, oilseeds and green manures