- To increase productivity of cotton through high yielding varieties and hybrids and release of Extra Long Staple/ Long Staple cotton varieties with high fibre length and strength to spin yarns of high count.
- To produce and supply good quality hybrid/ varieties cotton seeds to the farmers and impart training to the farmers on hybrid seed production.
- To solve the various production constraints and to cope with an ever increasing demand of cotton in different sectors
The Research Station is located in the Attur- Perambalur road high way on 15 km from Perambalur town and 2 km from Veppanthattai bus stand. It lies at 11032’N latitude and 78083’ E longitude and situated at an altitude of 149 m above mean sea level
Agro Climatic Zone : North Western Zone
Maximum Temperature : 34.80C
Minimum Temperature : 22.60C
Mean annual rainfall : 927mm
(Mean value 1901-2011- ACRC, TNAU, CBE).
The soil is very deep, calcareous, clay, moderately well drained with slow permeability and low Hydraulic Conductivity.
Clay – 58.1-64.1%
Silt – 14.4-19.6%
Sand – 18.0-26.3%
|Soil Type||:||Black Cotton Soil (Peelamedu series/ Vertisol with typic chromosterts)|
|Soil PH||:||8.1 – 8.6 (moderately Alkaline and Non saline)|
|0.11 – 0.23 dSm-1|
|3.7- 6.6g kg-1|
|:||Low (120.0- 235.0 kg.ha-1)|
|:||High (21.0- 34.0 kg. ha-1)|
|Available K||:||Medium (120.0- 368.0 kg. ha-1)
|Bulk density||:||1.41 to 1.53 Mgm-1
|Water Holding Capacity||:||41.2 to 52.3%|