Genesis of the Research Station
- Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam was started in the year 1958.
- Brought under TNAU in 1973.
- Since 1973, it is functioning as an ICAR co-ordinating centre under the – All India Co-ordinated Research Project on palms.
- Functioning as lead centre for research on Ganoderma disease under AICRPP.
- Coconut wilt scheme operated at Muthupet was merged with Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam during April 1977.
- Research activities were strengthened in Agricultural Entomology in 1984 and Soil Science in 1997.
- Evolving and promoting new high yielding coconut varieties / hybrids for higher nut yield, copra and oil content.
- Identification and evaluation of coconut genotypes and hybrids suitable for tender nut purpose
- Development of improved package of practices for increasing the nut and oil yield
- Evolving technologies to circumvent pest and disease incidences
- Evolving remedies for physiological disorders and abiotic stress tolerance
- Ensuring production and distribution of high quality tall, dwarf and hybrid coconut seedlings.
- Providing suitable solutions for the field problems encountered by coconut farmers.