• To undertake basic and applied research on the major sub tropical horticultural crops grown in Lower Pulney hills and evolving improved agro techniques in crop improvement, crop production and protection.
  • Technology dissemination through outreach programmes
  • To serve as a repository of scientific information and centre of learning in sub-tropical crops to under Graduate and post graduate students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and other Institutions.
  • Production and supply of quality planting materials in spices and subtropical fruit crops.