Soil application of 120kg of rock phosphate and 5kg of phosphobacterium per ha increases nutrient content of leaves and also the yield of coffee.
Panniyur-1, Kottanadan, karimunda and Kudiraivali are the suitable varieties of pepper for Lower Pulney hills.
Application of Planofix @ 40ppm reduces flower dropping in pepper.
Application of N.P and K @ 50:40:150 gram/plant along with 25g magnesium sulphate gives higher yield of pepper.
Dipping hardwood cuttings of clove in 2000 ppm of IBA solution gives maximum germination and rooting.
The ginger variety Suruchi performs well in this area.
Spraying of magnesium sulphate + sinc sulphate @ 0.6% increases fruit yield of mandarin orange.
Application of 25gm each of VAM, Azospirilliumand phosphobacterium / vine/year combined with 100gm of NPK/vine/year recorded maximum number of beans /vine. (62.95), bean length (20.90cms), bean girth (4.61 cm), single bean weight (15.40gm) and average bean yield /vine (934 gm).
Vanilla VP2 collected from Pechiparai recorded a maximum number of beans/vine (77.20), average single bean weight 14.8gm) and average total bean yield (1140gm/vine). The average maximum bean length 21cm and bean girth (4.61cm) were recorded in VP-11.