Genesis of the Research Station

Horticultural Research Station, Yercaud was established in the year 1976 in the Eastern ghats. It is situated at Athiyur village, 3 km away from Yercaud town on Nagalur Road and 35 km from Salem. The farm is located at latitude of 11.4o to 11.5oN. The elevation is 1500 m MSL . The total acreage of farm is 119.05 acres.


  • Introduction of different species and varieties of horticultural crops to evolve the performance
  • Evolving improved agro-techniques for mandatory crops.
  • Evolving agro-techniques for multiple cropping and mixed farming practices in Shevaroys.
  • To impart training on subtropical horticultural crops for under graduate students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • To impart training on scientific crop cultivation, mushroom culture, Apiary, bio-agents production and application of bio-control agents to tribal people and    farmers of   Shevaroy Hills.
  • Catering the needs of the farmers in the Shervaroyan hills

Current Research Agenda

  1. Evaluation of new pepper varieties suitable for coffee ecosystem
  2. Standardization of agro techniques for improving yield of pepper. Read more

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