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.


  • Collection, conservation and evaluation of location specific germplasm
  • Evaluation of new coconut hybrids of location specific cross. Read more

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