ICAR-CTCRI Celebrated Foundation Day

ICAR- Central tuber Crops Research Institute celebrated its 58th foundation day on 23rd July 2021. The function was organized in hybrid mode by following Covid protocol. Shri.P.Prasad, Hon. Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare, Government of Kerala, inaugurated the function by watering an elephant foot yam plant. In his inaugural address the Hon. Minister reiterated […]

Tuber Crops Planting Festival – Mezhuveli Panchayat

ICAR-CTCRI has organized a tuber crops planting festival and farm inputs and implements were distributed to identified beneficiary farmers belonging to below poverty line (BPL) scheduled castes in Mezhuveli panchayat, Pathanamthitta district on 5th March 2022. In a function organized at Karithotta, Mezhuveli, the farmers meet was inaugurated by Mrs. Veena George, Hon’ble Minister for […]

ICAR-CTCRI celebrated World Water day 2022

The institute celebrated World water day 2022 on 22 March, 2022 on the theme “Ground water: Making the invisible visible”. The programme was held online and Mrs. Santy S.R., Hydrogeologist, Ground Water Department, Thiruvananthapuram district office, Govt. of Kerala delivered a talk on the theme, explaining the importance of ground water, sources, negative effects of […]

Drip Fertigation: A Tool for higher Yield, Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency

Tobacco as a commercial crop has unique place in India, as it generates substantial amount of about Rs 23,318 crores to the national exchequer in terms of excise revenue and foreign exchange of Rs 6058 crores. Tobacco is grown under different agro-climatic conditions viz., monsoon and also in post rainy season under conserved soil moisture. […]

Poly Tray Seedling Production

A tray nursery technique has been developed and standardized to produce healthy tobacco seedlings to overcome disease problems and to preclude transplantation shock. The technique is simple and entails sowing tiny tobacco seeds on coconut coir pith compost and transferring the young seedlings of about 20-25 days to poly-trays for raising them on the growth […]

Conventional Seedling Production

Ideal soils (Well drained light textured soils, with low soil chlorides (< 100ppm)) is a prerequisite for successful nursery raising. Pre-sowing operations viz., deep ploughing, bed cutting and post sowing operations viz., mulching, regular watering (4 times a day) and weeding, pest and disease control measures are essential in conventional nursery which is costly and […]