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ICAR - INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPICES RESEARCH

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode (Calicut) a constituent body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a major Institute devoted to research on spices. In 1976, it started as a Regional Station of the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod engaged in research on spices.

A National Research Centre for Spices was established in 1986 with its headquarters at Kozhikode, Kerala by merging the erstwhile Regional Station of CPCRI at Kozhikode and Cardamom Research Centre at Appangala, Karnataka. Realising the importance of Spices Research in India this Research Centre was upgraded to Indian Institute of Spices Research on 1st July, 1995.

The laboratories and administrative offices of the institute are located at Chelavoor (50m above MSL), 11 km from Kozhikode, Kozhikode District, Kerala on the Kozhikode-Wyanad road (NH 212) in an area of 14.3 ha.

Latest Research News

  • Characterization of Beauveria bassiana associated with allspice auger beetle
  • Biocontrol efficacy of Streptomycetes against Sclerotium rolfsii
  • Sequencing of full-length transcripts in black pepper and small cardamom
  • Black pepper germplasm
  • IISR PRAGATI- A high Yielding, Short Duration Turmeric Variety.

Research Publications

  • Factors determining the midday depression of photosynthesis in small cardamom (Elettaria cardomum Maton.) under summer climate.
  • Significance of microsclerotia in the epidemiology of black pepper anthracnose and an approach for disease management in nurseries.
  • Evaluation of elite cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) genotypes for yield, quality and resistance to Cardamom mosaic virus.
  • Latest Research Papers

ICAR - INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPICES RESEARCH  WHAT WE DO

RESEARCH

IISR research is guided by science with a human touch.By giving a human touch to agriscience, IISR dedicates its work to the farmers and spice industry of the nation.The research programs of the institute (both institute and externally funded)...

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Spices Research has been recognised as a centre for doctoral studies by Mangalore University, University of Calicut and Kerala Agricultural University.in all subjects and by Bharathiar Univeristy in Botany and Nagarjuna University...


AGRI. EXTENSION

IISR is bound to serve the farming community of the country. A variety of highly useful information on spices is assembled as follows: Package of Practices, Spice varieties, Planting Materials, Pamphlets in Malayalam,
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