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Cardamom Research Centre
 
The Cardamom Research Centre, is the regional centre of the Indian Institute of Spices Research(IISR), Calicut, Kerala, located 8km away from Madikeri on the Madikeri-Bhagamandala Road in Kodagu District of Karnataka and is situated 920 m above MSL. (17.8 ha of farm area for field experiments)
 
Mandate
  • Research on all aspects of cardamom and cardamom based cropping systems.
  • Multiplication and distribution of improved varieties of cardamom, black pepper and tree spices.
  • Consultancy and advisory services to growers.
  • Training of farmers and officers of developmental departments on spice production and processing technologie
Thrust Areas
 
Research
  • Establishment of global gene bank for cardamom and allied genera
  • Developing in vivo and in vitro clonal repositories of cardamom gene banks
  • Breeding for high yield, high quality and resistance to mosaic and vein clearing diseases , thrips and drought
  • Molecular characterization of cardamom with special reference to high yielding, disease resistant and drought tolerant and other promising selections
  • Development of integrated pest, disease and nutrient management strategies with emphasis on biological control that are environmentally friendly and ecologically sound.
  • Developing diagnostic kits for early detection of virus sources in the crop
  • Development of a production technology for spices and spics-based cropping systems
  • Biotechnological approaches for development of varieties having high yield and resistance to pathogens and pests and for developing genotypes with specific end uses.
Extension
  • Generation of elite planting material of released cardamom, ginger and black pepper varieties
  • Characterisation of spice growing soils and assessing soil quality for developing soil based agro-techniques for sustainable spice production.
  • Popularisation of refined technologies through training, consultancy and other mass media aides
Contact
Scientist in charge,
IISR, Cardamom Research Centre,
Appangala, Heravanad PO Madikeri,
Kodagu District,
Karnataka, India - 571 201

Phone: 0091-8272-245451, 245514
Fax : 0091-8272-245451
Email: crc@spices.res.in