History and research accomplishments of ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam


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  • Anithakumari P ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, Krishnapuram P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 690 533
  • Regi Jacob Thomas ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, Krishnapuram P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 690 533
  • Joseph Rajkumar ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, Krishnapuram P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 690 533
  • Abdul Haris A ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, Krishnapuram P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 690 533
  • Anitha Karun ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam, Krishnapuram P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 690 533

Abstract

Coconut is an excellent ecological service provider known since time immemorial, catering to the basic needs, viz. fuel, fibre and shelter for humankind. It is a livelihood provider to more than 12 million farm families and conserves the ecosystem, worth billions of rupees, along coastlines. Let us look back at how a coconut palm disease was first noticed, and thereafter, a research station took
shape even before India’s independence mainly to address farmers’ concerns related to the disease, to decode the cause, to offer a solution for the disease, and thereafter to sustain farmer’s welfare. The history recollects how Kerala and coconut became synonymous.

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2022-11-02

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2022-11-02

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P, A., Thomas, R. J., Rajkumar, J., A, A. H., & Karun, A. (2022). History and research accomplishments of ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam. Indian Horticulture, 67(6), 19-23. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/129741