Farming Systems Research Station, Sadanandapuram
The Farming Systems Research Station, Sadanandapuram was started in the year 1986 as NARP Special Station. In October 1993, the station was renamed as Farming Systems Research Station. It is located at Sadanandapuram, five kilometers to the South East of Kottarakkara taluk, Kollam district. The total area is 3.96 ha comprising of two plots separated by distance of 250 meters. Plot 1 known as Kshethrakunnu, has an area of 4.03 ha and plot II, known as Chandapurayidam has 4.93 ha.
Mandate of the Station
Lead functions are homestead farming, soil and water conservation and management. Verification functions are on tuber crops, coconut, rice, horticulture, agroforestry and cashewnut. A Krishi Vigyan Kendra is also functioning here.
The Centre came up with several recommendations to improve the productivity of homestead farming system. The Centre maintains 144 Cheradi types of rice.
The Centre standardised pots and potting mixture for bush pepper.