Schemes

Tamil Nadu is an important castor growing state in India, with an area of 15000 hectare. Major castor producing districts are Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Dharmapuri and Perambalur.

Schemes

LIST OF ONGOING PROJECTS

Externally funded Projects

S.No.

Project Number

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

PI

CO-PI

Period

1.

GoTN/CARDS/YTP/EXT/2015/D001

Technological empowerment and sustainable livelihood of Tribes in Pethanaickanpalayam Block

 

DPC-SBGF

Dr.S.Manickam

Dr.S.Suganya,
Dr.B.Geetha,
Dr.M.K.Kalarani

Apr,15-Mar, 17

2.

F 37 AAW

Popularization of SSI technology in Salem district

NRTT

Dr.S. Manickam

Dr. K.Nageswari, Dr.P.S.Kavitha
Dr. M. Anand
Th.G.Senthilnathan

2013-15

 

Research

University Research Projects (Only approved projects)

S.N

Project Number

Title of the Project

Project Leader (s)

Period

1.

DCM/YTP/AGR/TAP/2013/001

Response of Tapioca on different levels of potassium in relation to tuber yield and starch content

Dr.S.Manickam, Professor (Agronomy) and Head

Dec, 2013 to Nov, 2015

2.

HCRI/YTP/VEG/2013/001

Standardization of Rapid Multiplication Technique (RMT) for  cassava through ortray system

Dr. TL.Pugalendhi,
Prof. (Horti.)

Dec, 2013 to
Nov, 2016

3.

HCRI/YTP/
HOR/VEG/2015/001

Breeding of cassava for high tuber yield and starch content

Dr. L. Pugalendhi,
Prof. (Horti.),
Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam, Prof. (PB&G),
Dr. M. Velmurugan, Asst. Prof. (Horti.)

Dec, 2015 to
Nov, 2018

4.

DRES/YTP/PBG/ 012/002

Genetic diversification and development of high yielding wilt resistant castor hybrids

Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam,
Professor (PB&G),

Oct, 2012 to Sep, 2017

5.

DRES/YTP/PBG/ 013/001

Induced chemical mutagenesis for genetic diversification of pistillate and monoecious  lines of castor

Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam,
Professor (PB&G),

Aug, 2013 to July, 2018

6.

CPBG/YTP/PBG/CAS/2015/001

Collection, Conservation, Evaluation, characterization and utilization of castor Germplasm.

Dr.P.Arutchenthil,
AP (PB&G)

Jan 2015- Jan 2020

7.

SEC/YTP/SST/CAS/2013/001

Studies on the effect of time of sowing and spacing on seed yield and quality of hybrid seed production in castor variety YRCH1.

Dr.P.Arutchenthil,
AP (PB&G)

August 2013 to July 2016

8.

DRES/YTP/PBG/012/001

Development of castor varieties with high yield and resistant to major pest and diseases through pedigree breeding for Tamil Nadu.

Dr.P.Arutchenthil,
AP (PB&G)

July 2011 –June 2016

9.

NRM/YTP/SAC/CSA/2013/001

Soil Test Crop Response based IPNS for sustainable cassava production

Dr.S. Suganya,
AP (SS&AC)

Dec,2013 to
Nov, 2016

10.

NRM/YTP/SAC/CSA/2013/002

Permanent Manurial Experiment on cassava in red sandy loam soil (Typic Rhodustalf) of Yethapur under Irrigated situation

Dr.S. Suganya,
AP (SS&AC)

Dec, 2013 to
Nov, 2018

11.

DRES/YTP/AEN/014/001

Identification and Cataloguing Parasitoid Fauna in Castor Ecosystem and Enhancing their Beneficial Capacity for Biological Control

Dr. B.Geetha,
AP (Ento.)

Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015

12.

CPPS/YTP/ENT/ CAS/2015/001

Biecology and management of castor whitefly (Trialeurodes ricini) and castor thrips (Retithrips syriacus) in Rabi castor

Dr. B.Geetha,
AP (Ento.)

September 2015 to August 2018

ICAR (Partly/Fully financed)

1

AICRP/HOR/CBE/VEG/009

All India Coordinated Research Project on Tuber Crops – Cassava

Dr.M.Velmurugan

2012 to
till date

2.

AICRP/PBG/YPR/CAS/022

All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor

Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam
Professor(PB&G)

2012 to till date

 

 

Prelimenary evaluation of promising open pollinated varieties

Dr.P.Arutchenthil

2015-16

 

 

Development and identification of superior male combiners

Dr.P.Arutchenthil

2015-16

 

 

2.2. Effect of biophos on the performance of Castor

 

 

 

 

i. On-Farm demonstration with best treatment with farmers practices

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.5. Improved castor productivity through sowing schedule and genotypes

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.6. Evaluating the performance of castor in rice fallows/after rice cultivation

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.7. Enhancing castor productivity through selective mechanization

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.10. Comparative efficacy of PSB an biophos on the performance of castor

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.11. IIFSR-IIOR Collaborative Trial  on Performance of castor as component crop in farming systems

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.16. Front Line Demonstration on Castor

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.17. Co-ordinate Varietal/Hybrid Trials

 

 

 

 

2.17.1.Initial Varietal Hybrid Trial

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

2.17.2. Advanced Hybrid Trial I& II

Dr. P.Kathirvelan

2015-16

 

 

3.1. Disease Scenario in Different Agroclimatic Regions

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

3.2. Influence of Weather parameters on Botryotinia gray mold development

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

3.3. Pathogenci variability of Fuasarium wilt pathogen (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ricini)

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

3.6. Screening of entries of Coordinated trials against major diseases

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

3.7. Biological control of wilt and root rot of castor

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

3.8. On-Farm demonstration of Management of Botryotinina Gray Mold

Dr.M.Deivamani

2015-16

 

 

Survey and Monitoring of Castor Insect Pests

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Screening of germplasm against sucking pests (leafhopper, thrips and whitefly)

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Confirmation of reaction of promising germplasm accessions to leafhopper and thrips

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Confirmation of reaction of selection from DPC 23 (Mutant DPC - 9) to leafhopper.

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Screening of advanced breeding lines from coordinated varietal/hybrid trials against major castor insect pests

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Screening of IIOR parental lines against major castor insect pests

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Screening of parental lines of advanced castor hybrids against major castor insect pests

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Evaluation of newer insecticides against sucking pests in castor

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Evaluation of IPM module in castor

Dr.B.Geetha

2015-16

 

 

Evaluation of newer insecticides for the management of lepidopteran pests of castor

Dr.B.Geetha

2013 to till date

 

Sl. No.

Project Leader

Name of the project

Period

CROP IMPROVEMENT

1.

Dr. S. R. Venkatachalam
Professor (PB & G)

DRES/YTP/PBG/012/002
Genetic Diversification,development of heterotic genepools and  high  yielding wilt resistant castor hybrids

   October 2012 to September 2017

2.

Dr. S. R. Venkatachalam
Professor (PB & G)

DRES/YTP/PBG/013/001
Induced chemical mutagenesis for genetic diversification of pistillate and monoecious lines in castor

August2013 to July 2018

3.

Dr. S. R. Venkatachalam
Professor (PB & G)

DRES/YTP/PBG/013/New
Evaluation of castor Varieties and Hybrids in coordinated trial

January 2014 to December 2018

4.

Dr. P. Arutchenthil,
Assistant Professor  (PBG)

DRES/YTP/PBG/011/001
Collection, Conservation, Evaluation, Characterization  and Utilization of Castor Germplasm

July 2011 to
June 2014

5.

Dr. P. Arutchenthil,
Assistant Professor (PBG)

DRES/YTP/PBG/012/001
Development of castor varieties with high yield and resistance to major pest and diseases through pedigree breeding for Tamil Nadu.

July 2011 to June 2016

6.

Dr. M. Velmurugan
Assistant Professor
( Horticulture)

DRES/YTP/VEG/010/004
Collection maintenance and evaluation of cassava accessions under Yethapur condition for yield and quality

February, 2010 to March, 2014

SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1.

Dr. V. Palanisamy
Professor (SS&T)

DRES / YTP / SST / 013 / 001
Studies on the effect of time of sowing and spacing on seed yield and quality of hybrid seed production in castor variety YRCH1

Aug2013 to July2016

AGRONOMY

1.

Dr.D.Raja,
Professor ( Agronomy)
Dr.G.Senthilkumar
Asst. Prof. (Agronomy)

Effects of mulching on the growth, development and yield of castor under irrigated condition.

February 2014 to January 2017

2.

Dr.D.Raja,
Professor (Agronomy)
Dr.M.Velmurugan
Asst. Prof. (Horticulture)

Effects of mulching on the growth, development and yield of cassava under irrigated condition.

February 2014 to January 2017

3.

Dr. K. Kalaiselvi
Asst. Prof. (Agronomy)

DRES / YTP / AGR / 013 / 001
Improving castor productivity through sowing schedule and genotypes

July 2013 to
June 2015

4.

Dr. K. Kalaiselvi
Asst. Prof. (Agronomy)

DRES / YTP / AGR / 013 / 002
Evaluation of drip fertigation on castor productivity

July 2013 to
June 2015

5.

Dr. K. Kalaiselvi
Asst. Professor (Agronomy)

DRES/YTP/AGR/013/New
Studies on the effective weed management practices in castor

October, 2013 to August, 2015

6.

Dr. S.Suganya
Asst. Professor (SS & AC)

DRES/YTP/AGR/013/003
Response of tapioca on different levels of potassium in relation to tuber yield and starch content

December, 2013 to November, 2015

7.

Dr. K. Kalaichelvi,
Asst. Professor(Agronomy)

Evaluation of different weed management practices for higher productivity and weed control efficiency in rainfed castor

 

8.

Dr. K. Kalaichelvi,
Asst. Professor (Agronomy)

Effect on different tillage practices and planting systems on weed flora, density and productivity in rainfed tapioca

 

9.

Dr. L. Pugalendhi
Professor (Horticulture)

DRES/YTP/VEG/013/New
Standardization of rapid multiplication technique for cassava through protray system

December 2013 to November 2016

10.

Dr. M. Velmurugan
Assistant Professor
( Horticulture)

DRES/YTP/VEG/010/003 Standardization on low input technology for cassava

Jan.2010 to Oct.2013

11.

Dr. M. Velmurugan
Assistant Professor
( Horticulture)

DRES/YTP/VEG/010/005
Integrated weed management in cassava

Aug.2010 to March 2014

CROP PHYSIOLOGY

1.

Dr.M.K. Kalarani,      
Professor
(Crop  Physiology) &
Dr.K.Thirukumaran
Assistant Professor
(Agronomy)

DRES/YTP/CRP/013/001
Identifying amenable plant geometry and growth regulators for castor cultivation to suit mechanical harvesting

June, 2013
to
May, 2016

2.

Dr.M.K.Kalarani,
Professor (Crop Physiology)    
Dr. L. Pugalendhi
Professor (Horticulture) &
Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam
Professor (PB&G)

DRES/YTP/CRP/2013/New
Male gametophytic selection for water stress tolerance in cassava

January, 2014 to December, 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1.

Dr. P. Kalaiselvi
Asst. Professor
(Environmental Science)

DRES/YTP/ENS/013/001
Exploration of arbuscular mycorrhiza  with helper bacteria and study their role in nutrient acquisition and wilt pathogen resistant in castor

July, 2013 to June, 2016

2.

Dr. P. Kalaiselvi
Asst. Professor
(Environmental Science)

DRES/YTP/ENS/013/002
Isolation and soil priming with potassium releasing bacterial inoculants and testing their effects on growth and yield of cassava with graded level of potassium

December, 2013 to November, 2015

SOIL SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

1.

Dr. S. Suganya,
Asst. Professor
(Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry)

DRES/YTP/SAC/013/001:
Spatial distribution of moisture and nutrients in root zone under drip fertigation in chillies

 

June 2013 to
May 2015

2.

Dr. S. Suganya,
Asst. Professor
(Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry)

DRES/YTP/SAC/013/002:
Integrated Nutrient Management for sustainable cassava production

December 2013 to November 2016

3.

Dr. S. Suganya,
Asst. Professor
(Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry)

DRES/YTP/SAC/013/003:
Long Term Fertilizer Experiment in Cassava

December 2013 to November 2018

AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY

1.

Dr. S. Raguraman,
Professor
(Agrl. Entomology)

Synergistic effects of plant origin insecticides for oviposition deterent and ovicidal actions for biorational pest management in castor

 

2.

Dr. S. Raguraman,
Professor
(Agrl. Entomology)

Identification and cataloguing natural enemy fauna in castor ecosystem and enhancing their beneficial capacity for biological control.

 

3.

Dr. M. Senthilkumar,
Asst. Professor
(Agrl. Entomology)

DRES/YTP/AEN/013/New:
Biorationals based management of castor capsule borer

August, 2013 to July 2016

4.

Dr. M. Senthilkumar,
Asst. Professor
(Agrl. Entomology)

DRES/YTP/AEN/013/001:
Investigation on resistance to castor key pest in castor germplasm

August, 2013 to July 2016

5.

Dr. M. Senthilkumar,
Asst. Professor
(Agrl. Entomology)

DRES/YTP/AEN/013/002:
Evaluation of newer insecticides for the management of Lepidopteron pest of castor

August, 2013 to July 2016

PLANT PATHOLOGY

1.

Dr. V. Jayalakshmi,
Professor
(Pl. Pathology)

DRES/YTP/PAT/013/001  
Integrated management of castor wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ricini

August, 2010 to July, 2014

2.

Dr. V. Jayalakshmi,
Professor, (Pl. Pathology)

DRES/YTP/PAT/013/002
Screening of castor entries against Botrytis grey mold

June, 2013 to May, 2016

3.

Dr. V. Jayalakshmi,
Professor, (Pl. Pathology)

DRES/YTP/PAT/013/New
Survey and management of Botrytis grey mold in castor

June, 2013 to May, 2016

 

VENTURE CAPITAL SCHEMES

Sl. No.

Project Leader

Title of the scheme

Income
(April 2013 – Till date)
(Rs.)

1.

Dr. M.K. Kalarani
Professor (Crop physiology) and
Dr. D. Raja,
Professor (Agronomy)

Production of TNAU Coconut tonic and Castor Gold for North Western Zone of Tamil Nadu.

50,150

2.

Dr.P. Arutchenthil
Asst. Professor
(Plant Breeding and Genetics)

Production of Hybrid Castor seeds under contract farming system at TCRS, Yethapur.

50,922

3.

Dr. M.Velmurugan,
Assistant.Professor (Horticulture)

Production of CO 2 and CO 3 Cassava seed materials at TCRS, Yethapur.

2786

4.

Dr.S.R.Venkatachalam
Professor (PB&G)

Revolving fund on castor seed production

3,30,943

 

 

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