TKD-1 avocado was released during 1996.
TKD-1 yields 264
kg fruit per tree (2.64 tons per hectare) with a fat content of
Polyembroynic nature of avocado seeds has been identified
Pole beans: TKD-1 pole bean was released in 1987.
Soil application of 120kg of rock phosphate and 5kg of
phosphobacterium per ha increases nutrient content of leaves and
also the yield of coffee.
Panniyur-1, Kottanadan, karimunda and Kudiraivali are the
suitable varieties of pepper for Lower Pulney hills.
Application of Planofix @ 40ppm reduces flower dropping
Application of N.P and K @ 50:40:150 gram/plant along
with 25g magnesium sulphate gives higher yield of pepper.
Dipping hardwood cuttings of clove in 2000 ppm of IBA
solution gives maximum germination and rooting.
The ginger variety Suruchi performs well in this area.
Spraying of magnesium sulphate + sinc sulphate @ 0.6%
increases fruit yield of mandarin orange.
Application of 25gm each of VAM, Azospirillium
and phosphobacterium / vine/year combined with 100gm of NPK/vine/year
recorded maximum number of beans /vine. (62.95), bean length
(20.90cms), bean girth (4.61 cm), single bean weight (15.40gm)
and average bean yield /vine (934 gm).
Among the eleven ecotypes of vanilla VP2 collected from
Pechiparai recorded a maximum number of beans/vine (77.20),
average single bean weight 14.8gm) and average total bean yield
average maximum bean length 21cm and bean girth (4.61cm) were
recorded in VP-11.
To attract fruit flies in orange, flish –meal trap is
recommended @ 20 traps per acre.
To attract and kill fruit flies of chow-chow, fish meal
trap @ 20 traps / acre is recommended.
Spraying of 0.5% bordeaux mixture as first round during
June, 0.02% triadimefon as second round and 0.5% bordeaux in the
third round reduces the coffee rust disease.
To control quick wilt of pepper, soil application of Trichoderma viride @ 20g. / vine mixed with 2kg of FYM is effective.
Sodium chloride test has been developed to identify the
bunchy top virus (BTV) infected suckers of banana.
Application of 400mg of 2, 4 – D along with 100g of
urea in a hole made in the pseudostem base kills the BTV
Acephate application @ 400mg one week before 2,4-D
application kills the vector insect of BTV.
as capsule application @ 500mg reduces the banana wilt.