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Horticulture

Facilities

 

Laboratory Facilities
  • PG. Lab
  • Tissue culture lab
  • Post harvest lab
  • Field research units for flower crops ,
  • vegetable crops , fruit crops , medicinal and aromatic crops
  • A garden unit for research on environ-mental issues
  • Mist Chamber
  • Green house

 

Major Equipment
  • Deep Freezer
  • Automation Distillation system
  • Tissue culture Equipments
  • Post Harvest equipments
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Soxplus automatic solvent extraction System
  • Gel documentation system
  • Freeze dryer- 4 kg capacity
  • Ultra low freezer (-800C)
  • Kelplus nitrogen analyzer
  • AM 300 Portable leaf area meter
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Plant canopy analyzer
  • Ethylene gas analyzer

 

ACTIVITIES
  • ICAR coaching for JRF- Undergraduate students.
  • ICAR coaching for ARS and NET examinations – For postgraduate students and research scholars.
  • Special Placement training for landscaping jobs by the Faculties in the Department.
  • Coffee training for under graduate students in Coffee board, Thandikudi.
  • Tea training for under graduate students at Tea Board and UPASI, Coonor .
  • Industrial Visit for PG students.

 

Social and Scientific Contribution of the Department
  • Germplasm collection and evaluation of major vegetables, flowers, and spice crops has resulted in identification of elite genotypes for further utilization.
  • Comparative evaluation of varieties and hybrids in major vegetables has resulted in promising selections for coastal eco system.
  • Collection, conservation and documentation of medicinal plants to identify suitable medicinal crops for coastal agro ecosystem.
  • Technologies for vegetable cultivation under rice fallow situation of Cauvery Delta have been developed.

 

 


Portable Leaf Area meter


Nitrogen Analyser



UV - VIS Spectrophotometer