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Last updated on 19-01-2016, 10:05

1. Crop Improvement Division

  1. ICAR & Spices Board collaborative Co-ordinated varietal trial on small cardamom: under the network project All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Spices (AICRPS), ICAR, New Delhi, in collaboration with IISR, Calicut.
  2.       a) CYT of drought tolerance in cardamom

          b) CYT on farmers varieties of cardamom

          c) CYT on hybrids of small cardamom

          d) MLT on leaf blight tolerant lines of small cardamom

          e) Effect of micronutrients on growth and yield of of small cardamom

  3. Facility for DUS testing centre on small cardamom funded by Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority (PPV&FR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in collaboration with IISR, Calicut.

2. Biotechnology Division:

  • Project on ‘Transcriptome Sequencing in small and large cardamoms’ in collaboration with JNTBGRI, Palode (KSCSTE, Govt of Kerala).
  • DST project on ‘Transcriptome profiling of genes resistant to Chirke virus infection in Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.)’.

3. Agronomy & Soil Science::

  1. Project on ‘Environmental Impact Assessment of pesticides in cardamom cultivating area in Idukki District, Kerala’ in collaboration with Kerala State Ground Water Department.
  2. A research project on ‘Integrating GIS based soil fertility assessment of cardamom tract and app-based fertilizer recommendation for climate resilient cardamom cultivation’ was initiated in collaboration with Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala IIITMK.
  3. Effect of micronutrients on growth and yield of small cardamom - AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  4. Site specific recommendation for varying yield target of cardamom - AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  5. Assessment of effect of polysulphate (dehydrate poly halite) on yield and quality parameters of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) under Kerala and Karnataka regions’ funded by Ms ICL Management and Trading India Pvt. Ltd., Haryana.
  6. IFFCO - Evaluation of Nano fertilizers (Urea and DAP) response in small cardamom and its nutrient use efficiency.

4. Plant Pathology::

  • Evaluation of fungicides against rhizome rot in small cardamom -AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  • Evaluation of fungicides against leaf blight in small cardamom -AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  • Observational trial on the efficacy of Trichoderma asperellum & Pochonia chlamydosporia for the management of rhizome rot and nematodes in small cardamom - AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  • Evaluation of bio efficiency as phytotoxicity of Fluopicolide 4.44% + Fosetyl Al 66.67% WG (Profiler) against capsule rot as rhizome rot diseases in small cardamom funded by Bayer Crop Science Ltd.
  • Bio-efficacy and phytotoxicity evaluation of Oxathiapiprolin 3% w/v + Metalaxyl-M 18% w/v DC against diseases of small cardamom

5. Entomology: :

  • Evaluation of thrips tolerant lines in small cardamom-AICRPS, ICAR NewDelhi.
  • Evaluation of spinetoram 12% SC w/v (11.70% w/w) against thrips and borer (shoot/ Panicle/ capsule borrers) in small cardamom funded by Dow Agrosciences India Pvt. Ltd. Telangana, India.
  • Evaluation of Rallis insecticide, Hunk (Asephate 95% SG) on small cardamom funded by Rallies Indian Ltd. Bangalure, India
  • Evaluation of Flupyrimin 10% SC against Thrips and Shoot / panicle and capsule borer in Small Cardamom



  • Germplasm of large cardamom: All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices (AICRPS) ICAR New Delhi, in collaboration with IISR, Calicut.