Centre Details

Ambajipeta: Horticulture Research Station, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh– 534101

Year of establishment: 1972

General information

Agro-climatically AICRP palms, Ambajipet of Andhra Pradesh falls under medium rainfall (900-1000 mm per annum) with dry spell during May. The maximum temperature is 35 to 39oC and minimum temperature is 19-31oC during winter. Soil pH found to be alkali (7.5 to 8.5) with medium soil fertility levels. The state of Andhra Pradesh covers about 1, 03,967 ha under coconut cultivation, local tall varieties particularly green coconut varieties are predominant in the state. The major coconut produce is used for fresh kernel and tender nut water as refreshing drink. Value addition in coconut is not yet addressed economically as in traditional coconut growing neighboring states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Coconut is grown as monocrop on commercial scale for copra and tender nut purpose. To promote coconut cultivation in the state, Coconut Development Board (CDB) has launched its ambitious programme for providing coconut climbing machine along with training to the unemployed youth in rural areas to revive the farmers’ interest to opt for coconut cultivation.

Staff details

Name Designation Phone No
Dr.G.Ramanandam Senior Scientist (Horticulture) 9441474967
Dr.N.B.V.Chalapathi Rao Scientist (Entomology) 9849769231
Mrs E Padma Scientist (Horticulture) 09248444417
Dr.A.SnehalathaRani Scientist (Pathology) 9491880596
Sri.Ch.MallikharjunaRao Technical Assistant --
Sri. B. Koteswara Rao
Smt. N. Maheswari
Sub Assistant (Tech) --