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Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR), Research Centre, Palode was established as a sub station of Central Arecanut Research Station during 1959 for taking up research on Arecanut crop and developed production technologies. It was merged with Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR), Kasaragod during 1970. The research on arecanut was slowly phased out and importance was given to research on oil palm. This centre was finally merged with DOPR during April, 1999 in order to unify oil palm research. Research facilities of the station include several equipments, a meteorological observatory etc. The library has collection of books and back volumes of different periodicals mainly on oil palm and plantation crops.

Scientist-In-Charge : Dr.G. Somasundaram

Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (Research Centre)

Palode, Pacha P.O. - 695 562,

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.


Phone : 91-472-2840221

Fax : 91-472-2840774

Email : sicrc[dot]iiopr(at)icar[dot]gov[dot]in

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