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Agricultural Research Station, Kavali

 

ARS, Kavali was established in the year, 1974 under NARP-Non-Plan. The research station serves the needs of all dry land farmers of Nellore and Prakasam districts where soils are lateritic. There is approximately 4.89 lakh ha (Nellore 2.53 lakh ha) of marginal dry lands in Nellore and Prakasam districts of southern zone. These lands are not suitable for arable agriculture. Suitable and economically feasible agro-forestry systems have to be developed to provide steady income to the farmers and to enhance the nutrient status and water holding capacity of the soils. The research station’s main functions are Agro-forestry farming systems and verifications functions are on pulses and oil seeds.