Kochi to Host International Symposium on Plantation Crops December 14-16
From December 14 to 16, the 24th International Symposium on Plantation Crops (PLACROSYM) will take place at Bolgatty Palace, with the subject “Coping with the pandemic and beyond: research and innovations in the plantation crops sector. “
The conference, which will be organized by the Indian Cardamom Research Institute in Myladumpara, Idukki, will provide a common forum for interaction between scientists and stakeholders involved in the plantation crop industry.
Objective of the international symposium:
It will cover the current situation of the plantation industry, which is hampered by the Covid epidemic, as well as the vagaries of the climate, environment and habitat, difficulties in the use of pesticides, insufficient labor in plantations and high input costs.
The symposium aims to pave the way for post-crisis recovery and strengthen links between industry and academia.
Tea, coffee, spices, rubber, coconut, areca nut, oil palm, cashew, cocoa, and other commercially important plantation crops are among the major crops covered by the conference.
PLACROSYME Started in 1978 and is held every two years under the auspices of several research organizations involved in research and development of plantation crops in the country.
About the Indian Cardamom Research Institute
Indian Cardamom Research Institute (ICRI) was established in 1978 as the research wing of Spice board, sits at Myladumpara, Idukki District (Kerala) undertake basic and applied research on small cardamom.
To resolve location specific requirements, 2sd Regional research stations were also installed at Sakleshpur in Hassan District of Karnataka and Thadiankudisai in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu during 1980.
the 3e Regional research station was established in 1981 at Gangtok, Sikkim to undertake research on large cardamom which is one of the most important cash crops in State of sikkim and Darjeeling District in West Bengal.
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