Physiology Biochemistry and Post Harvest Technology


Head of the Division: Dr. K.B.Hebbar


The major thrust of the division is to understand the physiological and biochemical basis of coconut, arecanut and cocoa to growth and yield under normal and abiotic stress (drought, flooding and high temperature) conditions, to phenotype the crops for various abiotic stresses, impact assessment and adaptation studies to climate change, biochemical and qualitative studies during fruit development and shelf life of the produce, process optimisation and commercialisation of value added products and mechanisation of farm operation.

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