Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre – Aralaganwila – English

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Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre - Aralaganwila​

The Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Aralaganwila was established in 1982 to serve the research needs for the agricultural development of Mahaweli system B. With the restructuring of the department of agriculture in 1993, this centre was brought under Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Mahailupallama and given the responsibility to work on research and development of field crops.

  • Present mandated areas are Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, Interprovincial areas of Hasalaka, Mahiyangana & Mahaweli System B, C, D, G
  • This Centre is working on Research and development actiities related to field crops and  regionally important crops or rice, and vegetables also. 
  • This station act as the agriculture-related training provider to officer, training school children in the region.

Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre - Aralaganwila

The Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Aralaganwila was established in 1982 to serve the research needs for the agricultural development of Mahaweli system B. With the restructuring of the department of agriculture in 1993, this centre was brought under Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Mahailupallama and given the responsibility to work on research and development of field crops.

  • Present mandated areas are Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, Interprovincial areas of Hasalaka, Mahiyangana & Mahaweli System B, C, D, G
  • This Centre is working on Research and development actiities related to field crops and  regionally important crops or rice, and vegetables also. 
  • This station act as the agriculture-related training provider to officer, training school children in the region.

Division

There is farm division and eight (8) research division comes under RARDC Aralaganwila.

  • Plant Breeding Division
  • Horticulture Division
  • Soil Science Division
  • Agronomy Division
  • Water Management Division
  • Entomology Division
  • Pathology Division
  • Rice Research & Weed Science Division

 

Vision

Improve productivity and profitability through excellence in the field crops, fruits, paddy and non conventional vegetables.


Mission



Generation and facilitation the dissemination of technology for problems identified in the regional as well as the national level

Services

  • Development of new varieties of high yielding improved varieties of other field crops, dry zone vegetables and fruits suitable for irrigated and rainfed conditions with pest, disease and drought resistance quality.
  • Development of plant protection strategies to minimize crop losses due to pest and diseases
  • Development of improved agronomic practices to reduce the cost of production, to increase the productivity of agricultural lands and crops.
  • Testing the adaptability of new improved varieties and technologies.
  • Developing Improved soil and water conservation methods and soil fertility management practices.

Crops

HEAD - REGIONAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE , ARALAGANWILA

Mr. W.A. Wijithawarna

Deputy Director (Research)

Mr. W.A. Wijithawarna

Deputy Director (Research)

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