Regional Agriculture Research & Development Centre – Aralaganwila

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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 activities related to the field crops and regionally important crops like rice, underutilised vegetables and fruits.
  • This station act as the agriculture related training provider for the extension officers, NVQ level and school students 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 activities related to the field crops and regionally important crops like rice, underutilised vegetables and fruits.
  • This station act as the agriculture related training provider for the extension officers, NVQ level and school students in the region.

Division

There are eight research divisions 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 facilitating the dissemination of technology for problems identified in the regional as well as the national level

Services

  • Development 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 and 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

Orange

HEAD - REGIONAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE , ARALAGANWILA

Mr. K.G.D.S. Bandara

Deputy Director (Research)

Plant Breeding Division

Ms. H.M.C. Hitinayake

Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)

Mr. K.G.D.S. Bandara

Deputy Director (Research)

Plant Breeding Division

Ms. H.M.C. Hitinayake

Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research)

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