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AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS RESEARCH STATION, ODAKKALI

Facilities

Farm: A well laid out farm of 12.5 ha. where bulk cultivation of  lemon grass and medicinal plants are undertaken along with the different experiments.

Distillation unit : A facility for bulk distillation of essential oils with a capacity of 500 Kg at a time.

Herbal garden: A collection of about 500 medicinal plants are maintained in green house as well as in microplots.   Commercially  important plants are cultivated in large area plots.

Medicinal trees conservation park : About 50 species of rare and   important medicinal trees are maintained in an area of  2 ha.  25-50 nos. of each species have been planted in a well laid out manner              

Aromatic plants: Germplasm    of 450 types of   Lemon Grass, 16 types of Palmarosa, 24 types of  Vetiver, 12 types of Citronella and 250 types of cinnamon.

Seed production area of about 4 ha: Seeds of OD-19 (Sugandhi)  variety of lemon grass are being produced  and distributed.

Nursery center: Bulk production of planting materials of medicinal and aromatic plants are being  carried out for distribution.

Information and Sales Centre: This station has an Information and Sales Centre for large-scale production and distribution of quality planting materials of M&AP in the state and caters to the needs of cultivators all over the country. KAU products and publications are also available here.

Agri-clinic: An Agri-clinic is also functioning as a part of the ISC for solving the problems faced by cultivators.

Sub-surface dyke: A sub-surface dyke for the conservation and utilisation of ground water is a unique feature of this station. It is a living example for ground water conservation technology and for water-shed management.

Roof-water harvesting model: A roof-water harvesting model has been demonstrated at the centre.

Training facilities: A well furnished training hall with a seating capacity of 50 trainees.  Audio visual  aids  like LCD projector,  OHP, slide projector and computer

Meteorological observatory: A standard class B Meteorological observatory

Library: A good library on medicinal and aromatic plants comprising about 1000 books and 20 periodicals being currently subscribed along with their back volumes

Regional Analytical Laboratory: A laboratory with sophisticated equipments for quality  standardization and evaluation of medicinal plants,  aromatic oils, crude drugs and drug formulations

Equipment available in the Regional Analytical laboratory of the station

 

Sl. No

Equipment

Make and model

Approx. cost (Rs. Lakhs)

1.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with UV detector and fraction collector

LC-8A, FRC-10A

Shimadzu, Japan

16.00

2.

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

Impact 400D

Nicolet Analytical, USA

6.00

3.

Scanning UV Spectrophotometer

Spectronic 2 PC

Spectronic Instruments, USA

4.00

4.

Packed column Gas chromatograph with FID

Chemito Model 8510

Chemito Instruments, Madras, India

4.00

5.

Precision balance (capacity : 210g, Readability : 0.00001g)

Sartorius 210 S

Sartorius, Germany

2.00

6.

Precision temperature controlled bath (-50oC to 210oC)

Heto Holten, Denmark

1.50

7.

Automatic solvent extraction assembly

Pelican 600S

Pelican Instruments, Madras, India

1.50

8.

Solvent extraction unit

Tecateur, France

3.50

9.

Photo-documentation equipment

UV Products, UK

2.00

10.

Vacuum concentrator

Heto, Sweden

3.50

Minor items of equipment and infrastructure for organic analysis available: Sample digester, Buchi sample concentrator, Flame photometer, Centrifuges, BOD incubators, Refrigerators, Distillation units, Water baths

 
 
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