Collaborative Projects: On Going
1. Crop Improvement Division:
i. ICAR & Spices Board co-sponsored Co-ordinated varietal trial on small cardamom: under the network project All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Spices (AICRPS) ICAR New Delhi, in collaboration with IISR, Calicut.
ii. Facility for DUS testing centre on small cardamom& Black Pepper, funded byProtection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, GoI, in collaboration with IISR, Calicut.
2. Plant Pathology Division:
i. Area wide integrated pest management (AWIPM) for wilt disease in black pepper with State Planning Board, Govt. Of Kerala in Collaboration with I.I.S.R., Calicut, 2014-2017.
3. Biotechnology Division:
i. ‘Transcriptome Sequencing in small and large cardamoms’ in collaboration with Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI-ICAR), New Delhi.
ii. Spices Board sponsored project on "Molecular marker Studies on Archaeobotanical samples of spices viz. black pepper & cardamom from Pattanam Archaeological site" in collaboration with Kerala Council of Historical Research (KCHR), Thiruvananthapuram.