Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR), Research Centre,
Palode was established as a sub station of Central Arecanut
Research Station during 1959 for taking up research on Arecanut
crop and developed production technologies. It was merged with
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR), Kasaragod
during 1970. The research on arecanut was slowly phased out
and importance was given to research on oil palm. This centre
was finally merged with DOPR during April, 1999 in order to unify
oil palm research. Research facilities of the station include several
equipments, a meteorological observatory etc. The library has
collection of books and back volumes of different periodicals mainly
on oil palm and plantation crops.
ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research
Pedavegi, West Godavari Dt., Andhra Pradesh. 534 450.