Paid Services


Sale of cashew graft:- DCR has a cashew nursery accredited by National Horticultural Board (NHB) to cater need of planting material. Softwood grafts of varieties like Bhaskara, Ullal-3, Ullal-3, VRI-3, Vengurla-7, Vengurla-4, Dhana etc. are available for sale in the nursery between June to August every year.


Soil, Plant, Water and Manure analysis facility

The laboratory under Soil Science section of ICAR-DCR is providing analytical service to the stake holders on payment basis. The soil samples from farmers are analyzed for major, secondary and micro nutrients and recommendation for fertilizer and manures are given. Leaf samples are also analysed as a quick method to findout nutrient adequacy or deficiency. Apart from farmers, the samples from students, industrialists, researchers and Govt. departments are also analysed on payment of required fees.

Sample Parameter Charges (Rs) per sample (GST 18% extra)
Farmer University National Lab/R&D Company/  firm/ Industry
Soil pH, EC, available N, P, K 500 1000 1000 1500
Available DTPA extractable micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) 500 500 1000 1500
Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu 1000 2500 2500
Organic carbon in soil 250 500 500 500
Boron 500 500 500 1500
Lime requirement 100 500 500 1000
Ash content/ Carbon 500 500 500 1000
Any other parameter on request 500 500 1000 1500
Plant samples N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S 500 1000 1500 1500
N,P,K 250 500 500 1000
Micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) 500 500 1500 1500
Boron 500 500 500 1500
Ash content/ Carbon 500 500 500 1000
Any other parameter on request 500 500 1000 1500
Water pH, EC, Chloride, Nitrates, Carbonates, Bicarbonates, Ca, Mg, Na, RSC and SAR 2500 5000 5000 5000
TDS, pH and EC 100 100 100 200
Any other parameter on request 500 500 1000 1500
Manure Per each parameter 500 1000 1500 1500

Prior confirmation and consent is to be taken before sending the samples and making payment. For invoice and further queries please contact, Incharge, Soil Science Laboratory, ICAR-DCR, Darbe (PO), Puttur 574202, DK.

Additional 18% GST shall be applicable. Additional Rs. 100/- towards postal charges, if results are to be posted. Payment can be made by online transfer (NEFT) or card payment at the Directorate or by DD. The demand draft should be in favour of “Director, ICAR Unit- DCR, Puttur”.

The cover letter containing the information on payment, the details of samples and the analysis to be carriedout are to be mailed to “Director, ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Darbe (PO), Puttur 574202, DK, Karnataka. All samples should be properly labelled.


Advisory service:- Advisory service on all aspects of cashew cultivation and processing is given to growers and stake holders through pamphlets, brouchers, media and other publications.


Soil Health Card:- Soil health cards for different cashew growing regions are being prepared and distributed to farmers


Consultancy:- This Directorate offers the consultancy to the large cashew growers based on requests. This Directorate has the expertise in the field of Cashew Varieties, Canopy Management, Rejuvenation, Propagation and Nursery Management, Soil and Water Conservation Techniques, Intercropping in Cashew, Pest and Disease Management and Cashew Processing. These aspects are dealt by the scientific experts in the disciplines of Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering etc. The consultancy fee are charged as per the ICAR guidelines.

Visits Since June 2017