STATE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION (SARS).
Established in the year 1988, the State Agricultural Research Station (SARS) is located at Yisemyong, 15 km from the district headquarter Mokokchung and situated at an elevation of 1085 msl. The 190 acres campus of the research station is endowed with various kinds of vegetational types and micro habitats such as evergreen, semi deciduous, riverine, rocky, marshy etc. The sub tropical climatological features, well developed TRC fields and well developed area for upland rice cultivation provide ideal ecological conditions for the natural growth of rice species. Besides, SARS also operate two sub-stations one at Tuli and another at Wokha.
SARS has been conducting research on selection and standardization of both upland & Lowland paddy. Some of the selected cultivars were tested at different Agro-eco system within the state. The centre has been actively involved in germ plasm conservations besides carrying out other routine research activities. Two promising paddy cultivars, viz., Sungmangtsuk (SARS-1) upland cultivar and Mehourou (SARS-6) a lowland cultivar are in the process of registration under the PPV&FRA, New Delhi. Presently SARS is maintaining 89 upland (jhum) and 51 lowland (WTRC).
Experiments, trials and demonstrations on organic farming in relevance to hill agriculture are also conducted in the station. Technology demonstration on high value crop like strawberry and other horticultural crop such as, papaya, banana, pineapple etc. are also conducted. The station also caters to the need of visiting students, farmers and interested growers by providing excellent extension services. Facilities for on campus training for farmers and field functionaries are also available in the station with excellent hostel and conference -cum training hall.