The plant nursery has all the facilities for good management of plants and for plant propagation practical training. These include facilities to conduct training programs on budding, grafting, layering, and other plant propagation techniques using well-trained and skilled staff. This nursery supplies sufficient numbers of quality annual and perennial horticultural crop plants to the plant sales center at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University at Peradeniya and sells the propaguls on site at the farm.
This unit was developed in 2009 to enhance the knowledge of mushroom cultivation of undergraduate students and external trainees. The unit is offers practical knowledge on all the techniques of oyster mushroom production. It encourages trainees to initiate mushroom cultivation as self-employment programs. In addition, this unit provides research facilities for undergraduate students and academia of the university.
There is a land reserved for organic agriculture experiments. This field has not received any agro chemicals for the last 10 years. The unit has a compost production unit, which is used for practical classes by students and for research.
Approximately 25% of the unit is reserved to commercial vegetable and fruit production. A wide range of vegetables and fruits such as mango, banana, jack fruit, Anona and pomegranate are grown on this land.