In addition to silk farms seed areas have been established to produce basic seed cocoons required for the production of disease free layings. Mysore Seed Area has been established to produce multivoltine pure mysore seed cocoons and bivoltine seed area to produce bivoltine seed cocoons.
Mysore Seed Area
Magadi Taluk in Ramnagar District, Kunigal Taluk in Tumkur District and Heebur Hobali in Tumkur Taluk have been notified as Mysore Seed Area. The seed cocoons produced in this seed area which are fit for seed and if sold for reeling, the bonus amount of Rs.100/kg. of cocoon is given to the Sericulturists.
Bivoltine Seed Area
Area comprising Anekal taluk in Bangalore urban District, K.R.Pet taluk in Mandya District, all the taluk in Hassan District except Arakalgud taluk, all the taluks in Kodagu, Belgaum and UttarKannada District have been indentified as Bivoltine Seed Area.
Most of the Seed cocoons are produced in Anekal, K.R.Pet and Hassan Seed Area.