The BRRI Regional Station, Cumilla established in 1970 is located at Champaknagar, about 1 km west of Cumilla railway station. Of the 28.94 ha of the station area, about 22 ha are used for experimental purpose. The soil is silty clay loam to clay, acidic with pH 5.8 and is typically suitable for transplanted rice. Organic matter content of the Comilla soils is 1.6%. The annual rainfall at this station is around 2000 mm.The research focus at Cumilla Station is to develop and test rice varieties and the production technologies for favorable ecosystems. The research undertaken at this station is of general purpose and is mainly follow-up of the research conducted at Gazipur with emphasis on local adaptations. The station is run by a Chief Scientific Officer with 6 scientific and 27 non-scientific staff.