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AGRICULTURE ACTIVITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS

ACTIVITIES

1. Need based training programmes are conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers and Practicing Farm women.

  • SRI Technology in Paddy

  • SSI Technology in Sugarcane

  • ICM Technology in Maize

  • ICM Technology in Pulses

  • Organic manure production methods

  • ICM Technology in Groundnut and other oilseed crops

  • Importance & Procedure for soil & water testing

  • Saline / Alkaline soil management technology

  • Organic Agriculture

  • Green fodder production technology

  • Tree cultivation under wasteland

  • Integrated farming system models

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies are conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Seed production techniques in agricultural crops

  • Seed production technology for groundnut

  • Integrated pest & disease management in agricultural crops

  • Integrated Nutrient and weed management in agricultural crops

  • Integrated farming system for different ecosystem

3.  Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (FLD & OFT)

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FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATIONS 2017-18

Area (ha)

1

DSSIFER Based Nutrient management in Paddy

Improved Milk yield (500 ml) and body weight noticed in the trial animals. Data analysis under progress.

2

Demonstration of package of practices to prevent chick mortality in Japanese quail farming

Chicks mortality reduced

3

Demonstration of package of practices to prevent chick mortality in Japanese quail farming

Herbal ingredients distributed to the selected farmers and success stories documented. Out of 20 members -16 members effectively utilized this EVM methods to cattle entries in their to control enteritis in their dairy animals & calves.

4

Demonstration and seed production of New Paddy variety TKM – 13

Harvesting is completed yield 4.8 t/ha

5

Demonstration of Paddy variety Co 52

Harvesting is completed yield 5.2 t/ha

6

Demonstration of high yielding Brinjal variety ArkaAnand

Seed purchased and Farmer selection is under process

7

Demonstration of Bottle gourd variety PLR-1

Seeds and Pseudomonas distributed to the farmers to take up the sowing

8

Demonstration of Fruits fly management in Mango

Calander of operations for December month given. Leaf webber affected twigs are advised to be removed

9

Eco friendly pest and disease management practices in Groundnut

Soil application of Trichoderma done and seed treatment with Pseudomonas done

10

Demonstration on Nutrient retention in parboiled millets

Demonstration of parboiling of Millets using parboil unit processing of millets

11

Demonstration on Extension of shelf life of paneer using Herbs & spices

Conduct of demonstration shelf life study and preparation of pamphlets completed.

12

Demonstration of Pangasius cat fish culture for short seasons farm ponds

Model sampling has done & overage body recorded as 65 gm& estimated survival 95%.

13

Demonstration of Masidri fish preparation through low cost smoking kiln

Masi dry fish prepared for small size fishes & yield calculated 18%.


ON FARM TESTING - 2017-18

1

Assessment of mastiguard efficacy in clean milk production

Data analysis under progress improved milk yield, Milk fat % and reduced disease incident noticed with TANUVAS musti guard kit.

2

Assessment on performance of finger millet

To be implemented during March - 2018

3

Assessment of Muskmelon varietyfor Kancheepuram District

Crop in Vegetative stage

4

Assessment of Glycemic Index of Traditional Paddy Variety

Trials completed Glycemic index of the trial rice varieties are assessed

4. Soil and water samples are analyzed for the benefit of farming community @ Rs.250/150 per soil sample & Rs.200 per water sample
Number of Soil and Water samples analyzed since 2009 onwards

5. The following Extension activities regularly doing for the benefit of farming community

Name of the programme

Name of the programme

Method demonstration

Farmer Field school

Field days

Farm advisory service

Technology week to be organized

Radio talk

Television talk

Exhibitions

Guest lecture

Farm Science Club meet

Farm visits

Diagnostic Field visit

SMS Service to farmer mobile

Line Department meeting

Researcher-Extension personal – Farmers interaction meet

Mass Contact Programme

6. List of projects to be handled

Name of the project

Funded by

Position

Remarks

Establishment of Self reliant model eco village in Kancheepuram District – Rs. 40.7 Lakhs

Virginia Tech University, USA

Co-Principal Investigator

Village Knowledge and Information Centre established at Thalambedu village for access of farming technology by farmers and rural youth.

Fodder seed production under the State Fodder development Scheme – Rs. 61.60 Lakhs

Government of Tamil Nadu

Co-Principal Investigator

Project to be started on April 2012 onwards

7. Other activities

  • Seed production programmes are organised in the farmers field for new varieties and make it available to the all farmers in Kanchipuram district through Public Private Partnership mode (PPP Mode).

  • Implementation of ATMA Researchable issue programmes in collobration with Agriculture department.

  • Special campaigns are to be organize for SRI Paddy, SSI Sugarcane and Hybrid Maize cultivation for sustainable farming.
  • Awards:

  • Team member of “National Best KVK Award for the year 2009”
    .
  • Received the certificate of appreciation from the Vice-Chancellor of TANUVAS for enabling KVK, Kattupakkam to receive the Best National KVK Award-2009 on  26.03.2011 during the Extension Education Council meeting held at Chennai.
     
 
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