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MANDATED ACTIVITIES

 

Mandate of the KVK


The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities.
The specific activities to carry out this mandate are

 

ü  Conducting On-Farm Testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems


ü  Organizing Front Line Demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers’ fields


ü  Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient themin the frontier areas of technology development   


ü  Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes


ü  Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community  


ü  Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.

 

 

On Farm Testings (OFT) 2017-18


 Sl. No.

Crop/ Enterprise

Title of OFT

No. of trials

1

Home Science

Assessment for drudgery reduction of different weeders in paddy  

20

2

Rice

Assessment of saline tolerant rice varieties for Thiruvarur District  

5

3

Sesame

Assessment of suitable sesame variety for rice fallow condition  

5

4

Animal husbandry

Assessment of two different Ethno Veterinary Medicines for the prevention of subclinical mastitis in dairy cow  

10

 

Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) 2017-18


 Sl. No.

Crop/ Enterprise

Title of FLD

No. of Demo

1

Snake Gourd

Demonstration of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) in Snake Gourd Hybrid CoH 1  

10

2

Banana

Demonstration of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) in NRCB Udhayam Banana  

10

3

Bottle gourd

Demonstration of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) in dual purpose Bottle gourd PLR 1  

10

4

Coconut

Demonstration of Management of coconut rhinoceros beetle  

50

5

Cotton

Demonstration of ICM practises for summer irrigated cotton  

10

6

Paddy

Demonstration of Bio-intensive Module for the Management of Pests and Diseases in Paddy  

10

7

Ground nut

Demonstration of ICM in groundnut  

10

8

Mechanization

Demonstration of ICM in groundnut  

10

9

Animal Husbandry

Demonstration of TANUVAS GRAND for milking animal  

10

10

Fodder Crop

Demonstration on CoFS 31 fodder crop  

10

11

Home Science Crop

Demonstration of production of dehydrated moringa and their products as entrepreneurial activity  

5

12

Home Science Crop

Demonstration of extension of shelf life of paneer using herbs and spice  

10

 

On Farm Testings (OFT) 2016-17


 Sl. No.

Crop/ Enterprise

Title of OFT

No. of trials

1

Rice

Assessing suitable crop during rice follow situation  

5

2

Blackgram

Assessment of Suitable Black gram varieties for Rice follow condition  

5

 

Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) 2016-17

Sl. No.

Crop/ Enterprise

Title of FLD

No. of Demo.

1

Groundnut

Integrated Crop Management in Groundnut  

10

2

Paddy

Demonstration of seed cum fertilizer drill  

10

3

Castor

Demonstration of Castor Thresher  

10

4

Paddy

Demonstration of Ecological Engineering Based Pest Management in Paddy  

10

10

Cotton

Demonstration of Eco friendly Management of Sucking Pests in Cotton with Special Reference to Mealy Bug  

10

6

Brinjal

Demonstration Integrated Management of Shoot & Fruit borer in Brinjal  

10

7

Brinjal

Demonstration of Grafted Brinjal Technology  

5

8

Bhendi

Demonstration of Bhendi Hybrid Co-4  

10

9

Amaranthus

Demonstration of PLR1 Amaranthus  

10

10

Groundnut Stripper

Demonstration of Groundnut Stripper & high yielding Groundnut Variety  

5

11

Fodder

Demonstration of model fodder plot  

10

12

GIFT tilapia

Demonstration of GIFT tilapia for inland fish farmers  

10

13

Dairy

Demonstration of infertility treatment for repeat breeders with CIDR and micromineral supplement  

10

Total

145


Specialized/ Innovative activities 2016-17

 

 Sl. No.

Crop/ Enterprise

Title

Numbers

1

Entrepreneurship development

Entrepreneurship development /Innovative activities - Nutrition Garden among rural women, mini dhal mills etc  

Group activity

2

Paddy

Farmers Field School-Mechanized rice cultivation  

Group activity

3

IFS

Integrated Farming System  

3- 5 farm families

 

On Farm Testings (OFT) 2014-15

 

1. Assessing weeding techniques in groundnut

 

 Problem definition

Poor crop stand due to heavy Weed problem

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers practice (Two Hand weeding)

TO2: PEoxadiazone @.8 kg/ha followed by working with star type weeder (TNAU 2012)

TO3: Imazethapyr @ 750 ml/ha at 20-30 DAS (DGR 2012)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.S.Anandha Krishnaveni, SMS (Agronomy)
Dr.A.Kamaraj, SMS (Agrl.Engg)


2. Assessing suitable Black gram variety under rice fallow condition

 

 Problem definition

Lack of Black gram varieties for rice fallow areas

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers practice(ADT 3) (TNAU 1981)

TO2: ADT5 (TNAU 1988)

TO3: LBG 752 (ANGRAU 2009)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Alex Albert SMS (SST)


3. Assessing suitable cotton variety under rice follow condition

 

 Problem definition

Non availability of suitable variety for rice follow cotton.

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers Practice

TO2: SVPR3 (TNAU 2000)

TO3: SVPR4 ( TNAU 2010)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.A.Kamaraj,SMS (Agrl.Engg)


4. Suitable poplar tree clones for Thiruvarur District

 

 Problem definition

Lack of awareness in tree cultivation and non availability of suitable bund tree

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers practice

TO2: PL-4 ( Punjab 2009)

TO3: PL-5 ( Punjab 2011)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)


 

Front Line demonstrations (FLD) 2014-15

 

1. Demonstration and farmers participatory seed production of TNAU rice TPS 5 in Kuruvai season

 

  Prioritized problem

Non availability of high yielding short duration variety

Technology Demonstrated

TPS 5 Seed -  30 kg/ha

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Alex Albert, SMS (SS&T)


2. Pre and post harvest spray to manage false smut disease in paddy

 

  Prioritized problem

Low yield due to false smut disease in paddy

Technology Demonstrated

• Pseudomonas-3 kg
• Propiconozole-200 ml
• Copper hydroxide-200 gram

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.J.Jayakumar, SMS (PP)


3. Mealy bug management in Samba paddy

 

  Prioritized problem

Severe yield loss due to rice mealy bug

Technology Demonstrated

• Dimethoate + Azadirachtin-400 ml+200 ml
• Buprofecin-400 ml
• Thiomethoxam-50 gram
-  30 kg/ha

No of Demos

20

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.J.Jayakumar,SMS (PP)


4. Demonstration of TNAU maize hybrid Co6 in Thiruvarur District

 

  Prioritized problem

Limited water availability for paddy and Lack of awareness on alternate crop

Technology Demonstrated

• Co6 Seed-10 kg
• Maize Maxim-6 kg

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Alex Albert, SMS (SS&T)


5. Demonstration of Co 15 ragi

 

  Prioritized problem

Non availability of high yielding ragi variety

Technology Demonstrated

Co 15 Seed - 4 kg

No of Demos

20

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.S.Anandha Krishnaveni, SMS(Agronomy


6. Demonstration of MDU 1 black gram

 

  Prioritized problem

Non availability of high yielding variety under irrigated condition

Technology Demonstrated

• MDU 1 Seed- 10kg/ac
• Pulse wonder-6 kg/ac

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Alex Albert, SMS (SS&T)


7. Demonstration of BSR2 turmeric variety

 

  Prioritized problem

Lack of suitable turmeric variety for cultivation

Technology Demonstrated

• Seed rhizome -200 kg
• Pseudomonas- 2 Kg

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)


8. Demonstration of COBhH1 bhendi

 

  Prioritized problem

Lack of suitable hybrid bhendi

Technology Demonstrated

• COBhH1 Seeds-1 Kg
• IIHR Veg spl- 2 kg

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)




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Interaction with beneficiary

 

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CPPS Director - beneficiary interaction

 

9. Demonstration of Namakkal gold quail

 

  Prioritized problem

Low income in the existing farming system

Technology Demonstrated

Namakkal gold quail- 250 Nos

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.J.Jayakumar, SMS (PP)


10. Rearing of Fingerlings in hapas

 

  Prioritized problem

Non availability of fingerlings and high cost of fingerlings

Technology Demonstrated

• Hapas(10m x 4m )-2 Nos
• Fry-100000 Nos

No of Demos

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.T.Dhamodaran, SMS (Agrl Extn)


11. Culturing of sea bass under cage system

 

  Prioritized problem

Low income in existing mono carp culture

Technology Demonstrated

• Fingerlings -1000 Nos
• Cages- 3 Nos

No of Demos

3

Scientist incharge

Dr.T.Dhamodaran, SMS (Agrl Extn)


12. Demonstration of Co31 Fodder Sorghum

 

  Prioritized problem

Non availability of high yielding annual fodder variety

Technology Demonstrated

Co31 Seed - 2 kg

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.S.Anandha Krishnaveni, SMS (Agronomy)


13. Up gradation of dairy animals through artificial insemination in IFS units.

 

  Prioritized problem

Poor quality of dairy units

Technology Demonstrated

Jercy cross - 3 Nos

No of Demos

3

Scientist incharge

Dr.S.Anandha Krishnaveni, SMS (Agronomy)


14. Demonstration of bivoltine Silkworm

 

  Prioritized problem

Lack of knowledge on silkworm rearing

Technology Demonstrated

Silkworm -100 DFL

No of Demos

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.J.Jayakumar,SMS (PP)


 

On Farm Testings (OFT) 2013-14 (contd...)

 

1. Suitable short duration red gram varieties for Thiruvarur District

 

 Problem definition

Low income of existing pulse crops under rice fallow situation

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers Practice

TO2: VBN(RG)3 (TNAU 2005)

TO3: APK1 (TNAU 1999)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.T.Dhamodaran, SMS (Agrl.Extn.)




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Field visit- Edamelaiyur

 

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Interaction with beneficiary

 

2. Suitable betel vine varieties for Thiruvarur District

 

 Problem definition

Low income under local beetel vine types and major disease incidence.

Technology Assessed

TO1: Farmers Practice- Vellai kodi

TO2: SGM 1 (TNAU 1994)

TO3: Swarna kapuri ( Dr.YSRHU 2012)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)


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Field inspection-Govindakudi

 

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Input demonstration to beneficiary

 



3. Elephant foot yam varieties suitable for intercropping in coconut

 

 Problem definition

Non utilization of interspaces and thus low income from coconut as sole crop

Technology Assessed

TO1: Sree Padma ( CTCRI 1993)

TO2: Sree Athira ( CTCRI 2006)

TO3: Gajendra ( ANGRAU 2006)

No of Trials

5

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)



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Interaction with beneficiary-Mela nattham

 

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Field view

 



 

Front Line demonstrations (FLD) 2013-14 (Contd...)

 


1. Popularization of pepper as inter crop in Coconut plantation

 

  Prioritized problem

Non- utilization of interspaces and thus low income from coconut as sole crop

Technology Demonstrated

Panniyur 1 Pepper Seedlings-500 Nos

No of Demos

10

Area

10 Ha

Scientist incharge

Dr.V.Sivakumar, SMS (Horticulture)





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Field visit-Ovelkudi

 

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Interaction with beneficiary-Poonthottam

 


 

Front Line demonstrations (FLD) 2011-12 (Contd...)

 

Popularization of Cocoa as inter crop in Coconut plantation

 

     Prioritized problem

Unaware of training and pruning techniques

Technology Demonstrated

Training and Pruning of cocoa (CPCRI)

No of Demos

10

Area

4 Ha

Results

Crop is in vegetative stage. the yield of cocoa beans will be recorded from 5th year onwards

Scientist incharge

Dr. V.Sivakumar, Assistant Professor (Horticulture)


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Field inspection-Sundarakottai

 

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Interaction with beneficiary

 



Instructional Farm Activities


 

Schemes in operation

1.Revolving fund

 

Title of the scheme

:

ICAR - Revolving fund.

Date of Start

:

29.08.2004

 

RF Activities

The revolving fund is being utilized for most of the KVK farm activities that too for the production and supply of paddy seeds, pulses seeds, green manure seeds, bio inputs and poultry chicks


Year

Opening balance as on 1st April

Income during the year

Expenditure during the year

Net balance as on 1st April of each year

April 2007  to March 2008

98,133

31,234

93,756

35,611

April 2008  to March 2009

35,611

2,35,147

58,915

2,11,843

April 2009  to March 2010

2,11,843

3,15,387

4,48,148

79,082

April 2010 to March 2011

79,082

10,73,626

5,79,070

5,73,638

April 2011 to March 2012

5,73,638

9,74,435

7,21,773

8,26,300

April 2012 to March 2013

8,26,300

7,89,147

6,84,740

9,30,707

April 2013 to March 2014

9,30,707

11,55,150

14,33,066

6,52,791

   

2. Venture Capital Scheme 

 

Title of the scheme

:

VCS on “Truthful labeled seed production of popular rice, oilseeds, pulses and green manure crop varieties”.

Date of Start

:

12.10.2006

 

Budget and Expenditure details 


Year

Old Balance (Rs)

Receipt (Rs)

Expenditure (Rs)

Balance (Rs)

2006-07

283000

52004

232890

102114

2007-08

102114

488452

349718

240848

2008-09

240848

380221

470864*

150205

2009-10

150205

167963

161440

156728

2010-11

156728

139991

102413

194306

2011-12

194306

79844

39089

235061

2012-13

235061

71478

62327

244212


3. Other ongoing schemes

 

Scheme

Period

Budget
(Rs in lakhs)

Funding Agency

Scientist incharge

 Evaluation and dissemination of improved nutrient management practices through Web and mobile phone applications of Nutrient Manager for Rice in the Cauvery Delta, Tamil Nadu

Sept' 2011-
Mar' 2014

4.51

IRRI

Dr.K.Chozhan
Dr.S.Ananda Krishna Veni

 Production and Supply of Foundation seeds in Pulses by TNAU(Black gram ADT 5)

Dec’ 2011-
Dec' 2013

1.80

TNAU

Dr.K.Chozhan
Dr.V.Alex Albert

 Green Manure Seed Production

April 2013- March 2014

2.96

TNAU

Dr.K.Chozhan
Dr.V.Alex Albert

 NABARD CAT Programme

2013-2014

1.66

NABARD

Dr.K.Chozhan
Dr.T.Dhamodaran
Dr.A.Kamaraj
Dr. S. Anandha Krishnaveni
Dr.V.Sivakumar


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NM rice- Field inspection-Director, TRRI

 

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NM rice-Field day- Pullavarayankudikau

 


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NABARD CAT-IFS Inagural function- District Collector on 20.08.2013

 

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NABARD – CAT -Fish- exposure visit to Thirumeniari and Keluvathur-06.09.2013