On Farm Trials

The objective of On Farm Testing (OFT) is to test and evaluate the research findings of Research Stations at the farmer’s field and to refine and modify the technologies, if required for better adoption by farmers. It is confirmation of already proven research results under real farming situation. The KVK has been instrumented in brining up number of solutions to the problems related to farmers of Madurai District. Integrated Pest and disease management field crops, and horticulture crops and encouraging farm mechanization to minimize the production cost have been the important successful OFTs of KVK.

Trial undertaken during 2019-20

S.No. Title
1. Assessment of high yielding and YMV resistant green gram varieties
2. Assessment of suitable black gram varieties for rice fallow condition
3. Assessment of herbicides for weed management in maize
4. Assessment of IPM modules against major sucking Pest of Cotton
5. Assessment of tomato varieties suitable for Madurai district
6. Assessment of microbial consortia for organic chilli production in alkaline soils
7. Assessment of Technologies for management of sucking pests in Chillies
8. Assessment  of vegetable cowpea varieties suitable for Madurai district
9. Assessment of different coating formulations to improve the shelf life of fruits and vegetables
10. Assessing the suitability of biofortified pearl millet variety for value addition