|KVK Sales Centre
KVK Sales Centre opend at KVK premise to promote TNAU products, inputs and KVK produced inputs and seed materials for the benefit of the farming community. Hortiultural crops seedlings, seeds, value added products is also selling through centre. Bio inputs, crop boosters, coconut tonic, vegetable specials, vermicompost, minor millets seeds also sale through counter.
|Roof Gardening Unit
Model Roof garden established at Training hall roof of KVK, Sandhiyur for demonstration and training purposes. Focus on vegetables and herbal plants have been given in the roof garden. City dwellers, rural youth and women showed lot of interest in the roof garden and attended number of paid training organized by the KVK, Sandhiyur.
|Mushroom Production Unit
Mushroom unit is established and maintained at KVK. Using this unit trainings were offered to farmers, farm women, rural youths and self help groups, Mushroom varieties, cultivation practices., erection of house, spawn preparation, mushroom bed preparation, pests and diseases that affects mushroom and preventive measures, harvest, storage, marketing and value added product are deal.
|Minor Millet Value Addition Machinery Centre
To promote minor millets at Salem district, minor millets value addition machinery centre established with support of INSIMP at KVK, Sandhiyur and five more tribal clusters of Salem district. Destoner, Dehuller, Pulveriser and Siever machines have been installed for processing of minor millets and converting into value added products. Training on Minor Millets Value added Products is also being organized with support of this centre
|Mealy bug parasitoid production unit
Papaya mealy bug parasitoid production has been started and more than 1.50 lakhs has been released in the fields in and around Salem and Namakkal districts in crops like tapioca, mulberry, papaya and guava.
|Soil and Water Testing Lab
A well equipped lab is available to diagnose the soil fertility status of the district and to emphasise the importance of soil analysis to farmers. So for nearly 5000 soil and water samples are analyzed
|Plant Health Diagnostic Facility Lab
To diagnosis the crop insect pests, diseases and nematode incidences have been identified by Plant Health Diagnostic lab have been established at KVK, Sandhiyur with support from ICAR. The sucking pests, mealy bugs, scales and spores of the pathogen is being diagnosed with help of Plant Health Diagnostic Facility Lab
|E Extension Service Facility
Technology transfer via information communication technology through BSNL Internet facility such as Video conference, Short message service and video You Tube Technology and other social media etc were established, Extension Functionaries ICT classes were conducted.
Permanent exhibition unit is being established regarding improved varieties and production technologies in agricultural and horticultural crops. So for more than 3000 farmers visited this exhibition unit.
Library with related journals, newsletters, technical bulletins and research publications to enrich the knowledge of the SMS and farmers in the field of agriculture. The CDs of modern technologies on various aspects are also available in the library
|Training hall with wifi
The training hall has all modern audio visual equipments which can accommodate 250 participants, all the trainings to farmers/Extension functionaries are end up with net exposure. The computer centre caters to the needs of day to day correspondence, linkage with other state development departments, private organizations and NGOs.
A farmer’s hostel with a capacity to accommodate 40 farmers cooking facility is available in our KVK. Construction completed during 2008.
Six numbers of Staff quarters are available in the campus for housing the technical Team and all the quarters were occupied from 2009.
The varieties and hybrids released every year at TNAU is raised in the farm to show the performance of that varieties to the farmers, farm women and extension functionaries. New hybrids like sorghum CO (SH)5, sunflower CO(SFH)2, CO (SH)2 cumbu, CO (Bg) 6 and Chilli CO 1 is raised. KVK farmers and extension personnels visited the farm.
|Automatic weather station
An automatic weather station (AWS) is an automated version of the traditional weather station, either to save human labour or to enable measurements from remote areas. It contains the data logger, rechargeable battery, telemetry (optional) and the meteorological sensors with an attached solar panel or wind turbine and mounted upon a mast.
|Farm Implements Shed
Farm implements and machineries like Laser guided land Leveller, Drum Seeder, Seed drill, Pulse marker, Sugarcane Sett cutter, Paddy power weeder, Turmeric Harvester, Tapioca Harvester, Coconut tree climber, Turmeric boiler and Chaff cutter are being maintained at KVK and more than 3000 farmers visited the farm Mechanization unit
|SRI In problem soil
SRI method of paddy is cultivated for seed production in the variety TRY 1 and 3, which is highly suitable for alkali soil. 700 kg of seeds was produced of which 350 kg was sold. Trainings about SRI in paddy had been offered to the farmers. So far more than 1500 farmers visited the unit.
|SSI (Sustainable sugarcane initiative) Nursery
Demo unit on SSI in sugarcane had been established with the varieties of CO(SC)24 and COC 86032. Trainings about SSI in sugarcane had been offered to the farmers. So far more than 1000 farmers visited the unit.
|Seed production unit
Seed is the basic input in any agricultural production. Supply of quality seed material play a major role in increasing the productivity to the of 15-20%. Seed production unit in TRY1, and ADT43 had been raised . So for 1800 farmers visited the seed production plot. Training programmes on seed production of varieties and hybrids on agricultural and horticultural crops is being offered for farmers and extension functionaries
|Model Nursery –Propagation Units|
|NHB Accredited Model Horticulture Nursery Unit
National Horticultural Board accredited model horticulture nursery unit established at KVK, Sandhiyur to produce quality nursery seedlings for the benefit of the horticulture farmers. Root stock yard, grafting yard and mature seedling unit separated established for the benefit of the propagation and training purposes..
Shade net has been erected at KVK, in which 10,000 vegetable seedlings of COTH2 tomato hybrid had been produced and sold to the farmers. Also trainings had been offered to rural youth and farmers
|Mango scion bank
Seedlings of mango varieties like Alphonsa, Imampasand, Salem Bangalora, Mallika, Banganapalli, Malgoa, Bangalora is being produced by approach grafting techniques. So for more than 1 lakh seedlings had been produced and sold to the farmers.
|Shade net nursery
Shade net nursey is being used for maintenance of fruit grafts and production of sugarcane seedlings for SSI. About 20,000 seedlings had been produced and sold to farmers.
Training is given for nursery maintenance of grafts and SSI seedlings
The mother plant of Lucknow 49 guava is being maintained for production of seedlings by ground layering techniques.
The mother plant of PKM1 and CO3 are being maintained for production of seedlings through approach grafting techniques.