Activities

  • On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  • Organize Frontline Demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields
  • Training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies
  • Training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development
  • To 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
  • Technologies assessed and refined for Tiruppur
  • Special Technologies promoted for Tiruppur
  • Successful Entrepreneurs Developed by KVK Pongalur

On Farm Trails

Sl. No Thematic Area Crop Technology To be Assessed 2020-21 Demos Beneficiaries
1 Crop Management Maize Assessment of the Nutrient Requirement with Different Fertilizer Recommendations in Maize 5 5
 2 Crop Production Greengram Performance of Green gram Variety 5 5
 3 Crop Production Tapioca Assessing the performance of  high yielding Tapioca variety suitable for Tiruppur district 5 5
 4 Plant Protection Coconut Assessment of  management modules against Coconut Rugose  Spiralling  Whitefly 5 5
 5 Organic Farming Composting Assessing the composting techniques 5 5
 6 Animal Component Animal Husbandry Assessment of feed additive for enhancing the milk yield and milk composition in cross breed dairy cattle 5 5
 7 Extension Extension Assessing the Effectiveness of e-Extension Methods  in terms of Knowledge Gain, Perception and Symbolic Adoption behaviour among the Rural Youth

3

(20 Number of Rural Youth)

60

 8 Home Science Moringa leaves Assessment of dehydration in Moringa leaves for suitable extruded product

5

5

Sl. No Thematic Area Crop Technology Assessed 2019-20 Demos Beneficiaries & Feedback
1 Plant Protection Coconut Assessment of Management Modules against Coconut Rugose Whitefly 5

The farmers practice of yellow sticky trap has a considerable effect  in attracting the pest.

The Isaria spray @7g / lit of water and second spray  after 15 days interval has also remarkable control over the pest, (however efficacy study to be carried out )

2 Crop Production Green gram Assess the performance of Green gram variety for higher productivity 5

Critical inputs were purchased  and beneficiaries selected

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, unable to mobiles the seed matrials

3 Crop Management Maize Assessing Nutrient Potential of residual plant nutrients & its effect on Maize yield 5 Continuing 2020-21
4 Organic Farming Assess the performance of Different Composting Cultures to enhance the composting process 5 Analytical and Computation work is in progress
5 Crop Protection Maize

Assessment of management modules against

Fall Army Worm in Maize

5 Farmers are satisfied with TNAU IPM module to control the pest on FAW
6 Extension Assessing the Effectiveness of Different Mobile Apps in terms of Knowledge Gain and Agro Advisory Services

3

(45 farmers)

Retail, whole sale price and processed commodity price may also be included in the mobile app.  Automatic Voice based interactive response system may be included in the mobile app