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Achievements

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Salient achievements of KVK, Kollam from its inception:

On Farm Testing

Several location specific trials of approved technologies were conducted by KVK, Kollam on paddy, vegetables, banana, coconut, pepper and mushroom etc. The technologies assessed over the period included management practices, INM, integration of eco friendly techniques such as traps with the conventional practices and varietaltrials. The proven technologies were then carried over as Frontline Demonstrations. In 105 technologies were assessed /refined and 661 trials were conducted over the years.

 

OFT 2019-20:

  •  

Crop/ Enterprise

Title of OFT

No. of trials

1

Rice

Assessment of  high yielding short duration paddy varieties for the second crop season in Kollam district

7

2.

Pulses

Assessment of high yielding, heat tolerant and short duration grain cowpea varieties in Kollam District

3

3.

Tuber Tapioca

Assessment of nutrient use efficient (NUE) cassava genotypes for reducing chemical NPK fertilizers

7

4.

Coriander

Assessment of leaf coriander varieties in  Kollam district

3

5.

Cabbage

Assessment of cabbage varieties for rainy season cultivation in rain shelters

4

6.

Yard long bean

Assessment of high yielding  yard long bean varieties in Kollam district

3

7.

Rice

 

Assessment of suitability of self propelled paddy drum seeder for women farmers in Kollam district

5

8.

Poultry

Assessment of different poultry varieties for backyard rearing in Kollam

3

 

9.

Jackfruit

Assessment of Ready to cook dehydrated Jack fruit

3

Total

38

 

Front Line Demonstrations

Two thousand nine hundred and fifty seven demonstrations of 169 technologies were conducted during the period of 1997-2017. The technologies  demonstrated on the farmer’s field were  proven technologies suitable for the region. The crops included for the demonstrations were paddy, banana, perennial crops such as coconut, mango, pepper and vegetables such as amaranthus, cowpea, bitter gourd, bhindi, chilli etc.

 

FLDs 2019-2020:

Sl.No.

Category/

Crop or enterprise

Title of Technology

No. of Demos

1

Bitter gourd

Demonstration on  soil test based nutrient management for pest and disease tolerance in Bitter gourd

5

2

Banana

Demonstration on  non conventional soil ameliorants over lime in managing soil acidity in banana var Nendran

5

3

Bhindi

Demonstration of  fertigation in  okra

3

4

Ginger

Demonstration of  IISR micronutrient mixture application in ginger for supplementing micronutrients

5

5

Yard long bean

Demonstration of  high yielding yard long bean variety Arka Mangala in Kollam district

5

6

Rice

Demonstration of 4 row walking type transplanter in Kollam district 

5

7

Rice

Demonstration of Power Paddy Weeder in Kollam district 

5

8

Nutri garden

Demonstration of nutrition garden  along with mushroom as a component through environmental clubs in schools

3

9

Jack fruit

Demonstration  of jack fruit flour as functional food in baked products

3

10

Backyard Poultry

Low cost portable mini poultry brooder with package of practices for backyard poultry rearing

5

11

Dairy

TANUVAS- Masti-Guard for prevention of common mastitis

5

12

Goat

Estrous synchronization and AI in Goats

10

Total

59

 

Training Achievements

KVK caters the training needs of farmers and agricultural. extension personnels in the entire district of Kollam. The major channel for transfer of technology in KVK is through training programmes which may be on campus or off campus programmes. In addition, the subject matter specialists of KVK act as resource persons in many of the training programmes organized by Department of Agriculture, Rubber Board, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and other such agriculture related organizations. A total of 1688 one day training programmes both on and off campus were conducted during the period. The trainings were on topics related to crop production, home science, plant protection, mushroom cultivation, soap making and other income generating enterprises. Trainees included farmers and  farm women, rural youth  and extension functionaries. A total of 49808 persons were trained.

The sponsored training programmes in which the KVK scientists participated were on topics pertaining to organic farming, mushroom cultivation, fruit and vegetable preservation, plant protection, floriculture and nursery management. There were 905 programmes (41048 participants) in this category.

Under the category of vocational trainings, 141 programmes were conducted in the thrust areas of entrepreneurship development and women empowerment during the reporting period. The duration of training varied with the topics (6 to 24 days). The topics included mushroom cultivation and spawn production, nursery management, propagation of medicinal plants, fruit processing, plant protection in vegetables and floriculture. A total of 1940 trainees participated.

Abstract of training achievements (1995-2019):

 

 Other information’s:

A. Farmers Field School:

S.No

Year

Title of FFS

Place

1.

2007-08

FFS in banana

Anoor, Kottarakkara

2.

2007-08

FFS in vegetables

Melila, Kottarakara

3.

2008-09

FFS in rice

Nedeyapadam Padasekharam, Soornad North

4.

2009-10

FFS in vegetables

Eram, Anchal

5.

2010-11

FFS ICM in banana

Ayilara and Ayiranellore, Anchal.

6.

2011-12

FFS in homesteads

Pavumba, Ochira.

7.

2012-13

FFS in IPDM in vegetables

Elamad, Chadayamangalam

8.

2013-14

FFS in Organic cultivation of vegetables

Andamon, Kalayapuram

9.

2014-15

FFS – ICM in banana

Villur, Melila

10.

2016-17

FFs-ICM in Rice

Pallikkal

11.

2017-18

FFS-ICM in pulses

Pallikkal

 

B. Plant health Clinic: A plant health clinic was established at KVK with the financial support of SHM in the year 2010. Diagnostic facilities have been established with the installation of sophisticated equipments like Stereo Microscope with computer aided software, Compound Microscope, Student microscope, Laminar air flow,  Table top Autoclave, Hot air oven, Rotary shaker, Digital camera, Refrigerator and LPG gas connection. The clinic is also equipped with Laboratory wares like Glass wares, Chemicals, and Laboratory furniture, viz Laboratory tables, Laboratory stools, Laboratory racks  etc. for the smooth functioning of diagnostic activities.

C. Revolving fund:

The revolving fund activities started at KVK Kollam on 15th April 1996 with a receipt of a grant of Rs. 50,000/- from the ICAR. The whole amount was refunded back to ICAR in April 2004. Technological inputs that are produced or made available to the target groups at the KVK sales centre under revolving fund activities. The products available for sale are:

 

  • Methyl eugenol traps, Cue Lure traps
  • TC banana,
  • Coconut seedlings(June every year),
  • Pseudomonas, Trichoderma, Pacelomyces
  • Mushroom spawn,
  • Vegetable seedlings,
  • Ornamental plants,
  • Ornamental fish,
  • Azolla, vermicompost, earthworms,
  • Medicinal plants,
  • Rabbit kids, goat kids,
  •  Teak seedlings,
  • Grafts,
  • KAU publications
  • Enriched Manures etc.

Research Projects:

Completed projects:

S.No

Name of Project

Funding Agency

Year

Outlay

1.

Development of KVK- Activity Management Information System (KAMIS)- a soft ware application to facilitate recording of data on the activities of the KVK and generation of various administrative and analytical reports

ICAR

2005-06

2.00 lakhs

2.

Comprehensive Rice production Improvement through Sustainable Practices (CRISP)

KSPB

2007-09

3.00 lakhs

3.

Establishment of Plant Health Clinic

SHM

2008-10

14.00 lakhs

4.

Block level workshop- Problems and Prospects of Agriculture and Allied sectors

KSPB

2008-10

2.20 lakhs

5.

Standardisation of quality seed production techniques and promotion through group approach

KSCSTE, TVM

2008-13

8.23 lakhs

6.

Establishment of goat unit at KVK, Sadanandapuram

RKVY

2009-12

12.25 lakhs

 

Year round production of safe vegetables under protected structures

SHM

2010-12

2.20 lakhs

7.

Sustainable Rice Cultivation and Mechnisation options in Paddy

DoA, GOK

2011-12

2.52 lakhs

8.

Study on farmers innovation in Kerala

DoA, GOK

2012-13

1.50 lakhs

9.

Establishment of organic input production cum marketing outlet

DoA, GOK

2014-16

20.00 lakhs

10

Formation of Paddy Task Force

DoA, GOK

2014-16

20.00 lakhs

11.

Establishment of polyhouse hardening unit

DoA, GOK

2014-16

12.00 lakhs

12.

Establishing of Agro Processing Training Cum Incubation Centre

DoA, GOK

2014-16

24.00 lakhs

13.

Lead Farmer Centred Extension and Delivery Services (LEADS)

DoA, GOK

2012-16

32.00 lakhs

14.

Indigenous Technical Knowledge in weather and climate in relation with agriculture and forecasting in Southern Zone of Kerala

DoA, GOK

2012-17

26.00 lakhs

15.

Farmers participatory  nutrient management practices for sustainable production of Banana of Western Ghats tracts

Western Ghat Development Programme

2014-15

9.64 lakhs

16.

D-skill training on organic vegetable cultivation and mushroom production

Centre of Disability studies

2014-15

0.80 lakhs

17.

KALPARAKSHA- Farmer Participatory Compact Area Group Approach For Integrated Coconut Management

ATMA, Kollam

2015-17

3.27 lakhs

18.

Network project on Microbial Inoculant Technology- New sub centre

DoA, GOK

2017-19

6.30 lakhs

19.

Rock dust nutrition for yield enhancement in rice in iron toxic laterite soils of Kollam District through farmer participatory research.

ATMA

2018-19

1.9 lakhs

20.

Strengthening of bio centre at KVK,Kollam

State Planning Board

2017-19

30.00 lakhs

21.

Strengthening of soil lab at KVK,Kollam

State Planning Board

2017-19

2.54 lakhs

22.

Survey, collection, establishment and maintenance of superior lines of traditional mango variety Karpooram in Southern Kerala 

  1.  

2018-19

4.99 lakhs

23.

Gardeners training

  1.  

2018

12.00 lakhs

24.

Support to KVK for supporting surveillance clinics of Krishibhavans

State Planning Board

2018-2019

2.68 lakhs

 

 

Ongoing research projects:

S.No

Name of Project

Funding Agency

Year

Outlay

1.

Strengthening of Agro machinery testing training and service centre for south zone of Kerala

State Planning Board

2019

3.31 lakhs

2.

Establishment  of Biocentre for bio intensive pest mgt options

State Planning Board

2017

48.29

3.

Ecofriendly and economic crop health package emphasizing mineral nutrition with special reference to silicon for yield enhancement in cucurbitaceous vegetables

ATMA

2019

3.9

4.

Establishment of protein park in the rice growing tracts of Kollam district for food security and soil health

DoA, GOK

2019

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

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