On Farm Testings (OFTs) : Assessment and Refinements :

Krishi Vigyan Kendra karda, washim For any major problem in agriculture there are many remedies suggested by various research organizations. Through on farm testing Krishi Vigyan Kendra does comparative studies in farmers fields to come to conclusion which of the technologies tested is more suitable to the resources available & is cost effective. This is a form of participatory study where farmers perspective is given most importance. The results of such studies can later be made available to farmers.

Action Plan of OFTs for the year 2013-14 :

 

Technology Assessment
S.No. Dicipline Title of the Assessment Season No. of farmers

Area (Ha.)

1

Agronomy

Assessment  of application of Zinc, Molybenum and Cobalt as a Seed treatment material as a component of INM in deficient soil on the basis of soil test in Soybean crop.

Kharif 2013

14

5.6

2

Agronomy

Varietal Assessment of newly released Wheat variety AKW- 4627 under irrigated  and late sown farming situation

Rabi 2013

14

5.6

3

Agronomy

Varietal Assessment of newly released wilt tolerant Safflower  varietyAKS 311 (PKV Pink)

Rabi 2013

14

5.6

4

Agronomy

Assessment of Potash application 40kg/ha as basal dose to Rainfed Bengal gram as a component of INM in addition to regular dose of 20Kg N-2+40Kg P2O5/ha in medium deep black soil of Washim District

Rabi 2013

14

5.6

5

Plant Protection

Assessment of newly recommended pesticide molecule i.e. Lambda Cylohathrine against Girdle beetle on Soybean.

Kharif 2013

14

5.6

6

Plant Protection

Assessment of newly recommended pesticide molecule i.e. Azadirachtin 1000ppm, Emabectin Benzoate 5% and mixed insecticide Deltamethrine 1%+Trizpphos 35% against Pigeon pea pod borer.

Kharif 2013

14

5.6

7

Plant Protection

Assessment of New pesticides molecule i.e. Deletamethrine 1%+Trizpphos 35% and Emabectin Benzoate 5% against pod borer on Bengalgram

Rabi 2013

14

5.6

8

Plant Protection

Varietals assessment of rust tolerant and high yielding wheat variety AKW -4627  under late sown and irrigated farming situation.

Rabi 2013

14

5.6

9

Animal Science

Use of Sunflower cake by replacement of Cotton Seed cake on yield and composition of milk in lactating cows.

Kharif 2013

10

10 Units

(10 cows)

10

Animal Science

Use of pelleted feed ( Urea treated Wheat straw / Tur  straw as roughage) for increase the weight gain in goats under semi stall feed condition

Rabi 2013

10

10 unit

(10 Goats)

11

Fisheries

Assessment on the yield potential and growth performance of Pugnacious fish over common carps in existing farm ponds.

Kharif 2013

10

10 farm ponds

(30X30X5m)

12

Agril. Engg

Assessment of PKV Cutter for sugarcane set and fodder

Rabi 2013

03

3.00 units

13

Agril. Engg

Assessment of Tractor operated turmeric harvester

Rabi 2013

03

1.20 ha

14

Home science

Assessment on demonstration of Bhendi plucker for Bhendi plucking .

Kharif 2013

14

2.8 ha

15

Home science

Assessment of Sorghum floor shifter for Sorghum Rawa making

Kharif 2013

15

1 unit

 

 

Total  Trials  - 15

 

214

51.6 ha /

33 units

Technology Refinement
S.No. Dicipline Title of the Assessment Season

No. of

farmers

Area (Ha.)

1 Plant Protection Management of Brinjal and Chilli whitefly by using home make low cost mobile yellow sticky traps.

Kharif 2013

08

4.8

2

Agri. Engg.

Refinement of MAU Turmeric Digger

Kharif 2013

03

1.20

3

Agri. Engg.

Refinement of MAU marking nut dehuller

Rabi 2013

03

3 units

4

Agri. Engg.

Refinment of  SPRERI down draft gasifier stove

Rabi 2013

03

3 units

5

Agri. Engg.

Refinement of Mobile Mini pulse processing unit .

Rabi  2013

03

3 units

   

Total  05  : 

Technology Refinement  trials

  20 7.6 ha.