Kayamkulam


Senior Scientist & Head: Dr.P.Muralidharan

Krishi Vigyan Kendra – Alappuzha attached to ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayamkulam was sanctioned in June, 2000 under the National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) of ICAR for the benefit of Alappuzha district and became operational as a permanent KVK since April 2004. It is located at Krishnapuram on the side of NH47, 4km from Kayamkulam on the way to Oachira.

Since inception the KVK has been successfully conducting technology assessment, refinement and demonstration programmes in addition to trainings to farmers, farm women, rural youth, and extension officials. Besides, it acts as a source of seeds, planting materials and inputs for agri- based activities, and technology support center including soil testing facilities to the farmers.
Location:

It is located at Krishnapuram on the side of NH47, between Kayamkulam and Oachira.

 

 Mandates:

The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities. The specific activities to carry out this mandate are:

  • Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  • Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers’ fields
  • Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
  • Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes
  • Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community.
  • 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.

 

Facilities/Infrastructure/Demonstration units available

Soil-Plant-Water testing laboratory, Automatic Weather Station, Vermicomposting and Earth Worm multiplication units, Medicinal Plants, Azolla, Low Cost Mushroom shed, Indian bee hive, Stingless bee hive, Bio agent production units, Rapid multiplication unit of pepper, Low cost spawn production unit, Snow ball tender nut machine, Small holders’ copra drier, Ginger & Turmeric seed multiplication unit, High density planting of banana, Fodder grass unit, Ornamental plant multiplication unit, Fish pond, Insecticidal plant unit, Incubator, Poultry unit, Ornamental fish unit, Duck and turkey units , Green house, Poly House ,Rain shelter cultivation unit etc.


  Activities and achievements (2014-15)                                                                      


  I. On Farm Testing: Six OFTs were conducted with the following details

Sl. No.

Title

Location

Technologies tested

1

Performance of turmeric varieties as intercrop in coconut gardens

Budhanoor

ICAR - IISR turmeric varieties Prabha, Prathibha and Alleppey Supreme

2

Assessing the performance of Verticillium against sucking pest complex in chillies

Budhanoor,

Bharanikav,

Chettikulangara

Foliar spray of  Verticillium  (20g/l) in comparison to neem based formulations

3

Assessment of suitability and durability of low cost pandal using waste cloth

Budhanoor

    Pandal using waste cloth (farmer innovation) in comparison to suthali (plastic rope)

4

Assessing the performance of different fodder crops in coconut gardens

Budhanoor

Fodder sorghum (COFS 29) and fodder maize (African tall)

5

Assessing the performance of Malabari and Kanni  goats

Budhanoor

Malabari and Kanni  goats

6

Assessing the effect of coconut tonic on yield improvement  (on-going)

Karuvatta

Coconut tonic 200 ml/palm (twice a year) - root feeding along with POP recommendations of CPCRI

 

 

II. Front Line Demonstrations: Thirteen FLDs were taken up with the following details

Sl.

No.

Title

Location

Technology demonstrated

1

Foliar nutrition in  Site Specific Nutrient Management of paddy

Budhanoor

Soil test based application of dolomite and NPK fertilizer as basal dose and foliar application of water soluble formulation of NPK with boron at 60-70 DAS.

2

Fungal disease management in cowpea using PGPR

Budhanoor, Nooranad

Lime application 0.5 kg/pit, application of PGPR Mix II (seed treatment and foliar spray 2%) ,  Trichoderma soil application after mixing it in cow dung – neem cake mixture


3

Stem bleeding management in coconut using bio agents

Karuvatta

Trichodermaapplication on the wounded region and in soil, Neemcake @5kg/palm/year and Lime application @1 kg/palm/year

4

Integrated crop management in Banana

Budhanoor

Site specific nutrient management and Integrated pest and disease management

5

Management of banana pseudostem weevil using biopesticides

Budhanoor,Palamel, Thazhakara

Prophylactic spray–Nanma12.5 l/ha. Two sprays at 4th month and at bunch emergence stage. Curative Stem injection with Menma 15ml/ plant

6

Hybrid brinjal – Neelima with ICM practices

Budhanoor

Hybrid brinjal Neelima with site specific nutrient management and IPDM

7

High yielding Elephant Foot Yam variety Gajendra as intercrop in coconut gardens

Venmony

High yielding Elephant Foot Yam variety Gajendra

8

Fish silage as a nutritive feed for poultry and duck rearing in homesteads

Budhanoor

Fish silage prepared by treating fish waste with formic acid (3.5% of the weight) and feeding to homestead poultry after drying

9

Total Mixed Ration in dairy cows

Budhanoor

Feeding early lactating cows with Total mixed ration (TMR) + Green fodder

10

Cultivation of soft rot resistant ginger variety “Karthika” and utilisation in value addition of coconut

Thekkekara

Cultivation of soft rot resistant and high oleoresin containing ginger variety Karthika and utilisation for the preparation of coconut squash, chutney powder, and instant ginger curry mix

11

Fodder cowpea for yield improvement in dairy cattle

Budhanoor

Fodder cowpea (COFC-8) cultivation and feeding of dairy animals

12

Open precision farming in solanaceous vegetables

Venmony, Cherianad

Brinjal cultivation using drip irrigation and fertigation

13

Coconut Based Integrated Farming System

Diff. parts of the district

Integration of different farming system components such as crops, livestock, poultry, fisheries, biogas etc.

 

 

III. Training programmes

            During 2014-15, 96training programmes were organized for a total number of 2679 participants as detailed below.

Training

 

No of batches

Participants

Men

Women

Total

On campus

40

394

546

940

Off campus

46

723

772

1495

Sponsored

6

33

138

171

Vocational

4

22

51

73

Total

96

1172

1507

2679

 

 

     IV. Activitiesas resource centre

Different inputs viz., methyl euginol and cue lure traps, seeds and seedlings, layer chicks, mushroom spawn, mother spawn, banana and vegetable specials (micronutrient formulations), bio-agents, Fish amino acid, azolla, EM solution and worms for composting, processed products, publications etc. were made available to the farmers of the district through revolving fund activities

 

 

    V. Activities as knowledge centre

 

 

Sl.No.

Extension programme

 

No. of persons involved

No. of activities

Farmers/              Rural youth

 

Extension officials

 

 

Male

Female

Male

Female

1

Advisory Services – Help line

 

543

520

45

42

2

Advisory Services –  Agroclinic

 

289

242

2

1

3

Diagnostic  field visits

 

25

8

1

1

4

Scientists' visit to farmers field

 

42

26

 

 

5

Field Day / Harvest festival

5

227

207

12

11

6

Group discussions

18

365

342

28

49

7

Film Show

11

48

14

6

2

10

Farmers' seminar/workshop

14

911

772

142

396

11

Method Demonstrations

11

141

74

5

2

12

Exposure visits to KVK

7

24

6

6

1

13

Students visit to KVK

11

283

256

35

32

14

FFS

4

25

31

0

0

17

Plant/Soil health/Soil Test/Animal health camps

25

414

499

0

0

18

Special day celebration

3

71

69

3

2

19

Exhibition

3

1500

830

270

250

22

Awareness programs

1

59

33

12

8

23

Newspaper coverage

43

 

 

 

 

24

Radio programmes

4

 

 

 

 

25

T V Programmes

5

 

 

 

 

26

 Mobile Advisory Services

30

 

 

 

 

27

Popular Articles

12

 

 

 

 

 

  TOTAL

207

4967

3929

567

797

 

VI. Frontline Extension activities/ Special programmes conducted

1.Field Day Celebrations of the FLD on “Integrated Crop Management in Paddy” at Venmony on 30th April 2014

2. Field Day Celebrations of the FLD on “Vigova super M’ broiler ducks in IFS units” at Vayalar 19th May 2014

3. World Environment Day celebrations on 5th June 2014 at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Budhanoor

4. Virgin Coconut Oil Capsules launched under KVK’s initiation at Kanjikkuzhy Block Panchayath Hall on 7th June 2014

5. SMART farmers of NICRA project felicitated on the occasion of the ICAR foundation day on 16th July 2014

6. Value added products of Oriental pickling Melon (Kanivellari) launched at Cheriyanad Panchayath on 22nd July 2014

7. Seminar cum Interface programme on “Integrated family farming for nutritional and food security” - at Sreemoolam Town Hall, Ambalappuzha on 6th February 2015

8. Farmer Field School on‘Scientific and sustainable Vegetable production’ at Budhanoor panchayath

9. Soil test/health campaignsat different parts of the district

 

   VII. Educational programme

1.Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) for final year B. Sc. (Agri.) students from College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

2.On Job Trainings (OJT) for VHSE students from 4 schools of Alappuzha district

 VIII. KVK-ATMA Linkage

IX. Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting on 06.08.2014

X. Publications

1.Paper presented in Symposia/Seminar/Conference: 3

2.Popular articles (in Malayalam): 10

3.Technical articles: 2

4.Extension folders on Coconut pests and diseases: 12

5.Extension Booklets: 3

6.KVK newsletter - Vol.12: issues1-3 

XII. External funded programmes

1. National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) (2011- continuing): Funded by ICAR

        2. Development of pest surveillance based crop advisory for Plant Health Management (2014-16) – under the Crop  Health Management Project funded by Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala

        3. Training cum awareness programme on Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Right Act’ funded by PPV and FR Authority, New Delhi

For more details, please contact

Senior Scientist & Head,
ICAR-KVK-Alappuzha,
ICAR-CPCRI (R.S), Kayamkulam,

Krishnapuram(P.O) - 690 533
Kerala.
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Phone/Fax: 0479 2449268

FLD on Management of stem bleeding disease of coconut

 

Farmer Field School

 

Field day of demonstration

in paddy

 

 

Harvest festival of paddy at Muttar

 

Inauguration of the activites at Budhanur 

Inauguration of the

training-cum-awareness

programme on PPV&FR Act

Large scale composting of water weeds using EM solution at Kuttanad

Launching of VCO capsules

Launching of value added products from oriental pickling melon

RAWE students on field visit

Rainshelter cultivation of vegetables under waterlogged conditions in the NICRA village

Release of publications at the

SAC meeting

SMART farmers felicitated on ICAR Foundation day

VCO capsules launched under the initiation of KVK

Vocational training for rural youth

Wet seeding using the drum seeder at Muttar

Environment day celebration

Climate resilient technology

demonstration in banana

Kasaragod


Scientific advisory committee Meeting at KVK

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Manojkumar T S

The KVK at CPCRI, Kasaragod was established on 01 January, 1993 under the aegis of CPCRI, ICAR, DARE and Ministry of Agriculture. It is the frontal organisation for promotion of agricultural technologies and allied enterprises among the people of Kasaragod district.The operational area of the KVK is Kasaragod district which is the northern most district of Kerala state. Total geographical area of the district is 1, 96,133 ha consisting of six blocks, 39 grama panchayats and 77 revenue villages.


 

Location:

It is situated within the CPCRI campus.

Mandate:

  • To conduct on-farm testing for identifying technologies in terms of location specific and sustainable land use system
  • To organise training programmes to update the extension personnel with the recent advances in agricultural research on regular basis
  • To  organise short term and long term vocational courses in agriculture and allied field for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on learning by doing for effecting increased production on farms and for generating self-employment.
  • Organize Front Line Demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.


Facilities

  • Soil, water and plant testing laboratory.
  • Post harvest processing and nutrition laboratory
  • e-linkage.
  • Agricultural Technology Incubation Centre for entrepreneurs.
  • Plant health clinic service.


Services

  • Soil test based nutrient recommandations
  • Mobile SMS service to farmers


Demonstration Units

  • Coconut based cropping system
  • Micro irrigation and fertigation unit
  • Green house
  • Vegetable cultivation
  • Vermicomposting unit
  • Apiary unit
  • Fish pond
  • Azolla unit
  • Quail unit


Training Programmes

KVK Kasaragod, impart training to practicing farmers, farm women, women self  help groups, rural youth and extension personnel on various demand driven topics as follows:

 

  • Coconut and Arecanut based mixed farming/intercropping.
  • Integrated pest and disease management coconut,arecanut,banana,pepper,vegetables and paddy.
  • Scientific cultivation of plantation crops, vegetables, paddy, spices etc.
  • Spawn production technology and mushroom cultivation.
  • Bee keeping.
  • Training on coconut palm climbing machine.
  • Arecanut leaf sheath plate making.
  • Soil and Water conservation.
  • Farm mechanization.
  • Entrepreneurship development for rural  youth and SHG’s.
  • Soap making, paper bag, handicrafts making.
  • Kitchen gardening
  • Preparation of organic manure.
  • Freshwater fish culture
  • Organic farming and recycling of organic waste.
  • Agro processing.

 

Awards

KVK, Kasaragod was chosen as the best KVK for the biennium 2002-03 by ICAR, New Delhi.

For more details, please contact

Programme Coordinator
KVK, CPCRI Kasaragod
Phone:04994 232993
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Field Level demonstration of a high yielding new guinea grass variety

FLD at Kambar on organic cultivation of Bhindi(Var Salkeerthi).

Frontline demonstration on ornamental fish culture

High yeilding rice variety, Pratyasa Paddy field, Kunjathur

Honey Festival 2013

Honey FLD integrating bee colonies for better pollination and yield enhancement in coconut gardens

Lady climbers trained under Changathykootam.

Presently working at CPCRI as pollinators

Launching of RKVY project on popularization of Cassava biopesticides against borer pests of Banana was done on March 1 of 2013 at Periya and Madikkai

Monthly Interface Programme of Shri.Avaran from Malappuram demonstrating his micro sprinkler irrigation system which he has named as GC Mayilpeeli micro sprinkler

On farm trial Organic cultivation of yard long bean('Var Vellayani Jyothika')

Making Paper bags 

The hellical Blade Puddler was demonstrated in the district for the first time by KVK

Training cum demonstration on paddy mechanization organised by Arikkady, Kumbla

 

 



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