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Interventions Made


Rice  - Mechanisation

To tackle the problem of labour shortage and consequent fall in paddy area, KVK has evaluated the acceptability of low cost, labour saving implements like drum seeder and conoweeder in  Koovode Padasekharam in an area of 1 ha during second season. Farmers chose the use of drumseeder + conoweeder as it is labour efficient and yield improving without much additional cost. The cost of implement is a one time investment and hence higher income can be expected during subsequent years.

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RICE - NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

An innovative nutrient management strategy using a low cost input, fine silica @100 kg/ha along with additional 45 kg of potash is tested in Mavicherry padasekharam in an area of 1 ha. In this practice the lime requirement can be reduced to 1/4th of recommended dose (150 kg/ha). Silica treated plots gave an additional yield of 800 kg/ha with a net economic benefit of Rs. 6765/ha.

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Rice as intercrop in coconut garden.

Extending paddy cultivation in non conventional areas like coconut based homesteads can add to food security. The best performing varieties with respect to yield and growth parameters were Swarnaprapha Seln. And Karuthadukkan. Incidence of pests and diseases was relatively low in upland paddy cultivation.

 

Insitu green manuring in coconut using cowpea

Sowing 150 g of cowpea seeds per coconut basin resulted in an average green manure yield of 22 kg/basin. The cost of manure in this method is reduced to Rs. 4.5 from Rs. 50/ palm. Moreover this method gave the benefit of live mulching and Nitrogen fixation.

 

Coconut Bud rot management using Mancozeb sachet

Bud rot can be effectively prevented by tying the top 2 leaf axils with mancozeb filled (2g/sachet) sachets before the onset of monsoons.


Management of Stem bleeding using Hexaconazole

Management of Stem bleeding using Hexaconazole is an alternate technology in lieu of Tridemorph to combat the debilitating stem bleeding (fungal) disease in coconut, smearing 5% and drenching 0.25% solutions of Hexaconazole resulted in the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease which was on par with the performance of Tridemorph.

 

Popularisation of the Salkeerthi Variety of Bhindi

Demonstrations were conducted  to popularize Salkeerthi, a high yielding bhindi variety. It gave good result with an average yield of 9.63 t/ha.

 

Cultivation of Sesbania grandifloria in goat units

Fodder shortage is the main problem affecting goat production in Kannur. Sesbania cultivation in 26 units could provide adequate fodder to the goats. Feeding of sesbania to the lactating goats increased milk production by 25% when compared to the control.

 

Tropical Varieties of Cabbage

Different tropical varieties of cabbage were tested in farmers field.

In cabbage, cultivation of NS 43 and NS-160 is possible. But NS-43 was superior in yield, early in head formation and was recommended for commercial cultivation in the district.


Tropical Varieties of Cauliflower

Different tropical varieties of cauliflower were tested in farmers field.

In Cauliflower, cultivation of NS 60 and NS-245 is possible. But NS-43 was superior in yield, in curd formation and was recommended for commercial cultivation in the district.


Ecto and endoparasitic infestation control in ANIMALS

Ticks and mites cause both production losses and severe dermatitis to dairy cows. This parasitic infestation is very common in rural areas. Administration of 5 ml ivermectin subcutaneously to the 27 affected animals in the RDC farm, Mavilayi showed positive results. There was 9% increase in milk production in ivermectin treated animals when compared to local check.

 

Supplementation of yeast in malabari kids

Yeast supplementation can reduce the digestive disorders by improving the cellulose digestion in rumen of goat. Supplementation of 1 gm /day to 10 kids of Mayyil Panchayath showed 21.3% increase in the growth rate. Supplementation of yeast could also improve the feed conversion efficiency of kids.

 

Cultivation of Sesbania grandifloria in goat units

Fodder shortage is the main problem affecting goat production in Kannur. Sesbania cultivation in 26 units could provide adequate fodder to the goats.  Feeding of sesbania to the lactating goats increased milk production by 25% when compared to the control.