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  • To speed up the process of dissemination of technology, a large number of various extension activities like exhibition, campaign, publication etc are carried out. read more

  • Demo Units

     

    MODEL FARMS

     

    Total area of farm: 73 acres

    The important learning extension principles of “Learning by Doing” and “Seeing is believing” are applicable to model farm. The model farm includes different blocks for agricultural, horticultural and animal husbandry.

     

    AGRICULTURAL CROPS

     

    The major crops like organic paddy, groundnut, gingelly, maize, ragi, cumbu, sorghum and pulses namely black gram and green gram grown in an area of l5 acres.

     

    HOTICULTURAL GROPS

     

    The fruit crops such as mango (9 acre), sapota (3.5 acre), amla (3 acre) and annual moringa (1acre) grown with advanced irrigation systems.

     

    ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (FODDER AREA)

     

    Different collections of fodder crops consist of Hybrid cumbu napier, fodder sorghum, subapul, glyricidia, desmanthes, veli masal are grown in 11 acres.

     

    KITCHEN GARDER

     

    There is a well maintained kitchen garden comprising of bhendi, tomato, brinjal, chilli, radish, cluster bean, ash gourd, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, greens –fenugreek, agathi and coriander that are established as a model for a small family and utilized for the canteen. With the systematic planning and proper rotation is adopted to provide vegetables all over the year. The recycled water is utilized for the cultivation of vegetables in the kitchen garden.

     

    AGRO FORESTRY

     

    The tree species of teak, neem, pungam, vagai, vilvam, tamarind, prosopis, thothagathi, glyricidia, red sandal, thani, thontri,thiruvodu, thadashu, epani, porasu , sandal, athi

     

    DEMONSTRATION UNITS

     

    For providing better learning experience by live demonstration and practical exposure different demonstrations are maintained by the foundation.

     

    VERIMICOMPOST AND VERMI CULTURING UNIT

     

    Organic farming, being the major thrust area prime importance has been given to vermi culture production. We are maintaining different methods of vermi composting such as tank and open method and low cost technology to demonstrate farmers of how to produce vermi compost with the less cost of investment. Vermi culture, to culture and to provide seed material to the farmers is also maintained. This unit acts as a promoter for those who are willing to do vermicomposting.

     

    BIO - INPUTS

     

    Steps are taken to create awareness on the methods of organic farming. We have a demo unit to impart knowledge on the formulation used for the production of the bio inputs which includes panchakavya, insect repellant fruit mixture and fish mixture. Panchakavya is being produced and applied in our model farm. Insect repellant using botanical extracts is being produced for pest management.

     

    HORTICULTURAL NURSERY & PROGENY OR CHARD

     

    For the supply of quality planting material and promotion of horticultural crops suited for the sub tropical area, horticulture nursery has been established. The Progeny area consists of different improved collection of Mango (Himam pasand, bangalora, sendura, banganapalli, nelum, Sindhu, alphonsa, PKM-1), Nelli (NA-7, Kanchan, Chakya, BSR-1 and 2), Sapota (PKM-4, Oval, Cricket ball) and Annual moringa (PKM-1 ), Cashew(VRI-2 &3), Jack (Palur-1), Guava (lucknow 49, alahabad safeda and red flush)from important institutes. The main aim is to popularize cultivation of horticultural crops by providing good planting materials.

     

    DRY LAND HORTICULTURE

     

    In order to overcome adverse conditions prevailing in dryland areas, tree based cropping systems can make a viable contribution. Dryland horticulture helps in sustainable livelihoods. The demonstration plots on organic farming are also available for the tropical fruit crops like mango, sapota and amla.

     

    DAIRY UNITS

     

    Foundation is maintaining a dairy unit with the stock strength of 196 animals comprising of 115 white cattle, 81 buffaloes five breeding bulls in white cattle and 3 bulls in buffaloe. The breeds maintained here are Holstein Friesian, Jersey Sahiwal cross, Murrah buffalo and their crosses.

     

    POULTRY UNIT

     

    Poultry consists of different collections of Andaman local, giriraja, desi birds in backyard systems.

     

    SHEEP UNIT

     

    We have breed of ramnad white 250 numbers to utilize the fallow area and to improve the fertility as well as income of the farm with less management.

     

    PLANT PROPAGATION UNIT (MIST CHAMBER AND GREEN HOUSE

     

    To propagate various horticultural crops in a scientific way and to produce healthy and good seedlings mist chamber is maintained in an area of 20 square metre and shade house in an area of 20 square meters.