ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Training Programmes organised during 2014-15
Mandates of KVK
    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:
  1. Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  2. Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers' fields
  3. 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.
  4. Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

OFTs and FLDs for the year 2016-2017
On Farm Testing
  • Assessing the performance of new rice varieties in problem soils
  • Assessing the performance of crop boosters in cotton
  • Assessment of methods for off season production of Annual moringa
  • Assessing the performance of tuberose varieties for root knot nematode tolerance
  • Assessing the performance of different manual rice transplanters for small farm holdings
  • Assessment of alternative natural sweetener from sapota for  production of cookies

Front Line Demonstrations
  • Demonstration of BIPM in rice
  • Demonstration of new fungicide & pseudomonas for the management of blast disease in rice
  • Integrated Crop Management  in TNAU Dual Purpose Sorghum CO(S) 30
  • Demonstration of rust disease resistant new variety CO (CU) 10 in pearl millet
  • Demonstration of IPM in Cotton
  • Demonstration of bio intensive IDM for wet land banana
  • Demonstration of citrus special in Acid lime
  • Demonstration of ICM practices for small onion
  • Assessment of YVMV resistant bhendi hybrids for Tiruchirapalli district
  • Demonstration of bush type lab lab CO (Gb) 14
  • Mechanization in  rainfed maize
  • Demonstration of Tractor drawn precision pulse seeder