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Programme Coordinator: Dr.P.Muralidharan
Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Alleppey attached to 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, between Kayamkulam and Oachira.
Training hall, Soil-Plant-Water testing laboratory, Bio agent production units, Automatic Weather Station, Incubator, Sprayers, Equipments for value addition.
Demonstration units established
Indian bee hive, Vermicomposting and Earth Worm multiplication units, Medicinal Plants, Kitchen gardening, Azolla, Low Cost Mushroom shed, Sting less bee hive, 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, Poultry unit, Ornamental fish unit, Duck and turkey units , Green house, Poly House ,Rain shelter cultivation unit.
Activities during 2012-13
KVK – Alleppey implemented the various mandated programmes like On Farm Testings, Front Line Demonstrations, capacity building activities, extension activities and functioned as the knowledge and resource centre for the district during the period under report. In addition, various externally funded projects and revolving fund activities were taken up. The details of activities are briefly described below:-
I. On Farm Testing (OFT)
II. Front Line Demonstrations
III. Training programmes
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Alleppey organized 119 training programmes during 2012-13 for a total number of 3147 participants out of which 47 were on campus and 62 were off campus trainings as detailed below. Vocational trainings on mushroom spawn production, coconut product diversification and broiler farming were conducted during the period. In general, the participation of women farmers in the training programmes was high (55%)
1. Sivakumar, T., Chandrika Mohan and Babu, M.2013. Incidence and management of the leaf hopper, Busoniomimus manjunathi, on Malabar tamarind, Garcinia cambogia. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 8 (1). 145 – 147
2. Sivakumar, T., Muralidharan.P and Anithakumari,P. 2012. Use of division board to reduce wax moth attack in Apis cerana indica hives. Insect environment.18 (192): 22-23
3. Sivakumar, T., Muralidharan.P and Anithakumari, P . 2013. Innovative approaches for implementation of pest management in coconut. Abstracts of the 25th Kerala Science Congress, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram 29th Jan to 1st Feb.
1. Bijila,P.V., Sajnanath,K. and Muralidharan.P. 2012. Nutrient rich winged bean. Karshakan: 20(2):36-37
2. Sivakumar.T. 2012. MET against mango fruit fly. Kerala Karshakan.57 (9): .45-47
3. Sivakumar.T. 2012. Leaf hopper problem in Garcinia. Spice India. 25(3): 29-30
4. Sivakumar.T. 2012. Success story of banana farming from Kadakkarappally. Kerala Karshakan. 57(12):44-46
5. Sivakumar.T. 2012. Mango-fruit, flowers and the tree. Krishiyankanam17 (1):24 .
6. Rajeev, M.S and Muralidharan, P 2012.Chillies as a companion of coconut. Kerala Karshakan.58 (6):56
d. Extension literature
1. Importance of mushrooms in daily diet
e. TOT including radio talks/TV programme broadcast
1. T. Sivakumar, Agri-Quiz for students (In Malayalam), - AIR Trivandrum, on 30.03.12
2. P.Muralidharan, Friends of coconut training programme – follow up activities and role of KVK (In Malayalam), - AIR Trivandrum, on 27.02.13
f. Documentation of success stories
1. ‘Integrated duck and fish farming pays rich dividends’ – Published in ‘The Hindu’ in Science & Technology/Agriculture page on October 25, 2012
2. ‘Cage culture of fish’ An FLD programme was Telecasted in the India vision channel under “Business for you” on December 16,2012
3. ‘Integrated duck and fish farming’ Success story of group farming activity was telecasted in Dooradharshan in the ‘Krishi Dharshan programme’ on 12.03.2012
The research article titled “Innovative approaches for implementation of pest management in coconut” by Sivakumar.T, Muralidharan.P and Anithakumari.P has won the best poster award in the session on “Science and Society” in the 25thKerala Science Congress held at Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram from 29th Jan to 1st Feb, 2013.
V. External funded programmes undertaken
1. National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project
It is a national project funded by ICAR and coordinated by CRIDA,Hyderabad.The technology demonstration component of the project is implemented in 100 districts of the country through the respective KVKs. In Kerala, the project is implemented at Muttar village, Veliyanad block of Kuttanad taluk in Alleppey district by the KVK-Alleppey. About 12 large scale technology demonstrations depicting integrated farming systems are implemented in the village under 4 modules namely: Natural Resource Management, Crop production ,Livestock and fisheries, and Institutional interventions. Till 31.03.2013, an amount of approximately ` 40 lakhs has been spent towards the project.
2. Soil based plant nutrient management for agro-ecological systems of Kerala
This is a state wide network project funded by State dept. of Agriculture and co-ordinated by State Planning board with an outlay of ` 10.68 lakhs. 3645 soil samples from different parts of Alleppey district are analysed and the data generated are being utilized for preparing the nutrient management plan for the district. The project will be completed in 2013.
3. Externally funded training programmes
The following training programmes were conducted during the year with funds from the respective agencies.
rural youths have been trained to became “friends of coconut” to serve the coconut farmers.
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