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About Frontline Demonstrations

Front-Line Demonstration is the new concept of field demonstration. The field demonstrations are conducted under the close supervision of scientists. The main objective of Front-Line Demonstrations is to demonstrate newly released crop production and protection technologies and its management practices in the farmers field under different agro-climatic regions and farming situations. While demonstrating the technologies in the farmers field, the scientist are required to study the factors contributing higher crop production, field constrains of production and thereby generate production data and feedback information. Front-Line Demonstrations are conducted in a block of two or four hectares land in order to have better impact of the demonstrated technologies on the farmers and field level extension functionaries.

Front line demonstrations are conducted in a block of two to four hectares land in order to have better impact of the demonstrated technologies on the farmers and field level extension functionaries. He front-line demonstrations are different than the normal demonstrations conducted by the extension functionaries.

The special features of FLD are:

FLD are conducted under the close supervision of the scientists.

Only newly released technologies or those likely to be released in near future are selected.

FLDs are organized in a block of two to four hectares involving all those farmers whose plots fall in the identified demonstration block.

Only critical inputs and training are provided from the scheme budget, remaining inputs are supplied by the farmers themselves.

Training of the farmers associated with the frontline demonstration is a pre-requisite for conducting such demonstrations.

The target audience of FLDs is both farmers and the extension officers. The purpose is to be convince extension functionaries and farmers together about the potentialities of technologies for further wide scale diffusion.

FLDs are used as a source of generating data on factors contributing higher crop yields and constraints of production under various farming situations.

KVK submits the Action Plan for technical intervention to ICAR – ATARI. Based on the approval KVK conducts FLDs in Field Crops, Horticulture Crops, Farm Implements, Enterprises and Livestock in the district.

FRONTLINE DEMONSTRATIONS

2024-25

Sl. No Crop/ Enterprise Technology to be demonstrated

2023-24

Sl. No Crop/ Enterprise Technology to be demonstrated
1 Little Millet Demonstration on high yielding Little millet variety ATL 1
2 Paddy Demonstration on super fine Paddy variety VGD 1 under Organic Farming
3 Finger Millet Demonstration on Finger millet variety ATL 1
4 Cowpea Demonstration on High yielding Cowpea variety VBN 3
5 Cotton Demonstration on Cotton CO 17 variety with high density planting system
6 Cluster Beans Demonstration of Cluster bean Variety MDU-1
7 Coriander Demonstration on Coriander CO5
8 Mango Integrated Crop Management in Mango
9 Coconut Integrated Nutrient Management in Coconut
10 Banana Micronutrient Management in Banana
11 Cotton Micronutrient Management in Cotton
12 Groundnut Farm Mechanization in Groundnut cultivation
13 Drone Demonstration of Agricultural Drone
14 Millet Demonstration of Millet Planter
15 Coconut Demonstration of management against Coconut Rugose Spiraling Whitefly
16 Jasmine Integrated Pest Management for Blossom midge and Bud worms in Jasmine
17 Groundnut Demonstration on management of wild boar menace using Herbal repellent
18 Turmeric Demonstration on Rhizomerot management practices in Turmeric
19 Chicken Demonstration of TANUVAS STAR Chicken for small farmers in Krishnagiri district
20 Desi-chicken Demonstration of ProBeads-EC on growth performance of Desi-chicken
21 Dairy Cows Demonstration of Tick Shield for control of tick infestation in dairy cows
22 Dairy Cows Demonstration of Ketoquant for diagnosis of subclinical ketosis in dairy cows
23 Nutrigarden Demonstration of organic nutri-garden
24 Value Addition Demonstration on value added products from traditional rice (Black Kavuni)

Last 3 Years FLDs

Year No. of FLDs Demos
2024-25
2023-24 24 205
2022-23 28 334

Photographs

IPDM in Paddy
Demonstration on Direct paddy drum seeder
Nutri garden
Multicut fodder sorghum CO (FS) 31
Horse Gram CRIDA 18R Input Distribution
Input Distribution
TANUVAS Aseel under backyard condition
YTP 2 Tapioca
Demonstration on Horsegrame variety CRIDA 18R for higher productivity
Scientisit visit to farmers field - Demonstration on Paddy variety VGD 1 under Organic farming
Value added products in foxtail millet
10 cent Multicrop fodder production model
Micronutrient Management in Maize
Demonstration on Groundnut Seed Drill
Field Visit
Value added products in foxtail millet
IPM on Maize Fall Army Worm
Input Distribution
ADT 53 Input Distribution
Diagnostic field visit - Demonstration on IPDM in Paddy
ProBeads-EC on growth performance of Desi-chicken
Input Distribution - Micronutrient Management in Banana