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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.

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S.No Crop/ Enterprise Technology to be demonstred No. of trial Demo. Area (ha)
1 Millet Demonstration on Little Millet Variety ATL 1 15 6
2 Paddy Demonstration on Paddy Variety VGD 1 under Organic Farming 10 4
3 Castor Demonstration on Castor YRCH 2 10 4
4 Millet Demonstration on Finger Millet Variety ATL 1 10 4
5 Brinjal Demonstration on Brinjal Variety VRM (Br) 2 10 1
6 Chilli Demonstration of Chilli hybrid Arka Saanvi 10 1
7 Beans Demonstration of Arka Sukomal Variety of French Beans 5 0.5
8 Mango Integrated Crop Management in Mango 10 4
9 Banana Micro Nutrient Management in Banana 10 4
10 Coconut Integrated Nutrient Management in Coconut 10 4
11 Cassava Demonstration on Foliar Nutrient in Cassava 10 1
12 Jasmine Demonstration on Off Season Flowering Techniques with ICM in Jasmine 10 1
13 Groundnut Demonstration on Groundnut Seed Drill (ANGRU Model) 10 4
14 Multi Crop Demonstration on Rotary Dippler (Multi Crop Seed Drill) 10 4
15 Paddy Demonstration on Direct Paddy Drum Seeder & Cono Weeder 6 2.4
16 Vegetables Demonstration on Vegetable Planter (Maunal Operated) 5 2
17 Paddy Demonstration on IPDM in Paddy 10 4
18 Tomato Demonstration on IPM in Tomato 10 4
19 - Demonstration on Management of Wild Boar Menace using Herbal Repellent 10 4
20 Desi Chicken Demonstration of ProBeads -EC Supplement with Preventive Management Practices in Desi Chicken 10 -
21 Aseel Popularisation of TANUVA Aseel under Backyard Condition 10 -
22 Dairy Demonstration of TANUVAS 10 cent Multicrop Fodder Production Model to
Enhance Milk Production in Crossbred Dairy Animals
10 0.6
23 Quail Popularization of Namakkal Gold Quail in Krishnagiri District 10 -
24 Nutri Garden Demonstration on Nutri Garden 5 -
25 Palmyra Demonstration of Palmyra Fruit Value Added Product 3 -
26 Mushroom Demonstration of Arka - OM - 1 Oyster Mushroom 5 -
27 E-Extension Demonstration on Android based TNAU Coconut Expert System 50 -
28 E-Extension Demonstration on Android based "NEWS on AIR App" 50 -

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S.No Crop/ Enterprise Technology to be demonstred No. of trial Demo. Area (ha)
1 Paddy Demonstration on Paddy variety ADT 53 10 4
2 Ragi Demonstration on Ragi variety CO 15 10 4
3 Little Millet Demonstration on Little millet variety ATL 1 15 6
4 Horse gram Demonstration on Horse gram variety CRIDA 18R for higher productivity 10 4
5 Tapioca Demonstration on YTP 2 Tapioca 5 1
6 Onion Demonstration on CO 6 Onion 5 1
7 Lime Demonstration on Balaji Lime 5 1
8 Beans Demonstration on Arka Arjun French Beans 5 1
9 Mango Integrated Crop Management in Mango 10 4
10 Banana Demonstration on Micronutrient Management in Banana 10 4
11 Banana Demonstration on Micronutrient Management in Cotton 10 4
12 Banana Demonstration on Micronutrient Management in Maize 10 4
13 Groundnut Farm Mechanization in Groundnut cultivation 10 4
14 Cotton Plucker Demonstration on Cotton plucker 10 4
15 Vegetable Planter Demonstration on Vegetable planter (Manual Operated) 5 2
16 Paddy Demonstration on IPDM in Paddy 10 4
17 Maize Demonstration on IPM on Maize Fall Army Worm 10 4
18 Aseel Popularization of TANUVAS Aseel under backyard condition 10 --
19 Fodder Demonstration of 10 cent Multicrop fodder production model 10 0.4
20 Chicken Demonstration of ProBeads-EC on growth performance of Desi-chicken 10 --
21 Fodder Sorghum Demonstration of multicut fodder sorghum CO (FS) 31 10 2
22 Nutri Garden Demonstration on Nutri garden 5 --
23 Foxtail Millet Demonstration on value added products in foxtail millet (With 15 SHG members) 1 (15 SHG) --
24 Tamarind Demonstration of value added products from tamarind (With 15 SHG members) 1 (15 SHG) --
25 Mobile User Group Demonstration of TNAU Mobile Apps among Farmers Mobile User Group(FMG) 25 --
26 Banana Demonstration of Banana Expert System as android based mobile application 25 --

Front Line Demonstration

IPDM in Paddy
Field Visit
10 cent Multicrop fodder production model
value added products in foxtail millet
Input Distribution
Input Distribution
YTP 2 Tapioca
ADT 53 Input Distribution
ProBeads-EC on growth performance of Desi-chicken
Horse Gram CRIDA 18R Input Distribution
Multicut fodder sorghum CO (FS) 31
Nutri garden
Micronutrient Management in Maize
Training on Value added products from tamarind
Input Distribution - Micronutrient Management in Banana
IPM on Maize Fall Army Worm
CO 6 Onion Field
TANUVAS Aseel under backyard condition
Value added products in foxtail millet
Iput Distribution - Little Millet ATL 1