TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION PROJECT
Field Farm School
Years: 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
Under technology dissemination project, training and field demonstration were conducted in all the 12 blocks by the TNAU and KVK organised by COODU. Farmers were grouped in 24 batches each comprising 25 farmers.Farmers were trained on intensive cultivation of maize, groundnut, tomato,brinjal,snakegourd,banana,watermelon,greengram,bitter gourd and onion. Topics on animal husbandry and sericulture were taken up by experts and farmers were trained on it. The approach was seed to seed. Field demonstrations were conducted between Feb 2013 and April 2014. Sixtysix resource persons from the TNAU, KVK and representatives of local bodies conducted the trainings organised by COODU. The modules used were lecture, demonstration and on hand experience. Nurseries were raised in 50% shades and after 35-50days, seedlings were planted. Fertigation is practiced to conserve water. Under precision farming, the crops have extended life comparatively. Under Animal husbandry, training on calf rearing, infertility and its cure, pure milk production methods, disease& communicable disease control and management, external & internal parasite control & management and fodder crop management were imparted to dairy farmers. Sericulture; Training on cultivation of mulberry plantation, referred to as moriculture was given. Training on silk rearing was imparted.