Agronomy

The word  Agronomy' has been derived from the Greek derivatives 'Agros' and 'nomos' which respectively mean 'field' and 'management'. Agronomy is the science that deals with scientific management and production technology in crop production particularly referring to cereals, pulses, oil seeds, forage and fodder crops. It also deals with crop improvement related works. In addition, studies relating to weed management, crop eco-physiology, Integrated Nutrient Management, Soil and water conservation and management also comes under the broad subject Agronomy.

Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology and soil science. Agronomists today are involved in developing models for Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), Climate resilient agriculture, precision farming, and crop ideotype concept.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dakshina Kannada

Division of Agronomy

WORK CARRIED OUT DURING 2017-18 AS PER ACTION PLAN BY SMS AGRONOMY

Front Line Demonstration (FLD)on Integrated Crop management (ICM)in Paddy :

ICAR- KVK  DK Mangaluru organized Front line Demonstration on Integrated Crop management in Paddy to demonstrate the crop management technologies to realize the potential yield in paddy. The implementation began with selection of cluster village Kaliya of Belthangady Taluk. Ten participatory farmers were selected and training was organized for these farmers on scientific paddy cultivation practices. Harish Shenoy SMS Agronomy conducted the training programme  and gave information about paddy varieties cultivation practices, integrated nutrient management and integrated pest management. Regular field visits were made and crop advisory were provided. The FLD concluded with the celebration of field day at time of harvest.

Training at kaliya Village on 15-06-2017

Critical provided to farmers on 15-06-2017

Field visit on 28-08-2017

Field visit on 28-08-2017

Field day celebration on 25-10-2017

Field day celebration on 25-10-2017

1. OFF CAMPUS TRAINING PROGRAMME –SMS Agronomy

The training programme on importance of Soil sampling and soil test was organized by KVK, DK at Sulliapadavu village of Puttur taluk on 25-05-2017 for the members of rural development committee promoted by Vijaya Rural Development Foundation (VRDF) A  NGO. The information about importance of aoil test was given by Harish Shenoy SMS-Agronomy. This was followed by method demonstration of soil sample collection in plantation crop and field crop paddy.

Method demonstration of soil sample collection at sullia Padavu Village of Puttur taluk on 24-05-2017

2. OFF CAMPUS TRAINING PROGRAMME –SMS Agronomy

The training programme on  preparation of mat nursery in paddy was organized by KVK, DK at Sulliapadavu village of Puttur taluk on 25-05-2017 for the members of rural development committee promoted by Vijaya Rural Development Foundation (VRDF) A  NGO. The information about preparation of mat nursery and its importance in paddy was given  was given by Harish Shenoy SMS-Agronomy. This was followed by method demonstration of mat nursery preparation in tray for mechanized paddy cultivation.

Method demonstration of Tray nursery preparation for mechanized planting  at sullia Padavu Village of Puttur taluk on 24-05-2017

3. OFF CAMPUS TRAINING PROGRAMME –SMS Agronomy

KVK DK had organized  a capacity building programme for the farmers of Harekala, Ambla mogeru and Pavoor Village growing Harekala chilly. Shri Harish Shenoy SMS-Agronomy conducted the training programme and gave information of formation of Harekala chilly growers association for the betterment of the farmers and as a first step for the registration of Harekal chilli under  Geographical Indication

Capacity building programme for the Harekala chilly growing farmers  on 13-07-2017

4. OFF CAMPUS TRAINING PROGRAMME –SMS Agronomy

KVK DK had organized training programme for the farmers to introduce them to new variety IRGA at Nadugodu Village of Mangaluru Taluk. Shri Harish Shenoy SMS-Agronomy conducted the training programme and gave information about the special features of the new variety IRGA  This was followed by a field visit.  The Joint Director of Agriculture, Assistant Diector of Agriculture Mangaluru Taluk and ATMA officers were present on the occasion  

Introduction of new paddy variety IRGA to farmers at Nadugodu Village Mangaluru

Farm trials

Farm trials  in collaboration with ZAHRS, Brahmavar were conducted on New Variety IRGA and application of Magnesium Sulphate in paddy was conducted  at Kaliya Village of Belthangady Taluk.

Farm Trial plot of IRGA new  variety of Paddy at Kaliya village of Belthangady Taluk

Farm Trial plot of use of MgSo4 in Pady  at Kaliya village of Belthangady Taluk

Visitors to KVK DK Mangaluru

The students of Sri Sri Ravishankar School Visited KVK  and they were given information about agriculture and  importance of paddy.

The farmers of Gurupura Village visited KVK DK Mangaluru as part of Study tour  organized by SKDRDP –a NGO and they were given information about the various activies of KVK

The students of school of social work Mangalore visited KVK DK and method demonstration of paddy transplanting was organized for the students by SMS Agronomy

Participation as Resource person

Participation in Krishi Abhiyana organized by Department of Agriculture Bantwal taluk  as resource person  at Vittla on   25-05-2017

Participation as resource person at Odilala village in paddy transplanting programme organized by Kaliya Society.of  Belthangady taluk on 31-07-2017

Participation in training  organized by ATMA of  Department of Agriculture Bantwal taluk  as resource person  at Ajilamogeru village.

Participation in Krishi Abhiyana organized by Department of Agriculture Belthangady  taluk  as resource person  at Kokkada.

Field visits with development department officers

SMS Agronomy accompanied the  officers of Development departments of Sullia taluk to field visits for selection of farmers for taluka level ATMA award

SMS Agronomy accompanied the  officers of National Horticultural Board and  Horticultural  department to Nursery visits for Accreditation of nursery.

Field visits by SMS Agronomy

SMS Agronomy Visited the field of Hybrid Rice  of farmer Shankar Rai  at Mijar village on  9-9-2017

SMS Agronomy Visited the problematic paddy field   of farmer Rajeev shetty  at Ulaibettu  village on  02-10-2017

SMS Agronomy Visited the problematic paddy field   of farmer Prashant at Aliyoor  village on  02-10-2017

Other activities of SMS Agronomy

SMS Agronomy  participated in the annual review workshop of KVKs of Zone –VIII held at old Goa.

SMS Agronomy participated in the interaction meeting of KVKs at JSS KVK Suttur Mysore on 11-10-2017

SMS Agronomy Visited  the  endo rehabilitation centre with development department officers

Media Coverage of the programmes conducted by SMS Agronomy

Media coverage of the off campus training programme  conducted at Sullya padavu

Participation of SMS Agronomy  in Krishi Abhiyana organized by Department of Agriculture at Puttur

Off campus training programme conducted by SMS Agronomy at Kaliya Village of Belthangady taluk