Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dahod

Major Achivements

  • AnIntegrated Farming System” model has established  for demonstration purpose. Farmers from in and around Dahod district as well as neighboring states visiting KVK, AAU, Dahod, gain knowledge about IFS through these demo units and have showed positive attitude and feedback towards adapting IFS.
  • Soybean: Crop diversification, soybean has replaced the maize crop cultivation. The area (since year 2005 up to 42,000 ha) under soybean has increased day by day and farmers are obtaining higher income from unit area.
  • Use of Bio-fertilizer and Trichoderma in chickpea: KVK Dahod has made special arrangement for selling of Anubhav Bio-fertilizer, Anubhav NPK and Trichoderma for the farmers and use of Bio-fertilizer and Trichoderma in chickpea is adopted by large number of farmers in more than 500 ha of chickpea area.
  • Animal Husbandry: Under Animal Husbandry due to motivation and increasing awareness, tribal farmers of the adopted villages have increasingly adopted deworming and disinfestation and mineral mixture feeding on a large scale. As a result, milk production in these villages has increased by approx. 10 - 14%.
  • Poultry Breed: Kadaknath breed of chicken was introduced and has become increasingly popular during last few years as a backyard poultry breed and 700 farmers have adopted this breed.
  • Small Tools: More than 90 per cent of tribal farm women using serrated sickle for harvesting of paddy and wheat crops and also nearly 350 farmers adopted manual wheel hoe for inter-culturing and weeding operation in vegetables, maize etc.
  • Dahod district suffers from low nutritional status especially among pregnant woman and children. Viewing this KVK, AAU, Dahod took steps in this direction to provide wholesome and nutritional food by promoting the idea of “No Kitchen without kitchen garden”. For this, KVK, AAU, Dahod have been providing vegetables seeds and seedling to farm women for their household kitchen garden for last three years.
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