On Farm Testing (OFT) :

An On-farm trial of KVK aims to test a new technology or variety or an idea in farmers field, under farmers conditions and management by using farmers own practice as control. It helps to develop innovations consistent with farmers circumstances, compatible with the actual farming system and corresponding to farmers goals and preferences. Since establishment of the KVK several technologies have been assessed and necessary refinements have been performed.

Sr. No. Crop/Enterprise Title of OFT Area (ha) No. of beneficiaries Source of technology
1) Green gram Assessment of Green gram Cv.Phule Chetak with predominant green gram (Vaibhav) 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
2) Chickpea Assessment of Chickpea Cv.Phule Vikrant (Phule G 0405) with Chickpea (Digvijay) 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
3) Groundnut Assessment of Groundnut Cv.Phule Morana (KDG 123) 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
4) Guava Assessment of pruning protocol in HDP Guava 3.0 15 MPKV, Rahuri
5) Rabi Onion Application of Calcium Silicate in Rabi Onion 1.5 15 MPKV, Rahuri
6) Papaya Assessment of Growth Stage Wise Fertigation in Papaya 2.0 20 MPKV, Rahuri
7) Drumstick Assessment of pruning protocol in Drumstick 3.0 15 MPKV, Rahuri
8) Sugarcane Effectiveness of Biopesticides against Sugarcane white grubs 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
9) Onion Effectiveness of Silicic acid against blight disease in Onion 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
10) Watermelon Management of Fruit flies in Watermelon 8.0 20 MPKV, Rahuri
11) Sorghum cookies Processing technology for Fibre rich Sorghum cookies -- 13 TNAU, Coimbatore
12) Sorghum Rawa (Semolina) Processing Technology for Gluten free Sorghum Rawa (Semolina) -- 13 IIMR, Hydrabad
13) Soya fortified Nutritious Healthy Noodles/Vermicelli Processing Technology of Soya fortified Nutritious Healthy Noodles/Vermicelli -- 13 CIAE-Bhopal
14) Foxtail Millet Cookies Preparation of Foxtail Millet Cookies -- 13 CIWA, Bhubhaneshwar
15) Rabi Onion To assess the feasibility of STCR equation on yield of Rabi Onion 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
16) Cabbage To assess the effect of Liquid Phule Micro Grade II B on yield of Cabbage 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
17) Banana To assess the feasibility of STCR equation on yield of Banana 5.2 13 MPKV, Rahuri
18) Buffalo To train the farmer for clean and hygienic milk production in buffalo -- 13 NDDB, Anand and MFASU, Nagpur
19) Cattle Assessment of fungal bio control agents against ecto parasites (Ticks/Maggots) in Cattle -- 13 MAFSU,2017
20) Moringa leaves on growth performance of goat kids Assessment of feeding of Moringa leaves on growth performance of goat kids -- 13 MFASU, Nagpur

Frontline Demonstration (FLD):

Technologies suited to the micro-farming situation and proved by assessment and refinements through OFTs are considered as FLDs. Every year the KVK conducts the FLD programmes regularly.

Sr. No. Crop/Enterprise Title of FLD Variety Area (ha) No. of beneficiaries Source of technology

Training :

The major focus of training by the is to impart practical work experience inculcating the principle of “Learning by doing and teaching by doing”. The clientele includes the practicing farmers, farmwomen, unemployed village youths, village extension functionaries and development agents from the district. Each year the KVK conducts on an average of 120 training programs benefitting 6000-7000 farmers of the district.

Other Extension Activities :

The KVK participants and organizes Field day, Exhibitions, Kisan Mela, Farmers Field School, Farm Advisory Services, Soil and Water testing awareness camps, Ex-trainees meet, Animal health camps etc.

Focus of the KVK :

The KVK provides services in the areas of Crop production, Horticulture, Animal Science (Livestock and Poultry), Plant Protection and Women in Agriculture. The other services of KVK are towards soil and water testing, supply of critical inputs for entrepreneurship, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of State and Central sponsored programmes.
The KVK works with an approved action plan from the Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VIII, Pune of ICAR to perform its mandatory activities. The KVK also conducts Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting every year for approval of the programmes and other activities involving different stakeholders of the district. In generic emphasizing the needs of Dhule district the KVK focuses on
  • Crop diversification
  • Varietal Replacement
  • Integrated Nutrient Management
  • Integrated Pest and Disease Management
  • Breed improvement
  • Poultry production
  • Feed and Fodder Management
  • Integrated Fish Farming
  • Value addition and Processing
  • Women empowerment and
  • Natural Resource Management