ON FARM TRIAL (OFT)

    Out of the OFTs conducted at farmer's field during the last year, 5 were varietal trials on various crops. 1 trial on INM and 1 trial on organic management were conducted under cereal crop. 1 trial on oilseed, 6 trials on pulses were conducted on varietal evaluation, weed management and INM. 3 trials on horticultural crop management and organic cultivation, 2 trials on production of organic inputs, 3 trials on processing and preservation, 1 trial on breed up-gradation, 3 trails on fishery management established the economic benefit from university/ institute developed technologies and different packages. Different crops like paddy, oil seeds, pulses, fruits, tuber crops vegetables, flowers etc. were covered under the OFTs. Several new technologies were tested in the farmer's field to validate the technologies. Several technologies performed well in the farmers' field in the district and the farmers were very satisfied with the technologies. As a result of the OFTs, paddy varieties like Ranjit Sub-1, Bahadur Sub-1, LPR 1130, LPR 1103, KDML-105,TTB 404 became popular technologies in the district. Similarly, Kharif blackgram var. KU 301, green gram var. Pratap, Lentil var. PL 406, HUL 57, Lathyrus Var. Nirmal, Toria var. TS-38, JT-90-1, Dwarf Dolichosvar IIHR Sel-1 were some of the varieties under different crops that were tested with farmer's participation. Technology of Azolla production, High stocking of Bhangan fish, multiple harvesting technology of fish, layer poultry breed- BV-300, Solar dryer, natural Food colorants were some of the technologies that were assessed in the farmer's field and good response was received from the farmers. These successful technologies will be taken up for large scale demonstrations in the farmers' field under front line demonstrations.

List of On Farm Trials conducted during 2015-16