KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA MURSHIDABAD
কৃষি বিজ্ঞান কেন্দ্র মুর্শিদাবাদ

West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
Milebasa(Digha), Kalukhali, Bhagwangola-I
Pin-742135

On Farm Testing

On Farm Research is a set of procedures for adaptive research whose purpose is to develop recommendations for representative groups of farmers. In On-farm research, farmers participate in identifying problems and its priorities, managing experiment and evaluating results. On-farm research, therefore, is an adaptive research with farmers’ perspectives. The objectives of On-farm research is to identify existing inputs or practices that might help to solve major problems of many farmers in a defined study area.

On Farm testing to be conducted during 2017-2018:

Discipline

Topic

Soil Science

Assessment of yield enhancement of Kharif Paddy through balance fertilization compiled with Zinc in Zinc deficient soils of Murshidabad district. Read More

1.

Problem area

:

Low yield of Paddy

2.

Imporatant cause

:

Lack of micronutrient use.

3.

Production system

:

Irrigated medium land

4.

Micro-farming  Situation

:

Jute – Rice – Rice

5.

Technology for testing

:

T-1: RD (60:30:30) of NPK application+ ZnSo4-25kg/ha.

T-2: RD (60:30:30) of NPK application + ZnSo4-12.5kg/ha+ 2 spray of Chelated Zinc @ 1 gm/Liter.

6.

Existing practice

:

Very less or No micronutrient use.

7

Source of Technology

:

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia

8.

Objectives

:

To develop practice of Zinc application in Zinc deficient soils of Murshidabad district for higher crop yield.

9.

Hypothesis
:

Application of Zinc as basal and foliar spray can enhance yield of Paddy.

10.

Treatment details

 Farmers' practice: Indiscriminate use of NPK and no use or very less use of ZnSo4/Chelated Zinc

Technology Option  I

RD (60:30:30) of NPK application+ ZnSo4-25kg/ha.

 Technology Option  II

RD (60:30:30) of NPK application + ZnSo4-12.5kg/ha+ 2 spray of Chelated Zinc @ 1 gm/Liter.

11.

Critical inputs

:

Zinc based fertilizer

12.

Unit size

:

0.13 ha.

13.

No. of replications

:

15

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs.800.00

15.

Total cost

:

Rs.12000.00

 16.

Monitoring indicators

:

a) Number of Productive Tillers. b) Grain Yield. c) Comparative Economics.

Effect of different biofertilizer application on productivity and nutrient uptake of lentil. Read More

1.

Problem area

:

Low productivity of Lentil.

2.

Imporatant cause

:

Inadequate plant nutrition.

3.

Production system

:

Irrigated medium land

4.

Micro-farming  Situation

:

Jute – Rice – Lentil

5.

Technology for testing

:

TO I : FP + Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria(PSB)

TO II : FP + Rhizobium

TO III : FP + PSB + Rhizobium

6.

Existing practice

:

NPK-20:40:40, Time of application-only Basal

7

Source of Technology

Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan 731236, Birbhum, West Bengal

8.

Objectives

:

To increase yield of lentil by proper nutrient use.

9.

Hypothesis
:

Proper biofertilizer use may increase yield of Lentil.

10.

Treatment details

 Farmers' practice: Framers Practice (20:40:40 NPK)

Technology Option  I

FP (20:40:40 ) of NPK + Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria(PSB) (20 gm/kg seed or 4 kg/ha)

 Technology Option  II

RD (30:60:60) of NPK + Rhizobium (20 gm/kg seed or 4 kg/ha)

Technology Option  III

RD (30:60:60) of NPK + PSB + Rhizobium (20 gm/kg seed or 4 kg/ha)

11.

Critical inputs

:

Seed, Rhizobium, PSB

12.

Unit size

:

0.13 ha.

13.

No. of replications

:

15

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs.1025.00

15.

Total cost

:

Rs.15375.00 (Including extension board)

 16.

Monitoring indicators

:

a) Grain Yield b) Nutrient uptake c) Comparative Economics.

Assessment of chital (N. chitala) and Tilapia (T. mossambica) culture in seasonal fish pond in Murshidabad district

Horticulture

Performance of different turmeric varieties under mango orchard of Murshidabad district. Read More

1.

Problem area

:

Low productivity of turmeric under mango orchard.

2.

Important cause

:

Non-descriptive variety may cause low productivity.

3.

Production system

:

Orchard based

4.

Micro-farming situation

:

Medium – high land

5.

Technology for testing

:

Introduction of improve variety as inter crop.

6.

Existing practice

:

Non-descriptive locally available varieties cultivated as intercrop.

7.

Objectives

:

To evaluate the performance of improved varieties as intercrop in mango orchard.

8.

Hypothesis
:

Improved varieties may perform better under mango orchard.

9.

Source of Technology
:

BCKV.

10.

Treatment details

:

Farmers’ practice

Non-descriptive variety

TO  I

Saguna

TO II

Suronjana

11.

Critical inputs

:

Seeds

12.

Unit size

:

2.5 katah

13.

No. of replications

:

8

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs.2000.00

15.

Total cost

:

Rs.16,000.00

16.

Monitoring indicators

:

  1. Yield (t/ha) 
  2. Benefit cost ratio

Assessments of efficacy of pheromone trap for controlling the fruit and shoot borer in Brinjal in the Murshidabad District. Read More

1.

Problem area

:

Low profitability from brinjal due to infestation of fruit and shoot borer in the Murshidabad district.

2.

Important cause

:

Occurrence of infestation by fruit & shoot borer.

3.

Production system

:

Vegetable- Vegetable.

4.

Micro-farming situation

:

Medium – high land

5.

Technology for testing

:

The effectiveness of use of pheromone traps to reduce the load of fruit & shoot borer in the brinjal field.

6.

Existing practice

:

Non judicious use of pesticide.

7.

Objectives

:

To evaluate the effect of use pheromone trap with some chemical pesticide to control the fruit & shoot borer in the brinjal.

8.

Hypothesis
:

Use of pheromone trap and 2 sprays of chemical pesticide may lead to reduce the insect load and increase the fresh fruit yield.

9.

Source of Technology
:

BCKV

10.

Treatment details

:

Farmers’ practice

Non judicious use of pesticide.

TO  I

Pheromone trap 6 nos./ bigha + clippings of infect branches/parts and need based spray of  spinosad 45 % sc

TO     II

Pheromone trap 10 nos./ bigha + clippings of infect branches/parts and need based spray of  spinosad 45 % sc

11.

Critical inputs

:

Pheromone trap and chemical pesticide.

12.

Unit size

:

10 katah.

13.

No. of replications

:

8

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs.1800.00

15.

Total cost

:

Rs.14,400.00

16.

Monitoring indicators

:

  1. 0 % of fruits damaged.
  2. Yield of fresh fruit (+/ha)
  3. Benefit cost ratio.

Animal Science

Assessment of Efficiency of Locally Made Low Cost Brooders for Brooding of backyard Chicks (Vanaraja) Read More

1.

Problem diagnose

No provision artificial heat to the backyard birds (Vanaraja) to adjust their body temperature with the environmental temperature during early stage of life

2.

Technologies to be assessed

Farmers’ practice:  without any brooders

 Technology 1: locally made brooders with sawdust

Technology 2: locally made brooders with charcoal

Technology 3: Medium size readymade hurricane as brooder

3.

Source of technology

Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

4.

Production system and thematic area

Backyard poultry production in small scale, Thematic Area – Poultry Management

5.

Critical inputs

Locally Made Low Cost Brooders with day old Vanaraja chicks

6.

Unit size

10 nos.

7.

No. of replication

10 nos (10 farmers/treatment X 4 treatment X I brooder/25 chicks)

8.

Unit cost

4900.00

9.

Total cost

19600.00 (including extension activity)

10.

Monitoring indicators

► initial wt. of chick ► final wt at 4 week of age ► wt gain ► feed intake ► FCR ►  livability ►  BCR

Assessment of feeding of concentrate feed & mineral mixture on kid birth wt, mother milk production & kid Survivality % in Bengal goat Read More

Problem definition

:

Low production & profitability from Bengal goat due to kid mortality

Production System

:

Free range Goatery farming

Micro farming system

:

House hold farming with 2-3 bengal does

Technologies to be assessed

:

                                                          Farmers’ practice:  Free range grazing without concentrate feed

                                         Technology 1 to be assessed: Concentrate feed + Free range grazing

Technology 2 to be assessed: Concentrate feed + mineral mixture  + Free range grazing

Source of technology

:

TANUVAS

Critical inputs

:

Concentrate feed and mineral mixture for 3-4 months (1 month before parturition & 2-3 months after parturition)

Unit size

:

14  nos

No. of replication

:

14  nos (7 farmers/treatment X 3 treatment X 2 does/farmer)

Unit cost

:

Rs. 476.00

Total cost

:

Rs. 20000.00 (including Extension Activity)

Monitoring indicators

:

► birth wt of kid ► mother milk production ► kid Survivality % ►net return

Fishery Science

Assessment of Jayanti Rohu (Genetically improved Rohu) in composite fish culture system in seasonal fish pond in Murshidabad district. Read More 

1.

Problem area

:

Due to low slower growth of normal Rohu

2.

Important cause

:

  1. It is similar to normal Rohu but grows much faster than the normal Rohu.
  2. It gives 17% more growth per generation

3.

Production system

:

Seasonal pond based culture system.

4.

Micro-farming situation

:

IMC culture in pond

5.

Technology for testing

:

First Genetically improved fish species Jayanti Rohu culture in composite fish culture system

6.

Existing practice

:

Normal Rohu culture in composite fish culture system.

7.

Objectives

:

To assess the total fish production in pond based culture system.

8.

Hypothesis

:

Culture of Jayanti Rohu may increase the system production

9.

Treatment details

:

Farmers' practice: Composite fish culture system with indiscriminate ratio of stocking of fry and fingerlings.(Catla + Normal Rohu + Mrigal)

Technology Option  I

Composite fish culture system (3:4:3 or 4:3:3 Recommended stocking density) surface feeder : column feeder : bottom feeder (Catla + Normal Rohu + Mrigal)

Technology Option  II

Composite fish culture system (3:4:3 or 4:3:3) surface feeder : column feeder : bottom feeder (Catla + Jayanti Rohu + Mrigal)

10.

Source of Technology

:

Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), (ICAR) Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar

11.

Critical inputs

:

 Fish seed

12.

Unit size

:

 0.13 ha

13.

No. of replications

:

7

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs  2,800

15.

Total cost

:

Rs. 19,600

16.

Monitoring indicators

:

1. Fish production.

2.Farmers assessment

3. Benefit cost ratio

Assessment of freshwater pearl culture in freshwater mussel (Lanellidlens marginalis) in small and medium sized seasonal fish pond in Murshidabad district. Read More 

1.

Problem area

:

Due to lack of knowledge and technology transformation

2.

Important cause

:

  1. To enhance the livelihood of aquaculture farmers
  2. To have substitute farming option with the traditional farming so as to tackle the losses due to draughts and floods
  3. Possible to mixed aquaculture farming
  4. Require very cost effective supplementary feeding

3.

Production system

:

Seasonal pond based culture system.

4.

Micro-farming situation

:

IMC culture in pond

5.

Technology for testing

:

It can be done as a mixed culture/ semi-intensive farming option for the traditional farmers

6.

Existing practice

:

IMC culture in  fish pond

7.

Objectives

:

  1. To assess the total production and to have substitute farming option with the traditional farming so as to tackle the losses due to draughts and floods.

8.

Hypothesis

:

Freshwater pearl  may increase the system production

9.

Treatment details

:

Farmers' practice: Composite fish culture system

Technology Option  I

Farmers’ practices + Freshwater mussel (Lamellidlens marginalis) with nuclear beds in nucleus or in lamella.

Technology Option  I

Farmers’ practices + Freshwater mussel (Lamellidlens marginalis) with nuclear beds in nucleus or in lamella + 180 kg Urea & 135 kg SSP/ha/yr.

10.

Source of Technology

:

Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), (ICAR) Bhubaneswar and CMFRI, Kochi 

11.

Critical inputs

:

 Mussel operation accessories, dye, mussel holding bag

12.

Unit size

:

 0.065ha

13.

No. of replications

:

7

14.

Unit cost

:

Rs. 2800

15.

Total cost

:

Rs. 19,600

16.

Monitoring indicators

:

1. Fish production.

2.Farmers assessment

3. Benefit cost ratio