On-Farm Trial (OFT) conducted during 2017-18

Objective of this activity is to assess and refine the technologies based on local problems to best fit the socio-economic condition of the farmers and to identify the production constraints. During 2017-18, 11 nos. of On Farm Trials have been conducted on different crops involving 124 farmers, in different villages of Ranchi District. Details of the OFTs conducted during the year are as given below.

On Farm Trial For Assessment and Refinement of Technologies No of Farmers Involved
Assessment of performance of different chemicals against late blight of potato 10
Management of brown spot disease of rice caused by Helminthosporium oryzae 10
Assessment of the effect of mineral lick block Goats reared as free range grazing system 14
Assessment of performance of iron rich low cost supplementary mix for overcoming malnutrition in expectant mothers of Ranchi District 14
Assessment of performance of low cost feed management in backyard poultry unit for increasing profitability 10
Assessment of performance of raised bed and liquid manure in ginger under rain-fed 10
Assessment of performance of seaweed liquid fertilizer on growth and yield of brinjal 10
Addressing poor nodulation in chickpea in acidic soil of Ranchi district by seed priming 15
Assessment of disease resistant varieties in tomato to increase productivity and profitability 10
Assessment of performance of different backyard poultry breeds in rural areas of Ranchi District 10