On Farm Testing (OFT)

OFTs Conducted in 2017-18

Title of OFT

Problem diagnose

Details of technology

Yield

Gross return (Rs)

B:C Ratio

TO1

TO2

TO3

TO1

TO2

TO3

TO1

TO2

TO3

Assessment of short term starvation and re-feeding on growth of  IMC

Heavy wastage of feed due to improper daily feeding. FCR exceeds beyond 2.5, cost involvement towards artificial feeding is very high

TO1: 8 weeks  continuous feeding with 2 weeks of starvation
TO2: 4 weeks  continuous feeding with 2 weeks of starvation

31.84 q/ha

28.20 q/ha

-

315066

282473

-

2.19

2.13

-

Assessment of Ivermectin  in controlling Argulosis  in fish ponds

Use of pyrethroid group of pesticides which deplete zooplankton population and is a limiting factor for prawn polyculture

TO1: Paracure I.V (Ivermectin 2% w/w with fish feed @250mg/kg feed
TO2: TO1 + Paracure B.T.@200ml/acre-m in water

28.2 q/ha

29.4 q/ha

-

287850

295700

-

2.3

2.4

-

Assessment of farm made feed on milk  production in cows

High cost of concentrate leading to increase cost of milk production

TO1: Grazing + Commercial Feed (3-4kg/cow/day)
TO2: Grazing + farm made low cost feed (maize and broken rice- 40%, GNOC/MOC/ SOC/Pulse bran- 25%, DORB -20%, wheat bran/chuni -10%, Mineral mix and Salt -5%)- 3-4 kg/cow/day

1350 l/yr

1350 l/yr

-

33930 /cow/yr

33881 /cow/yr

-

1.84

2.09

-

Assessment of concentrate and mineral mixture supplementation on body weight gain in goats

Slow growth rate due to imbalanced ration

TO1: Browsing + Mineral Mix @10g/goat/day
TO2: Browsing + Concentrate @ 100g/goat/day
TO3: Browsing + Mineral Mix @10g/goat/day+ Concentrate @ 100g/goat/day

Avg. Body wt 10.2 kg/yr

16.6

17.8

2715/goat

4387/goat

4166/goat

3.7

4.4

4.1

Assessment of tomato hybrids in rice-tomato cropping system

Low tomato yield due to high incidence of wilt

TO1: Arka Rakshak
TO2: Arka Samrat

604.4

652.2

 

459596

490797

 

2.92

2.98

 

Assessment of semi composting method  in paddy straw mushroom

Low biological efficiency of conventional method of bed preparation for paddy straw mushroom

TO1: Paddy straw mushroom cultivation by composting method with 1.0% spawning
TO2: Paddy straw mushroom cultivation by composting method with 1.5% spawning

0.92 kg/bed

0.90 kg/bed

 

19258

20494

 

1.41

1.34

 

Assessment of vegetable based cropping sequences under protected condition

Lack of information about cropping calendar under protected  cultivation

TO1: Off season cauliflower-capsicum-spinach
TO2: Tomato-cucumber-French bean-coriander

Cauliflower: 414.2 Capsicum:402.1
Spinach: 246.3

Tomato: 678.7
Cucumber:448.1
Bean:
210.7
Coriander: 44.8

 

603800

 

497900

 

2.84

1.34

 

Assessment of nutritional supplementation of Iron for pregnant farm women through nutritional garden

Low Hemoglobin content in farm women and unplanned crop sequence in nutritional garden

TO1: Green leafy vegetable cultivation in nutritional garden and inclusion in diet one time/day
TO2: Green leafy vegetable cultivation in nutritional garden and inclusion in diet two times/day

Avg BMI -18.3 kg/m2

Avg BMI -19.8 kg/m2