Front Line Demonstrations:
FLDs are for extension of proven technologies among farming system for its large scale adoption. As per the approved Action Plan for the year 2015-16, in total, 10 Front Line Demonstrations has been organized. The Total number of respodent are 130 and total area under demonstration is 31.2 Hectare.Out of 10 Front Line Demonstrations six were organized in Kharif and remaining four were planned for Rabi.

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Bt Cotton

Reclamation of Problematic soils

Application of gypsum
@ 2.5 tonnes/hectare
in saline sodic tract  of Purna valley
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
gypsum
@ 2.5 tonnes/hectare
Plant height
No. of picked bolls/plant
Yield (qt ha-1)
C:B ratio
ICBR ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2002

Soybean
(JS 335)

Soil moisture conservation

Use of Broad Bed
and Furrow method
in soybean
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

Use of Broad Bed and Furrow method

Plant height
No. of pods per plant
Yield and B:C ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2013

Bt Cotton

Nutrient Management

Application of 2% urea
at flowering and 1%
urea with 1%
Magnesium sulphate
at boll development
stage to reduce
reddening in rainfed cotton
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
2% urea at flowering
1% urea with
1% Magnesium sulphate
at boll development
Plant height
No. of picked bolls/plant
Yield (qt ha-1)
C:B ratio and ICBR ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2014

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Mandarin

Use of growth regulator

To Increase the yield and net profit and tomanage flower and fruit drop

Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

NAA/GA

Carbendazim,Urea

No. of fruits/plant       
Yield/ha    
B:C ratio               

% Fruit drop
NRCC,
Nagpur
Banana

Quality Production

To Improve the quality of Banana bunch and to increase yield Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

Use of Skirting Bag

Wt of bunch(Kg)
Girth(cm)

B:C ratio
IIHR, Banglore
Kagzi Lime

Bahar management

To increase the yield and net profit from Hasta bahar fruitsn Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
GA, Cycocil, Potassium Nitrate

No. of fruits/plant
Yield Kg/tree
Yield q/ha

B:C ratio

MPKV, Rahuri

2012-13

 

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Soybean

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated management of soybean leaf defoliators Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
Funnel traps,
Spodolures, 5% NSKE, Quinalphos 25 EC and Clorantraniliprole 18.5 SC

No. of defoliator larvae/MRL
Yield (kg/ha)

B:C Ratio
IPM Package for Soybean NCIPM Bulletin, 2014
Chickpea

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated management of chickpea pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) Rabi 13 5.2 T2:

Emamectin benzoate 5% SG

Per cent pod damage

at harvest
Yield

B:C ratio
IPM Package for Soybean NCIPM Bulletin, 2014
Enterprise Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Buffalo

Feed Supplement

Making of Bag silage for small scale farmers Rabi 10 10 Buffalo T2:
Silage Bags, Mineral Mixture, Urea, Jaggery, Pre and Probiotics

Milk yield
Fat percentage

Acceptability  of feed for consumption
Dept Animal Husbandry
Dr PDKV, Akola and FAO 2008
Poultry

Dual purpose bird

Evaluation of improved breed for backyard poultry Rabi 10 20 Bird T2:

20 Vanraja bird per farmer & 5 kg starter feed

Body weight at sexual maturity
Egg production

Survivability %

1. PGIVAS, Akola MAFSU Nagpur. 2013-14 (Comparative Study of Indian Chicken Breeds as dual purpose for farmer)

2. ICAR-ATARI (Zone- V), Hyderabad 2012-13 (Suitable Poultry Birds for Backyard System fo Rearing.)

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source

Wheat, Soybean

Storage of Food Grain

Assessment on Use of Super Grain Bag for Grain Storage

Kharif

13

---

T2:
Super Grain Bag

Grain damage
Moisture Content

PCI, Banglore

2010

Vegetable

Drudgery Reduction

Assessment on use of cycle hoe

Rabi

13

--

T2:
Cycle hoe in Vegetables

Area cover
Cost of Labour

VNMKV, Parbhani 2008

Soybean

Drudgery Reduction

Assessment on Soya Paneer press device

Rabi

13

--

T2:
Soya paneer press device

Time required
Capacity

CIAE, Bhopal
2007

Sarai Cooker

Drudgery Reduction

To reduce drudgery Rabi 13 -- T2:
Use of Sarai Cooker

Fuel wood consumption      

Cost fuel                      

Time consumption
ARTI, Pune 2010
Bhendi Plucker

Drudgery Reduction

To reduce drudgery Kharif 13 -- T2:

Use of Bhendi Plucker

Harvesting capacity kg/hour                              Cost of harvesting / ha      Prevention of itching problem MPKV, Rahuri 2009
Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Bt Cotton

Reclamation of Problematic soils

Application of gypsum
@ 2.5 tonnes/hectare
in saline sodic tract  of Purna valley
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
gypsum
@ 2.5 tonnes/hectare
Plant height
No. of picked bolls/plant
Yield (qt ha-1)
C:B ratio
ICBR ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2002

Soybean
(JS 335)

Soil moisture conservation

Use of Broad Bed
and Furrow method
in soybean
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

Use of Broad Bed and Furrow method

Plant height
No. of pods per plant
Yield and B:C ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2013

Bt Cotton

Nutrient Management

Application of 2% urea
at flowering and 1%
urea with 1%
Magnesium sulphate
at boll development
stage to reduce
reddening in rainfed cotton
Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
2% urea at flowering
1% urea with
1% Magnesium sulphate
at boll development
Plant height
No. of picked bolls/plant
Yield (qt ha-1)
C:B ratio and ICBR ratio

Dr. PDKV, Akola

2014

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Mandarin

Use of growth regulator

To Increase the yield and net profit and tomanage flower and fruit drop

Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

NAA/GA

Carbendazim,Urea

No. of fruits/plant       
Yield/ha    
B:C ratio               

% Fruit drop
NRCC,
Nagpur
Banana

Quality Production

To Improve the quality of Banana bunch and to increase yield Kharif 13 5.2 T2:

Use of Skirting Bag

Wt of bunch(Kg)
Girth(cm)

B:C ratio
IIHR, Banglore
Kagzi Lime

Bahar management

To increase the yield and net profit from Hasta bahar fruitsn Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
GA, Cycocil, Potassium Nitrate

No. of fruits/plant
Yield Kg/tree
Yield q/ha

B:C ratio

MPKV, Rahuri

2012-13

 

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Soybean

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated management of soybean leaf defoliators Kharif 13 5.2 T2:
Funnel traps,
Spodolures, 5% NSKE, Quinalphos 25 EC and Clorantraniliprole 18.5 SC

No. of defoliator larvae/MRL
Yield (kg/ha)

B:C Ratio
IPM Package for Soybean NCIPM Bulletin, 2014
Chickpea

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated management of chickpea pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) Rabi 13 5.2 T2:

Emamectin benzoate 5% SG

Per cent pod damage

at harvest
Yield

B:C ratio
IPM Package for Soybean NCIPM Bulletin, 2014
Enterprise Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source
Buffalo

Feed Supplement

Making of Bag silage for small scale farmers Rabi 10 10 Buffalo T2:
Silage Bags, Mineral Mixture, Urea, Jaggery, Pre and Probiotics

Milk yield
Fat percentage

Acceptability  of feed for consumption
Dept Animal Husbandry
Dr PDKV, Akola and FAO 2008
Poultry

Dual purpose bird

Evaluation of improved breed for backyard poultry Rabi 10 20 Bird T2:

20 Vanraja bird per farmer & 5 kg starter feed

Body weight at sexual maturity
Egg production

Survivability %

1. PGIVAS, Akola MAFSU Nagpur. 2013-14 (Comparative Study of Indian Chicken Breeds as dual purpose for farmer)

2. ICAR-ATARI (Zone- V), Hyderabad 2012-13 (Suitable Poultry Birds for Backyard System fo Rearing.)

Crop Thematic Area Title Season Farmer Area(Ha.) Treatment Observations Source

Wheat, Soybean

Storage of Food Grain

Assessment on Use of Super Grain Bag for Grain Storage

Kharif

13

---

T2:
Super Grain Bag

Grain damage
Moisture Content

PCI, Banglore

2010

Vegetable

Drudgery Reduction

Assessment on use of cycle hoe

Rabi

13

--

T2:
Cycle hoe in Vegetables

Area cover
Cost of Labour

VNMKV, Parbhani 2008

Soybean

Drudgery Reduction

Assessment on Soya Paneer press device

Rabi

13

--

T2:
Soya paneer press device

Time required
Capacity

CIAE, Bhopal
2007

Sarai Cooker

Drudgery Reduction

To reduce drudgery Rabi 13 -- T2:
Use of Sarai Cooker

Fuel wood consumption      

Cost fuel                      

Time consumption
ARTI, Pune 2010
Bhendi Plucker

Drudgery Reduction

To reduce drudgery Kharif 13 -- T2:

Use of Bhendi Plucker

Harvesting capacity kg/hour                              Cost of harvesting / ha      Prevention of itching problem MPKV, Rahuri 2009