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Programme for Farmers organised by the Directorate of Extension, UHS, Bagalkot from Inception till March 2017

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Activities Carried Out

Period and Numbers

April 2008 to March 2017

1

Field visits of Vice Chancellors and Officers of UHS: The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. D. L. Maheswar accompanied by officers of the university visit the innovative, outstanding, problematic and special farms to witness and recommend futuristic crops and to encourage advantageous cropping systems in all the visited farms.

Every Sunday Varada Kshektra Bheti

2

Diagnostic Field Visits by the team of scientists for crop surveillance and to suggest remedies, prophylactic and control measures at times of cropping seasons.

1536

3

Need based Practical Trainings to various stake holders: The Directorate of Extension with HEEU’s and KVK orgainsed need based trainings on skill development in Horticulture crops, production, protection and processing of horticulture crops.

797

4

Agri-Clinic and Agri Business Centres: The University of Horticultural Sciences has been identified as Nodal Training Centre to impart agri business entrepreneurship development technical training for 60 days for the selected unemployed farm University graduates and agri horti diploma holders to promote agri clinics and agri business centres.

ACABC training sponsored by MANAGE was conducted during August-September 2016 for 33 trainees.

5

Technology Demonstrations & Farm Trials Including front Line Demonstrations on Method demonstrations, multi-locations trials and result demonstrations are conducted on the farmers’ field for the verification of the technology. The KVK conducted On-farm Trial (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) allotted by the researchers on the farmers’ field and Method Demonstrations are organized by the extension staff of HEEU.

 

360

6

Field Days and Farmers’ Tours:  Field days are organized to disseminate and popularise the new technologies to show the principles and consistency of crops during right stage when the crops is in presentable form. Another extension activity that is farmers’ tours are also organized to educate farmers on best agricultural practices based on the principle of Seeing is Believing. 

103

7

Exhibitions: University organizes the exhibition during its Totagarika mela to showcase and transfer the technologies developed by the University. The University also participate in the Mega Agriculture Exhibitions organized by ICAR at Konkan Fruit Festival at Goa, Jamkhandi, UASD, UAHS, Shimoga, UASR and Pusa Krishi Mela, New Delhi In addition to the transfer of technology large number of University farm publications are sold to the farmers.

126

8

Horticulture Fair: The farm show was also organized along with the cannel exhibition live demonstration on precision farming were also exhibited. During the fair various interactions with farmers were conducted for all the 3 days.  Consultancy cell was performing the job of guiding the farmers for the problems posed by them.  The best Horticulture Farmer for every district within jurisdiction of University were also felicitated with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, citation and memento.

9

9

Publications: The University has been publishing bi-monthly newsletter in English, quarterly Kannada magazine entitled Udyanaloka and annual report both in Kannada and English regularly since its inception. The technical bulletins written by University scientists and POP for Horticulture crops, protective cultivation, vegetable crops and many other technical bulletins were also published.

172

10

Radio Talks: To reach the masses at a time an electronic media of radio is utilized by the scientists. Radio talks and phone in live programmes interviews are given on present issues in agriculture to reach the rural masses and the same are broadcasted through All India Radio, Bangalore / Dharwad / Bijapur/ Chitradurga / Gulbarga etc. 

133

11

TV Interviews: State level committee on Media Co-ordination is conducted with the participation of all the Universities and the developmental departments during which the topics and resource persons are finalized and accordingly the concerned scientists prepare talks and give TV Interviews.

108

12

IFS Project: In this project an amount 13 crores has been sanctioned for coverage of 25,000 hectares area in Phase-I and Phase-II. Further, beneficiaries are given inputs like seeds/ seedlings, planting materials, small field implements, animal components, new varieties released as an intervention by the University.

31 Units

13

Extension Support During Natural Calamity: During natural calamity like hail storm, UHS Scientists took up survey of the damaged fields and suggested revival measures for the benefit of farming community. 

5

14

Popular Articles & Other Extension Services: All the Publications of the University are also made available in our University website. In addition leaflets, folders, technical bulletin are also published for benefit of farming community. 

561

15

Udyana Sahayavani: An innovative TOT approach through toll free Sahayavani was launched on 3rd Sept, 2016 by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, D. L. Maheswar to address the day to day field based problems. The Toll number is 1800-425-7910.

Number of Calls received as on 31st March 2017 by different districts of Karnataka is 3470

16

Induction Training for Newly Recruitted ADH and AHO of State Dept. Of Horticulture: As a refresher technical training one month training was imparted to newly Recruited ADH and AHO of State Dept. Of Horticulture during 2016-17.

Total Number of Officers trained in 3 batches is 312

17

Prativara Parihara: Every Monday of the week the day on which farmers attend family and personal work was chosen to invite farmers to attend Prativara Parihara an unique approach of the university initiated during 2016-17

Every Monday in all 12 HEEU’s and KVK

18

Unnat Krishi Abhiyan Programme: University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, Directorate of Extension in collaboration with ICAR, New Delhi under Unnat Bharat Abhiyana organised five training programmes in horticulture for improving skills of Farm Youths.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyana was organised  in five locations namely Bagalkot, Arabhavi, Vijayapura, Devihosur and Yadgir to benefit 144 Youths of five districts.

19

PPV FRA Awareness Programme: Five one day awareness cum training programmes on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act-2001 were orgainsed during 2015-16.

A total of 735 innovative horticulture farmers of UHS Bagalkot Jurisdiction participated in the programmes.

20

Awareness Programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana: The awareness workshop on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at COH, Kolar, in collaboration with KVK, Kolar on 06.04.2016 was organised.

More than 450 farmers and farm women got benefitted from this programme.

 

21

Mera Gaon-Mera Gaurav: To promote interface of scientists with the farmers adopting villages to create awareness about organisations and their programmes and to make scientist to sense the ownership.

MG-MG has been implemented in 7 Districts of UHS, Jurisdiction by making 13 working units to work in 65 adopted villages.

22

Sasya Santhe: An event of Sasya Santhe was organised to ensure seeds and seedlings at accessable sale points.

Guava, Mango, Pomegranate and other fruit plant of 7.5 lakh seedlings and drumstick, chilli, onion, sunhemp and soybean seeds to the tune of 180 quintals were sold during the Sasya Santhe.

23

Seed Village Programme: Onion, Chilli and Drumstick seed production was undertaken in 144 acres of farmers land for multiplication of quality seeds.

Arka Kalyan and Bhima Red Onion seeds, Byadagi Dabbi chilli seeds and Bhagya Drumstick seeds were produced during 2015-16 and 2016-17.

 

 

 

Extension Accomplishments of the Directorate of Extension 2015-16

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Activities Carried Out

Period and Numbers

2015 to 2016

1

Field visits of Vice Chancellors and Officers of UHS: The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. D. L. Maheswar accompanied by officers of the university visit the innovative, outstanding, problematic and special farms to witness and recommend futuristic crops and to encourage advantageous cropping systems in all the visited farms.

Every Sunday Varada Kshektra Bheti

2

Diagnostic Field Visits by the team of scientists for crop surveillance and to suggest remedies, prophylactic and control measures at times of cropping seasons.

 

 

 

 

120

3

Need based Practical Trainings to various stake holders: The Directorate of Extension with its functional units HEEU’s and KVK orgainsed need based trainings on skill development in Horticulture crops, production, protection and processing of horticulture crops.

 

 

 

163

4

Agri-Clinic and Agri Business Centres : The University of Horticultural Sciences has been identified as Nodal Training Centre to impart agri business entrepreneurship development technical training for 60 days for the selected unemployed farm University graduates and agri horti diploma holders to promote agri clinics and agri business centres.

First batch of ACABC training sponsored by MANAGE was conducted during August-September2016 for 33 selected unemployed farm University graduates and agri horti diploma holders

5

Technology Demonstrations & Farm Trials Including front Line Demonstrations on (Bio-fertilizers, scientific method of Boudreaux mixture and performance of newly released varieties etc.): During South and North Zone Research and Extension Workshops based on the feedback from the extension personnel, the research programmes are finalized and after a span 2-3 years for the release of the technologies to the farmers, method demonstrations, multi-locations trials and result demonstrations are conducted on the farmers’ field for the verification of the technology. The KVK conducted On-farm Trial (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) allotted by the researchers on the farmers’ field and Method Demonstrations are organized by the extension staff of HEEU.

 

20

6

Field Days and Farmers’ Tours:  Field days are organized to disseminate and popularise the new technologies to show the principles and consistency of crops during right stage when the crops is in presentable form. Another extension activity that is farmers’ tours are also organized to educate farmers on best agricultural practices based on the principle of Seeing is Believing. 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Exhibitions: University has organized the big exhibition during its Totagarika mela to showcase and transfer the technologies developed by the University. The University has also participated in the Mega Agriculture Exhibitions organized by ICAR at Konkan Fruit Festival at Goa, Jamkhandi, UASD, UAHS, Shimoga, UASR and Pusa Krishi Mela, New Delhi to familiarise the farming community regarding the Innovations. In addition to the transfer of technology large number of University farm publications are sold to the farmers.

7

8

Horticulture Fair: Fifth Horticulture Fair was organized during the year 2016-17 from 17-19th December, 2016. More than 3 lakhs farmers visited the exhibitions and more than 500 stalls were installed for showcasing technologies developed by the public and private institutions.  The farm show was also organized along with the cannel exhibition live demonstration on precision farming were also exhibited. During the fair various interactions with farmers were conducted for all the 3 days.  Consultancy cell was performing the job of guiding the farmers for the problems posed by them.  The best Horticulture Farmer for every district within jurisdiction of University were also felicitated with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, citation and memento.

5

9

Publications: The University has been publishing bi-monthly newsletter in English, quarterly Kannada magazine entitled Udyanaloka and annual report both in Kannada and English regularly since its inception. The technical bulletins written by University scientists and POP for Horticulture crops, protective cultivation, vegetable crops and many other technical bulletins were also published.

61

10

Radio Talks: To reach the masses at a time an electronic media of radio is utilized by the scientists. Radio talks and phone in live programmes interviews are given on present issues in agriculture to reach the rural masses and the same are broadcasted through All India Radio, Bangalore / Dharwad / Bijapur/ Chitradurga / Gulbarga etc.  Sometimes the AIR technical staff come to the University and records the deliberations and broadcast through their AIR.

24

11

TV Interviews: State level committee on Media Co-ordination is conducted with the participation of all the Universities and the developmental departments during which the topics and resource persons are finalized and accordingly the concerned scientists prepare talks and give TV Interviews.

 

 

08

 

12

IFS Project: Director of Extension is also working as a Nodal Officer for the overall supervision of IFS at UHS, Bagalkot since 28.10.2013 as per the University Order. In this project an amount 13 crores has been sanctioned for coverage of 25,000 hectares area in Phase-I and Phase-II. Further, beneficiaries are given inputs like seeds/ seedlings, planting materials, small field implements, animal components, new varieties released as an intervention by the University etc to take up Integrated Farming System to increase the farm income. The IFS beneficiaries are also taken for exposure visits to nearby places and the results and IFS compendium is prepared with showing benefits of different IFS systems

Phase II Continued

13

Extension Support During Natural Calamity: During natural calamity like hail storm, UHS Scientists took up survey of the damaged fields and suggested revival measures for the benefit of farming community.  The thirteen districts of Karnataka experienced rain with hail storms during February and March, 2014 besides some districts receiving heavy wind blows, which damaged Pomegranate, Grape, Banana, Turmeric, Guava orchards.  Director of Horticulture, GOK, Director of Extension, Director of Research, UHS, Scientists along with Extension Officials of horticulture department, Scientists of ICAR research institutes visited the damaged orchards and developed instant ad-hoc measures to be taken up by the farmers and the same were broadcasted through print and electronic media and also by departmental extension officials.

4

14

Popular Articles & Other Extension Services:  The Scientists write popular articles which find published in daily newspapers, farm magazines etc. The free consultancy is also given to farmers over phone. All the Publications of the University are also made available in our University website. In addition leaflets, folders, technical bulletin are also published for benefit of farming community. 

143

15

Udyana Sahayavani: An innovative TOT approach through toll free Sahayavani was launched on 3rd Sept, 2016 by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, D. L. Maheswar to address the day to day field based problems of the horticulture farmers in particular and all the stake holders in general. The Toll number is 1800-425-7910.

Number of Calls received as on 31st December 2016 by different districts of Karnataka is 1470

16

Induction Training for Newly Recruitted ADH and AHO of State Dept. Of Horticulture: As a refresher technical training one month training was imparted to newly Recruited ADH and AHO of State Dept. Of Horticulture during 2016-17.

Total Number of Officers trained in 3 batches is 312

17

Prativara Parihara: Every Monday of the week the day on which farmers attend family and personal work was chosen to invite farmers to attend Prativara Parihara an unique approach of the university initiated during 2016-17

Every Monday in all 12 HEEU’s and KVK

18

Unnat Krishi Abhiyan Programme: University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, Directorate of Extension in collaboration with ICAR, New Delhi under Unnat Bharat Abhiyana organised five training programmes in horticulture for improving skills of Farm Youths.

 

Unnat Bharat Abhiyana was organised  in five locations namely Bagalkot, Arabhavi, Vijayapura, Devihosur and Yadgir to benefit 144 Youths of five districts.

19

PPV FRA Awareness Programme: Five one day awareness cum training programmes on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act-2001 were orgainsed during 2015-16.

 

 

A total of 735 innovative horticulture farmers of UHS Bagalkot Jurisdiction participated in the programmes.

20

Awareness Programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana: The awareness workshop on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana at COH, Kolar, in collaboration with KVK, Kolar on 06.04.2016 was organised.

More than 450 farmers and farm women got benefitted from this programme.

 

21

Mera Gaon-Mera Gaurav: To promote interface of scientists with the farmers adopting villages to create awareness about organisations and their programmes and to make scientist to sense the ownership.

MG-MG has been implemented in 7 Districts of UHS, Jurisdiction by making 13 working units to work in 65 adopted villages.

22

Sasya Santhe: An event of Sasya Santhe was organised to ensure seeds and seedlings at accessable sale points.

Guava, Mango, Pomegranate and other fruit plant of 7.5 lakh seedlings and drumstick, chilli, onion, sunhemp and soybean seeds to the tune of 180 quintals were sold during the Sasya Santhe.

23

Seed Village Programme: Onion, Chilli and Drumstick seed production was undertaken in 144 acres of land for multiplication of quality seeds.

A total of 184.75 Quintals of Arka Kalyan and 10 Quintals of Bhima Red Onion seeds, 30 Quintals of Byadagi Dabbi chilli seeds and 20 Quintals of Bhagya Drumstick seeds were produced during 2015-16 and 2016-17.

 

 

 

Extension Accomplishments at Directorate of Extension from the inception of the University for the period from 2009-10 to 2013-14

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Activities Carried Out

Period and Numbers

2009

to

2010

2010

to

2011

2011

to

2012

2012

to

2013

2013

to

2014

Total

1

Diagnostic Field Visits by the team of scientists for remedial measures and technology transfer.

10

22

115

160

145

642

2

 

Need based Practical Trainings to various stake holders including(Plant protection and Palm climbing in coconut, protective cultivation of flower and vegetables, INM practices etc.): The training need analysis was made by the extension staff of the Directorate.  Based on the needs and the locations specificity accordingly the training programmes to be organized during the financial year are enlisted looking to the availability of budget, facilities and also resource persons available in the University.

.

20

70

47

70

60

267

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Technology Demonstrations & Farm Trails Including front Line Demonstrations on (Bio-fertilizers, scientific method of bordex mixture and performance of newly released varieties etc.): During South and North Zone Research and Extension Workshops based on the feedback from the extension personnel, the research programmes are finalized and after a span 2-3 years for the release of the technologies to the farmers, method demonstrations, multi-locations trials and result demonstrations are conducted on the farmers’ field for the verification of the technology. The KVK will conduct the On-farm Trial (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) allotted by the researchers on the farmers’ field and Method Demonstrations are organized by the extension staff of HEEU.

04

34

11

95

40

184

4

Field Days and Farmers’ Tours: Field days are organized to disseminate and popularise the new technologies to show the principles and consistency of crops during right stage when the crops is in presentable form. Another extension activity that is farmers’ tours are also organized to educate farmers on best agricultural practices based on the principle of Seeing is Believing. 

02

11

13

15

10

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Exhibitions: University has organized the big exhibition during its Totagarikemela to showcase and transfer the technologies developed by the University. The University has also participated in the Mega Agriculture Exhibitions organized by ICAR at Nagpur, Maharastra and Pusa Krishi Mela, New Delhi to familiarise the farming community regarding the Innovations. In addition to the transfer of technology large number of University farm publications are sold to the farmers.

04

08

07

07

25

51

6

Horticulture Fair: First Horticulture Fair was organized during the year 2011-12 from 22-24th November, 2011, second Horticulture Fair was organized from 22-25th November, 2013. More than 2 lakhs farmers visited the exhibitions and more than 300 stalls were installed for showcasing technologies developed by the public and private institutions.  The farm show was also organized along with the cannel exhibition live demonstration on precision farming were also exhibited. During the fair various interactions with farmers were conducted for all the 3 days. Consultancy cell was performing the job of guiding the farmers for the problems posed by them.  The best Horticulture Farmer for every district within jurisdiction of University were also felicitated with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, citation and memento.

--

--

01

--

01

02

7

Publications: The University has been publishing bi-monthly newsletter in English, quarterly Kannada magazine entitled Udyanaloka and annual report both in Kannada and English regularly since its inception. The technical bulletins written by University scientists and POP for Horticulture crops, protective cultivation, vegetable crops and many other technical bulletins were also published.

 

 

 

 

01

09

11

09

10

40

8

Radio Talks: To reach the masses at a time an electronic media of radio is utilized by the scientists. Radio talks and phone in live programmes interviews are given on present issues in agriculture to reach the rural masses and the same are broadcasted through All India Radio, Bangalore / Dharwad / Bijapur/ Chitradurga / Gulbarga etc.  Sometimes the AIR technical staff come to the University and records the deliberations and broadcast through their AIR.

 

--

--

19

06

14

39

9

 

TV Interviews: State level committee on Media Co-ordination is conducted with the participation of all the Universities and the developmental departments during which the topics and resource persons are finalized and accordingly the concerned scientists prepare talks and give TV Interviews.

--

--

14

13

24

51

10

IFS Project: Director of Extension is also working as a Nodal Officer for the overall supervision of IFS at UHS, Bagalkot since 28.10.2013 as per the University Order. In this project an amount 13 crores has been sanctioned for coverage of 25,000 hectares area in Phase-I and Phase-II. Further, beneficiaries are given inputs like seeds/ seedlings, planting materials, small field implements, animal components, new varieties released as an intervention by the University etc to take up Integrated Farming System to increase the farm income. The IFS beneficiaries are also taken for exposure visits to nearby places and the results and IFS compendium is prepared with showing benefits of different IFS systems

 

 

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--

-

PhaseI

PhaseII

 

11

Extension Support During Natural Calamity: During natural calamity like hail storm, UHS Scientists took up survey of the damaged fields and suggested revival measures for the benefit of farming community.  The thirteen districts of Karnataka experienced rain with hail storms during February and March, 2014 besides some districts receiving heavy wind blows, which damaged Pomegranate, Grape, Banana, Turmeric, Guava orchards.  Director of Horticulture, GOK, Director of Extension, Director of Research, UHS, Scientists along with Extension Officials of horticulture department, Scientists of ICAR research institutes visited the damaged orchards and developed instant ad-hoc measures to be taken up by the farmers and the same were broadcasted through print and electronic media and also by departmental extension officials.

               

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1

1

12.

Popular Articles & Other Extension Services:  The Scientists write popular articles which find published in daily newspapers, farm magazines etc. The free consultancy is also given to farmers over phone. All the Publications of the University are also made available in our University website. In addition leaflets, folders, technical bulletin are also published for benefit of farming community. 

06

32

48

34

35

155