Front Line Demonstration


Front-Line Demonstration is the new concept of field demonstration evolved by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research with the inception of the Technology Mission on Oilseed Crops during mid-eighties. The field demonstrations conducted under the close supervision of scientists of the National Agriculture Research System are called front-line demonstrations because the technologies are demonstrated for the first time by the scientists themselves before being fed into the main extension system of the State Department of Agriculture.

The main objective of Front-Line Demonstrations is to demonstrate newly released crop production and protection technologies and its management practices in the farmers’ field under different agro-climatic regions and farming situations. While demonstrating the technologies in the farmers’ field, the scientist are required to study the factors contributing higher crop production, field constrains of production and thereby generate production data and feedback information. Front-Line Demonstrations are conducted in a block of two or four hectares land in order to have better impact of the demonstrated technologies on the farmers and field level extension functionaries. Here is the details of FLD conducted in the year 2015-16:


Year 2015-16


Cereals

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1

Boro paddy

Crop production

Cultivation of high yielding boro paddy var: Joymati

Rabi- 2014-15

1.0

1.0

1

0

1

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

2

Boro paddy

Integrated Pest management

T- perch as roosting sites for predatory insectivorous bird

Rabi- 2014-15

1.0

1.0

3

0

3

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

3

Sali Paddy

Integrated Pest management

Chemical control: Seed treatment with Carbendazim @ 2.5g/kg of seed/ liter; Nursery treatment with Carbofuran 3G @ 1kg a.i./ha  at 5 to 7 days before uprooting
Cultural control: Timely planting, optimum plant population, balanced fertilizer, clean cultivation, regular pest monitoring using pheromone traps @ 8 traps/ha
Biological control: Six releases of Trichogramma spp. @ 50,000/ha
ITKs:  Use of bamboo perches (T-perch) to encourage predatory birds

Kharif- 2015-16

1.0

1.0

7

0

7

-

Rainfed

 

 

 

4

Sali paddy

Integrated Nutrient management

Fresh Azolla @ 500 kg was applied in the standing water after establishment of the seedlings. 50 % of nitrogenous fertilizers was applied and incorporated in the field

Kharif- 2015-16

0.39

0.39

2

1

3

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

5

Sali paddy (TSP 2013-14)

Integrated Crop management

Var. Gitesh

Kharif- 2015-16

20

20

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

6

Sali Paddy (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated Crop management

Var. Ranjit and Gitesh

Kharif- 2015-16

12

12

54

0

54

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

7

Maize (TSP 2014-15)

Integrated Crop management

Var. INDAM 1202

Rabi 2015-16

20

20

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 



Horticultural Crops

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1

Banana

Integrated crop management

Spacing : 1.80 m X 1.80 m
Planting Time: August , 2015
Fertilizer dose: 110 : 33 : 330 g N, P2O5, K2O/plant

Kharif- 2015-16

0.10

0.10

1

1

2

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

2

Papaya

Integrated crop management

Variety: Sapna F 1 Spacing : 1.8 m X  1.8 m
Planting Time  August , 2015
Fertilizer dose: 50:50:50 kg N, P2O5, K2O / ha

Kharif- 2015-16

0.04

0.04

0

1

1

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

3

Garbera

Small scale income generating enterprises

Variety: Red lady Spacing : 30 cm X  30 cm ; Planting Time:  October , 2015

Kharif- 2015-16

0.04

0.04

0

1

1

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

4

Water melon

Integrated crop management

Watermelon var. Sugar baby

Rabi- 2015-16

0.5

0.5

8

0

8

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

5

Pineapple

Crop production

Pineapple var Kew

Kharif 2013-14

0.13

0.13

1

-

1

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

6

Assam lemon

Integrated crop management

Assam Lemon local

Kharif 2014-15

0.13

0.13

-

2

2

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

7

Okra (TSP 2014-15)

Integrated crop management

Var. Arka Anamika

Rabi 2015-16

3.0

3.0

100

0

100

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

8

Colocasia (TSP- 2014-15)

Integrated crop management

Var. Ahina Kachu

Rabi 2015-16

2.5

2.5

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

9

Colocasia (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated crop management

Var. Ahina Kachu

Rabi 2015-16

1.0

1.0

15

0

15

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

10

Tomato (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated crop management

Var. Rocky

Rabi 2015-16

2.0

2.0

15

0

15

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

11

Tomato (AICRP Nematology)

Integrated pest management

Var. Rupali

Rabi 2015-16

1.0

1.0

10

0

10

 

Irrigated

 

 

 

12

Brinjal (AICRP Nematology)

Integrated pest management

Var. local

Rabi 2015-16

2.0

2.0

12

0

12

 

Irrigated

 

 

 



Oilseeds

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

 

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1

Toria

Integrated crop management

Application of lime @ 65.5 kg/ bigha 15 days before sowing of Toria seeds and incorporate in the soil in multiple cropped areas

Rabi 2015-16

2.0

2.0

2

1

3

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

2

Toria (TSP 2014-15)

Integrated crop management

Var. TS- 36

Rabi 2015-16

40.0

40.0

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

3

Toria (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated Nutrient management

Var. TS- 38
Seed coating with Bio fertilizers (Azotobacter and PSB @ 40 g each/kg of seed) along with 75% recommended dose of inorganic fertilizers NP and full K. RD: 40:35:15 kg N: P2O5: K2O/ ha
Seed rate : 7.5 kg/ha

Rabi 2015-16

20.0

20.0

33

0

33

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

4

Toria (NMOOP , ATARI)

Integrated Crop management

Var: TS- 38
Fertilizer management: 50% RD of Chemical fertilizers  + 50% RD of Vermicompost
(Vermicompost @ 1 t/ ha)

Rabi 2015-16

30.0

30.0

43

32

75

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

5

Sesamum (TSP 2013-14)

Integrated Crop management

Var- ST 1683

Summer 2015-16

6.67

6.67

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

6

Sesamum (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated Crop management

Var. Bahua bheti

Summer 2015-16

5.0

5.0

15

0

15

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

7

Sesamum (NMOOP, ATARI)

Integrated Crop management

Var. Bahua bheti
Fertilizer management: 50% RD of Chemical fertilizers  + 50% RD of Vermicompost
(Vermicompost @ 1 t/ ha)

Summer 2015-16

10.0

10.0

17

8

25

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

 

Pulses

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

 

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Blackgram (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated Nutrient Management

Seed coating with Rhizobium  and PSB @ @ 1.5 kg/ ha along with 50% RD of NP and full K (RD= 15:35:10 N: P2O5: K2O)

Kharif 2015-16

10.0

10.0

60

0

60

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

2.

Lentil (NFSM, ATARI)

Integrated crop Management

Var. HUL- 57
Fertilizer management: 50% RD of chemical fertilizer + 50 % RD of Vermicompost (Vermicompost @ 1 t/ ha)

Rabi 2015-16

10.0

10.0

25

0

25

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

3

Pea (NFSM, ATARI)

Integrated crop Management

Var. Prakash
Fertilizer management: 50% RD of chemical fertilizer + 50 % RD of Vermicompost (Vermicompost @ 1 t/ ha)

Rabi 2015-16

10.0

10.0

24

1

25

 

Rainfed

 

 

 



Commercial Crops

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

 

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Potato (TSP 2013-14)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Kufri pokhraj

Rabi 2015-16

5.30

5.30

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

2

Potato (AICRPDA TSP)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Kufri pokhraj

Rabi 2015-16

2.00

2.00

169

0

169

 

Irrigated

 

 

 



Cash Crops

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

 

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Sugarcane (AICRPDA- TSP)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Barak

Rabi 2015-16

0.4

0.4

4

0

4

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

2

Sugarcane (TSP in collaboration with CRS, Buralickson)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Barak

Rabi 2015-16

1.0

1.0

9

0

9

 

Rainfed

 

 

 



Spices

Sl.
No.

Crop

Thematic area

Technology Demonstrated

Season and year

Area (ha)

No. of farmers/
demonstration

 

Farming situation
(Rainfed/ Irrigated, Soil type, altitude, etc)

 

 

 

 

Proposed

Actual

SC/ST

Others

Total

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Ginger (TSP 2014-15)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Nadia

Rabi 2015-16

2.0

2.0

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

2

Turmeric (TSP 2014-15)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Lakadang

Rabi 2015-16

2.0

2.0

100

0

100

 

Rainfed

 

 

 

3

Garlic (TSP 2013-14)

Integrated Crop Management

Var. Local

Rabi 2015-16

1.0

1.0

24

0

24

 

Rainfed