OPERATIONAL AREAS

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Major crops & enterprises being practiced in cluster villages

Major crops & enterprises

Extent of area (ha/no.) affected by the problem in the dist

Names of Cluster Villages identified for intervention

Proposed Intervention (OFT, FLD, Training, extension activity etc.)*

1.

Banana,

Rubber

Pulses

High infestation of PSW in banana

High incidence of Fusarium wilt in banana

Low yield in pulses.

380 ha

Muthalakurichi

Appatuvillai

Kumarakoil

(Thuckalay block)

OFT, FLD and Trainings and extension activities 380ha

2.

Tapioca

Banana

Rice

Flower Crops

Vegetables

Lack of high yielding variety in Tapioca

Lack of high yielding variety in Tuberose

Non adoption of Integrated crop management in rose

Non adoption of high yielding Snake gourds

Lack of suitable cereal and legume fodder to grow under Coconut garden

Lack of suitable Groundnut varieties

Heavy incidence of mango fruit fly

150 ha

Thovalai

Boothapandi

(Thovalai block)

OFT, FLD, trainings and Extension activities

3.

Cocount

Rice

Soil acidity, poor adoption of INM practices in banana

150 ha

Perumselvavillai

(Rajakamangalam block)

OFT, FLD, Trainings and extension activities

 

4.

Cocount

Rice

Vegetables

Fruits Crops

Heavy incidence of mango fruit fly

Lack of high yielding variety in vegetable cowpea

Lack of knowledge on value addition in Tapioca

Lack of YMV Resistant high yielding variety in Blackgram

750 ha

Kurenthencode

Manavalakurichi

(Kurenthencode Block)

OFT, FLD, Trainings and extension activities

 

5.

Vegetables

Rice

Lack of suitable Groundnut varieties

Non adoption of high yielding varieties/hybrids in chilli, Brinjal, Moringa

Low farm income

200 ha

Ramapuram

(Agastheeswarm block)

OFT, FLD, Trainings and extension activities