OPERATIONAL AREAS

Sl No

Taluk

Name of the block

Name of the village

How long  the village is covered under operational area of the KVK (specify the years)

Major crops & enterprises

Major problem identified

Identified Thrust Areas

1.

Thovalai

Thovalai

Thalakudi, Boothapandi, Thirupathisaram, Chenbagaraman
puthur, Kozhikottupothai

6 years

Paddy

Labour scarcity for transplanting and weeding.

Drum seeding and Cono weeding

 

Thalakudi, Boothapandi, Thirupathisaram, Chenbagaraman
puthur, Kozhikottupothai

6 years

Paddy

High production cost and low yield

System of Rice Intensification

 

Thalakudi, Boothapandi, Thirupathisaram, Chenbagaraman puthur, Kozhikottupothai

6 years

Paddy

Excess application of fertilizers

Integrated plant nutrient supply system

 

Thovalai

4 years

Jasmine

Irregular flowering & poor yield in off season

Induction of off season flowering

 

Thovalai

 3 years

Marigold

Cultivation of local cultivars and low production

Introduction of F1 hybrid and resource management

 

Thovalai

  1Year

Bamboo

Low income high cost of production

Introduction of bamboo

 

Thalakudi, Boothapandi, Thirupathisaram, Chenbagaraman puthur, Kozhikottupothai

6 years

Rice fallow pulse (Black gram)

Low productivity

Introduction of new high yielding variety and foliar application of DAP & NAA

2

Agasthees waram

 Rajakka mangalam

Vembanur, Ethamozhi, Perumselvavilai,

5 years

Coconut

1.Occurrence of red palm weevil in coconut
2.Incidence of basal stem rot in coconut
3. Soil degradation and coastal salinity.

Management of  Pest and Diseases of Coconut
In-situ green manuring and root feeding of coconut tonic

Agastees waram

Kottaram, Kanyakumari,
Agasthees waram

4 years

Mango

Quality deterioration of off season mango

Pre harvest sprays
Post harvest management practices and
Market linkage

3

 

Agasthees waram

Agasteeswaram
Punnarkulam
Erumbukadu
Kattuvilai

6 years

Banana

Improper planting  and manuring  techniques, Pest and disease incidence, Low yield,  low quality and profit

Hi tech production techniques in banana cultivation
Planting techniques (High density planting) Split application of nutrients, IPM and  bunch covering

 

Periya vilai
Azhagappa puram
Pottalkulam

3 years

Tapioca

Improper sett treatment, nutrient management, Occurrence of mosaic disease, incidence of scale insect, Poor yield and profit

Single bud nursery production , sett treatment, INM and  IPM

4

Kallkulam
Kalkulam & Vilavancode

Melpuram

Thiruvattar
Thiruparappu
Ponmanai
Kaliyal

6 years

Pepper

Improper nutrient management, Incidence of quick wilt, Slow wilt in pepper due to nematode, Low yield and profit

Management of  quick wilt and slow wilt , INM, and processing techniques

 

Arumanai
Muttaikadu
 Kolvel
Anducodu

3 years

Ginger

Low yield due to the cultivation of local cultivars, soft rot and weevil  incidence

Introduction of high yielding variety and  IPM, 

 

Cheruvallur
Kottur
Thiruavattar
Kaliyal

6 years

Pine apple

Irregular flowering,  and improper nutrient management

Uniform flower induction through nutrient and growth regulator application

5

Vilavancode

Munchirai

Mannanvilai
Munchirai

4 years

Tapioca

Improper sett treatment, and nutrient management

Single bud nursery production sett treatment, INM and  IPM