OPERATIONAL AREAS

Sl No

Major crops & enterprises

Prioritized problems in these crops/ enterprise

Extent of area (ha/No.) affected

Names of cluster Villages identified for intervention

Proposed intervention

1.

Paddy

Labour shortage

High incidence of Fusarium wilt in banana

Lack of awareness on Early Post emergence Herbicides

100 ha

Agastheewaram

FLD

2.

Rice

Lack of awareness among the farmers about the alternate and eco friendly methods of pest and disease management in rice

1000 ha

Manavalakurichi

Puthalam

(Thirupathsiaram

FLD

3.

Rice

Cultivation of old varieties for very long period

1000

Eravipudur-Agastheeswaram,

Puthalam-Rajakkamangalam

FLD

 

4.

Blackgram

Low productivity

High pest and Disease incidence.

250

Rajakamangalam

OFT

 

5.

Cow pea

Low Productivity

Incidence of Cowpea Mosaic Virus disease

350

Puthalam

Rajakkamangalam

FLD

 

6.

Groundnut

Low Productivity

Non adoption of High yielding varieties

100

Aralvaimozhi

OFT

 

7.

Banana

Lack of awareness on waste management

500 ha

Thucklay

OFT

 

8.

Banana

Low yield

High incidence of wilt disease and pseudostem borer

500 ha

Thiruvattar

Thuckalay

Vellimalai

FLD

 

9.

Tomato

Low Productivity

Non adoption of High yielding varieties/Hybrids

150

Aralvaimozhi

Mylaudy,Eravipudur,

Agastheeswaram

OFT

 

10.

Brinjal

Low Productivity

Non adoption of High yielding varieties/Hybrids

150

Aralvaimozhi

Mylaudy,Eravipudur,

Agastheeswaram

OFT

 

11.

Tuberose

Nematode incidence reduces the tuberose yield

22 ha

Athalavillai

Madavalayam

OFT

 

12.

Tapioca

Less starch content

Less productivity

CMV

50 ha

Thuckalay

OFT

 

13.

Tapioca

Low Productivity

Incidence of CMV disease

100 ha

Thuckalay

FLD

 

14.

Coconut

High incidence of pest & disease, and Improper management of coconut gardens

500 ha

Kurenthencode,

Rajakkamangalam

FLD

 

15.

ICT Application Rice

Non adoption of high yielding varieties

Lack of Availability of suitable variety

Low yield

20 ha

Esanthimanagalam

Bhoothapandy

Eraviputhoor

OFD

 

16.

Rubber

Lack of awareness on nutrient management.

Low latex Yield,

20000

Kulasekaram

Andoor

OFT

 

17.

Social networking platform For rice

Lack of awareness

Lack of knowledge

500 ha

Siramadam

Thittuvilai

Eraviputhoor

FLD

 

18.

Banana Expert system

Lack of awareness

Lack of knowledge

500 ha

Rajakkamangalam

Thittuvilai

FLD

 

19.

Value addition

Value addition in pine apple, Tapioca, cashew apple, Jasmine

-

Thiruvattar,

Agastheeswaram,

Kurunthencode,

Thovalai

OFT & FLD