On Farm Trial 2007-08

2007-08
SUBJECT NO. OF OFT
PLANT PROTECTION 2
HORTICULTURE 1
ANIMAL SCIENCE -
AGRONOMY -
PBG -
FISHERY -
TOTAL 3

 

1. HORTICULTURE

  • Title of OFT – Introduction of Broccoli
  • Thematic Area – Broccoli as an alternative to cabbage  & cauliflower
  • Source of Technology – Sakata, Japan
  • Year of release – 2004

Problem definition :-
Cauliflower & cabbage frequently flooded the market and farmers face the problem of marketing.It was felt necessary to introduce an alternative crop and hence broccoli has been introduced.
Details of Technology

  • Package of practice – similar to that of cabbage & cauliflower.
  • Cost of cultivation – same as that of cabbage & cauliflower.
  • P.P measures – same as that of the above crops.

Result:-

The tested broccoli variety “Green Magic” was found to be tested agroclimatically suitable and was found to give similar results specified by the producer of the seeds under normal package of practice.Moreover the crop could fetch better revenue as compared to that of cabbage & cauliflower as shown by the B/C ratio 5.77

2. PLANT PROTECTION

Title of OFT : Mustard as a trap crop to control Diamond Back Moth of Cabbage

Thematic area    :  IPM

Source of Technology  : ICAR

Year of Release             : 1992

Problem Definition : Wabagai is main cabbage producer of Thoubal district. Cabbage growers are facing the problem of DBM, the most notorious insect which can develop resistance to any insecticide within a short period of time. So this technology is very much suitable to this area.

Details of the Technology: Twenty Five days before transplantation of cabbage different rows of mustard are sown for every twenty five rows of cabbage. Twenty five days after transplantation of cabbage another row of mustard is sown by the side of each row of mustard as insect food supplement. Being brassicae mustard can attract all the insect of cabbage, as DBM prefer mustard to cabbage. Thus cabbage are save from DBM.

Benefit or Result :The major benefit of trap cropping is the insecticides are seldom required to be use on the main crop and this enhances the natural control of pest. In the trial, incidence of the pest was very negligible as compared to the neighbouring farmers field.

3. PLANT PROTECTION

Title of OFT : Tomato as Intercrop  to control Diamond Back Moth of Cabbage

Thematic area    :  IPM

Source of Technology  : ICAR

Year of Release             : 1993

Problem Definition : Wabagai, Wangjing and Kakching are main cabbage producer of Thoubal district. Cabbage growers are facing the problem of DBM, the most notorious insect which can develop resistance to any insecticide within a short period of time. So this technology are very much suitable to this area.

Details of the Technology:  Raws of Cabbage and tomato are transplanted alternatedly. Twenty Days before transplantation of cabbage, tomatoes are transplanted. Volatile acid released from the tomato plants does not permit the diamond back moth to infect on cabbage.

Benefit or Result :This technology has been tested and assessed successfully in the trials undertaken. Incidence of the pest was very much negligible as compared to the neighbouring farmers fields. The farmers of the area have started to adopt  the technology even before the technology have been demonstrated as FLD as farmers of the area have their own time for some other suitable varieties and tomato being day neutral plants can be grown anytime. Another point worth mentioning is the increased benefit cost ratio when cabbage and tomato are intercultured

2007-08

SUBJECT

NO. OF OFT

PLANT PROTECTION

2

HORTICULTURE

1

ANIMAL SCIENCE

-

AGRONOMY

-

PBG

-

FISHERY

-

TOTAL

3