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Protected cultivation of vegetables – A Success story
George-RainShelter         In Kerala the production of vegetables is low during the monsoon period due to heavy rainfall and unfavourable conditions. Kerala depends on neighbouring states for its vegetable requirements during the period. If the local farmers were able to take up vegetable cultivation during the off season, they can to realize better income. Protected cultivation helps the farmers to grow vegetables year-round, but a hi-tech green house with sophisticated environmental control cannot be recommended to farmers with limited resources. The rain culture technology comes to the rescue of such farmers. Rainshelter is a low cost structure with a frame work made of locally available materials and covered with transparent UV stabilized polythene sheet. The approximate cost of a structure with wooden or bamboo frame having a floor area of 100 m2 will be about Rs.15,000/-

      Technology assessment programme on rainshelter cultivation of vegetables was initiated in three farmers’ fields at Koorachundu, Thamarassery and Chakkittapara panchayats of the district. Vegetables such as okra, tomato, brinjal, chilli, amaranthus, cucumber and cool season vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, carrot and beet root were cultivated in the shelter. The trial was a great success and farmers harvested 25 to 30 percent additional yield compared to open field cultivation. The quality attributes of the produce were better with fewer incidences of diseases. Since the vegetables were organically produced, the farmers could easily sell out their produces at high remunerative prices. Cool season vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower, introduced for the first time in the locality, out performed more than the expectations. Realizing the success of protected cultivation, more farmers decided to adopt the technology.


Bush Pepper Production Technology

Bush Pepper Production

                Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut has come out with a new technology which can relish the culinary needs of house wives for pepper –throughout the year. As the term suggests bush pepper is a miniature pepper in the shape of a bush grown  as a potted plant with decorative and economic value. Raised from lateral branches (fruiting branches) of yielding vines using a rooting hormone viz.


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Broiler goat rearing a profitable enterprise

     Broiler goat production is highly suitable technology  in areas where green fodder  is not available  (or) due to  lack of grazing  land. It is  one of the techniques to improve the economy of rural farming community. Broiler goat  rearing has been found to be  highly remunerative  compare to rearing other  farm animals and it has been advocated  as a better substitute of livelihood for the rural farmer.

What are broiler goat kids?
            As far as broiler goat raring is concerned, we don’t have any specific breed for this  purpose.   The kids produced from goats (whatever breed available in your area) can be used for broiler goat rearing (both male as well as female kids).

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Backyard Poultry Rearing

 Farm woman involved in poultry rearing had 5- 20 Desi birds. The birds were reared in the backyards on household wastes. The birds reared under such conditions had poor growth performance, produced 60- 70 eggs/annum and were frequently suffering from respiratory disease, conjunctivitis and enteritis. Massive death of birds was also very common. The eggs and meats produced from these birds were sufficient only to meet the family needs.

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            Sri. Jojo Raduplackal House, aged 30 years is a resident of the Chakkittappara Panchayat, which covers theNorth-East hilly tracts of the Calicut District in Kerala. His parents migrated long ago from the southern parts of Kerala to the Malabar region in hope of better living conditions. they had eleven children and owned 10 acres of land. Mr. Jojo is a school drop out and was working very hard in the field along with his parents to meet both the ends. In 1998, he happened to attend a training programme on nursery techniques  at KVK, Peruvannamuzhi which was the turning point in his life. The training motivated him to start plant nursery at his farm.         

            With the whole hearted support of KVK, he established his nursery christened ' Alby Nursery ' which presently became a popular and trusted name among the farmers of the region and farmers of the nearby State of Karnataka for procuring high quality planting materials. 


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