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Division of Agronomy

Agronomy division deals with crop production technologies for Paddy, Sorghum, Maize, Minor millets, Pulses, Oilseeds and fodder crops, integrated farming system, organic agriculture, organic manures and certification etc., to the farming community.


1. Need based training programmes conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers, Farm Women and Rural Youth

  • Integrated crop management in Millets and Minor millets
  • Integrated crop management in Pulses
  • Integrated crop management in Groundnut & Castor
  • SRI Technology in Paddy
  • SSI Technology in Sugarcane
  • Integrated farming system for different ecosystem in Namakkal district
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Green fodder and fodder seed production technology
  • Hydroponic fodder production technology
  • Tree cultivation under wasteland
  • Vermicompost production technology

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Seed production techniques for cereals and pulses
  • Seed production technology for groundnut
  • Drought mitigation practices for agricultural crops
  • Integrated farming system for different ecosystem

3. Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (OFT & FLD)

Sl.No. Name of the OFT Programme Trials
1 Assessment of Green Gram varieties suitable for seed production in Namakkal district 5
2 Assessment of high yielding Groundnut varieties suitable for seed production in Namakkal district 5
3 Assessment of multicut fodder Sorghum varieties for green fodder yield & seed yield 5
4 Assessment of Cardamom varieties suitable for Kolli Hills 5
Sl.No. Name of the FLD Programme Demos
1 Demonstration of new Paddy variety – CO-56 with ICM Practices 10
2 Demonstration of dual purpose new Sorghum variety K-13 in Namakkal district 10
3 Demonstration of new Barnyard millet variety ATL-1 and ICM Practices 10
4 Demonstration of new Tapioca variety - Sree Reksha 10

4. Special Activities

  • Seed production programmes are organised in the farmers field for fodder varieties and make it available to the farmers and institution in Tamil Nadu and other states through Public Private Partnership mode (PPP Mode).
  • Implementation of Technology Demonstration Components (TDC) for drought tolerant and short duration varieties in groundnut and pulses & Insitu moisture conservation practices and integrated farming system models in NICRA scheme at Vadavathur & Jambumadai village funded by CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode developed for paddy seeds, groundnut and pulses seeds procured from the farmers and distributed to needy farmers.