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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1760-1765
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.206


Farmers’ Field School -An Efficient Package Programme for Participatory Technology Transfer in Brinjal
M. Nirmala Devi1*, E. Sumathi2, R. Manimekalai3 and R. Agila4
1Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Agriculture Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, TN, India
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra, 4Rice Research Station, Tirur, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Farmers’ Field School (FFS) offers a platform for farmers to have a field oriented, crop oriented and hands on training. It helps to enhance the technology domain of the farmers. It is normally a time bound activity which continues throughout the crop period. It is a participatory mode of technology transfer. Farmers Field School on IPM in brinjal was taken up as an intervention for the technology transfer of integrated pest management technologies among the farmers of Anaikattucheri village of Poonamallee block of Thiruvallur District. The awareness level of farmers was assessed by using ballot box test and agro eco system analysis was also done for biological parameters. The IPM strategies viz., clipping and disposal of affected shoots, removal of fruits with boreholes, installation of pheromone traps @ 12/ha, release of Trichogramma chilonis @ 8 cc/ha for 4 times at weekly interval, spraying of Bacillus thurinjiensis @ 1 kg/ha and spraying of Flubendiamide 20 WDG 7.5 g /10 lit were imparted through trainings and demonstrations. As a result, it is observed that the FFS plot showed good results in terms plant population, number of fruits per plant, shoot and fruit borer incidence, little leaf of brinjal of pest incidence, yield and income. It is observed that the plant population was 9440 /ha as it is 13 % increase over the check plot. Further it is observed that the incidence of shoot and fruit borer as 25 % and 10 % in Non-FFS and FFS plots respectively. While comparing the yield it is revealed that the Non-FFS plot recorded 29 t/ha and the FFS plot recorded 34t/ha which in turn increases the income by 70 % and the BC ratio was 3.94.


Keywords: Trichogramma chilonis, Crop pests, Agro-ecosystem, Pesticide resistance, Resurgence
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Nirmala Devi, M., E. Sumathi, R. Manimekalai and Agila, R. 2019. Farmers’ Field School -An Efficient Package Programme for Participatory Technology Transfer in Brinjal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1760-1765. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.206