1. Administrative building
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has very well developed administrative building having classrooms, amphie theatre, soil & water analysis laboratory, & an agriculture technology information center (ATIC) The classrooms are well furnished & are supported by the audiovisual aids.
2. Farmer’s hostel
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a farmer’s hostel that can accommodate more than 125 farmers at a time. The hostel rooms are well furnished too. The facilities are also available to outside farmers who visit us during study tours on nominal charges. The hostel has solar water heating systems & solar streetlights. It is also equipped with a generator.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra possesses 50 acres of land that is fully under cultivation of crops relevant to the area. The main purpose of the farm is to demonstrate the latest agricultural practices. It also acts as a tool to do applied research on agricultural Technologies & undertake trials before their transfer to farmers. After a careful planning and analysis soil types, the farm was divided in to three major blocks of Horticulture, Agronomy and Nursery unit. This was followed by planting mother plants of horticulture crops such as Mango, Sapota, Guava, Anola, custard apple, pomegranate, figs etc that are mainly grown in the district. The plantation was completed in 1996. Similarly, agronomical crops grown are sugarcane and wheat. Now the entire farm is operated on drip irrigation system for which the water storage tank of 10,00,000 lits capacity has been constructed. The farm has wide collection of mother plants of latest released varieties of horticulture plants.
4. Green House
Recently the Krishi Vigyan Kendra has constructed green house over 0.05ha area of naturally ventilated type to undertake floriculture( gerbera cultivation) Recently the Krishi Vigyan Kendra has constructed two shade houses.
5. Soil & water testing laboratoryT
his well equipped laboratory analyses soil & water samples at reasonable rates of RS 100/- per sample. The laboratory is supported with computer software for more precise interpretation of results. Every soil sample is analysed for eight parameters such as pH, Electric Conductivity, Organic carbon, available nitrogen, available phosphorus, & available Potassium, Exchangeable sodium, Calcium & magnesium content.
6. Meteorological unit
The Unit has equipments to record daily minimum & maximum temperature, humidity, rainfall, evaporation rate etc. This data can be made available to farmers on demand free of cost for working out the water requirements of the plants & prediction of diseases.
7. Farmer’s Library
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has wide collection of books on all the fields of agriculture. All these books are available to farmers for reference free of cost.
8. Plant health clinic
In collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra this Krishi Vigyan Kendra has established a plant health clinic that provides farm consultancy services of all types free of cost to farmers. Farmers may visit us with their querries or write to us for the guidance. Diagnostic visits are also arranged to farmer’s fields in case the problem needs further in field investigations.
9. Agriculture market information center
This center provides online services & detailed information on market rates for all agricultural commodities through out the state of Maharashtra to farmers. The center has wireless internet facility which enables it 24 hours connectivity at faster speed. The farmers can also access various websites on agriculture on paying nominal charges.
10. Farm implements museum
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has several farm implements tractor drawn as well as bullock drawn in its museum Farmers can get detail information about them at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra. The subsoil is also provided to farmers on hire basis for deep ploughing the saline soils as one of the treatment of reclamation once in three years.
11. Vermicompost Unit
This demonstrates the conversion of farm waste into enriched compost. Two different species of worms are reared so that the culture can be made available to farmers. The annual capacity of the unit is 18 tons.
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