General Activities

General Activities

  • Demonstration of scientific Makhana cultivation (Sabour Makhana 1) is conducted in the districts- Araria, Katihar and Purnea. In each district 25 hectare area is demonstrated in farmer’s field.
  • 190 acres farmers’ field is under demonstration for popularising low ODAP Lathrus, Grass Pea (Ratan & Prateek) under the supervision of KVKS – Patna, Gaya and Lakhisarai.
  • Value added product of Lathyrus (Grass pea) is prepared viz. Badi& Basan.
  • Baseline survey for scientific Gotary promotion is going on.
  • Making of Besan pakoda, Bari and Papad Under the price enhancement is in progress.
  • Trails for storage of Lathyrus are going on for this purpose celphos is being used in jute bag, farmers practice, hermetic bag.
  • Seven trails on Lathyrus was conducted under the university’s demonstration farm in which four released varieties namely Ratan, Prateek, Mahateora and Bidhan Khesari and three local germplasm varieties are Dhani Khesari, Sabour lathyrus local and Begusarai lathyrus local. The production of the demonstrated Ratan and Prateek is 13.26 q/ha and 12.98 q/ha respectively and in the farmers field production of Ratan and Prateek is 12.13 q/ha and 11.50 -12.50q/ha.
  • Under this project soil nutrition testing was done in the places where the project was conducted. Soil parameter like PH, EC, OC, N, P, K, Zn, Fe, Mn and DNA was analysed and then after soil health card distributed to the farmers.
  • ODAP/BOAA content of Rattan and Prateek varieties was examined. In which ODAP/BOAA content was found to be less than 0.1 % which is under the extra safe limit.
  • Four bacterial strains were isolated and marked from the nodule of grass pea. Out of which one bacteria solubilise 275 mg/ml phosphorus from under laboratory condition and remain three are under experiment, these isolates will be used for making liquid bio-fertilizer.