Seed Production

One of the important activity of this station is the production of seeds (FS, CS and TL ) of improved varieties of fodder crops , legumes and pasture  grasses.The station is multiplying these seeds on 160ha of land located at Hessarghatta.The station is well equipped with the following inftrastructure

Mechanical workshop


Under this,total eight no of tractors,with all kind of  land preparations equipments like disc plough,harrows,cultivators,rotavator,forage harvester is available.


Seed processing plant


The processing plant is equipped with Seed grader, Gravity Separator, Seed Treater , Maize Seed sheller and Seeds storage rooms.


Irrigation


For irrigation of crops,this station is having underground laid irrigation systems.Total 10 no of borewells are interconnected with each other for the purpose of irrigation.The various irrigation methods used by this farm are Sprinklers,Rain Guns.Approx 40 ha of land can be effectively irrigated



Following kind of fodder seeds is being produced at this station


Crop

Variety

Kharif

 

Maize

African Tall

Sorghum

MP chari,PC-23,CoFS-29

Perennial Grasses

 

Guinea

Hamil, Makueni,Riversdale,gatton panic,Green panic,

Rhodes

Callide

Signal

Basilisk

Buffel

Cloncurry

Rabi

 

Oat

Kent

Cowpea

EC-4216




Steps in seed production