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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3653-3658

Self-Sustainability of Farming Community through Promotion of Organic Agriculture: A Case Study of KVK, Bagalkot
Mouneshwari R. Kammar, A.P. Biradar, Arjun Sulagitti and S. Sudha
ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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It is said that, organic agriculture is the future of Indian Agriculture. With the impact of green revolution on soils and water, we are in the fear of facing soil degradation. This paper is aimed to throw lights on the experiences of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bagalkot, Karnataka, India in the production and sale of organic inputs. Inputs such as vermicompost, earthworms, vermiwash, azolla, Metarrhizium, Pseudomonas and Trichoderma promotion of apiculture by demonstrating honey bee colonies are the major components, which KVK is producing and selling. In the present paper the year wise production and sales of organic inputs are taken into account to derive the total area and economic impact thereof. The receipts of produce sold at laboratories served as the source of information to the study. The results indicate that, the sale of inputs is on rise, so also the farmers who are adopting these technologies in their own field are also more. People are approaching KVK for these technologies. To increase the production of organic inputs KVK, Bagalkot is imparting the technologies of Vermicompost production (Biradar, 2006). The follow up of the results of the training conducted in this regard also showed that, nearly 80 per cent of the trainees have adopted these techniques of producing these inputs. Though the economics are not comparable, the quality of the soil matters in this regard. Hence more comprehensive studies are required to analyze the impact of these technologies on the soil quality characteristics.

Keywords: Metarrhizium, Pseudomonas and Trichoderma

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Mouneshwari R. Kammar, A.P. Biradar, Arjun Sulagitti and Sudha, S. 2018. Self-Sustainability of Farming Community through Promotion of Organic Agriculture: A Case Study of KVK, Bagalkot.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3653-3658. doi:
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