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Impact of Front Line Demonstration on Mixed Green Fodder Crops Under Coconut Garden In Kanyakumari District

Srivara Buddhi Bhuvaneswari. S

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore -641 003

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2020 : 97 (09) - pages 16 to 19
(Received: August, 2021, Accepted: August, 2021)


In dairy farming, low productivity and poor performance of dairy cows due to shortage of good quality green fodder was the major problem identified in Kanyakumari District. The present study on Front Line Demonstration (FLD) of cultivation of Desmanthus and Guinea grass CO(GG)3 in Coconut garden was conducted by ICAR- KVK, Kanyakumari district. Front Line Demonstration (FLD) resulted in higher yield of 1625 Q/ha and 464 Q/ha with the Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 2.48 and 3.13 respectively for COGG- 3 and Desmanthus. The growing of mixed fodder crops in coconut garden was feasible and ensured the feed requirement for milch animals.

Key Words: Front Line Demonstration, Dairy cows, fodder crop CO(GG)3 and Desmanthus, yield.

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