Pearlspot (Karimeen) seeds ready for sale

Pearlspot (Karimeen) seeds ready for sale 

The ICAR-KVK Ernakulam of CMFRI is supplying good quality Pearl spot (Karimeen) seeds through its sales counter at CMFRI, located near High Court junction by the side of Goshree Road, Kochi, Kerala. The fingerings of size 4 to 7cm are supplied in oxygen filled packets each containing 50 numbers. Since Pearlspot grows in both brackish water and fresh water, fingerlings acclimatized to both conditions are available. One packet costs Rs.575/-. Booking can be done on all working days between 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at KVKs sales counter by paying total amount or by making online money transfer to KVKs bank account 34400988082, IFSC SBIN0016860. Those who book online need to inform  remittance details and packet type (Brackish water/fresh water) to 8281757450 and also bring the receipt while collecting seed packets. Seeds can be collected from KVK Salescounter on every month first Saturday at 11.00 am.  Please contact above number for further information.

കരിമീൻ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങൾ വിൽപനയ്ക്ക്

എറണാകുളം കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രം മേൽത്തരം കരിമീൻ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെവിപണനം ചെയ്യുന്നുഹൈക്കോടതി ജംക്ഷനടുത്ത് ഗോശ്രീ റോഡിലുള്ളകേന്ദ്ര സമുദ്ര മൽസ്യ ഗവേഷണ സ്ഥാപനത്തിലെ  കെ.വി.കെ വിപണനകേന്ദ്രത്തിലൂടെയാണ് വിതരണം. 4 മുതൽ 7  സെ .മി വരെ വലുപ്പമുള്ള 50കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളടങ്ങിയ ഓക്സിജൻ നിറച്ച ഒരു പാക്കറ്റിന്  575 രൂപയാണ്വിലകരിമീൻ ഓരു ജലത്തിലും ശുദ്ധജലത്തിലും വളരും എന്നതിനാൽപ്രത്യേകം പാക്കറ്റുകൾ ലഭ്യമാണ്. വിപണന കേന്ദ്രത്തിൽ നേരിട്ടോ കെ വി കെയുടെ ബാങ്ക് അകൗണ്ടിലോ (Account No : 34400988082 IFSC : SBIN0016860) മുഴുവൻപണവുമടച്ച് ബുക്ക് ചെയ്യുന്നവർക്ക് എല്ലാ മാസവും ആദ്യത്തെശനിയാഴ്ച രാവിലെ 11 മണി മുതൽ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ ലഭിക്കുംബാങ്ക് അകൗണ്ടിൽപണം നിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്നവർ പണമടച്ച വിവരവും ഓരു ജലത്തിലാണോശുദ്ധജലത്തിലാണോ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ ആവശ്യം എന്ന കാര്യവും 8281757450 എന്നനമ്പറിൽ വിളിച്ച് അറിയിക്കുകയുംവിതരണം നടത്തുന്ന ദിവസംറെസിപ്റ്റുമായി വരികയും ചെയ്യേണ്ടതാണ് . ദിവസേന ബുക്കിങ്സ്വീകരിക്കും.  കൂടുതൽ  വിവരങ്ങൾക്ക് മേൽപറഞ്ഞ ഫോൺനമ്പറിൽ ബന്ധപ്പെടാവുന്നതാണ്.

Demonstrated Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) Farming

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) farming in small scale cages was demonstrated in a 1 ha granite quarry at Karukutty, Angamaly. During the course of this demonstration, KVK conducted on-farm awareness programs to students, youth and farmers. A harvest mela was conducted on 23rdMarch 2016 to popularize the technology. Karukutty Panchayat President, Shri. Shaju V.  Thekkekkara inaugurated the programme.  The fish reached 350 gm weight during a   period of 6 months recording a survivability of 80 percent.


Shri Shaju V.Thekkekkara, Karukutty Panchayat President inaugurating the GIFT harvest mela

KVK conducted Kadaknath sales mela

As part of its programmes to promote Self farming for Safe food, the ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Ernakulam of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute is popularizing indigenous fowl-Kadaknath (Karinkozhi) in homesteads of Ernakulam district towards Safe meat and Eggs. Kadaknath poultry native to Jhabhuva district of Madhya Pradesh is known for medicinal properties in its eggs and meat. KVK has earlier proved that it can grow in Kerala climate well. In this connection, KVK organized a Kadaknath sales mela at its sales counter located at CMFRI on 5th April 2016. The day old chicks brought from Central Poultry Development Organization (CPDO), Mumbai were reared for two months under scientific management protocol and with all vaccinations complete were supplied. Total of 450 poultry chicks were distributed to farmers during the programme and around 200 farmers participated in the mela.


Kadaknath sales mela at CMFRI

KVK released layer poultry feed for safe egg production

Subsequent to the growing awareness on the safety of food started with vegetables, concerns are looming large on the reliability of eggs purchased from market. Many of the house wives nowadays produce egg at home by rearing poultry. Most of such home reared poultry are fed with kitchen food waste, whereas layer poultry require certain minerals, salts and vitamins in their feed for producing eggs to its maximum potential and also to maintain size. Those who know this fact supplement the diet with exclusive layer feed available commercially. However purity of such feed again affects the quality of eggs. In this context, as part of its Self farming for safe food programme, the ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute released layer poultry feed in 10 kg packets. Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI released the feed by giving packets to poultry farmers on May 30th, 2016.  This feed formulated using feed formulation software of ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Bareily, UP is free from antibiotic and other performance enhancers. It can be purchased from the sales counter located at CMFRI, Kochi.


Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI releasing Poultry layer feed by giving to farmers

KVK conducted training on "Organic Vegetable cultivation in Rainshelters"

KVK organized 2 days training on "Organic Vegetable cultivation in Rainshelters" at CMFRI on 25th and 26th May, 2016. Rainy season in Kerala is not ideal for vegetable farming. High incidence of pest and diseases, stunted growth and low yields would be the result when it rains. The heavy precipitation affects pollination also. Hence growing vegetables in Rainshelters is the solution. Rainshelter prevents rain drops falling on plants while ensuring enough sunlight through its UV stabilized roof. The training covered rainshelter construction and organic vegetable farming protocol in rainshelters. Experts from KVK and Kerala Agricultural University took classes during the training programme attended by 49 participants. Exposure visits to best rainshelter farming units were also part of the training.