Adaptive trail center

                                                                                                                Adaptive Trial Center (A.T.C.) 

Objectives: 

       The Main objective of Adaptive Trial Centers is Advance verification of the incoming recommendation of the Agriculture Research Stations headed by State Agriculture Universities for their wider adaptability & economic viablity as per needs of the farmers of particular zone. At these centers, existing recommendations were also modified as per feedback of extension functioneries on utility basis through trials. These modifications, if found adaptive & viable at field level, were included in Package of Practices of particular zone.  Solution for specific problems of the farmers is also suggested by conducting need based observational trials.

Activities: 

  • Imparts training to farmers and field staff to update their know-how techniques and provide solutions for their specific problems.
  • Dissemination of New improved agro-techniques to farmers through farmer fair & demonstrations.
  • Testing of adaptability of hybrid/improved varieties and other inputs of of private sector.
  • Model Organic farms are developed to generate technical know- how through trials & demonstration at ATC and farmers field.
  • Production of bio- agents for integrated pest management, earthworm rearing & vermi-compost production along with on-farm organic input production units establishment.
  • Conducting regular survey of insects and diseases with extension officers to record their incidence in relations to changing weather conditions.
  • Seed production programme is also taken-up in collaboration with Rajasthan State Seed Corporation.

 Last 5 years Progress of Trials Conducted by ATCs

Year  season wise no. of Trials conducted at Total no. of Trials conducted by ATCs in a year
ATC Cultivators Field
Kharif Rabi Total kharif Rabi Total Kharif Rabi Total

2014-15

108

100

208

203

198

401

311

298

609

2015-16

97

78

175

167

190

357

175

357

532

2016-17

91

75

166

169

147

316

260

222

482

2017-18

111

98

209

124

162

286

235

260

495

2018-19

119

121

240

152

172

324

271

293

564

2019-20

106

100

206

175

163

338

281

263

544

2020-21 (upto kharif)

107

 

 

195

 

 

302

 

 

 

Zone No.

Zone Name

Total Area (million ha)

District Covered

Average Rainfall (mm)

Major Crops

Adaptive Trial Centres

Kharif

Rabi

IA

Arid Western plain

4.74

Barmer & Jodhpur

200-370

Pearlmillet, Mothbean, Sesame

Wheat, Mustard, Cumin

Rampura (Jodhpur)

IB

Irrigated North Western plain

2.10

Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh

100-350

Cotton, Clusterbean

Wheat, Mustard, Gram

Srikaranpur (Sriganganagar) & Hanumangarh

IC

Hyper arid partial irrigated Western plain

7.70

Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Churu

100-350

Pearlmillet, Mothbean, Clusterbean

Wheat, Mustard, Gram

Loonkaransar (Bikaner)

IIA

Transitional plain of Inland drainage

3.69

Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Part of Churu

300-500

Pearlmillet, Clusterbean, Pulses

Mustard, Gram

Abusar (Jhunjhunu)

IIB

Transitional plain of Luni basin

3.00

Jalore, Pali, Sirohi, Part of Jodhpur

300-500

Pearlmillet, Clusterbean, sesame

Wheat, Mustard

Sumerpur (Pali)

IIIA

Semi arid Eastern plains

2.96

Jaipur, Ajmer, Dausa, Tonk

500-700

Pearlmillet, Clusterbean, Sorghum

Wheat, Mustard, Gram

Tabiji (Ajmer)

IIIB

Flood prone Eastern plain

2.77

Alwar, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Karoli, S.Madhopur

500-700

Pearlmillet, Clusterbean, Groundnut

Wheat, Barley, Mustard, Gram

Malikpur (Bharatpur)

IVA

Sub-humid Southern plains

3.36

Bhilwara, Rajasamand, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Parts of Sirohi

500-900

Maize, Pulses, Sorghum

Wheat, Gram

Chittorgarh

IVB

Humid Southern plains

1.72

Dungarpur, Banswara, Pratapgarh, Parts of Chittorgarh & Udaipur

500-1100

Maize, Paddy Sorghum Blackgram

Wheat, Gram

No ATC

V

Humid south Eastern plain

2.70

Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi, Baran, Parts of S.Madhopur

650-1000

Sorghum Soyabean

Wheat, Mustard

Chattarpura (Bundi)