Assistant Professor (Agricultural Extension)
Horticultural College and Research Institute
Periyakulam – 625 604, Tamil Nadu (India)
The Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) is of national importance which helps in accelerating the agricultural production and also in improving the socio- economic conditions of the farming community. Demonstrations and training of farmers is a critical input for the rapid transfer of agriculture technology. Demonstrations is generally conducted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendras to farmers to introduce new technologies and varieties to the farmers. The study was conducted during front line demonstration (FLD) on amaranthus PLR 1 at the farmers’ field of Rengasamipatti and Erumarpatti villages of Usilampatti block of Madurai District during Rabi season of the year 2017. The present study aims at the transfer of technology by demonstration method among farmers. Findings of the study revealed that most of the farmers reported that frequency of harvest increased and increased yield (19.14%). KVK, Madurai is playing a vital role in disseminating the new varieties, improved crop production technologies and helps in increasing the crop yield among farmers.