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Organic Farming Research Institute


Year of Establishment:  October, 2013

Broad objectives:

  1. Survey, documentation and scientific validation of existing organic farming practices (ITK,s) followed by farmers.
  2. To carry out long term location specific, demand driven, farmers oriented research so as to assess productivity, profitability and soil health and standardize the protocol for organic production of different crops and cropping systems under rain fed and irrigated ecosystems of the region.
  3. To diversify cropping systems and also develop and promote suitable integrated   organic farming system modules for varied agro-climatic zones (Zone-1, 2 and 3) in the region.
  4. To develop efficient/novel microbial strains, establish the mass production units of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and organic manures for large scale multiplication, demonstration and supply.
  5. To develop cost effective new techniques for rapid composting of farm wastes for         resource recycling.
  6. To provide interventions, support and solutions to problems which may arise from time to time for effective implementation of the Karnataka State Policy on organic farming.    
  7. To develop human resources to meet the needs of organic sector.
  8. To promote the farmers groups to facilitate certification, market linkage and awareness.

Infrastructure facilities developed and services being offered:

  1. Institute office building with multi discipline research laboratories.
  2. Bio-farm with Integrated Organic Farming System Module for demonstration and Research block, as per NPOP standards in 20 acres.
  3. Mass production and supply of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and organic manures.
  4. Capacity building for all organic stake holders through various extension services, apart from educating UG and PG agricultural students.

        Research accomplishments:

  1. Organic production technologies for Greengram, Rabi Sorghum, Redgram, Sunflower, Chickpea and Paddy.
  2. New composting techniques for efficient utilization of red gram and cotton stalks

For Further Details Contact:

Dr. M. Bheemanna
Professor of Agril. Entomology and Head,
Organic Farming Research Institute, UAS, Raichur - 584 104
Phone: 08532-221990 (O)


Last Updated: 20-07-2020 03:33 PM Updated By: Admin

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