Extension Activies

FrontLine Demonstrations

The Indian Institute of Maize research (IIMR) is implementing frontline demonstration (FLD) programme, which is funded by ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. In FLDs, notified/ recommended maize hybrids / varieties along with full package of practices and other technologies of maize are demonstrated at farmers' field in unit acre of land under close supervision of scientists for improving production and productivity of maize. FLDs were conducted in 2433 acres of land during rabi 2011-12, 788 acres in spring 2012 and 4835 acres in kharif 2012. Around 8000 farmers were ...read more

Tribal Sub Plan

Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) is a programme funded by Government of India to uplift the economic condition of tribal farmers. Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR) is implementing TSP across the country in various tribal belts from 2011-12. Eight hundred and ten demonstrations were conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Sikkim, NEH regions, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh by DMR and All India Coordinated Research Improvement Project (AICRIP) centres on maize. Each demonstration was conducted in one acre of land using public sector hybrids DHM 117, HQPM 1, HQPM 5, C8, HM 4 etc. The average productivity...read more