The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yadgir (Kawadimatti) established on 1st September, 2017 is located in North Eastern transition zone (Shahapur, Shorapur& Yadgir talukas) of Karnataka under UAS, Raichur. Major farming systems in agricultural crops are paddy, pigeonpea, jowar, sunflower, groundnut, millets,major commercial crops are cotton and sugarcane, horticultural crops are papaya, mango, pomegranate, custard apple, guava, banana & vegetables, veterinary/ animal husbandry is in cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and buffaloes. While among kharif crops paddy, pigeonpea, groundnut, cotton, sunflower, millets, hybrid sorghum, sesame, onion, greengram, blackgram and rabi crops are paddy, groundnut, horsegram, bengalgram, maize, chilli, onion and blackgram. The cropping systems are irrigated (Under UKP) command area for paddy – paddy, cotton, pigeonpea-sorghum/millet, under bore well and open well irrigation for Paddy-paddy, cotton-groundnut, pigeonpea-bajra, groundnut-bajra, sunflower-millet/maize/hybrid sorghum, vegetable-vegetable, cotton-bajra ,rain-fed are Pigeonpea, pigeonpea-millets intercropping, millet, groundnut-millet intercropping, greengram-sorghum, greengram-bengalgram, sunflower –sorghum, sunflower – bengalgram, bajra – horsegram, bajra – bengalgram. While fruits and vegetables are regularly cultivated on select places of each taluka under irrigated conditions.Among allied enterprises, goat/sheep rearing under stall fed and open grazing method, dairying, sericulture, poultry and cattle rearing for meat purpose are prominent. The soil type is medium deep red clayey soils, deep black calcarious soils, shallow red gravel mixed soils and medium deep red clay soils. The annual rainfall (mm) was 1057mm (2017).
The aim of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yadgir is to bridge the gap between the technologies developed from research institutions to the farmer’s field for increasing production, productivity and income from agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis. It is aspiring to mediate with farmers to identify constraints and recommendations to overcome, assess innovations & ideas, get feedback and assist in adaptation of suitable technologies and skills.
The vision: Be the hub of resource and knowledge for Agricultural technology for upliftment of farming community in Yadgir and surrounding districts.
The Mission: Developing and delivering demand driven agricultural services, products and expertise by specialists to cater the need of all stake holders.