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The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dharwad is a district level resource and knowledge centre established by the Indian Council of Agriculture (ICAR), New Delhi in the year 2004 at Saidapur farm, Dharwad, Karnataka State. This KVK comes under the jurisdiction of University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad and located at Saidapur Farm. The operational area of this KVK comes under dry zone (Zone 3), northern transitional zone (Zone 8) and part of hilly zone (Zone 9) comprising of five talukas viz; Dharwad, Hubli, Kalaghatagi, Kundagol and Navalgund. The KVK started with a mission to disseminate the appropriate technologies to the farming community for enhancing the farm productivity to achieve sustainable income.
The Navalagund taluk comes under dry zone (Zone 3) with mostly medium to deep black soils and typical rabi based cropping system. The average annual rainfall ranges from 500-600m.m. with peak rainfall during September & October months. The kharif crops are mainly Greengram, Groundnut and Chilli with Onion as an intercrop. And in command area most of the area is under Maize and Bt Cotton with protective irrigation during late kharif. Recently the area under Chilli is being replaced by Hy.Bt Cotton. The rabi crops are mainly Bengalgram and Wheat.