About the Practice

500 g tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) powder or snuff is mixed thoroughly in 2.5 l water. Then this solution is filled in a pump and sprayed on the crop. In case of severe infestation the mixture is sprayed once every week. Moreover, decoction of pungent chillis is also sprayed. The idea of using tobacco came to Bhikabhai the as snuff powder is regularly used by humans to destroy head-lice in hair."

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Bhikhabhai Mansi
Agro-Ecological Zone: Central Highlands (Malwa), Gujarat Plain And Kathiawar Peninsula, Semi-Arid Eco Region
Address: Gundaran, Lilia
District: Amreli
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 365220

Practice Details

Crop: Cotton
Crop Family: Mallow
Crop Scientific Name: (Gossypium spp.)
Crop Vernacular Name: Kapas
Formulation: 500 gm. Tobacco powder in 2.5 L water
Ingredients: Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) powder

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/311 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000449

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