Sucking pest aphids generally attack the standing crop, vegetable plants and vines. It damages leaves, flowers and stem of the plant and gets the food gradually by sucking the sap. It remain stuck to the plant, damages the crop and thus plant becomes unproductive. According to Dharmendrabhai Gorad of Pharangataa village of Junagadh district, take one kilogram fruits of neem (Azadirachta indica), which are crushed thoroughly. In this mixture, one liter of water is added and concoction is prepared. As a remedy, 250 ml of concoction is filled in the spraying pump and sprayed on the affected crop. Thus, this treatment effectively controls the aphid problem. It is a traditional practice.
Crop: Various crops
Formulation: extract of neem fruits
Ingredients: Fruits of neem (Azadirachta indica)