Brinjal (Solanum melongena) crop is infected with fruit and shoot-boring insects. Due to boring of leaves the plant wilts and due to boring of fruits the yield is reduced. Control of such insects is necessary. For this purpose, carom (Trachyspermum ammi) and dillseed (Peucedanum graveolens) are powdered and mixed with ash. This mixture is sprayed on the crop. The spraying controls infestation by shoot-boring insects. Many farmers in rural Surat use this traditional practice.
Crop Family: Solanaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Solanum melongena)
Crop Vernacular Name: Ringan, Bengan
Ingredients: Carom (Trachyspermum ammi), dillseed (Anethum graveolens)