Larval infestation in the sapota (Achras sapota) crop leads to a heavy loss of production due to sucking and eating of fruits and leaves by the pest. To control larval infestation, Khatubhai Patel prepares a juice of the leaves of basil (Ocimum sanctum ) after grinding and then adds 500 g water to the mash. This solution should then be sprinkled on the peach crop. This traditional technique completely eliminates the larvae.
Crop Family: Sapotaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Manilkara zapota)
Crop Vernacular Name: Sapota, Chikoo
Formulation: Grind leaves of basil and add 500g water
Ingredients: Leaves of basil (Ocimum sanctum)
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"Comparative studies on the efficacy of neem, basil leafextracts and synthetic insecticide, lambda-cyhalothrin,against Podagrica spp. on okra The treatments (lambda-cyalothrin, A. indica and O. bacilicum) were effective but at different proportion following the
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