About the Practice

Paddy (Oryza sativa) seed for raising plants/seedlings should be kept for 24 hours in rain water containing manure. The paddy seeds are thus washed in rainwater. The leaves of pungent toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) should then be mixed with the paddy seeds and tightly secured in a quilt/gunny bag. Soon small sprouts, of half an inch, arise from the seeds. At the same time, the leaves of tooth-brush tree are spread in the area of paddy culture. Tiny paddy plants grow in the culture within 18 days. Pungent toothbrush tree grows mostly in sticky lands; it has rectangular and thin leaves. These leaves are not affected during the autumn season.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Ratilal Shamaldas Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) Western plain, kachchh and part of kathiawar peninsula, hot arid eco-region (2.3)Agro-Climatic Region (Planning Commission) Coastal Plains and Hills (XIII)Agro Climatic Zone (NARP) Bhal and Coastal area (GJ-8) 14.26%North Gujarat ( GJ-4) 19.87%North west zone (GJ-5) 36.38North Saurashtra (GJ-6) 29.49
Address: Ognaj, Daskroi
District: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 380060

Practice Details

Crop: Paddy
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Oryza sativa)
Crop Vernacular Name: Rice
Ingredients: Leaves of pungent toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica), manure with dung, water, quilt, gunny bag

PAS 1:

"The study indicated Salvadora persica, a medium-sized tree can be cultivated for restoration of highly saline black soils which are not suitable for conventional arable farming."

PAS 2:

"Seed Treatment Techniques for Paddy Fill the paddy seeds in a closely-knit bamboo basket lined with Salvadora persica leaves at the bottom and pour about 10 to 12 litres of water over the basket. Cover the basket with Salvadora leaves and place a weight over it. Leave the setup undisturbed for 24 hours before sowing. This will help in early and vigorous germination."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/321 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000299

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