About the Practice

Insect infestation and blight affect the crops of rice (Oryza sativa), mustard and lucern causing loss of production. These insects thrive in cold and humid weather. For the control of insects and blight, Ratilal Patel prepares a mix of 1 kg castor (Ricinus communis) oil and 20 kg ashes of dung-cake. This mix should be sprinkled on the crops. The medication shows its effect within 2-3 days. About 80% insects are controlled by this technique. The use of 20 kg of the mix is sufficient for one bigha of land. This is a traditional practice to control insects and blight in crops.

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

Formulation: Mix one kg castor (Ricinus communis) oil and 20 kg ashes of dung-cake
Ingredients: Castor oil (Ricinus communis), ashes of dung

PAS 1:

"Aunty et al. (2006) demonstrated high larvicidal activity of aqueous extracts from leaves of (R. communis) against four mosquito species, (Culex pipiens L.), (Aedes caspius) Pallas, (Culiseta longiareolata) Aitken and (Anopheles maculipennis) Meigen."

PAS 2:

"Determination of insecticidal effects of Ricinus communis crudeextracts and blood baited traps with castor oil adhesive onphlebotomine sand flies Medical Parasitology and Entomology in theJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology."

PAS 3:

"Larvicidal activity of Ricinus communis extract against mosquitoes."

PAS 4:

"Insecticidal value of castor (Ricinus cummunis) against termites."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/322 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000300

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