About the Practice

When cumin (Cuminum cyminum) crop is sown repeatedly in the same field, the yield of crop is reduced. For increasing the yield, Mansukhbhai Patel takes the flour of pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) . It is sprayed on the cumin crop in the proportion of two mounds of flour per one "bigha" land. This increases land fertility and controls diseases and insect infestation. The yield of cumin also increases.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mansukhbhai Polabhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: Western Plain, Kachchh And Part Of Kathia
Address: Dhayata, Sayla
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363430

Practice Details

Crop: Cumin
Crop Family: Umbellifers
Crop Scientific Name: (Cuminum cyminum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Jeeru, Jeera
Ingredients: Pearl millet (bajra, Pennisetum typhoides) flour

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/324 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000563

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