About the Practice

White ants attack the root and trunk of the plants and trees and leave horticulture crops dry. This infestation mostly occurs in the summer season. As prevention is better than cure, Roopsangbhai Kodipatel in fact prepares the crop land to ward off white ants. He makes a solution of 1 kg leaves and stalks of crown flower (Calotropis gigantean) in water. Then he makes small pits at regular intervals in the horticulture field. He pours the solution into the pits and ensures it lasts for some time. Only then the field is used for planting horticulture plants. Roopsangbhai says this technique has been suggested to him by Karasanbhai Dahyabhai Rajput of Nabhai village in Khambhat taluka.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Rupsangbhai Vanabhai 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: Vinchhiya, Sanand
District: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 382110

Practice Details

Ingredients: Crown flower (Calotropis gigantea)

PAS 1:

"Anti-termitic Activity of Aqueous Extracts from Saharan Toxic Plants Against Anacanthotermes ochraceus All the crude extracts showed significant anti-termitic activity in a different doses and the mortality, among various aqueous extracts were statistically different (p<0.05). The highest termite mortality (50%) was found in leaves extract of (Calotropis procera)."

PAS 2:

"The Effect of Chili Pepper (Capsicum Annum) As Feasible Pesticides For Crop Production According to Romano (nd) chili is sharply flavored fruit of a pepper plant that can be experimented as pesticides. Insecticidal chili pepper (capsicum annum) has a potential to diminish the number of termites that destroys furniture or anything made of wood and also other insects pests."

PAS 3:

"Capsicum based pesticide and method of use The novel pesticide and method of use of the present invention is highly effective against termites in dry areas, wet area."

PAS 4:

"Effects of plant latex based anti-termite formulations on Indian white termite Odontotermes obesus (
Isoptera: Odontotermitidae) in sub-tropical high infestation areas Calotropis procera latex based formulations can be recommended for effective control of termites in high infestation areas."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/328 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000374

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