About the Practice

A typical solution to ward off the breeding of the insects in the buds of the plants consists of neem (Azadirachta indica), turmeric (Curcuma longa), cows urine and cowdung. Pound neem leaves 3 kg into fine powder, add turmeric 300 g, cow urine 5 l, and cowdung 5 kg. Add water 20 L, mix well, and leave the solution to stand for two days. After filtering this solution through a cloth, dilute in 200 l of water and spray on the crop. Apart from bringing the insects under control, presence of of cow urine cowdung in the solution prevents many diseases.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Vijay M Shah
Address: Mandvi, Kachchh
District: Kutch
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 370465

Practice Details

Crop: (Azadirachta indica), (Curcuma longa)
Crop Family: Meliaceae, Zingiberaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Azadirachta indica), (Curcuma longa)
Crop Vernacular Name: Neem, Turmaric
Formulation: Pound neem leaves 3 kilograms into fine powder, add turmeric 300 grams, cow urine 5 litres, and cowdung 5 kilograms. Add water 20 liters, mix well, and leave the solution to stand for two days.
Ingredients: Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves, turmeric (Curcuma longa), cow urine, cow dung.

PAS 1:

"Neem Seed Kernel Extract (NSKE) 5% (50 g/lit) used to control Jumping plant lice."

PAS 2:

"Agbo, B.E., Nta, A.I. and Ajaba, M.O., Bio-pesticidal Properties of Neem (Azadirachta indica)."

PAS 3:

"Neem based sprays can be utilized at initial stage of hopper population (Azadirachtin 3000 ppm@2ml/l)."

PAS 4:

"The aqueous extracts has biopesticidal properties."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/332 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002409

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