About the Practice

Naranbhai Sarvaliya confirms prevention is better than cure. Even before transplanting mango (Mangifera indica) and black plum (Syzygium cumini), he puts 2 kg of castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake in the pits dug up for transplanting either mango or black plum saplings. This he does to ensure that termites do not attack the roots of the two important fruit trees. The addition of oil cake is intended to prevent possible termite attack on the fruit trees. Termites apparently do not relish the bitterness of castor even near the delicious fruit trees.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Naranbhai Paragbhai Sarvalia
Agro-Ecological Zone: Central Highlands (Malwa), Gujarat Plain And Kathiawar Peninsula, Semi-Arid Eco Region
Address: Sayla
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363430

Practice Details

Formulation: 2 kg of castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake
Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/337 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000600

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