About the Practice

To prevent grasshoppers and aphids from destroying the sorghum (Sorghum vulgare) or chastiya crop, use one bagful of the branches of crown flower (Calotropis gigantean). The branches along with leaves are soaked in a big vessel containing water. This becomes the stock solution for spraying on the sorghum crop. Before spraying the solution, take out the used branches and place them at random in the field. This furthers the spraying effort. Farmer Naranbhai Sarvaliya has adopted this method out of experience.

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

Crop: Sorghum
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Sorghum bicolor)
Crop Vernacular Name: Juvar
Ingredients: Crown flower (akda, Calotropis gigantea)

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/340 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000602

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