About the Practice

To prevent the grasshopper from destroying the pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) crop, the seeds are first soaked in the juice of wind killer (Clerodendrum phlomidis). The seeds are then sown. The grasshopper keeps off such a field. Thus the destruction caused by the grasshopper is controlled. Besides, adopting the practice will increase pearl millet production. Many people have adopted this traditional method.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Nathabhai Chothabhai Dabhi
Agro-Ecological Zone: Central Highlands (Malwa), Gujarat Plain And Kathiawar Peninsula, Semi-Arid Eco Region
Address: Adana, Chotila
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363520

Practice Details

Crop: Pearl Millet
Crop Family: Grasses
Crop Scientific Name: (Pennisetum glaucum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Bajra, Bajri
Ingredients: Wind killer or arani or(Clerodendrum phlomidis)

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/341 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000612

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