About the Practice

The farmers Shri Bhavanbhai said that to stop fox eating berries, thorns are put the perimeter of the farm. The entire village uses this traditional method.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Bhavanbhai Nathubhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) Western Plain, Kachchh And Part Of Kathia ( 2.4, 2.3)Agro-Climatic Zone (Planning Commission) Gujarat Plains & Hills Region (XIII)Agro Climatic Zone (NARP) North West Zone (GJ-5) North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Alampara, Dasada
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 382750

Practice Details

Crop: Indian jujube
Crop Scientific Name: (Ziziphus mauritiana)
Ingredients: Thorns to prevents foxes from eating berries.

PAS 1:

Spiny or thorny plants are help to prevent entry into fields. A preliminary survey of plants used for fencing in and around Bhadra reservoir project area, Karnataka International Journal of Academic Research and Development Volume 1; Issue 1; January 2016; Page No. 29-30

PAS 2:

"Thorny cactus plants and wild trees help farmers like Muthu Murugan have a protective fence around their farms and derive multiple uses out of them. (Farmers revert to traditional bio-fences for multiple benefits."
https://www.villagesquare.in/2019/10/23/farmers-revert-to-traditional-bio-fences-for-multiple-benefits/ )

PAS 3:

"Study has highlighted the farmers’ suggestions that fencing should be done across the boundaries of the fields so that the wild animals find it difficult to venture in it and cause damage ( A Study on Managing Crop Damage by Wild Animals in Himachal Pradesh."
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327035720_A_Study_on_Managing_Crop_Damage_by_Wild_Animals_in_Himachal_Pradesh )

PAS 4:

The Living Fence is one of the types of fences made up by of living trees, thorny or non-thorny plants,shrubs, creepers etc. It is also called green fence, or hedge. It is one of the important methods of protecting farm land and crops from wild animals and stray cattle. Living Fence And Ecological
Sustainability: A Study On Halakkis Of Uttara Kannada."

PAS 5:

"Prepared cactus fence to protect the seedlings from stray animals (Agricultural and Rural
Reconstruction: A Sustainable Approach"

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/351 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000190

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