If the gram crop (Cicer arietinum) is affected by green larvae, the plants become dry as larvae suck all the nutritive elements. To control infestation by green larvae, Rameshbhai Damajibhai spreads juice of the leaves of wind killer (Clerodendrum phlomidis) in the crop area before the planting of seeds. This practice successfully prevents infestation by the green larvae. He learnt of this technique from his elders.
Crop Family: Leguminoseae
Crop Scientific Name: (Cicer arietinum L.)
Crop Vernacular Name: Bengal gram, gram and chana
Formulation: Spreads juice of the leaves of windkiller (Clerodendrum phlomidis) in the crop area before the planting of seeds.
Ingredients: leaves of wind killer arani (Clerodendrum phlomidis)
"The results suggested that the pectolinaringenin from C. philomidis could be used to develop a new botanical formulation to manage vector mosquitoes and agricultural pests. Braz. arch. biol. technol. vol.58 no.3 Curitiba May/June 2015"
"Antifeedant, larvicidal and growth inhibitory activities of fractions from Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. F. against bhendi fruit borer Earias vittella Fab The study clearly suggests that the fraction from C. phlomidis could be used to develop a new botanical formulation to manage economically important pests"
"Bioefficacy of Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. f. and Flueggea leucopyrus (Koen.) Willd. against Earias vittella Fab. The results clearly indicated that chloroform extract of C. phlomidis and hexane extract of F. leucopyrus could be exploited to develop a new pesticidal formulation for eco-friendly pest management."
"Green larvae, feed mainly on leaflets and occasionally on pods."