First, Nanjibhai Bhani makes small pieces of stalks of crown flower (Calotropis gigantea) weighing 600 g and soaks these in 10 l of water for 10 to 15 days. After a fortnight, this water is sprayed on the affected chilli (Capsicum annuum) plants. The treatment controls as much as 80 % of white ant infestation and saves the crop by that much. Nanajibhai learnt this technique from a fellow-farmer.
Crop Family: Solanaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Capsicum annuum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Chili, Chilli Mirchi
Formulation: Small pieces of stalks of crown flower (Calotropis gigantea) weighing 600 gm and soaks these in 10 L of water for 10 to 15 days
Ingredients: Stalks of crown flower (Calotropis gigantea), red pepper (Capsicum annuum), chilli, water
"Anti-termitic Activity of Aqueous Extracts from Saharan Toxic Plants Against (Anacanthotermes ochraceus). All the crude extracts showed significant anti-termitic activity in a different doses and the mortality, among various aqueous extracts were statistically different (p<0.05). The highest termite mortality (50%) was found in leaves extract of (Calotropis procera)."
"The Effect of Chili Pepper (Capsicum Annum) As Feasible Pesticides For Crop Production According to Romano (nd) chili is sharply flavored fruit of a pepper plant that can be experimented as pesticides. Insecticidal chili pepper (capsicum annum) has a potential to diminish the number of termites that destroys furniture or anything made of wood and also other insects pests."
"Capsicum based pesticide and method of use The novel pesticide and method of use of the present invention is highly effective against termites in dry areas, wet area"
"Effects of plant latex based anti-termite formulations on Indian white termite Odontotermes obesus (
Isoptera: Odontotermitidae) in sub-tropical high infestation areas Calotropis procera latex based formulations can be recommended for effective control of termites in high infestation areas"