About the Practice

Take one measure quantity of paddy which is about 2 kg, is to be taken from the stock of paddy proposed to store. The measured paddy to be heated under dry condition. This heated paddy become puffed. This heated paddy can be mixed with the other paddy which is to be stored without pest attack. If the paddy is stored in this manner, the pest attack will be prevented during storage period.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Thiru. Kathiresan
Agro-Ecological Zone: Eastern Ghats And TamilNadu Uplands (8.3)
Address: Main Road Medushthanam Manamelkudi, Pudukottai
District: Pudukkottai
State: Tamil Nadu
PIN Code 622303

Practice Details

Crop: Paddy
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Oryza sativa)
Crop Vernacular Name: Dhan
Formulation: Heated paddy
Ingredients: Heated Paddy

PAS 1:

"Sun drying is the common traditional practice followed by the farmers (92.00 %) before grains and pulses storage. If moisture content is high, they are dried for longer duration in sun before storing it."

PAS 2:

"Indigenous grain structures and methods of storage"

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/382 - Practice ID:

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