About the Practice

To protect the crop, a shed is made on which the creeper is spread uniformly for the growth and development. For the control of heliothis, wastes of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) are placed uniformly over the shed, where the ivy gourd crop has grown and diffused its leaves. As a remedy, 20 kg waste of sugarcane crop are required for half an acre of land to cover. The waste of sugarcane crop are sweet in taste as it attracts other insects, pests and birds to feed on. Similarly, they look on the heliothis larvae and will consume as a first and sole preference. About 60 % crop is saved of the heliothis infestation. While applying the waste, little amount of sugarcane juice is also sprinkled on the top of shed. It is a self-developed method and has been in use from last four years.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Rambhai Laxmanbhai Deshmukh
Agro-Ecological Zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR): North Sahyadris and konkan coast hot humid eco sub region (19.1) Agro-Climatic Zone (Planning Commission): Gujarat plains and Hills region (XIII). Agro Climatic Zone (NARP): South Gujarat heavy rainfall area (GJ-1)
Address: Nagadkhadi, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Sugarcane
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Saccharum officinarum)
Formulation: Rambhai Laxmanbhai Deshmukh of Dang uses waste of sugarcane to check the population of heliothis in ivy gourd crop.
Ingredients: waste of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/405 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002073

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