About the Practice

Use of dry leaves of banyan (Ficus benghalensis) and teak (Tectona grandis), dry grass, and kerosene for controling of grasshopper in sorghum (Sorghum vulgare)

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Balvanthbhai Kashirambhai Banga
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: Ranpada, Shamgahan, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Broom-corn (Sorghum)
Crop Scientific Name: (Sorghum bicolor Linn.)
Crop Vernacular Name: Guinea corn, Indian millet, cholam, durra, great millet, jonna, jowar, kafir corn, kaoliang, milo, mtama, shallu, sorgo, sweet sorghum
Formulation: Piles two basketful each of dry leaves of banyan and teak at the four corners of the farm. Between 10-11 p.m. at night, he fires the pile with the help of dry grass and kerosene. light from the fire attracts the grasshoppers and other insects and kills them when they fall in the fire. He got the idea of trying this method when once he burned the farm waste such as leaves and twings at night and observed that it attracted the grasshopper.
Ingredients: Dry leaves of banyan (Ficus benghalensis) and teak (Tectona grandis), dry grass, kerosene

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/406 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002092

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