About the Practice

For controlling this problem, chang (Crotalaria burhia) plant is sowed as an intercrop with finger millet crop. He believes that infestation of dodder is not found, when chang crop is sown as intercrop with finger millet crop. He is following organic farming using only farmyard manure and avoiding chemical pesticides. He also earlier tried intercropping Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) crop with finger millet, which gave him partial success in controlling the dodder infestation. Once he tried chang which gave him complete control hence now he uses this plant only.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Arjunbhai Kalubhai Galvi
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: Ghutiyamal, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Finger millet
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Eleusine coracana)
Crop Vernacular Name: Red millet, Ragi
Formulation: Use of chang (Crotalaria burhia) crop as intercrop for controlling of dodder infestation in finger millet crop.There is often the problem of dodder parasite vine infestation on finger millet crop.
Ingredients: Intercrop of chang (Crotalaria burhia)

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/411 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002165

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