About the Practice

Sometime the crop of finger millet turns pale yellow at the time of fruiting. To control it farmers in these parts use roots of asparagus. This is a traditionally followed method. When the farmers observe paleness in the crops, they bring 2 -3 pieces of asparagus roots and plant them which is not more than half feet deep that near the patch of crop where more damage is seen. This controls the spread of paleness to the other parts in the crop. Normally the roots are planted at two or three places in whole field.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Lakshmanbhai Bhavadiyabhai Bagul
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: Umariya, Galkund, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Asparagus
Crop Family: Asparagaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Asparagus racemosus)
Crop Vernacular Name: Satavar, shatavari, shatamull, shatawari, Kurilo
Formulation: Use of asparagus (Asparagus racemosus) roots to control paleness in finger millet (Eleusine coracana) crop.
Ingredients: Roots of asparagus (Asparagus racemosus)

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/415 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002209

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