About the Practice

Pigeon pea crop is prone to heliothis which bore away its seeds. To control it 100 gm flower and bark of jujube are both finely powdered together. The powder is then dissolved in 1 L water and the solution is sprayed per 0.40 hectare of crop. It is observed that heliothis strike the pigeon pea crop at the same time when there is flowering in jujube at beginning of the winter season hence there is no difficulty in getting the flowers. The flowers are collected by spreading a cloth or plastic sheet beneath the tree and shaking the branches with a bamboo pole. The experience of the farmer using this method is that after spraying this solution heliothis start to recede in 2 -3 days. The sour smell and taste of the solution discourages the worms from eating the seeds.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Rambhai Bhikhabhai Lakhan
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: Timbarthava, Keshbandh, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Pigeon Pea
Crop Family: Fabaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Cajanus cajan L.)
Crop Vernacular Name: Red gram, tur, pwa kongo in Haiti, or as gungo peas in Jamaica. Hindi: Arhar dal, tuvar dal; Urdu: arehar ki dal
Formulation: Use of flowers and bark of jujube to control heliothis in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) crop.
Ingredients: Flower and bark of ber or Jujube or (Zizyphus jujuba)

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/416 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002210

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