About the Practice

Flowers of mahuva and pods of golden shower are used to control premature flower shedding and thereby getting higher yields in finger millet and pigeon pea crops. A solution is made by pounding together 8 -10 pods of golden shower and 500 gm of dry or fresh mahuva flowers and adding water to it. The solution is then filtered and used for spraying on finger millet and pigeon pea crops at the time of flowering. This controls premature flower shedding in these crops and also pest control to some extent.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dhuljibhai Gandabhai Gamiti
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: Savarkhal, Pipaldah, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Crop: Mahua tree
Crop Family: Sapotaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Madhuca indica)
Crop Vernacular Name: Mahuwa, mahwa, mohulo, or Iluppai or vippa chettu
Formulation: Use of mahuva flowers and golden shower pods to control flower shedding in finger millet and pigeon pea crops.
Ingredients: Mahua (Madhuca indica) flowers, golden shower (Cassia fistula) pods.

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/418 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002213

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