About the Practice

Pearl millet crop is sometimes attacked by insects called bristle beetle. These insects eat the ear of the pearl millet and as a result no seeds set in the ears which means less production and loss to the farmer. There are two methods to control these insects. One: when there are a lot of bristle beetle insects in pearl millet crop then incense sticks are used to drive it away. A person stands with lighted incense sticks in the direction of the wind blowing towards the crop. As the insects move ahead because of the smoke, the person holding incense sticks also moves ahead. This completely drives the insects out of the field and it never returns. Two: when the number of insects are not much then the person caches 2 -3 bristle beetle insects and crushes them in palm with pearl millet leaves After that he stands in a the field in the direction of the wind with open palm. The smell of the insects drives away the bristle beetle. These scheme is being used by about 80-90 % of people and the production also rises.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Jagadishbhai Hirjibhai Gamit
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: Kodi, Ahwa
District: Dang
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Formulation: Use of incense sticks to control bristle beetle in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) crops.
Ingredients: Incense sticks

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/419 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002215

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