As a remedy, 8 to 10 bunches of tobacco sticks (Cigars spp.) are drenched in water and squeezed and a decoction is prepared. The smell of this decoction is enough to eradicate sucking pest (Aphids spp.). This experiment was successfully tried out in three bhigas three years ago. After the experiment, mustard crop has not been sowed due to shortage of water in the Maniyari area of Mehsana district for a couple of seasons. This experiment was tried out by Kantilalbhai on the advice of his brother Babubhai.
Crop Family: Solanaceae- Potato family
Crop Scientific Name: (Nicotiana tabacum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Hindi: Tambaku; Manipuri: Hidakmana; Mizo: Vaihlo; Kannada: Hogesoppu, Tambaaku
Formulation: tobacco sticks are drenched in water and squeezed and a decoction is prepared.
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"Extracts of five tobacco varieties (Beeri wala, Balkhi, Pattay wala, Desi Tobacco and Hazropattar) was applied to control aphids in mustard. field and laboratory experiments were carried out. Udin, Asrar & Chang, Babar & Lanjar, Abdual & Magsi, Fida & Bukero, Aslam & Nizamani, Imtiaz & Pirzado, Veenjhar & Zhang, Zehua. (2019). Comparative Efficacy of Leaf Extracts of Different Tobacco Varieties Against Mustard Aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt.)Vergleichende Wirksamkeit von Blattextrakten verschiedener Tabaksorten gegen die Senfblattlaus (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt.). Gesunde Pflanzen. 10.1007/s10343-019-00473-7."PAS 3:
Skaljac, Marisa & Vilcinskas, Andreas. (2016). Biology and Ecology of Aphids. ISBN 9781482236767 CRC group 1st Edition