About the Practice

The infestation of sucking pest (aphids spp.) is seen in fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) when the crop is one-and-a-half to three months old. Some farmers call it "sakariya." Sometimes the sucking pest (aphids spp.) cause 70 to 80 percent damage in crops like fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and mustard (Brassica juncea). According to the farmer, when the wind is mild in the morning, green or dried leaves of eucalyptus are burnt in the farm to create smoke. If needed, the practice is repeated after one week. As it spreads, the smoke eliminates sucking pest (aphids).

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Koparsingh Beharsingh Parmer
Address: Himatnagar
District: Sabarkantha
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 383001

Practice Details

Crop: Eucalyptus
Crop Family: Myrtaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Eucalyptus globulus)
Formulation: Green or dried leaves of eucalyptus are used.
Ingredients: Leaves of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

PAS 1:

"Extract of Eucalyptus and mehogany reduced aphid population. Bahar, H., Islam, A., Mannan, A. and Uddin, J., 2007. Effectiveness of some botanical extracts on bean aphids attacking yard-long beans. Journal of Entomology, 4(2), pp.136-142."

PAS 2:

eucalyptus oil also protects plants from aphids and cannabis.
https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-how-to-spot-treat-and-prevent-aphids-on-cannabis-plants-n499 (
Dated: 14/5/2020)

PAS 3:

"Khodeir et al., (2013) stated that, The efficacy of garlic Allium sativum oil, and eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus oil and their combinations with two organophosphorus pesticides, Dimethoate 30 % and Pestban 48%, control some Piercing-Sucking insect pests. Khodeir, I.A., El-Dakhakhni, T.N. and Youssef, A.E., 2013. Effect of Garlic and Eucalyptus oils in comparison to Organophosphatinsecticides against some Piercing-Sucking Faba bean insect Pests and natural enemies populations. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences, F. Toxicology & Pest Control, 5(2), pp.21-27."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/466 - Practice ID: DTP0010000002513

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