About the Practice

Growing castor trees for the protection of vegetable crops from the summer winds thus increasing the crop productivity.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dharmabhai Sarla
Agro-Ecological Zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) : Western Plain, Kachchh And Part Of Kathia ( 2.4, 2.3), Agro-Climatic Zone (Planning Commission) : Gujarat Plains & Hills Region (XIII), Agro Climatic Zone (NARP) : North West Zone (GJ-5) North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Zinzuda
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363520

Practice Details

Crop: Vegetable Crop
Formulation: Castor trees
Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus communis) plants

PAS 1:

"Trees grouped together as windbreaks are credited withe improvement of physical conditions, probably most tangibly expressed as protection of crop and crop land".

PAS 2:

"Nets are commonly used to protect agricultural crops from either excessive solar radiation, or environmental hazards, or pests."

PAS 3:

"Strip cropping, using alternate strips of small grains, corn (Zea mays L.), or sorghum with a fallow strip, has been used for years on erodible soils in the Northern and Central Great Plains to reduce wind erosion."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/470 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000047

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