Two feet long branches of akda or (Calotropis gigantea) are kept in water tank or water canal leading to the crop. This water protects the crop from khapedi and molomashi.
Crop: Great millet
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Sorghum vulgare)
Crop Vernacular Name: Jwaarie, jowar, jola, jondhalaa
Formulation: (Calotropis gigantea)
Ingredients: Branches of giant milkweed/ crown flower/ akda (Calotropis gigantea)
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