About the Practice

The seeds of castor are treated with sour buttermilk for 24 hours and then dried in the shade. These treated seeds are then planted in the soil.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Muljibhai Ratnabhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: AEZ and AESR: South Kachchh and North Kathiawar Peninsula, hot arid (2.4) ACZ: Gujarat plains and hills region (XIII) ACZ (NARP): North Saurashtra Zone (AZ88)
Address: Bharad, Dhrangadhra
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363310

Practice Details

Crop: Castor
Crop Family: Euphorbiaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Ricinus communis)
Crop Vernacular Name: Arandi, castor bean
Formulation: Seeds of castor and sour buttermilk
Ingredients: Sour buttermilk, seeds of castor (Ricinus communis)

PAS 1:

"Adding organic material to the soil, crop rotation, physical barriers, encouraging predators, plant parts and plant extracts can be used effectively for control of this insect."

PAS 2:

"Using organic pest control methods can free the crops from the harmful effects of the chemical pesticides."

PAS 3:

"To know more about the chemical, biological, cultural, traditional ways to control Termites which affects most kinds of crops in India, check the link below."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/503 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000149

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