About the Practice

Compost pit is prepared by allowing farm waste to rot in a mud tank. The waste is digested by earthworms. The mixture of cow dung, turmeric and neem is used to coat the floor and sides of the pit. Alternatively in place of neem leaves, the leaves of any other bitter plant can also be used to prepare this mixture.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Rekha
Agro-Ecological Zone: Hilly zone, Coastal Zone (KA-9& KA-10)
Address: Dasanakoppa, Siris, North Kanra
District: North Kanra
State: Karnataka
PIN Code 581358

Practice Details

Formulation: Cow dung, turmeric and neem is mixed together.
Ingredients: Cow dung, turmeric and neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves.

PAS 1:

"Neem leaf extract as a natural plant pesticide in the control of fire ants." [G Viswanathan, C Paul, N Warier, S Sampath, S Jha, and S Jha, Neem leaf extract as a natural plant pesticide in the control of fire
ants: Journal of Ecobiology [J. Ecobiol.]. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 131-135. Jun 2002.]

PAS 2:

"The use of botanical pesticides offers eco-friendly pest control strategy to aid the agricultural practices. Among the various herbs, neem plant based insecticides has been the most accepted bio-pesticides, due to the presence of multiple limonoids in neem plant extracts and oil that not only provides a sustainable pest control mechanism but also prevents plant disease resistance, from various synthetic insecticides. Additionally, the efficacy of these pesticidal ingredients of neem can be augmented by encapsulating them in nanocarriers that facilitates in providing sustained and control release of phytochemicals along with site targeted delivery thus, increasing the productivity and yield of crops." [Chaudhary S, Kanwar RK, Sehgal A, et al. Progress on Azadirachtaindica Based Biopesticides in Replacing Synthetic Toxic Pesticides. Front Plant Sci. 2017;8:610. Published 2017 May 8.

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/538 - Practice ID: KNW0010000001242

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