About the Practice

Dissolve jiggery into water 1 kg for 1 acre in 15 l of water and spray it over the field. It will attract the Ants and they will eat larvae of insects.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Indubhai Karshanbhai Barot
Agro-Ecological Zone: Middle Gujarat Agroclimatic Zone (GJ-3)
Address: Dabhoi, Vadodara, Gujarat
District: Vadodara
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 391110

Practice Details

Crop: Cotton
Crop Family: Malvaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Gossypium hirsutum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Ruyi
Formulation: Liquid
Ingredients: Jaggery, water

PAS 1:

"Ants positively impact agricultural systems by rapidly consuming large numbers of pest insects, disturbing pests during feeding and oviposition, and increasing soil quality and nutrients. ... Naturally occurring ant species in milpas, mango, citrus, coconut, cashews, and cotton control many pest insects. " [Choate, Beth & Drummond, Francis. (2011). Ants as biological control agents in agricultural cropping systems. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews. 4. 157-180. 10.1163/187498311X571979.]

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/547 - Practice ID: KNW0010000001441

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