About the Practice

Dhirubhai brings 2-3 branches of date palm (Phoenix sylvestris), attached with leaves. The effect of this method is seen after one week per 0.25 ha of affected area of crop. This traditional techniqe is in use since last 50 years.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dhirubhai Dayalbhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: South Gujarat Heavy Rainfall area (GJ-1)
Address: Ghej, Chikhli, Valsad, Gujarat
District: Valsad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 396521

Practice Details

Crop: Paddy
Crop Family: Grains
Crop Scientific Name: (Oryza sativum)
Crop Vernacular Name: dhan
Formulation: Date palm (Phoenix sylvestris)
Ingredients: Branches of date palm (Phoenix sylvestris)

PAS 1:

"In addition, the oil was subsequently investigated for its insecticidal properties against Aedesaegypti. The oil showed repellent activity against the yellow fever mosquito A. aegypti using the „cloth patch assay“ with 0.051mg/cm2, however, the oil exhibited weak activity against the mosquito's first instar larvae in a high throughput bioassay and adult topical assay. As a conclusion, the Phoenix essential oil and other fractions may have potential against parasites for further evaluation" [Demirci, B. &Alqasoumi, S.I. &Rehaily, A.J. &Yahya, M.A. &Yusufoglu, Hasan &Tabanca, Nurhayat& Wedge, David &Demirci, Fatih&Becnel, J.J. & Bernier, Ulrich & Baser, K. Husnu Can. (2011). Phoenix dactylifera L. essential
oil: Chemical composition, antimicrobial and insecticidal activities. PlantaMedica. 77. 1302-1302. 10.1055/s-0031-1282371.]

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/550 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003352

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