About the Practice

1 kg of ginger (Zingiber officinalis), 500 g of chilli (Capsicum annuum) and 500 g of garlic (Allium sativum) are pounded well or separately and mixed with water. This formulation is then sprayed on the affected groundnut crop. The effect of this spray is observed on the very next day. As a result of the spray, the small sucking pest falls down.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Chhaganbhai Kokni
Agro-Ecological Zone: South Gujarat Zone (GJ-2)
Address: Mu.Po. Kakadava, Vyara, Surat
District: Surat
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394650

Practice Details

Crop: Groundnut
Crop Family: Legumes
Crop Scientific Name: (Arachis hypogia)
Crop Vernacular Name: Mungfali, sing
Formulation: 1 kg of ginger (Zingiber officinalis), 500 g of chilli (Capsicum annuum) and 500 gm of garlic (Allium sativum)
Ingredients: Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Chilli (Capsicum annuum), Garlic (Allium sativum), water

PAS 1:

"Results of current study, as the first study on insecticidal and repellent activity of mentioned essential oils against Culex theileri Theobald, show considerable values of insecticidal and repellent activity against mosquitoes, concentration of one (undiluted extract) had the highest insecticidal and repellent activity against Culex theileri Theobald for both of essential oils and essential oil of Eucalyptus globulus (66% insecticidal and 74% repellent activity) was more potent than Zingiber officinale (45% insecticidal and 61% repellent activity)" [Madreseh-Ghahfarokhi S, Pirali Y, Dehghani-Samani A, Dehghani-Samani A. The insecticidal and repellent activity of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oils against Culex theileri Theobald, 1903 (
Diptera: Culicidae. Ann Parasitol. 2018;64(4):351-360.
doi: 10.17420/ap6404.171.
PMID: 30738419.]

PAS 2:

"The study of the development duration and the mortality rate of An. gambiae in a medium containing the powder of Capsicum annuum permitted to note that the development duration were longer when higher quantity of C. annuum were added in the breeding medium. The mortality rate was positively correlated to the concentration of C. annuum." [G.A. Foko Dadji, J.L. Tamesse and J. Messi, 2007. Insecticidal Effects of Capsicum annuum on Aquatic Stages of Anopheles gambiae Giles under Laboratory Conditions. Journal of Entomology, 4: 299-307.
DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.299.307

PAS 3:

"Use of essential oils as an alternative in insect pest management programmes is a sustainable alternative as they can be obtained from nature. Essential oils can be used as contact toxicity, fumigant toxicity, and repellent, oviposition inhibitory and developmental inhibitory agents. These act on various levels in the insects so possibility of generating resistance is low. Thus, A. sativum and A. marmelos essential oils can be used as an alternative of synthetic insecticides in the stored-grain insect pest management." [Mukesh Kumar Chaubey , 2017. Study of Insecticidal Properties of Garlic, Allium sativum (Alliaceae) and Bel, Aegle marmelos (Rutaceae) Essential Oils Against Sitophilus zeamais L. (
Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Entomology, 14: 191-198.
DOI: 10.3923/je.2017.191.198

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/557 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003455

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