About the Practice

Striga plant grows especially rapidly during the monsoon along with sorghum (Sorghum vulgare) and pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) crops. When striga (Striga asiatica) becomes an adult plant, it preys on the fully mature crops of sorghum and pearl millet. This results in the dying of standing grain crops. To avoid the striga problem, seeds of these crop are treated with turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder before sowing. The crop seeds are thus protected against possible preying by striga.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Hirabhai Mohanbhai
Agro-Ecological Zone: North West Zone (GJ-5)North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Mu. Dharmshala, Sayala, Surendranagar
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363430

Practice Details

Crop: Shorghum
Formulation: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder
Ingredients: Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/562 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003493

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