About the Practice

Use one-foot-long smooth iron sheet to reduce the squirrel (Spermophilus variegatus) menace in mango (Mangifera indica) crop. At the time of flowering in mango (Mangifera indica), the menace of squirrels (Spermophilus variegatus) increases. It eats up the flowers and reduces the fruit yield. To reduce the damage by squirrels, nail a smooth iron sheet to the stem of the plant. The sheet is placed at least 1-1.5 metre above the ground level. Because of the block, squirrels and other animals cannot climb up the tree. Thus the mango crop is saved.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Bhavubhai Mohanbhai Rathod
Agro-Ecological Zone: North West Zone (GJ-5)North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Mu. Owangadh, Sayla, Surendranagar
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363520

Practice Details

Crop: Mango
Crop Family: Anacardiaceae – cashews
Crop Scientific Name: Mangifera indica
Crop Vernacular Name: Aam
Formulation: Smooth iron sheet
Ingredients: Iron sheet

PAS 1:

"How to Use Tin to Protect Trees From Squirrels - Creating a tree guard from a flexible sheet of tin can help keep the squirrels out of your trees. A tree guard wrapped around a bird feeder post can also protect bird seed from the marauding rodents."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/564 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003501

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