About the Practice

A basket is made from the stalk of cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum) and Indian elm (Holarrhenaantidysenterica). The Indian elm is placed at the bottom of basket before placing the onion by which, the process of turning is not advocated. The onion (Allium cepa) bulbs are then placed into the basket for storage. The onions can be stored for the period of one year. The onion is saved from the rotting. It is a traditional practice.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Hakabhai Samlabhai Sarviya
Agro-Ecological Zone: North West Zone (GJ-5) North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Mu. Gundiyavada, Sayla, Surendranagar
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363430

Practice Details

Crop: Onion
Crop Family: Amaryllidaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Allium cepa)
Crop Vernacular Name: Pyag, Dungari
Ingredients: Stalk of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), Indian elm (Holarrhena antidysenterica)

PAS 1:

"It is concluded from the study that the wooden packed structure ventilated from all sides on raised platform provided better results during 90 days of storage period with minimum losses as compared to those of nylon net bags and open ground. The study suggest that the growers should adopt wooden packed structure method ventilated from all sides on raised platform to store onion bulbs to minimize losses." [Soomro, Shakeel&Ibupoto, Khalil Ahmed &Soomro, N &Jamali, Liaquat. (2016). Effect of storage methods on the quality of onion bulbs. 2016. 221-228.]

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/571 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003598

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