About the Practice

The flour of pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) is kept inside the dunghill for twenty days and then taken out and mixed with water. Take 1 kg neem (Azadirchta indica) seeds, pound them and prepare a juice Add 10 to 15 dead worms paste and add the same to the neem (Azadirchta indica) seed and pound the mixture to prepare a juice. Whenever there is a need of spraying medicine, use this to spray. Fill the pump up to half its capacity with water and add 100 ml of neem juice. Then add one cup or 500 g pearl millet solution, filtered with a fine cloth, to the pump.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Amarshibhai Dharamshibhai Rajpara
Agro-Ecological Zone: North West Zone (GJ-5) North Saurashtra (GJ-6)
Address: Mu. Mokasar, Po. PanchvadaChotila Surendranagar
District: Surendranagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 363520

Practice Details

Crop: Pearl millet
Crop Family: Poaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Pennisetum typhoides)
Crop Vernacular Name: Bajara
Formulation: Liquid
Ingredients: • Neem (Azadirchtaindica) fruit, Green worm, • Pearl millet (Pennisetumtyphoides) flour

PAS 1:

"Put a thin layer, about 1 1/2 centimetres, of fresh neem leaves in the bottom of whatever container you use to store grain. On top of that put in a layer of sun dried grain about 30 centimetres thick. Then put in another thin layer of neem, and on top of that another 30 centimetres of grain. Keep on alternating a thin layer of neem leaves with a thicker layer of grain up to the top of the container. Then close it up. Your grain will be safe from insects." [Neem Protects Stored Grain, G. Venkataramani, Agricultural Correspondent, The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, Anna Salai, Madras ‑ 600 002, INDIA.]

PAS 2:

"Neem (Azadirachtaindica A. Juss.) has been demonstrated to reduce insect populations in stored products through its toxic and growth-disrupting and other effects on the pests. Grain movement and percussion also help to kill pests in grain. The combination of neem and grain movement on population growth and development of four insect pests is reported in this study. Dried whole neem leaves, neem leaf powder and neem seed kernel oil were combined individually with dried beans and rice in separate experiments, and subjected to varying degrees of gentle grain tumbling. The results showed that the combined treatments were more effective in reducing populations and disturbing growth and development of Acanthoscelidesobtectus (Say) (Bruchidae), Sitophilusoryzae (Linnaeus) (Curculionidae), Oryzaephilussurinamensis (Linnaeus) (Silvanidae) and Cryptolestesferrugineus (Stephens) (Cucujidae) compared to the untreated control or the neem or tumbling treatments alone. This study demonstrates the potential of a simple, effective and cheap method of protecting stored seed or food grain in small-scale storage for resource-poor farmers who do not have access to sophisticated control methods, entoleters or other mechanical devices for grain protection." [Facknath, S. Combination of neem and physical disturbance for the control of four insect pests of stored products. Int J Trop Insect Sci 26, 16–27 (2006).

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/589 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003947

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