About the Practice

Farmers from Racihur village in Karnataka have developed an interesting protective measure to save sugarcane against termites. They burn dry dung and other crop residuals in the furrows opened for planting sugarcane cuttings before planting the crop as a protective measure against termites and other soil inhabiting pests in sugarcane. Detail Burn dry dung and other crop residues in the furrows opened for planting sugarcane cuttings before planting the crop.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Devugukagouda
Address: Raichur, Karnataka
District: Raichur
State: Karnataka
PIN Code 584101

Practice Details

Formulation: Sugarcane
Ingredients: Dry dung and other crop residues

PAS 1:

"The use of ‘natural’ insecticides from locally available plant products may be effective in some cases but, as they are not subject to the same rigorous safety and environmental evaluation as commercial pesticides, their use cannot be sanctioned unconditionally. Other locally available products, e.g. wood ash, have not been adequately evaluated. Removal of reproductives from the nest and construction of physical barriers may have limited applications, but resistant species and varieties, combined with appropriate cultural methods and, perhaps, minimal use of modern pesticides in an integrated approach, offer the greatest potential for a long term solution. The lack of critical scientific evaluation of non-chemical control makes it a field wide open for research." [Termite (Isoptera) control in agriculture and forestry by non-chemical
methods: a review]

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/596 - Practice ID: KNW0010000000887

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