Castor oil to treat termite eaten ber or Jujube fruit (Zizyphus Jujube)plants. Talaji Shankarji Raval from the Dethali village in the Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district in Gujarat makes use of castor oil to prevent the ber or Jujube fruit (Zizyphus Jujube) plant from termites. Farmers in Banaskantha district use castor oil instead of castor cake in the ber plantation. Raval pours castor oil for stem of the berplant eaten up by termite, on the lower portion of the plant stem. It slips downward and penetrates in the root zone. Alternatively farmers in Rajkot spray kerosene oil on the crop. Pour castor oil for stem of the ber or Jujube fruit (Zizyphus Jujube)plant eaten up by termite, on the lower portion of the plant stem. Alternatively farmers in Rajkot spray kerosene oil on the crop.
Crop Family: uphorbiaceae
Crop Scientific Name: Ricinus comminuis
Crop Vernacular Name: Arando
"Effect of some organic amendaments on termite infestation in wheat"
Effect of organic amendments on termite population and yield of wheat in arid eco-system of Rajasthan