About the Practice
Problem Statement:

It is eco-friendly method for protecting the crops from insecticides and cheapest and sustainable way for insect protection. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/use_of_insecticides_in_coconut_trees/152


This innovation of insecticides manage the attack of ‘Mandari’ (Eriophyid mite), a kind of insect that destroys tender coconuts by hanging two plastic bottles (200-mg. capacity). In the innovation its include two hanging two plastic bottles (200 mg. capacity) with the help of a strong rope with kerosene would prevent the insecticide. The capacity of bottle can have 200ml. The bottle needs to be open and someone place the yarn to neck of the trees, it should not near the flower bunch and tender coconuts. Take the yarn through one of the leaf stems allowing the bottle to hang freely at one side. Another bottle can be tied to the other end of the string standing at ground level. It need to take that the both bottle should filled up to 75% and by pulling the string make bottles hang straight bellow the neck of the coconut tree and it should tied firmly on the tree. The smell of kerosene generated by the swinging action of these bottles is enough to keep the Mandari insect away. Kerosene is to be replaced every week by opening the string and getting the bottles down.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: K Panickan
Address: Chaluthara ; Vaikom, P.O.: Udayanapuram,
City: Kottayam
State: Kerala
PIN Code 686143

Practice Details

Link: This method has been found very effective against this dreadful insect. A method to prevent attack of "Mandari", a kind of insect that destroys tender coconuts Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/use_of_insecticides_in_coconut_trees/152
Manufacturing Capacity: a) Turnkey solution, b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising, f) Any other:
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Problem Scale: 1) India 2) Around the world

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1177

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