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Title: Use of certain bio-products for insect-pest control
Authors: Lal, Chaman
Verma, L R
Keywords: Bio-products
Indigenous Insect-Pest Control
Traditional Pest Control Methods
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup>: </b>C05G3/00, A01M1/00, A01M5/00, A01M31/00, A01N3/00
Abstract: The present study was carried out in remote villages of the Mandi, Bilaspur, Shimla, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts of the Himachal Pradesh to identify the important Indigenous Technology Knowledge (ITKs) in use, methods for managing the insect-pests of the different crops and to document the same.&nbsp; Farmers commonly use ash against chewing and sucking type of insect pests. Use of cattle litter not only enriches the soil fertility but also reduces the insect-pests of the crops significantly. The bioproducts namely aged cow urine, <i style="">Vitex negundo</i> Linn., <i style="">Ferula assafoetida</i> Linn<i style="">, Aloe barbadensis </i>Mill<i style="">., Nicotiana tabacum</i> Linn. and whey<i style=""> </i>were found to be very effective against the insect pests of cabbage, wheat, peas, grams and other crops. Such an assessment was essential because these are the innovative eco-friendly sprays, which are economically viable for small farmers and have already been adopted by the farmers in some locations. The choice of indigenous bio-insecticides has been found to be effective as well as eco-friendly. This will also help in reducing the load of insecticide on the ecosystem.
Description: 79-82
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(1) [January 2006]

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