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Title: Ethnobotany of Finger millet among Muthuvan tribes of Idukki district, Kerala
Authors: Manithottam, Johncy
Francis, MS
Keywords: Eleucine coracana
Muthuvan tribes
Katty
Finger millet
Slash
Burn method
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A01G1/00, A01G17/00, A47G19/00, A23L1/00, A23L1/06, A23L2/02
Abstract: Muthuvan tribes of Idukki district adopt slash and burn method of cultivation for Eleucine coracana (L.) Gaerten. The selection of land is based on ecological indicators such as Carex myosurus Nees and Scleria terrestris (L.) Fasset. Their intercropping pattern, seed material storage and shifting cultivation remain unique in several ways. Katty is a special dish prepared from the powdered grains of Eleucine by these people.
Page(s): 160-162
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(1) [January 2007]

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