Herbal Preparation to Control Vegetable Crop Pests

Name : Mahendrabhai Lallubhai Patelmahendrabhai-l.-patel.-mu.-nadiyad.-ta.-nadiyad.-dist.-kheda

District & State :  Kheda, Gujarat

Category : Herbal products

Award :   Appreciation

Award Function :   5th National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2009

Innovation Description

  • IPR Status

leaves-clip-art-leaves-clipMahendrabhai faced serious problem of black caterpillars in his crop of radish and spinach. He observed that in a particular local plant, there was no attack of the caterpillar. Using the plant, he prepared a herbal formulation, which he used to very good affect in his field.

SRISTI, Ahmedabad made efforts to validate the practice to see its effect on common pests of vegetables and it was found that the
formulation gave 60 per cent positive result. Further trials are being conducted in SRISTI on a larger scale to validate the practice.

NIF has filed a patent for the technology in the innovator’s name.


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