Control of Brown Plant Hopper in Paddy and Cotton Gozing

Name : Mr. Basavraj Santeshivarab.basavarajn

District & State :  Hassan, Karnataka

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Appreciation

Award Function :   1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2001

Innovation Description

807edfd5bfab23a0bb028270647f174b-584_340x180Mr. Santeshivara is a innovative organic farmer cultivating coconut in addition to paddy. He has developed several organic farming methods: like effective composting through coir pit and gober gas slurry. He has obtained a paddy field of 38 quintal per acre by following strictly organic methods. He is an active member of Parisara Priya (Nature Loving Farmers Forum in Hassan district) and is regular writer to Hittalagida. He has received the SRISTI award during February 2000 at IIM Ahmedabad.

Brown plant hopper in paddy can be killed by two ways –holding a horizontal stick during the day and pushing it by a light trap at night towards a fire or chemicals spayed near the field.

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