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Plant Protection Practices in India Based on Indigenous Knowledge


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1 Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru – 560072, Karnataka, India
2 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Plant Pathology, SV Agricultural College, Tirupathi – 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, Dharwad – 580005, Karnataka, India
6 Kannada Sahithya Parishath, Bangalore – 560018, Karnataka, India
7 NIAP, ICAR, New Delhi – 110012, Delhi, India
     

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Ancient Indian texts such as Varahamihira's 'BrihathSamhitha', Chavundaraya's 'Lokopakara' and Sarangadhara's SarangadharaSamhitha’, provide recommendations for an integrated approach to control crop pests and diseases by managing soil, seed, plant and environment. The seed treatment with cow dung, milk, juice of plants and cow ghee is also prescribed. As prophylactic measure for disease control, the incense of plant leaves and flowers, along with fish meat, turmeric, mustard, are mentioned. 'Panchagavya' to control plant diseases were found effective in managing soil-borne diseases of tomato and Panama wilt disease banana.

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Diseases, Indigenous Knowledge, Kunapajala, Panchagavya, Plant Protection, Pests, Vrikshayurveda.
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  • Bhat MR. Varahamihira's Brihat-Samhitha. Bangalore, India: Motilal Banarasidass Publishers; 1981.
  • Iyenger HS. Chavundaraya's Lokopakara. Madras, India: Governmental Central Manuscripts Library; 1950.
  • Rao SKR. Sarangadhara's Vrikshayurveda. Bangalore, India: Kalpatharu Research Academy; 1993.

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  • Plant Protection Practices in India Based on Indigenous Knowledge

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Authors

M. G. Chandrakanth
Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru – 560072, Karnataka, India
H. Ramachandra Reddy
University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065, Karnataka, India
A. L. Siddaramaiah
Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065, Karnataka, India
B. Padmodaya
Department of Plant Pathology, SV Agricultural College, Tirupathi – 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
S. Jahagirdar
Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, Dharwad – 580005, Karnataka, India
N. Basavaradhya
Kannada Sahithya Parishath, Bangalore – 560018, Karnataka, India
A. Ravishankar
NIAP, ICAR, New Delhi – 110012, Delhi, India

Abstract


Ancient Indian texts such as Varahamihira's 'BrihathSamhitha', Chavundaraya's 'Lokopakara' and Sarangadhara's SarangadharaSamhitha’, provide recommendations for an integrated approach to control crop pests and diseases by managing soil, seed, plant and environment. The seed treatment with cow dung, milk, juice of plants and cow ghee is also prescribed. As prophylactic measure for disease control, the incense of plant leaves and flowers, along with fish meat, turmeric, mustard, are mentioned. 'Panchagavya' to control plant diseases were found effective in managing soil-borne diseases of tomato and Panama wilt disease banana.

Keywords


Diseases, Indigenous Knowledge, Kunapajala, Panchagavya, Plant Protection, Pests, Vrikshayurveda.

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