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Documentation of Traditional and Indigenous Seed and Food Grain Storage Practices of Bidar District


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1 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar (Karnataka), India
     

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Indigenous knowledge is the accumulated knowledge, skill and technology of the local people. It is readily available at no cost and has many advantages over scientific knowledge. The study was conducted at remote villages of Bidar district to document the indigenous storage techniques adopted by the farmers. The documentation was done by direct interview and group discussion methods. Key informants including progressive farmers belonging to small, marginal and big farmer categories, aged farmers, farmwomen and farm labourers were involved during the process of data collection. The results indicate that among the different management practices followed of the control of stored grain pest, sun drying an age old practice has been observed effective and was adopted by more than 80 per cent farmers in the district. The reduced moisture content inhibited the multiplication of stored pests has been well established long back.

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Indigenous, Documentation, Storage, Pests, Management Practices.
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K. Bhavani
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar (Karnataka), India
Ningdalli Mallikarjun
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar (Karnataka), India

Abstract


Indigenous knowledge is the accumulated knowledge, skill and technology of the local people. It is readily available at no cost and has many advantages over scientific knowledge. The study was conducted at remote villages of Bidar district to document the indigenous storage techniques adopted by the farmers. The documentation was done by direct interview and group discussion methods. Key informants including progressive farmers belonging to small, marginal and big farmer categories, aged farmers, farmwomen and farm labourers were involved during the process of data collection. The results indicate that among the different management practices followed of the control of stored grain pest, sun drying an age old practice has been observed effective and was adopted by more than 80 per cent farmers in the district. The reduced moisture content inhibited the multiplication of stored pests has been well established long back.

Keywords


Indigenous, Documentation, Storage, Pests, Management Practices.