Agricultural Pest Control

Research shows aloe vera peels useful as natural insecticide

Research has shown that disposed aloe vera peels can be used as a natural insecticide to safeguard staple foods from insects. Dr. Debasish Bandyopadhyay, a physiologist at the University of Calcutta, and his colleagues showed how aloe vera peels can act as a natural insecticide, staving off insects from crops such as maize or millet. …

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Funguses helping farmers fight soil-borne diseases

Farm­ers, who make up to 100 per cent losses due to at­tack of crops by nem­at­odes and wilts, can con­trol the mi­crobes by dredging soils using tricho­derma fungus. Nem­at­odes, bac­teria wilt, fusarium wilt among other dis­ease caus­ing patho­gens have been clas­si­fied by other farm­ers as ‘HIV’ to mean that once they at­tack crops, re­cov­ery is …

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