ASH APPLICATION IN KITCHEN GARDEN
Use of ash on kitchen garden plant is an ITK, it pushes the pest to die of starvation and does not provide a suitable environment for egg laying..
Ash has very fine burnt particles and is sticky to watery surfaces. Insect/pest when feeding, ingest ash along which blocks the taste buds of the insects thus refraining them from eating further and ultimately dies of starvation. It targets cutting, eating and chewing insects.
How it is women friendly?
- It is the easiest commodity available to women at household level.
- It is free of chemicals thus does not defile the food.
- Broadcasting of ash on kitchen garden plants twice a week helps pest incidence to reduce and prevents loss.
Locale of dissemination/ application:
(i) Puri (Ottrarkera)
(iv) Mayurbhanj (Tarajodi)
- Reduced use of chemical based pesticides.
- Reduces health risks associated with chemicals.
- Environment friendly.
- Saves on costly pesticides.
- Effective use of ash produced at house which is usually considered waste
Limitations if any
- Use and application in larger area is not practically possible.
S.K. Srivastava, B L Attri, L. P. Sahoo, M. P. S. Arya, Geeta Saha and B. C. Behera, ICAR -Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Developed and tested
Year and purpose:
2014 – 2015 for waste utilization and creating sound environment
Weather further study/ modification are required or not: