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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Traditional tea pest management practices adopted by small tea growers of Assam

Kapil Kumar Bhuyan, Gautam Kumar Saikia, Mukul Kumar Deka, Bithika Phukan and Subhash Chandra Barua

The present study was an effort to gather Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) used for tea pest management prevalent among the small tea growers of different districts of Assam viz. Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Nagoan, Sonitpur and Lakhimpur. The information was collected on the basis of personal interview to each of the growers through a questionnaire. The procedures of such practices like materials, method/techniques were noted as per the interview schedule. The results reflected mosaic of ITKs appeared from the tea growers practices and many of them has been found effective by them and may serve as inputs for valid scientific investigation for large scale use in tea pest management. The ingredients used were available locally in abundance made from either plant or animal product. The tea growers were using those traditional practices to control pests like red spider mite (Oligonychus coffeae), tea mosquito bug (Helopeltis theivora) and looper caterpillar (Buzura suppresseria).
Pages : 1338-1344 | 757 Views | 32 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kapil Kumar Bhuyan, Gautam Kumar Saikia, Mukul Kumar Deka, Bithika Phukan, Subhash Chandra Barua. Traditional tea pest management practices adopted by small tea growers of Assam. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):1338-1344.
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