INDIGENOUS AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE FARMERS ABOUT VARIOUS AGRICULTURAL USES OF NEEM

Article Id: ARCC293 | Page : 131-134
Citation :- INDIGENOUS AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE FARMERS ABOUT VARIOUS AGRICULTURAL USES OF NEEM.Agricultural Science Digest.2013.(33):131-134
B.M. Patel* and N.B. Chauhan drbmpatel@yahoo.com
Address : B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand- 388 110,India.

Abstract

The present study was conducted in Kapadvanj Taluka of Kheda district of Gujarat state of India. A random sample of total 100 farmers having neem tree either at their home or farms were selected for the present study. For this 10 villages were selected randomly. An interview schedule was developed in accordance with the objectives of the study. The data were collected by personal interview method. The findings of the study state that hundred per cent of the farmers had good knowledge regarding uses of neem viz. shadow, tooth cleaner, firewood, extraction of neem oil used for agriculture purpose, mosquito repellant, neem leaves used as organic manure, as an adhesive and how to separate neem kernel from fruits for preparation of neem solution.

Keywords

Farmers Indigenous knowledge Neem Scientific knowledge.

References

  1. Zala, P. K. (2005). A study on indigenous knowledge and adoption level of tribal farmwomen for various uses of neem in Chhotaudaipur taluka of Gujarat state. Unpublished M.Sc. (Agri.), special problem, AAU, Anand.

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