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Indigenous Practice for Pest Management

Indigenous Practice for Pest Management

People from South Odisha specifically Dainiguda village of Kalahandi districts are indigenous in their pest management in hilly areas. The power of wind is optimally used by the inhabitants to drive the avian pest from their legume cultivation field. They use a tall pole out of bamboo and skillfully designed the top with a piece of tin cane and bamboo pieces along with a bamboo sheet. The tin cane is tied with the bamboo sheet and placed within a couple of bamboo pieces. Normally, a gentle breeze is there in hilly side agricultural field which exerts a displacement of the bamboo sheet. The bamboo sheet tied with the tin moves hither and thither and beaten with the bamboo stump pieces around the tin cane resulting in creating irritating cracking sound. The avian pests of the agricultural field are being observed avoiding the area. This kind of traditional knowledge is very unique at Dainiguda of Kalahandi district of Odisha.

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