Which intercrops can be grown as trap crops in SPNF?

SOURCE – TECHNIQUES OF SPIRITUAL FARMING – BY SUBHASH PALEKAR

MARIGOLD – It drive away the Aphids & Insects, destroy the Nematodes and attracts the Bees for Pollination.

PIGEON PEA / MAIZE– Place for Predators & Parasites to stay.

BAJRA – Friendly Insects of Trycoderma Parasites stay on the flowers of Bajra. Birds sit on this plant and eats the worms.

CARROT – The flowers of Carrot attract Bees, Parasites and predators in large quantity.

MUSTARD – It is Topmost Trap for Aphids. It attracts many harmful insects including aphids in Wheat, Redgram, Sunflower, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chilli, Vegetables and Fruit trees.

LETTUCE – It saves the crops from diseases controlling to fusarium. protects the trees from diapack, leaves also have fungicides effect.

Compiled by: Sudhakaran, Volunteer, SPNF Karnataka Movement

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