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IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE(S) REGARDING PEST CONTROL METHODS IN AGRICULTURE
K. PRADHAN, ZIGME YOLMO, AVISHEK SAHA, C. VARA PRASAD

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 9, Issue-38, pp.4580-4584, Aug 2017
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2017.V9I38.45804584.1880



Abstract
The study was conducted to identify and document the various indigenous technological knowledge regarding indigenous methods for pest control in agriculture gathered and applied through experiences of the local people in north eastern part of India. This indigenous technological knowledge is based on the experiences of the people over a period at a given place. The information, thus, were collected from the selected informants of the given area and documented in a systematic manner based on some attributes. In recent times, climate change has taken place with its significant and most observable impacts on various aspects of agriculture. Subsequently, plant protection, now a day, has become a serious matter because due to changes in climate, the ecology and biology of different insect pests are also changing which makes pest control mechanisms more difficult and complex. Moreover, indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides in agricultural field not only develops resistance in the pests but also leads to environmental degradation. On the other hand, there are some indigenous people who are still following some indigenous practices in case of controlling the pests in their agricultural fields through using locally available plans and low-cost resources. The basis of these indigenous technological knowledge has its base deep rooted into the experiences of their ancestors being passed on from generation to generation. As these ITKs fulfil the criteria of cultural and environmental compatibility and are also economically feasible, therefore, an appropriate blend between the indigenous knowledge system and scientific knowledge system regarding pest control methods should be considered during formulation of an effective and efficient crop protection strategy for ensuring sustainable agricultural development.

Key-Words / Index Term
Indigenous technological knowledge, climate change, plant protection, chemical pesticides

How to cite this article
K. PRADHAN, ZIGME YOLMO, AVISHEK SAHA, C. VARA PRASAD , “IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE(S) REGARDING PEST CONTROL METHODS IN AGRICULTURE ”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 9, Issue-38, pp.4580-4584, Aug 2017. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V9.I38.1880