Use of Neem  leaves for storage and preservation of seeds

Use of Neem leaves for storage and preservation of seeds

Neem leaves are widely used to repel the pest from stored food grains. Using of neem leaves is a simple , no cost, traditional way to keep away insects and pest during storage.Stored food materials are prone to attack by insects and pathogens .To control this first of all we should collect the fresh neem leaves  and put a thin layer, about 1 cm of fresh neem leaves in the bottom of whatever container we use to store grain. On top of that put in a layer of sun dried grain about 30 centimetres thick. Then put in another thin layer of neem, and on top of that another 30 centimetres of grain. Keep on alternating a thin layer of neem leaves with a thicker layer of grain up to the top of the container. Then close it up.
Benefits of Using Neem Leaves
  1. It is the most effective traditional method to reduce insect and pest during storage.
  2. It is  eco friendly and keep harmful insect away for a full year.
  3. Neem leaves act as insecticide during storage.
  4. It is easy and no cost  way to keep safe our grains.
Hence, Using neem leaves for storage and preservation of seeds is the best method to keep harmful insect and pathogen away. So, it should be promoted.
About the Author
Kusum Dangi
B.Sc. Ag
Campus of Live Sciences

Related Articles

धानबालीको फेद कुहिने रोग कसरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने?

धानबालीको फेद कुहिने रोग कसरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने ?  धानबालीमा लाग्ने रोगहरु मध्ये फेद कुहिने/बकाने एउटा प्रमुख रोग हो। जापानी भाषामा ‘बकाने’को अर्थ ‘मुर्ख बेर्ना’ हो।...

Zero Budget Natural Farming: Approach towards Sustainable Agriculture

Zero Budget Natural Farming: Approach towards Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture is one of the essential requirements to produce food. Assuming we take a gander at the...

बोधिचित्त: धार्मिक महत्व र खेती प्रविधि

बोधिचित्त: धार्मिक महत्व र खेती प्रविधि के हो बोधिचित्त ? नेपालको काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्लाको तिमाल क्षेत्रमा उत्पति भएको, झट्ट हेर्दा बयरकै एक प्रजाति भित्र पर्ने, स्थानीय वनस्पति...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles

धानबालीको फेद कुहिने रोग कसरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने?

धानबालीको फेद कुहिने रोग कसरी नियन्त्रण गर्ने ?  धानबालीमा लाग्ने रोगहरु मध्ये फेद कुहिने/बकाने एउटा प्रमुख रोग हो। जापानी भाषामा ‘बकाने’को अर्थ ‘मुर्ख बेर्ना’ हो।...

Zero Budget Natural Farming: Approach towards Sustainable Agriculture

Zero Budget Natural Farming: Approach towards Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture is one of the essential requirements to produce food. Assuming we take a gander at the...

बोधिचित्त: धार्मिक महत्व र खेती प्रविधि

बोधिचित्त: धार्मिक महत्व र खेती प्रविधि के हो बोधिचित्त ? नेपालको काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्लाको तिमाल क्षेत्रमा उत्पति भएको, झट्ट हेर्दा बयरकै एक प्रजाति भित्र पर्ने, स्थानीय वनस्पति...

खरायो पालन : एक लाभदायक व्यवसाय

खरायो पालन : एक लाभदायक व्यवसाय  १. परिचय: उत्पतिस्थल पश्चिम युरोप र अफ्रिका मानिएको खरायो (Oryctolagus Cuniculus), आफ्नो दिशा आफै खाने (Capraphagic anima) स्तनधारी प्राणी हो...

Forest Soil and Its Uses

Forest Soil and Its Uses Forest soils are the soils found in the Hilly and Mountain areas where sufficient rain forests are available. They are...
en English
X