Local Knowledge of Plant Health in Bangladesh. The meanings of names farmers use for pests and diseases and how they control them.

Abstract

The AAS (Agricultural Advisory Society) surveyed farmer knowledge of plant health problems on behalf of the Global Plant Clinic. During three successive cropping seasons; Summer-I (Kharif-I), Summer-II (Kharif-II) and Winter (Rabi), 2004, using a novel method at 35 villages in 6 upazilas in Natore, Norsingdi and Moulvibazar districts. The survey involved 1591 farmers, including 334 women. Farmers' assessments of the status of insect, disease and soil problems were recorded (on a scale of 0 to 5).

The survey findings are presented under the following headings:

  • Status of plant health problems
  • Local names of plant health problems
  • Farmer's knowledge of plant health problems
  • Use of pesticides
  • History of pesticide application
  • Farmer innovations for pest management

This document requires some minor editorial amendments and will be added shortly, in the meantime, please contact the Global Plant Clinic for more details.

Citation

Kelly, P.; Bentley, J.W.; Harun-Ar-Rashid, Md.; Akm Murshedur Rahman. Local Knowledge of Plant Health inBangladesh. The meanings of names farmers use for pests and diseases and how they control them. (2006) 77 pp.

Local Knowledge of Plant Health in Bangladesh. The meanings of names farmers use for pests and diseases and how they control them.

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