Uttarakhand farmers adopt eco-friendly ways to get rid of pests

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Nainital, Apr 5 (ANI): Nainital farmers are adopting eco-friendly methods to get rid of pests by using insect trappers instead of chemical pesticides.

They said that the use of the insect trapper has not only reduced their pesticide and labour expenditure, but also the use of strong chemicals in cultivation.

"I saw this insect trapper in a fair and thought of using it in my fields. At first, I used it in my poly-house due to which the pesticide expenditure went down. Since then I have been using it in my gram fields. By using this, not only we are saving the pesticide expenditure but also we are saving the environment from getting polluted," said Ravindra Sharma, a farmer.

The main advantage of this trapper is that it is more effective at night, as the light sliders attached to it attract the insects, which causes them to fall in a bucket of water and diesel and subsequently die.

"We noticed that the use of pesticides increases the labour and pesticide expenditure. The light traps that are used in the farms are very effective and we have learned that by using it we can control the pesticides without any expenditure. It saves our money and reduces the use of poison that we otherwise used in our fields," said Kundan Joshi, another farmer.

"Every farmer should be encouraged to use this trapper as it does not have any ill-effects on the environment," he added. (ANI)

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