Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Rabing: A traditional skill of rice nursery management in tribal area of North Konkan coastal zone of Maharashtra
AV Dahiphale, SB Bhagat, NV Mhaskar, DG Jondhale, TJ Bedse and PB Vanve
The study was conducted in the tribal area of the palghar district of the Konkan region of Maharashtra, document Indigenous traditional practice of rabing for rice nursery. Participatory rural appraisal techniques and random survey was done on 120 farmers in 6 tribal villages of -2 blocks of Palghar. Traditional rice nursery management by farmers involved ancient and age old appropriate and rational package of practices. Burning organic matter leads to environmental pollution and GHG emission. Opinion of farmers were recorded regarding benefits of rabing and it is resulted that, 95.25% said it is effective for weed management, 85.25% suggest it is better for germination of seed. 80.25% of opinion that they got healthy seedlings for transplanting, 77.41% said that it improve straw and grain yield, 70.15% said it save cost on fertilizers and pesticides, 69.25% farmers said that it helps in easy uprooting of seedlings and 65.26% peoples said that Rabing is also effective in providing sturdy and strong seedling. ITK is being followed by tribal farmers to get higher rice production at the cost of burning valuable organic matter of the ecosystem even in Todays era of modern agriculture.
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AV Dahiphale, SB Bhagat, NV Mhaskar, DG Jondhale, TJ Bedse and PB Vanve. Rabing: A traditional skill of rice nursery management in tribal area of North Konkan coastal zone of Maharashtra. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):435-437.