Indigenous approaches of orchid pest management in North East India

N. K. Meena, Ram Pal, D. Barman, R. P. Pant

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Orchids are high value flowers cultivated by the people in North East India. Pest infestation is one of the major factors limiting the quality production of these flowers. Twelve locations from five North eastern states, i.e., Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Darjeeling and Kalimpong of West Bengal were taken in this study. Observations revealed that a large number of farmers in tribal hamlets growing orchids at their homes or in a small piece of land and still practice indigenous techniques for pest management on orchids as followed in other crops. Locally available wild plants and their byproducts, insect’s excreta and few animal produces were applied with age old knowledge of farmers for successful management of orchid pests. Such practices were easily prepared, comparatively cheaper and well accepted by the community of the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Indigenous technique
  • Insect pests
  • Management
  • NEH Region
  • Orchids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine


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