Cassava cultivation in this TVM village turns successful as tactics keep wild boars away

Inaugural of the harvest

Thiruvananthapuram: By employing indigenous tactics to keep away wild boars from the fields, the farmers in Kokkotta under Aryanad grama panchayath here have scripted a success story in cassava (tapioca) cultivation.

Notably, it is after years that the farmers here are reaping a bumper harvest.

The success story is in the back of the coordinated efforts of Mitraniketan Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR), who devised science-backed indigenous tactics that are eco-friendly.

Green shade nets for organic fencing, application of castor oil for emitting an intense odour and use of repugnant solar lights were some of the methods employed to keep away the wild boars.

The harvest was inaugurated by the panchayath member of the ward. During the inauguration, the officials from Vigyan Kendra explained the project and the different methods employed.

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