Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Integrated Pest Management - Enemy's Enemy is my Friend - Snakes

In our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see how the proverb (in action) is useful to a farmer.

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses the proverb in its fullest form.

There are few things that we can do to ensure that our friends (like Snakes, Owls, Bats, Chameleons etc) are able to live in the farm.
  1. Conducive Environment - By providing shelter and proper nesting facilities, we can create a conducive environment for them to survive and reproduce.
  2. Provide Helpers - Helpers here means providing "T" perches for birds, sticks for Spiders to spin their webs etc enable them to help us better.
  3. Do Nothing - When we come across our friends in our farm, if we do not threaten them in any way or kill them and just leave them to mind own their business will help us to prosper and reap rich benefits in the long run.
Snakes help us by controlling the rodents (rats) in the farm.  This act will help us in the initial stages of the crop as well as in the advanced stages of the crop thereby increasing our productivity.

Monkeys are a menace in the farm and they eat coconuts, fruits, vegetables, fruits etc.  If Snakes are in the farm, monkeys get scarred and they do not come down to the ground and over a period of time they will never visit the farm again.

Similarly, Squirrels are also afraid of the snakes and they will not visit our farm once they see the snakes.

Monday, 14 July 2014


I have been getting many requests for information related to availability of things which a farmer requires from other (core) farmers for developing and furthering their farming activities.

Basically the information is not easily available for a farmer (both new and existing).  In order to address the gap and make the information easily available, this page has been specifically created and will act as a handshake between different types of farmers.

If you are a farmer who are in the business of creating & selling core things like Livestock Breeders, Poultry Breeders, Fingerlings etc then you can register your information for FREE.

Nurseries will not be registered here and will be forwarded to http://www.flowersofindia.net/misc/nurseries.html so as to avoid duplication of work.

Only those from India can register.

All the other information need to be very specific as they are limited in nature and hence can be easily made available.

If you want to register yourselves, please add a comment or drop a mail with the following information.

  • Contact Person
  • Mobile Number (Mandatory)
  • District & State (Mandatory)
  • Product (Mandatory)
  • Company Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • EMail Address
  • Website Address
Note: The author will not be responsible for any damage, loss, fraud etc arising out of the transaction and it will be the sole responsibility of the parties involved to cross check and verify things before committing to a transaction.
Country Chicken

Company Name: K A Poultry Farm
Company Address: 5/125A, Saamiyaar Thottam, Karadivavi, Near Power House, Palladam, Tiruppur - 641658, Tamil Nadu, India
Mobile: 99655-62933, 98420-62933, 99442-80467
Product: Country & Broiler Chicks


Contact Person: P.Settu

Address:  492, Dasiya Venkatarama Chetty Street, Amburpattai, Vaniyambadi, Vellore Dist, Tamil Nadu, India
Mobile: 99441-42297, 78455-18778
Product: Katla, Mrigal, Rohu, Silver Carp, Common Carp, Potla, Pangaz, Murrel, Catfish etc

Contact Person: CD Prasad

Address:  Kaikalur (Mandal), Krishna (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, India
Mobile: 94944-74199
Product: Katla, Mrigal, Rohu, Common Carp, Grass Carp, etc