Journal of
Plant Breeding and Crop Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 409


Indigenous pest and disease management practices in traditional farming systems in north east India. A review

Gopal Kumar Niroula Chhetry1 and Lassaad Belbahri2*
  1Manipur University, Department of Life Sciences, Imphal 795003, India. 2Agronomy Department, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland  technology, architecture and landscape, 150 Route de Presinge, 1254 Jussy, Switzerland.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 April 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009



Traditional farming system is an ecologically based age-old farming system developed by ancient farmers through generations of their interaction with nature and natural resources for food, fodder and fiber. Indigenous knowledge is the knowledge of the indigenous people inhabiting different geographical regions of the world with their own language, culture, tradition, belief, folklore, rites and rituals. This report is an attempt to document some of the indigenous practices followed by traditional farmers for the management of pests of certain common crops grown in traditional farms in general and north east India in particular.

Key words: Agricultural farming, indigenous traditional knowledge, pest and disease management, traditional ecological knowledge.