Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Organic farming tends to tolerate some pest populations while taking a longer-term approach. Organic pest control involves the cumulative effect of many techniques.
- Allowing for an acceptable level of pest damage
- Encouraging predatory beneficial insects to control pests;
- Encouraging beneficial microorganisms and insects; this by serving them nursery plants and/or an alternative habitat
- Planting companion crops that discourage or divert pests
- Using row covers to protect crops during pest migration periods
- Using pest regulating plants and biologic pesticides and herbicides using no-till farming, and no-till farming techniques
- Use green belting.
- Beneficial plants will become source of pest control materials.
-Crop Rotation helps to maintain soil productivity and tilt to supply plant nutrients, and to control weeds, insects and other pests and diseases.
-Keeping Field sanitation helps to prevent pest & disease attacks
- Destroy pest Habitats
-In Sri Lanka farmers also use Traditional Practices “Kem Krama”to control pests.
- Set up light traps to control Insect pests
- Set up traps to kill rodents
- Hand picking of Snails
- Remove the egg masses by hand
Use Bio Pesticides & Formulations
- Mixture of Neem oil and Castor oil
- Essence of Neem seed
- Mixture of Ginger and Garlic