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Indigenous Knowledge Use in Maize Cultivation in Andhra Pradesh

M. V. Prasad


Indigenous crop cultivation practices are generally organic in nature, do not cause damage to air, water and soil and are safe to human beings. These practices differ considerably from region to region depending on soil type, rainfall, topography etc., and show often modifications by local farmers. In recent years, there has been a growing scientific interest in these indigenous practices as a source of sound ideas that could lead to sustainable use and management of land resources. This article reports the indigenous maize cultivation practices of the farming community in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The scientific rationality of these practices as perceived by the scientists is also discussed

Keyword: Indigenous knowledge; Maize

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