A Stethoscope is generally used to detect the heart beat of human beings and animals. Chakradhar Pradhan of Bargarh District, Odisha innovated upon a new utility for this stool in the agriculture sector. The Root borer pest inside the plant could be detected through stethoscope. One can easily able to hear the cutting sound of the pest by keeping the stethoscope on the outer region of plant. It requires keen attention and a little patience. Accordingly the needful curative measures like uprooting, soil drenching with pesticides are taken after detection of pests for protection of the affected plants.
Stethoscope is used to detect the Root borer pest inside the plant. As a stethoscope is quite affordable, (Rs 400/- only) and simple to operate, farmers can easily use this. The farmers will definitely be benefited by practicing this innovative method. They will easily find out the pests inside the affected plant by stethoscope. Then the pests can be controlled by taking the timely curative measures. Hence, now the use of stethoscope in plant sector is highly appreciated and widely accepted by the farmers.