'Panchagavya' solution for well being of crops?

It is said that soaking the seeds for 20 to 30 minutes in ‘panchagavya’ before sowing and keeping the saplings with roots in the solution for 10 minutes helps in getting increased yield.

The Panchagavya concoction can also be sprayed over the saplings after 25 days of planting or at the stage when the saplings start bearing flowers or at a stage when the fruits start ripening.

It is believed that Panchagavya accelerates the growth of the plants by about 75 per cent and also protects the plant from diseases.

Ingredients

Panchagavya is prepared using cow dung, sugarcane juice, go muthra, tender coconut water, cow’s milk, sliced banana, curd and ghee.

Preparation

Cow dung is mixed with ghee and left to settle in a bucket for three days. The mass should be mixed well frequently. On fourth day, the remaining ingredients should be mixed. This must be covered with a netted piece of cloth. This mixture should be stirred atleast four times a day. The mix will be ready for use only after 16 days. The concoction will bring better yield if it is mixed more and kept for more days.

Note

It is better to use the slurry from biogas instead of fresh cow dung. Using sugarcane juice is advisable because sugarcane has fertilising property. Banana helps in growth of micro organisms, which ferment the mix.

The mix will have strong smell, which can be reduced by pouring little quantity of liquor.
For details contact Basaveshwara Organic Farming Development Committee, Bairapura village, N R Pura taluk.

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