Thursday, 17 September 2015

Seed Disease Control Treatment - Bijamrita

As part of our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see Bijamrita which is used to control seed borne diseases and this is popularised by Subhash Palekar.

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Kgs
1Water21 Ltrs
2Cow Dung5 Kgs
3Cow Urine5 Ltrs
4Lime50 Gms
5Soil from bundHandful

  • Cow's Urine should be from Local Cows and not from cross-bred or foreign breeds.
Method of Preparation
  1. Take a cotton cloth and place the Cow Dung and secure it at the top by tying it well.
  2. Immerse the contents of the cloth in the 20 Litres of Water for 12 hours.
  3. Similarly, take the lime and add the lime to 1 Litre of Water and let it be for a whole night.
  4. Squeeze the contents of the cloth thrice to ensure all the essence is captured in the 20 Litres of  Water.
  5. Add the handful of Soil collected from the bund to the essence and stir it well.
  6. Add the Cow Urine, Lime Water to the contents of the 20 Litre of essence and stir it well.
  7. Bijamrita is ready for use.
Method of Storage
  1. Not Applicable
How long can we store it?
  1. Not Applicable
How to use it?
  1. Seeds to be immersed well in the essence and should be allowed to dry.
  2. Once it is dried well, the seed can be used for sowing.
Which pests are controlled?
  1. Generally, seed borne disease are controlled and the germination improves.

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