Saturday, 25 June 2016

Pesticides - Dashparni Ark

As part of our Agriculture for Everybody blog series,  we are going to see Dashparni Ark.

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Kgs/Nos
1Vembu (Neem) Leaves5 Kgs
2Unni chedi (Lantana camara) Leaves 2 Kgs
3Pungam (Pongamia pinnata) Leaves2 Kgs
4Arali (Indian Oleander) Leaves2 Kgs
5Kattamanakku (Jatropha) or Amanakku (Castor) Leaves2 Kgs
6Shindilakodi (Tinospora cordifolia) Leaves2 Kgs
7Seetha Pazham (Custard Apple) Leaves2 Kgs
8Erukkan (Calotropis gigantean) Leaves2 Kgs
9Pappali Pazham (Papaya) Leaves2 Kgs
10Nochi (Vitex Negundo Linn) Leaves2 Kgs
11Cow Urine5 Litres
12Cow Dung2 Kgs
13Water170 Litres

Method of Preparation
  1. Take a 200 Litre vessel (either plastic drum or similar ones).
  2. Pour the Water first.
  3. Submerge all the 10 different leaves in the water.
  4. Pour the Cow Urine and Cow Dung on top of the submerged leaves.
  5. Mix them well and and leave it for 5 days.
  6. On the Sixth Day, add 5-7 litres of water and again mix all the contents in the vessel.
  7. Leave the same as it is for a month.
  8. The Dashparni Ark is ready to use after filtering it.
Method of Storage
  1. The pesticide should be kept in the shade and covered with a wire mesh or plastic mosquito net to prevent houseflies from laying eggs and the formation of maggots (worms) in the solution.  This is applicable during the preparation as well as during the shelf life of the pesticide as well.

How long can we store the Pesticide?
  1. The pesticide can be stored for 4 months in good condition.
How to use the Pesticide?
  1. Spray System - The pesticide can be applied as a foliar spray.
  • Dilute 125 ml of the pesticide with 10 Litres of water or
  • Dilute 2.5 Litres of the pesticide with 200 Litres of water for One Acre.
When to use the Pesticide?
  1. N/A
Which pests are controlled by the Pesticide?
  1. The pesticide is effective in controlling pests.

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