Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Organic Termite Control Method 1

In our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see the ways to control Termites organically.  This method has been recommended by Bhaskar Save.

Please note that control of termites is not necessary in Natural or Organic Farming.  Only in extreme conditions, the termites may be controlled.

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Grams/Kgs
1Cow Urine1 Litre
2Leaves of Bitter Neem, Calotropis gigantea, Pongamia pinnataAs required

Method of Preparation
  1. Take 1 Litre of Cow Urine.
  2. Crush the leaves of Bitter Neem, Calotropis gigantea, Pongamia pinnata and submerge in cow's urine.
  3. Stir the contents well and ensure the leaves are mixed well and submerged properly.
  4. Allow to ferment for 24 hours.
  • Please note that the stick (neem stick is better or any pole) used for mixing the ingredients should be cleaned before & after the usage so as to avoid maggots formations in the pesticide.
  • 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.

Method of Storage
  1. Not Applicable
How long can we store the Pesticide?
  1. Not Applicable
How to use the Pesticide?
  1. Spray System - The pesticide can be applied on the termite mound.
  • Dilute 1 Litre of the pesticide with 8 Litres of Water before applying.
  • Second spraying within 10 days is recommended.
    When to use the Pesticide?
    1. Generally, the ideal time for applying the paste is during 6 am to 8.30 am and between 4 pm and 6.30 pm.
    Which pests are controlled by the Pesticide?
    1. The pesticide is effective in controlling the termites.

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