Even just before the “Green Revolution”, people had used natural products like cow dung, cow urine and the composted plant wastes as the supplements for the plant growth. Then the chemical additives came into the use which had its own peak time. With the side effects of these chemicals and the loss of fertility due to the exhaustion of soil nutrients, the scenario has started to reverse with the organic and the natural farming gaining the importance.
Brahmastra is a concoction of tobacco leaves and many other ingredients that is fermented for few days. It helps in repelling large caterpillars and pests. Spraying
directly on the infested area provides the best result. It is used in the ratio of 1:10 – 1 unit of Brahmastra and 10 units of water.
Dashaparni is a natural herbicide and pest repellent. It is a concoction prepared by using the native leaves and cow urine which is fermented before use. The filtered solution when applied helps to ward of small maggots that cause damage to the fruits. It is used in the ratio of 1:10 – 1unit of Dashaparni diluted in 10 units of water.