This ultimate guide on neemastra organic pesticide will help you to understand the preparation and uses of neemastra in the traditional way. Moreover, it is a traditional, indigenous, organic pesticide that you can prepare and use to control harmful pest.
According to Tamil Nadu Agricultural website the basic material that is used for preparation is neem leaf (Azadirachta indica). Neem leaves have amazing pesticidal property. They also act as fungicide as well as have anti-bacterial properties. Moreover, neem also acts as a fertilizer.
That’s why if you are willing to start organic farming or gardening then you can not avoid the importance of neem. Generally we spray neem oil mix to save our plants or crop. But, neemastra is an advanced version of neem oil mix.
Let us now understand about ingredients and the preparation process of this organic pesticide.
|Neem Leaves (Azadirachta indica)||5 Kilograms|
|Cow Dung (Fresh)||2 Kilograms|
|Cow Urine (Fresh)||5 litres|
|Water||(50 + 100) Litres|
You will need to arrange the following ingredients to prepare this useful organic pesticide.
According to NCOF, for preparing neemastra organic pesticide, crush neem leaves in 50 litres of water properly. In a plastic drum or earthen pot mix this crushed neem leaves and water in cow dung and urine.
Leave this solution under shade for 24 hours for fermentation. In the meanwhile stir the solution 5 to 6 times in a day with the help of a wooden stick. During winters, keep this solution for 48 hours for fermentation.
After 24 hours filter this solution with the help of a cotton cloth. Dilute this filtered solution in 100 litres of water and now you can use it on your plants. You can use this solution for one acre of farmland.
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Benefits of Neemastra
Because of the presence of neem extract, this organic pesticide is highly effective in controlling wide range of pests. However, this pesticide is mainly effective for sucker pests, rice weevil, caterpillars etc. It also improves the fertility of the soil.
After preparing this solution you can also store them for 6 months.
You can either use this organic pesticide periodically once in every month in the form of foliar spray. Or whenever your plant or crop gets infested with pest the spray this solution during early mornings or evenings.
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Aditya Abhishek is an Agriculture Science student who focuses on learning and delivering knowledge on Agriculture and Home Gardening. He created Agriculture Review as a common platform for all nature enthusiast to learn better practices of agriculture and gardening.