Preparing Panchagavya, step-by-step
The formula for Panchagavya. The sequence of pictures show the ingredients for the preparation of the biopesticide. Follow the steps and allow the mixture to settle for 20 days. It can be diluted and used from the 21st day. The dilution rate for Panchagavya is one litre to 30 to 50 litres of water before application on crops.
Step One: Take five kilograms of fresh cow dung.
Step Two: Add three litres of cow urine.
Step Three: Add two litres of cow’s milk to the cow urine and dung.
Step Four: Add 500 grammes of cow ghee to the mixture.
Step Five: To the mix, add tender coconut water from three nuts.
Step Six: A dozen ripe bananas or any rotting and ripe fruit needs to be added at this stage.
Step Seven: At this stage, add two litres of sour butter milk to the mixture.
Step Eight: A handful of calcium rich slaked ‘lime’ powder needs to be added in this step.
Step Nine: Add a handful of ‘living’ soil which is rich microbes.
Step Ten: Jaggery measuring a handful needs to be added to the mixture. It serves as a medium for the beneficial microbes to develop.
Step Eleven: Mix the entire concoction well, using a neem stick for stirring. Leave it aside for the 20 day period for the pesticide to get ready.