Naranbhai Sarvaliya confirms prevention is better than cure. Even before transplanting mango (Mangifera indica) and black plum (Syzygium cumini), he puts 2 kg of castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake in the pits dug up for transplanting either mango or black plum saplings. This he does to ensure that termites do not attack the roots of the two important fruit trees. The addition of oil cake is intended to prevent possible termite attack on the fruit trees. Termites apparently do not relish the bitterness of castor even near the delicious fruit trees.
Formulation: 2 kg of castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake
Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus communis) oil cake