About the Practice

Usually farmers apply urea to boost the growth of paddy seedlings in the nursery stage. This practice is followed 10 days before pulling out the seedlings for transplanting. Mugundan wanted to replace chemical fertilizer with organic means. He tried using groundnut cake and cow’s urine. It worked well. Mugundan has sown 400 kg of paddy seeds (Ponni variety) in 50 cents for raising a nursery. Twelve days before pulling out the seedlings, he soaked groundnut cake (10 kg) in cow’s urine (20 lit) for two days and mixed it in the water supply channel. This has given good results and compared well with urea application.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mansukhbhai Govindbhai Kapadia
Agro-Ecological Zone: Western Plain, Kachchh And Part Of Kathiawar Peninsula, Hot Arid Eco-Region (2.4)
Address: Nani Parabadi
District: Rajkot
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 360360

Practice Details

Formulation: 200 gm of tobacco, two leaves of Aloe vera, two litres of sour buttermilk, 500 ml of cow urine, in 15 litre of water
Ingredients: Tobacco, Leaves of Aloe vera, Sour buttermilk made from the milk of a black cow* Cow urine, water.

PAS 1:

Organic foliar fertilizer, called AZ 41, is a combination of pure Aloe vera powder, known as manapol, and oil from the bark of Australian tea, known as melaleuca. AZ 41 is effective in reducing the populations of aphids, fruitfly, resulting in fruits without blemish"
http:/www.manilatimes.net/national/2003/nov/12/prov/20031112pro5.html. "By spraying cow urine farmers can control aphids"
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/379 - Practice ID:

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