There is an ocean of micro-organisms, which increases the humidity and activities of living organisms living in the soil when irrigated in the field. When Jeevamrutam is used as a foliar spray, it plays an important role in promoting growth and providing immunity to plants.
Materials Required for Jeevamrutham:
- Cow urine (25 ml to 50 ml per litre of water)
- Cow dung (50 gm per litre of water)
- Jaggery (5 grams per litre of water) or sugarcane juice (20 ml to 40 ml per litre of water) or sugarcane pieces (50 grams per litre of water) or pulses of any sweet fruit (5 grams per litre of water) like: – ripe chikoo, papaya, banana etc.
- Pulses of gram flour etc.: – Chavadi, Arhar, Chana or Urad (5 gram per litre of water) is used. Green pea flour, soybean and peanuts should not be used as they are available in high percentage of the amount of oil.
- Ensure a lot of soil from farm dykes, clay bundles, which do not have any stone.
Mix all the ingredients in a plastic or cement tank. Make sure there is no lump in cow’s dung or gram flour. Use a wooden stick for the mixture. The wooden stick should rotate in the direction of the clock wise in the mixture, so that positive energy spreads in the mixture.
Cover the tank with a jute sack or poly net. The tank should be in shadow and it should be remembered that the tank is not directly exposed to sunlight or rain water.
Use a wooden stick in both morning and evening for days, mix the Jeevamrutham mixture for 1 minute.
1. Prepare for live use after 48 to 72 hours.
2. Filter the liquid mixture and place the filtered liquid mixture in a glass or plastic bottle or tank.
1. After filtering the liquid mixture, add water in the same amount again in the sludge remaining in the tank.
2. Leave this mixture again for 48 hours.
3. After the completion of the time, the second batch of the Jeevamrutham will be ready.
After the second batch is ready, use it for spraying in the field.
48 to 72 hours
1. 8 to 15 days within 8 days of preparation should be used.
2. After 7 days, due to many microorganisms present in the liquid mixture, smell comes from the Jeevamrutham.
3. Jeevamrutham should not be used after 15 days.
1. Jeevamrutham is used by mixing water with irrigation water in the field or by mixing it with your hands in the soil or by spraying it by the foliar-spray or by putting it on the ground directly during rainy season.
2. To use irrigation water mixed with water or sprinkling on the soil, 200 liters of Jeevamrutham should be used for 1 acre farm per month.
Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW