Jeevamrutha is an inexpensive, sustainable, and environmentally friendly soil supplement used in organic farming. Jeevamrutha is a complex microbial bio-formulation derived from natural resources.
Nutrients in Jeevamrutha
Jeevamrutha is extremely rich in beneficial microorganisms like bacteria and fungi.
It also contains a good quantity of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, and Manganese which are essential for a plant's growth and development.
Types of Jeevamrutha:
1. The liquid state:
It is also called Dhrava Jeevamrutha. The liquid content is high in this form of Jeevamrutha.
2. Dry state:
It is also called Ghana Jeevamrutha. Very less amount to water is used in preparation. The Jeevamrutha, after preparation, is sun-dried and made into powder.
Uses of Jeevamrutha
1. Boost the plant growth
2. Increases the yield of the plant.
3. Increases the resistance of plants against pests and diseases.
4. It increases the population of beneficial organisms in the soil.
5. It enriches the soil by adding organic carbon to the soil.
6. Very low cost.
7. It doesn't harm the soil microbes or cause soil pollution.
8. Eco friendly
The Process of Preparing Jeevamrutha
1. Put 10 Litres of water in a container.
2. Add 0.5 kg of cow dung and 0.25 liters of cow urine.
3. Add 100 grams of jaggery, 100 grams of pulse flour, and a handful of soil. Stir the solution.
4. Keep it in the shade for 5-7 days to ferment.
5. Stir the solution every day. After 5 to 7 days, you can use it.
6. You can also add green biomass, like leaves. Fermentation can be made fast by adding yeast.
How to use Jeevamrutha?
Liquid Jeevamrutha can be directly applied to the soil. For young plants and seedlings, it is better to dilute Jeevamrutha with irrigation water before using it. Feed the plants with Jeevamrutha solution once a month to enrich the soil and boost plant growth.
Solid Jeevamrutha can be added to the soil while planting, or whenever required.
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Dr. Vandana K.