Applying Waste Decomposer and 3G Kashayam

Author:
Naga Vamsi Neelam
March 15, 2023

On their 7th session, Our young farmers came to OES farm to learn to make waste decomposers, 3G kashyam, and apply them in their patches. 

Harvesting fully grown radishes

When they arrived at the farm, their farm coach, Mr.Vijaya Ramana, Farm Manager, happily welcomed them. All of them were directed toward their farm patches where some of the radishes were ready for harvesting. They checked for the radishes which bulged out of the soil and pulled them out carefully with their little hands. After everyone finished harvesting, their farm coach called them to assemble at the place where waste decomposer buckets were kept prepared.

Application of waste decomposer

A liquid solution made with jaggery, water, waste decomposer, and cow urine was given to each of them in a 5-liter bucket. They all took this to farm patches and started applying it at the roots of their plants. It acts as a quick composter for all types of crop residue and organic waste. As they completed the application of this solution, they were asked by their farm coach to come to the demo patch.

Methi seeds using in-line sowing method

They were shown how to prepare the soil in the empty portion of their patches to sow methi seeds, where they had harvested methi and coriander last week. After the demonstration they all went to their patches and started preparing the soil with the help of a trowel, they removed all weeds and made rows. In these rows, they sowed methi seeds. After completing sowing, they carefully covered all the seeds with soil. They watered the seeds, carrying water from the drums.

Preparing and applying 3G Kashayam

Watering was followed by preparing a natural pesticide called 3G. It is also called Agniastram which is prepared by grinding green chilly, ginger, and garlic. These three ingredients were ground as a paste and mixed with water to make a solution. 

This solution was filled into their spray bottles and mixed with water in a 1:20 ratio. They applied this pesticide to the leaves of their crops thoroughly. This solution acts as a good pest repellent by protecting crops from harmful insects.

When it was time for all of them to leave, they were offered fresh coriander, cluster beans, and methi grown at OES farm to take home.

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