Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pesticides - Ginger Garlic Extract

In our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see Ginger Garlic Extract which is called as Inji Poondu Karaisal in Tamil

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Gms
1Ginger1 Gms
3Garlic2 Gms
2Green Chilli1 Gms
4Cow's Urine 5 Litres
5Water1 Litres

Method of Preparation
  1. The Garlic outer skin is removed and ground into a paste.
  2. The Ginger and Green Chilli are ground into a paste.
  3. Both the pastes are dissolved in Cow's Urine & Water and is kept for 10 days.
  4. Please note that the stick (neem stick is better or any pole) used for mixing the ingredients should be cleaned before & after the usage so as to avoid maggots formations in the pesticide.
Method of Storage
  1. The pesticide should be kept in the shade and covered with a wire mesh or plastic mosquito net to prevent houseflies from laying eggs and the formation of maggots (worms) in the solution. This is applicable during the preparation as well as during the shelf life of the pesticide as well.
How long can we store the Pesticide?
  1. Not Applicable

How to use the Pesticide?
  1. Spray System - The pesticide can be applied as a foliar spray.
Note: Dilute 500 ml to 1000 ml of the pesticide with 10 Litres of water before applying.

When to use the Pesticide?
  1. Generally, the ideal time for spraying is during 6 am to 8.30 am and between 4 pm and 6.30 pm.
Which pests are controlled by the pesticide?
  1. The pesticide is effective in controlling leaf roller, thrips, mealy bugs, fruit, stem and bark borer, hairy caterpillar and aphids.


  1. how long we can store this pesticide?

    1. It should be used immediately and not stored for later use.