Cow dung is a natural source used to revive the fertility and nutrient value of soil. One gram of cow dung may have between 300 to 500 crore beneficial micro-organisms. These microorganisms assists in decomposing the biomass present in the soil and convert it into available/ready-to-use nutrients for crop.
Jiwamrita is prepared using Cow dung and cow urine. It is used as an input for the plants. It is a fermented microbial culture obtained from cow dung, urine, jaggery, pulse flour and uncontaminated soil. This fermented microbial culture when applied to soil, adds nutrients to the soil besides acting as a catalytic agent to promote the activity of microorganisms and earthworms in the soil. About 500 litres of jeevamrutha should be sprayed twice a month per hectare of land; after three years, the system is supposed to become self-sustaining. One indigenous cow is sufficient for 30 acres of land.
When we apply Jiwamrita to the soil, we add 500 crore micro-organisms to the soil. All these are beneficial effective microbes. Our soil is saturated with all the nutrients. But these are in the non-available form to the roots of the plants. These micro-organisms convert these non-available form nutrients into available form, when we add Jiwamrita to the soil. These micro-organisms available all the nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash, Iron, Sulphur, Calcium etc) to the roots of the plant. After applying Jiwamrita to the soil, the local earthworms start their work. These earthworms bring the nutrients from 15 feet deeper soil to the upper surface and get available to the roots. How the trees from the forest get all these nutrients? These local earthworms and other insects do this work. These uncountable micro-organisms, insects and earthworms work only when they have a favorable definite microclimate i.e. 25 to 32 °C temperature, 65 to 72 % moisture and darkness, warmth and deception in the soil
ROLE OF JIVAMRITA:
- Soil is saturated with all the nutrients, but these are in the non-available form to the roots of the plants.Beneficial micro-organisms in Jeevamrut convert the nutrients in non-available form into dissolved form, when it is inoculated to the soil.
- Jeevamrut is either sprayed/sprinkled on the crop field or added to the irrigation tank in regular interval of 15 days until the soil is enriched.
How to Prepare Jiwamrita
Take 200 liter Water in barrel.
Take 10 Kg Local Cow Dung and 5 to 10 liter cow urine and add it in the water.
Then add 2 Kg Jaggery, 2 Kg Pulses flour & handful soil from the bund of the farm in it.
Then stir the solution well & keep it to ferment for 48 hours in the shadow.Now Jiwamrita is ready for application.