Panchagavya is an organic product having the potential to play the role of promoting growth and providing immunity in plant system. Panchagavya consists of nine products viz. cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd, jaggery, ghee, banana, Tender coconut and water.
Uses of Panchagavya in plants :
It may play a function in fostering growth and supplying immunity to the plant system, conferring resistance to pests and diseases.
Panchagavya contains a variety of nutrients, including macronutrients like N, P, and K and micronutrients like various amino acids, vitamins, and growth regulators like Auxins and Gibberellins, as well as advantageous microorganisms like pseudomonas, azotobacter, and phosphor bacteria, among others, that are necessary for plant growth and development”
Spray system: 3% solution was found to be most effective compared to the higher and lower concentrations investigated. Three litres of Panchagavya to every 100 litre of water is ideal for all crops.
The power sprayers of 10 litre capacity may need 300 ml/tank. When sprayed with power sprayer, sediments are to be filtered and when sprayed with hand operated sprayers, the nozzle with higher pore size has to be used.
Flow system : The solution of Panchagavya can be mixed with irrigation water at 50 litre per hectare either through drip irrigation or flow irrigation
Seed/seedling treatment: 3% solution of Panchagavya can be used to soak the seeds or dip the seedlings before planting. Soaking for 20 minutes is sufficient. Rhizomes of Turmeric, Ginger and sets of Sugarcane can be soaked for 30 minutes before planting.
Seed storage: 3% of Panchagavya solution can be used to dip the seeds before drying and storing them.