Story of the Banana Farmers of Nueva Requena

Nueva Requena
Region: Ucayali
Peru
South America

banana
plantain

A letter from the banana farmers of Nueva Requena to Dr Elsa Carbonell, Ministry of Agriculture, Region: Ucayali

Nueva Requena (Peru), January 18, 1998

Subject: Eradication of Sigatoka Negra (Black Sigatoka) from the banana groves.

To Dr Elsa Carbonell,

We desire the best for you within your work. We, the farmers of Nueva Requena, qualified during 3 months in the old and at the same time new science of Homa Therapy, would like to inform you of the following:

On August 22nd, 1997 we had the visit here in Nueva Requena of Professor Vasant Paranjpe accompanied by some students among them the Engineer Luis A. Mamud and the Doctors Irma Garcia and Gloria Guzman, all specialists in Agricultural Homa Therapy. Their arrival had the single purpose to begin the work of “ERADICATION” of the Black Sigatoka of the plantain plantations. For this, the Engineer Jorge Gauber in his position as the chief of the Agrarian Agency of our town, located the farm of the family Tuanama del Aguila in the sector San Miguel of Nueva Requena. Eng. Gauber evaluated the incidence of the Black Sigatoka in this farm between 75 to 80%.

Previously we had been trained in various different courses, dictated by the Secretary of Agriculture. Among other things we learned more about cultural control, how it is frequently practiced in the eradication of the Black Sigatoka. The engineers also told us during the training that all cut material of the plantain plants should be taken very far away and we did that.

But in the best of the cases, 15 days later (we are talking about the plantation with better nourishment, which are close to the riverbed) the plants already presented on the fifth leaf black stains of Sigatoka and even the fourth and the third were with stains. When we saw, that all our efforts were not compensated with a good result, we abandoned our plantations or sold them.

Then Eng. Gauber invited us again to another course dedicated to eradicate the Sigatoka Negra. Some thought to participate, but many said, it is a loss time.

Our and our family’s nutrition depends mainly on the plantain. That is why we feel forced to produce with our plantations. The initial stage of instructions in Homa Therapy were given in its basic aspects from the farmers of the Huanuco region, who had been qualified working during one year in a plantation using Homa Therapy. They are Homa Technicians and their names are:

JUAN CARLOS ALANYA CONGACHE AND CLETO CAQUIAMARCA BENDEZU. They also motivated us to continue with the trainings course till the end, so that we would be able spread this technique amongst farmers.

We received during 10 days training in the basic fire called Agnihotra, which is a Homa fumigation carried out at sunrise and sunset. It is practiced to the second exact according a calculation done with respective coordinates of that place (Longitude and Latitude). If one doesn’t do the fumigation according to the correct schedule, Homa Therapy has no effect.

It was incredible with what ease we learned all this. We started practicing it and it reflected in the improvement of the trainings-plantations of the family Tuanama del Aguila.

Approximately on the 10th day Eng. Alejandro Llaque (Boss of the Senasa of the Region Ucayali.) and expert engineers of the FAO visited us. When seeing the improvement of the plantation they commented about it. Engineer Llaque said to one of the farmers that he would like to know more about this.

At that time Dr. Gloria Guzman, another specialist in Agricultural Homa Therapy came to complete our training. With Dr. Guzman we learned other Homa fumigations that strengthen the effect of the basic Agnihotra fumigation. They are carried out following the biorhythms of Full Moon and No Moon. We also learned how to use the Agnihotra ash, which has the characteristics of Pesticide, Herbicide (it is a great help for weed control and control of water shoots of the plantains). Homa Therapy improves the foliage (in Homa atmosphere 4 new leaves develop in 25 days). It is incredible as manure. When Agnihotra ash is applied to a mother plant on cut after the harvest, 20 true offshoots (not water shoots) are produced on the average. These offshoots are very healthy. The same we observed in the plantation of this Homa resonance point, which was activated by Dr Guzman with the participation of some of us. This Homa resonance point gives power to the healing in the circle of its action. We are observing the improvement of neighboring plantations and their owners are also motivated to receive Homa Therapy training and we ourselves are able to train them.
They also began to sell the offshoots, something that had not happened before.
The family Tuanama del Aguila has an order of 800 plantain offshoots form the boss of the Agrarian management of Nueva Requena, Region of Ucayali.
The plantain plants after being 4 months in a Homa resonance point lose their flower (tip) with 6, 8, 10 or even 12 leaves free of black Sigatoka.
This is a situation, which we did not have on our plantation for a long time. Only three leaves were healthy and the fifth leave was very spotted through the Sigatoka fungi.
In the process of maturation we hardly observed brown spots on the 6th, 8th or 10th leaf of the plant and it did not affect the plant, the Homa leaves were all strong, green and vital.
The farmer, Mr. Odilio Tuanama made a test with a Homa offshoot, he gave him Agnihotra ash and after two and a half months it had the same height as the mother plant. That didn’t happen before, the growth was very slow.
Similarly the farmer, Mr. Marlon Rucabado is carrying out an observations with another Homa offshoot and saw that after 5 days a new leaf is produced.
The farmers Juan Alanya, Odilio Tuanama and Marlon Rucabado used ash on the cut of the harvested mother plant and observed that the mother plant hardened and offshoots sprouted from her. Before Homa Therapy the cut mother plant always broke down and decomposed.
The development and the production of the plantain with the Homa fumigation are extremely quick; we learned that 4 weeks after the flower fell off and this part was cut, the plantain become thicker and mature quicker and in no other plantation such a great quantity of flowers were found.
The plantain fruits with Therapy Homa, were observed with more weight and better consistency after being boiled, in difference to the ones before which had a watery taste and no consistency.
When farmers Odilio Tuanama and Digmar Tuanama saw the competition of foliage between the reforestation trees and the plantain plants, they started pruning the one and a half year old trees and this way contributing to an accelerated growth.
The resonance point of the family Tuanama del Aguila was established on 16th of September, 1997 on a full Moon day, after having done 26 days of Agnihotra.

With the Homa resonance point we observe the following:

  • The plants present better foliage and vigor.
  • The plants, which had been infected between 75 to 100% with the fungi of black Sigatoka, presented fruit clusters in spite of the leaves being completely infected.
  • After 33 days of Homa fumigation the plantation rejuvenated. We continued to remove the sick leaves, and in spite of lacking leaves, the plant didn’t fall like it always happened. On the contrary, it was able to mature it’s fruit, which has a very pleasant flavor. This is something new for us.
  • The offshoots began to sprout quickly, which gave the whole plantation a green outlook with dense foliage.
  • The leaves are thicker; they don’t break as easily with the gales of the area. They are of dark green color and of an unusual shine.

In the beginning of the training we observed, that the plantation didn’t have true offshoots. These offshoots are called false or water offshoots and they were infected. The mother plants had nematodes and many fell over.

When picking the true offshoots for the Ministry of Agriculture, the farmers Odilio Tuanama and Juan Tantarico observed surprised their clean and strong stems. In spite of having taken away all these offshoots, the farm was still green.

In that situation arrived the Engineer Alejandro Llaque (boss of SENASA) and announced that the incidence of the black Sigatoka had come down.

The Farmer Tuanama del Aguila enlarged his plantation for another hectare with the offshoots. So did farmer Juan Tantarico. Juan Tantarico is producing reforestation grafts and supplies them to almost the entire Region of Ucayali. When he experienced difficulties in the development of certain grafts, he began to use Agnihotra ash with incredible results.

Mr. Tantarico has a Homa resonance point in his 25 hectare farm. This farm is far away from the Tuanama del Aguila plantation.
Engineer Llaque chose this farm to plant 120 Cuban clones financed from FAO for Peru in spite of knowing that the land did not have the appropriate conditions for plantains, the engineers indicated him also that the land didn’t have the appropriate pH. Although the farmer Tantarico is very responsible, it would be difficult to take care of these resistant Cuban clones. But only 5 plants died due to excess humidity.

We have our own experiences with Homa Therapy in the reforestation area besides the healing of humans and animals.

This will be subject of another report on the effect of Homa Therapy.

CONCLUSIONS
The black Sigatoka of the plantation Tuanama del Aguila,Nueva Requena, Region Ucayali was eradicated.

From an incidence of 75 to 80% black Sigatoka fungus determined by the engineers of the ministry of Agriculture, the plantation now presents only in the last leaf certain brown spots, offshoots and mother plants having an average of 8 leaves. The brown spots don’t affect the vitality of the plants; they are green and full of vigor.

OBSERVATIONS
Those plants that received Agnihotra ash, presented up to 12 healthy leaves, had an average of 20 true offshoots were more vigorous, greener and with certain brightness in their leaves, also the leaves are thicker.

We could not obtain sufficient Agnihotra ash due to lack of cow dung, which is one of the ingredients for Agnihotra and is used in bigger quantity also in other Homa fumigations.

Nueva Requena does not have cattle, so we had to bring the cow dung from the Huanuco region.

If enough cow dung would be available to obtain sufficient Agnihotra ash, then even the brown stains of the last leaf of the plant would disappear.

RECOMMENDATIONS
We wanted to share the benefits of Homa Therapy Homa with other farmers, who abandoned their plantations like we did. In this you could help us. For the Homa fumigation cow dung and cow butter without salt are required. It would be very convenient if through you, we could have access to the cattle area and therefore to the dung.

As farmers we need to live off our fields and we would appreciate if the Ministry of the Agriculture certifies the sale of our Homa offshoots.

Cordially,
Signatures:
Odilo Tuanama del Aguila L.E 00121825
Digmar Tuanama del Aguila L.E 00006993
Julio Tuanama Isuiza L.E 00121331
Miguel Tuanama Mozombite L.E 00006992
Yolanda Castro L.E 00119947
Juan Tantarrico L.E 00121530
Tito Tantarrico L.E 00121519
Marlon Rucabado L.E in process
Juan Alanya L.E in process
Alfredo Vargas L.E in process
Ramiro Gonzaca Vásquez L.E 00121558
Leono Satalayo Isuiza L.E 00119766
Nelly Cachique Cumapa L.E 00121766
Lousy Abelardo Arimoya L.E 00064224
Mariela Tapullima Manihuari L.E 00067868
Isrrael Isuiza Shuña L.E in process
Andrea Punctures Arimuya L.E 00121897

Story of the Potato Farmers of Amaryllis

Amaryllis
Region: Huánuco
Peru
South America

potato

A letter from potato farmers to Dr (Mrs) María del Carmen Ayasta Vallejo, Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Region: Huánuco

Amaryllis, November 12th, 1999

Dear Mrs Directress:

“We are potato farmers from the sector of Amaryllis. It is for the first time that we communicate with somebody like you who has a position in the Ministry of Agriculture. We take the opportunity to greet you and wish you success with your work.”

“Many years ago we heard our grandparents and parents talk about how the Potato Blight keeps attacking our potato fields nonstop and each time with more intensity. We observed how year after year this disease lowers the yield of our crops.”

“The engineers and salespersons for agrochemicals always come and offer us more and more potent poisons. Even if they did not bring any results, they still make us buy two or three different ones for weekly application. But Blight is still present and continues its attacks. We spent with all these agro chemicals, only in the most economic ones every 6 month still from 3,000 to 5,000 soles/ha/crop. Even though we put all these agro chemicals, starting with the potato seed, we observed that our plants have from the very beginning pale, yellowish leaves, as if they were sick and this until the end of the crop. How we miss the lush green potato fields that we saw years ago!”

“In spite of the agro chemicals, which we use in pesticides and fertilizers, the Blight strikes with force and dries up everything. It is like inevitable and nothing can stop it. Some of us who still had possibilities to buy more poisons against Blight did it, pushed by desperation and the threat of losing the whole crop. But most of us lack the money to buy chemical pesticides. The Blight fungus after affecting the leaves and stems passes on to the tuber. The only thing we can do is to cut the plant totally before the fungus passes on to the tuber and if the Blight attacks the tuber after it was formed we are able to have some harvest, but if the fungus attacks before, then we have lost all our crop.”

“Also we have to harvest very quickly after Blight attack, because two days later the crop begins to rot and we again run the risk of losing the whole production.”

“This emergency situation regarding pests and diseases in our potato fields does not allow us to have our own seeds from our land. We have go to look for potato seeds in areas above 4,000 m above sea level. But to our desperation we have seen now the presence of Blight even in these high altitudes. We wondered if soon we would not have any more seeds available? What will we sow? What will we live from? Since we were born we learned from our ancestors how to sow potatoes, for our own survival and to feed a lot of other people.”

“In the last years we still harvested per potato plant an average of 1 kilo, now it is only 200 grams per plant, mainly second and third class production, some of commercial size. Now, in the fields the biggest production is already harvested and is without possibility to be commercialized, since they are either very small, attacked by Blight, rotting or with other diseases.

“On the average we have harvested this season 3,000 kilos/Ha. In the previous harvests we still had crops up to 18,000 Kilos / ha. On top of this low yield is the low market price. As farmers we are extremely desperate and very affected seeing our lands refuse to produce healthy potatoes and each time the production comes down.”

“In this situation arrived Engineer Ever Torres Martinez from Lima as a representative of the International Potato Center and recommended that we learn how to coexist with the Blight since there is no chance that it will disappear because it lives in the soil we are cultivating. He told us to do what all those that have visited us already recommended. But we experienced that it doesn’t work and it does not solve our Blight problem.”

“The same happened with the visit of the SENASA (National Service of Agrarian Health) Engineer Walter Diaz Burga from Lima, who again told us the same thing as all the other engineers. And every time we felt more left alone, without support, impotent in front of the pests and diseases. Our plantations were hopelessly lost, as if a destructive force was behind all this, and nobody could win against it and we farmers were the most affected ones. It seemed as if we were living a nightmare, we hoped that everything was just a dream, but regrettably it was reality.”

“Approximately 2 months ago the farmer family León Huaco, whom we observed for many years in their agricultural potato development, because they are farmers with a lot of experience and with good technical preparation for potato cultivation, stopped using agro chemicals. They are experts in the use of agro chemicals, they used it in their great potato extension. They were the biggest buyers of agro chemicals. But suddenly with the first rains of September and the time of the first Blight attack we observed that they stopped applying chemicals. This was the time they started applying a type of organic agriculture that they told us, is called Homa Therapy.”

“We kept on observing, better still, waiting for results. For us this technique without use of agro chemicals was new. Even though some elements of Homa Therapy were familiar to us like the consideration of the full moon and new moon, Homa Therapy added to this also the benefits of sunrise and sunset and the burning of dry cow dung.”

“We continued observing, with the first rains the Blight arrived and began to destroy potato plantations, but the farm where Homa Therapy was applied, resisted the attack. They had only one month of Homa application. Quickly we took interest in learning the Homa Therapy.”

“The farmer family León Huaco welcomed us in a friendly way and collaborated with our Homa Therapy training. Also technicians, in fact, farmers as we are, were invited from other areas. This was what we observed through the Homa Therapy effect in the potato crop:

  • In 4 months old potato plants.
    The sowing was done using agro chemicals and during the first four months the chemical applications continued. At this time the plants showed yellowish leaves. Then the work with Homa Therapy began and no more chemicals were used. The plants became very green and increased their foliage. They maintained themselves green until the end of the crop and the whole plantation resisted the Blight attack. A complete rejuvenation happened through the effect of Homa Therapy. We harvested healthy tubers of first, second and third class, that is to say of commercial size. In areas where Homa Therapy was not applied the crop was completely lost.
  • In 2 months old potato plants.
    The seeds received during the first 2 months agro chemicals. The first reaction to the effect of Homa Therapy was presented in the leaves, they were of intense green, the foliage increased, and the plants had a lot of vitality and vigor. The growth of weeds was well controlled, facilitating the agricultural work.

“Besides making the Homa Therapy fires we applied the ash of the basic Agnihotra fire. The Agnihotra ash was applied in a water solution every 8 days, using a backpack fumigator. We observed that the Agnihotra ash solution acts like a foliar nutrient and controls the weeds. Many of us don’t know how to read or to write, but we learned easily how to carry out the Homa Therapy fires. We even observed that some of us with certain diseases got healed through the effect of Homa Therapy and the Agnihotra ash.”

“The farmer Alejandro Vega Elías had for 4 years very big warts in his hands, he consumed weekly 2 1/2 kilos of coca leaves, accompanied by cigarettes and alcohol. He was healed from his warts in only one week applying Agnihotra ash cream. Also in little time he learned how to carry out all the Homa fires and stopped the consumption of the coca leaf, the cigarettes and alcohol gradually. He became one of the best farmers, qualified to maintain a Homa Resonance Point.”

“We were told that one Homa resonance point reaches up to 40 hectares. Now after almost 2 months of working with Homa Therapy, its effect has reached the fields of the neighbours, for which we feel happy. This is how our nightmare ends. And many are preparing their land and want to sow the next harvest with Homa Therapy, because we are convinced that through the effect of Homa Therapy the sick land can be healed.”

“This way we will have our own seeds, clean, healthy and without use of poison, everything only with Homa Therapy. We feel that our earth and our plants thank us for applying Homa Therapy. Again we can go to our potato fields and they are like they were many years back, very green, very beautiful and full of life. We feel that life again returns to us, the same life, which our land wanted to take from us little by little.”

“We potato farmers want to share this beautiful experience with other farmers that are as desperate as we were. We are in a very good position to train anybody who wants to learn and apply Homa Therapy in their cultivation. We were taught for free and we want to pass it on as well for free because we don’t want any more pain of food shortage caused by plagues and diseases. ”

“Mrs Directress, if you could make it possible through the Institution which works in the name for the improvement of the life of the farmers, to spread the word about the goodness of Homa Therapy to all poor farmers who are without hope. We once more state, that we ourselves will train the farmers in Homa Therapy.

Sincerely:
Signatures of

Victor Manuel León Noreña L.E. 80386146
Florián Rodríguez Cabrera L.E. 22505476
Alejandro Vaga Elías in process
Urbano Rodríguez Gamarra L.E. 22648986
Marcos Tolentino Florido in process
Aniceto Culántres Elías L.E. 22649157
Orlando Vegas Elías in process
David Cabrera Rodriguez in process
Moises Cabrera Culántres L.E. 22425088
Antonio Cárdenas Mendoza in process
Diógenes Cardona Ramón L.E. 23146547
Hilarión Rosas León in process
Santos Amarillón Villegas L.E. 22753449
Fredy Rodriguez Arteta in process
Enrique León Huaco L.E. 22434994
Senón Dávila Rafaelo
Adriano Salvador
Alfredo León Huaco L.E. 22490721
Fortunato Lasarte
Tony Vasquez Venancio
Leandro Reyes Huaman L.E. 22708959

Alejandra Mendez’ Story

Merida
Venezuela
South America

“Behind our house in Merida, is a small plot of land (4m x 5m), which we use as an orchard and we do composting there with natural waste. I want to share with you some experiences I have observed in this little area:”

  • “In that garden there are many papaya trees, which we never sowed, but grew from seeds thrown out of the window. We had about 17 trees, which was too much for the little space and a gardener told us to take out all the male trees. By accident one male tree was left, which can be distinguished through its fruits being born out of some strands and not from the shaft, as is the case with the female trees. The male tree doesn’t usually give fruits and if it produces some, they fall off when they are still green and small. This was also the case with this Papaya tree. It produced small fruits and they were still green when they fell from the tree. We did not want to cut the tree, because a little hummingbird came to visit the tree every day. After a short time we realized that the fruits of the papaya tree were growing and now we have a male tree full with plenty of papayas.
  • “3 months ago we transplanted a fruit tree, called Chinese Nispero. The fact that this tree was 70 cm high, made it somehow difficult. The same day we did Agnihotra beside the tree and already after a very short time new leaves came up and so we saw, that the tree had made it. What really astonished us extremely was the speed, with which the tree grows. Now after 3 months it has a height of 1.5 meters.
  • “Another transplant was done with my mother’s favorite bush, which had been taken out accidentally, thinking that it was just a mount. The following days we saw the leaves drying up and we thought, that the bush is dead. Then, some days later we could observe how new little leaves were born and just recently this bush gave us the most wonderful flowers.
  • “My sister María Cecilia, who was working with Homa Therapy on a Plantain Plantation, brought us an offshoot of a plant. We live at 1.700 m above sea level and plantains usually grow in hot climate. We did harvested some plantains, not a full cluster, but they were fat. The mother plant also had some offspring. My friend commented that her father had tried to plant a plantain, but it never gained on height and we had plantains in our house!!!
  • “In the residential group where I live there are many banana plants and we are always full with bananas. Our gardener said, that since we live here he had not seen so much banana crop and the best is that they are sweet and very rich. The green bananas are also soft and full of flavor when we boil them.
  • “We get more and more visits of birds and more exotic and more beautiful species come. The squirrels are also coming closer to the house and in occasions the birds enter the house.
  • We sowed Passionfruit seeds two months ago. I made a very deep hole and put Agnihotra ash with the seeds. I was told that the seeds will not sprout, since the hole was too deep. Nevertheless, after a little time the first buds came out and now the bush has grown so much, that we put some wires for it to coil up. The colors of the leaves are so brilliant that you know immediately how healthy this plant is.
  • “In front of the entrance of the house a guava tree has been born without anybody sowing it, the same happened with 2 mango trees amid stones.

“The interesting part of all these experiences is, that there was no method or control, however in all the things that were sown, the results have been wonderful. How much more will it be if the whole orchard is a little more organized. Also, like our Teacher Vasant says, it is important that a technician makes observations. We live in the Era of Science and observations and reports on what is happening in this small orchard thanks to Therapy Homa is indispensable for agronomists and for everybody. It shows that we can cultivate perfectly without the use of any synthetic chemicals.”

Hernan Ernesto Bottger Rengifo’s Story

Oxapampa
Region Pasco
Peru
South America

beans
potato
pumpkin
cattle

We have been applying Homa Therapy on our farm since 3 months. We have observed the following:

  • Our farm is now much greener and there is a decrease of pests and diseases.

  • The flowers of the bitter “Pacay” bean are more in number, bigger and with abundant flowering, early in time.
  • We do not have any fungal disease in our potatoes.
  • The pumpkins are greener than usual, have a good size and don’t have frost damage. These pumpkins usually do not grow without fumigation. The product is superior to that of other farms, which have better soils.
  • The moisture stays better in the soil and the soil is more friable. Now the soil does not harden any more with the rains.
  • Two cows that had “blood in the urine” have been healed with Agnihotra ash.
  • The cows no longer have ticks.

Marco Ramirez’ Story

Sector Santa Rosa
Huapalas, Chulucanas
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
beans
banana
papaya

“We are standing in front of a lemon tree that is treated with Agnihotra ash. This plant has been practically dead, but is now in recovery, it started sprouting again.”

“On my 3.5ha farm I had the Quick Decline virus and other diseases. But, thanks God, with the application of the Agnihotra ash and the practice of Homa Therapy, which is done every day at sunrise and sunset, the crop is changing, we see this specially with the bananas, but also in the beans and lemons.”

“We have been doing for 3 months the Agnihotra practice and we see many changes in the crops. With the beans I am experiencing a 20 to 30 % greater yield than in the previous years.”

“Here is a banana bunch, which is very well developed. Previously the banana plants were yellowish and right now they are very strong. In the banana plants you can see bunches that measure nearly two meters, something I have not had before.”

“With respect to the lemon crop we observed that inside the 40 hectares which are treated by one Homa resonance point, only a few lemon remain with spots form the Red Citrus Mite plague. Outside the 40 hectares they have a bigger quantity infected with Red Mite. Also a good fruit development has been noticed.”

“Previously I observed in the papaya cultivation that the plants developed very little, but now I see that they have recovered and are giving production.”

Luis Jorge Calle Ortega’s Story

San Lorenzo
Piura, Peru
South America

mango
lemon

“We are doing the Homa Therapy on our 13 ha farm since one and a half months and we can already notice an unusual growth of the mango and lemon trees. The plants are developing with more vigor, the leaves are brilliant, the growth is definitely improving.”

“With respect to the insect attacks on a twenty year-old lemon tree, this tree now is rejuvenating. It had die back, had maggot infestation, was also attacked by “filonistis” and the branches were partially dead. Now we can see the beginning of changes.”

“The lemon trees are becoming green again in areas where we had the idea of cutting them in order to make way for a new plantation. We see that with the Homa Therapy technique everything is definitively changing for the best.”

Maria Panta’s Story

Homa Farm: Superior Technological Institute of Sullana
Ceneguillo, Sullana
Piura, Peru
South America

citrus
papaya
cotton
beans

“I am director of the Superior Technological Institute of Sullana. In spite of not practicing at all the Om Tryambakam Homa, only Agnihotra, we have been able to observe in a short time control of pests and diseases in our plantations and cultivations.”

“There is a reduction in the attack of the “Acarus del Tostado” in citrus fruits.”

“The papaya cultivation that we have planted, when we started Homa Therapy is completely healthy. There are no pests or diseases in this plantation.”

“I have visited our adjacent cotton field and it is totally healthy. There is a lot of biological control. An absolute (100%) control is observed over plagues and diseases.”

“The bean cultivation is totally healthy, it has developed a natural, biological control. We previously have had always problems with this cultivation. The last cultivation was attacked at the end with powdery mildew, even though we sowed it with manure, used fertilizers and pesticides.”

“Also for the first time we have observed our sheep jumping the fence the same day they are born, because they are bigger and have more vitality, even though through the economic crisis we are not able to give them any supplementary food concentrate or anything of that style. And we have had only females.”

Benito Palermo García Mendoza’s Story

Hualtaco II, Tambogrande
San Lorenzo, Piura, Peru
South America

avocado
lemon
mango
flowers

“I have a four ha farm with mangoes, lemon, avocado and floriculture. With the ‘El Nino’ rains of ’98 the avocado trees became very sick and half dead. They lost their leaves, and then only the trunk was left. When we implemented the Homa Therapy on our farm the trees came back to life. Now they are sprouting and in their second flowering, which already shows it’s beginning.”

“In the lemon cultivation an improvement has been noticed in all senses. There is more production, bigger size and no pests at all. Not even the “Red Mite”, which already disappeared after the first fumigation with the Agnihotra-ash-water solution.”

“Before we started with Homa Therapy, the flowers of our garden lost their life in little time. We had to apply fertilizer almost every month or month and a half so that they would reproduce. But still plants died. Three months back, just before we started with the Homa Therapy, we could not afford any more to buy the fertilizers. The flowers withered away, others were dying. On 27 January, 1999 we began to practise Homa Therapy. And we are observing a lot of difference. The flowers are beautiful. I fumigate the garden with the ash-solution and the plants stopped dying, they are improving. The ones that were sick are sprouting again. We have a continuous flower production. Every day we can cut flowers and sell them.”

“A mango tree, variety Eduard, caught our attention. He already had several mangoes of a half-kilo in this time, when there are normally no mangoes. Right now this plant has mangoes.All mango trees are beautiful with an intense green color. The new plantation of the mangoes is growing quickly, beautiful and the new leaves that are sprouting are perfectly clean. They have no pests or diseases.”

“Also the new plantation of the mangoes, which is almost two years old, is growing healthy and faster with Homa Therapy.”

Franklin Vences’ Story

Ceneguillo, Sullana
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
mango

“I have a farm of 13 ha mostly lemon plantation. We have had many problems. But all the diseases and infestations that we had previously in the lemon cultivations have been eliminated without the use of agrochemicals.

They included:

  • Gummosis of the citrus fruits (fungi)
  • Scale and Aphids, White Lice and Sooty Mould
  • Citrus Quick Decline virus
  • Leaf Miner of citrus fruits

“There are still a few lemon trees affected by the red citrus mite.”

“My neighbor, Segundo Perez Llacsahuanga divided his lemon cultivation – 50% treated with agrochemicals and the other 50% without chemicals, only with Homa Therapy application. We have observed that at this time the area with only Homa Therapy has more fruits. In the beginning the flowering seemed to be better in the area with the use of agrochemicals, but then it got attacked by a plague (Botrytis fungus) and now there are less fruits. The area with the Homa Therapy needed in the beginning more time to flower, but then it speeded up and has now totally healthy, vigorous fruits. There is an insignificant percentage of Botrytis in this area.

It is necessary to note that we have not been doing the 4 hours daily of Om Tryambakam Homa, neither the 24 hours of full moon and new moon. We only have been doing the Agnihotra at sunrise and at sunset and more or less two to three hours daily of Tryambakam fire.”

“With respect to the mangoes, they were sweeter and had a better flavor this season. The native Mango tree from the area (not planted) even had a second flowering out of season and so we had an extra load of fruits. I have never seen this before. It came in a moment when there were no mangoes available and so the price in the market was better.”

“With respect to the mandarine fruits we observed that they were sweeter than in other years.”

“With respect to the papaya plants that we had planted before we implemented the Homa Therapy, and that have suffered from “virosis” in a general form, ended up producing fruits and keeping themselves going with Homa Therapy. Of course they have not been healed completely form the disease. But they ended up producing a crop, which are in maturation process at this time. Usually a plantation with virosis dies immediately. There is no chemical that can counteract this effect. These same papaya seeds have been sown also in the Superior Technological Institute, at the time the Homa project was initiated there. And in this plantation there are no visible signs of the presence of virosis or any other diseases.”

“My neighbor Segundo Pérez does the Homa Therapy together with me and he is convinced about it for three reasons:
1) the flowering of the native Mango tree on my farm, outside its season.
2) some lemon trees close to the Agnihotra hut got healed in a very short time.
3) part of his plantation was attacked by “gummosis” and has been revitalized. He also achieved an improvement of his lemon plantation.”

Francisco Roman’s Story

Sector ‘Santa Rosa’
Huápalas, Chulucanas
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
papaya

“I have three and half hectares, almost all lemon. We have begun with the Homa Therapy on February of this year, 1999. My farm was in a bad shape. I was discouraged working, because everything was so bad. I needed to buy lots of insecticides, but our economic situation was so bad, that we could not do the necessary fumigations. Just at that time the Homa Therapy arrived and we took advantage of this Therapy.”

“Mites, quick decline virus, sooty bark, leaf miners and several other pests and diseases attacked the lemon trees. Right now they are recovering with the Homa Therapy. The lemon fruits have developed a lot. Before they were small, but now they are beautiful and much bigger. The quality and the quantity of the fruits have increased. The fruits that are inside the 40 hectares area, which is treated with Homa Therapy are developing well, in contrary the other ones outside the area are small.”

“The new papaya plants are totally healthy, the virosis and gummosis (phytophthora), which we had before in the papayas and was transferred from generation to generation is no longer. The yucca and the corn have also developed better.”

“We use a tablespoon of Agnihotra ash in 4 liters of water and we let it sit for 3 days and then we apply it to the trees as a spray or fumigation. This application heals the sick plants.”