But on the other 20 lanes, where I used chemical fertilizers, insecticide, pesticide, etc., there were diseases. Main disease is the mealy bug, then powdery mildew.
It was a surprise, a miracle for me that only with spraying Agnihotra ash water solution there was no disease. Also we practice Agnihotra on the farm since the last 3 years. And the taste is very different too. The organic Homa grapes are very sweet. With the chemical applications, they are not.
Now, I have cut all the creepers of the 20 lanes in my 13 year old grape farm and I am putting everything under Homa technology. It is like starting a new organic Homa plantation. We use the garden waste for mulching and the cuts from the old creepers as natural manure. Next year we will be able to harvest."
His friend, Mr Sanjay Kumar Bhavsar, adds:
"His idea of Homa Organic Farming is to give some good things to society. It is helpful to the society to decrease diseases, which are rising due to the use of the heavy fertilizers in growing food."
Photo above – Mr. Dinkar Jayram Patil with one of the grape boxes;
he brought it to Tapovan to savor this delicious fruit.
Photo below left – The grape box reads:
"Shreyatrupti Homa Organic Farm"
Homa Organic Farming Technology
Photo below right – Rich and Sweet Homa grapes