Abhay Mutalik Desai – Climate Engineering

Village: Sutakatti, District: Belgaum
Karnataka, India

climate engineering

Dr O.P. Rupela, Chief Scientist (retired), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, visited the farm recently and reported:
“The crop production system in this Homa farm reflects a complete balance, which can only be achieved when Nature is in perfect balance and harmony. The farm is a good place of education and research for agricultural scientists…” Continue reading “Abhay Mutalik Desai – Climate Engineering”

Karin Heschl – Soybean

Homa Farm of Prestige Feed Mills
Dewas, District: Indore
Madhya Pradesh, India

soybean

“In the year 2001 we began a Homa Farming project in soya beans in cooperation with Prestige Feed Mills, Jaora Compound, Indore. I and my two children stayed on the ‘Dewas’ farm for the entire season practicing Agnihotra and Om Tryambakam Homas.”

“Using agro-chemicals the yield from the Prestige farm in the previous year was 350 kg per hectare. Using Homa Organic Farming techniques the yield in the current year was 1,800 kg per hectare.” Continue reading “Karin Heschl – Soybean”

El-Kabid Peter Ben George’s Story

Bucaramanga, Santander
Colombia
South America

strawberries
blackberries
cape gooseberries

“I was in an area of Santander which is called Garcia Rubia. This was a cold area with bad soil. We decided to make a Homa experiment when we met Julian Acosta. He introduced us to Homa Therapy. We got some land and started a HOMA Organic farming project. A Resonance point was established and we had 27 different products. We produced enough veggies and fruits for the whole town.”

Mr El-Kabid Peter Ben George and his wife Carmen Lucia Burgos

“We didn’t realize how powerful Homa Therapy was until now. We had a project for cold climate fruits, like the blackberries. The standard production of this fruit is 8 to 9 tons per hectare; we produced 14 tons. Average production of cape gooseberry is 5 tons a year per hectare, according to the ‘Universidad Nacional de Colombia.’ We produced over 9 tons. The strawberry production in Colombia is 0.75 pounds per plant per year. We got 1.5 pounds.”

“It was incredible! We received an award in Paris as Number One for Ecological Production. The following year, we again received the First Prize for Ecological Production. This was thanks to a partner who showed our fruit products in Europe.”

“Originally we had 25 liters of water per second. When we left the land, we were collecting 175 liters per second from our natural source. It became a river! We also planted 64 thousand trees, which also contributed to the water production. It was amazing.”

“My wife and I realize that it is all due to Homa Farming Technology which transformed the soil into this spectacular land!”

The strawberry production in Colombia is 0.75 pounds per plant per year. We got 1.5 pounds.

Average production of Uchuva is 5 tons a year per hectare. We produced over 9 tons.

The standard production of blackberry is 8 to 9 tons per hectare. We produced 14 tons.

Report of P.J. Joseph – Coconut

Art of Living International Campus
Bangalore
Karnataka, India

coconut

Report by P.J. Joseph, Asst. Director of Agriculture
District: Kasaragod
Kerala

24th August, 2004

  • I first visited the coconut gardens of the Art of Living International Campus, Bangalore on 15th August, 2004.
  • During my inspection I noticed severe attack of leaf eating caterpillar pest Nephantis serinopa.
  • The leaves of most of the coconut palms were being eaten away by the caterpillars and the attack was fast spreading from the palms in the north portion to the southern region.
  • Continue reading “Report of P.J. Joseph – Coconut”

The Devas’ Harvest Story

Homa Farm: Devas’ Harvest
Byram, MI
USA

vegetables
edible flowers
herbs

“Deva’s Harvest” is the name of a one acre HOMA farm on the outskirts of Jackson, Mississippi. There, many of the herbs and vegetables grow in raised beds arranged in energetic circular forms (Mandalas). Vermiculture, compost and other natural methods are also used to obtain abundant and tasty produce.

Two sisters, Cristina and Alejandra Mamud, use Homa Farming methods and they have experienced that biological controllers take care of damaging insects and diseases on their land. They also apply Homa Farming techniques in their two greenhouses.

Lucia and Enzo Destro’s Story

Homa Farm: Hotel Cantayo
Cantayo, Nazca, Peru
South America

apples
wheat
corn
lemon

Homa Farming in a 5 Star Health Resort & Spa

Lucia Destro:
“I live in a magic place, in Cantayo, Nazca, Peru. This is 150 km South of Lima. We have been practicing Homa Therapy with a lot of love for one year.”

“Here in Cantayo, we enjoy a very beautiful energy. We use the Agnihotra ash mixed with water for the plants. Now, our Graviola tree is very beautiful. Before Homa Therapy, this tree was dying; it was completely destroyed. Now it gives big fruits, twice the size of the regular ones. This also happened with the lemon trees and several other plants. We always give Agnihotra ash water to the trees. Our lemons smell wonderful and have a great taste. When we serve lemonade, everybody is happy.”
“I also cure our animals that have wounds or fungi by applying Agnihotra ash mixed with ghee. We could heal several and they are very well.”
“We are very thankful to the Homa Therapy, since it gives life to the people here. For us it is not only a physical healing, it is also a spiritual and psychological healing, because the people live now in total harmony with us and with the whole environment. They are very helpful. We are very happy. We are growing with the Homa Therapy Homa and we feel very thankful to the people around us, and we also think that God is pleased with our work. We are truly grateful.”
“The Agnihotra fire gives me everything. We have received Light, Love and Harmony with these fires. I like to say that we work with approx. 40 people in Cantayo, all of them help with the practice of Homa Therapy.”
“We have beautiful huts (Agnihotra and Tryambakam hut). We also do Tryambakam. We noticed that the people live in harmony with their family and with us. We treat each other very well. Everything improved after we started Agnihotra. Before the people were doubtful and they used to leave their work half way done. It looks like that the consciousness rises along with more harmony, people’s hearts open and they are more loving and caring towards the animals, plants, the hotel kitchen and the guests which come from all over the world."

Listen to Lucia Destro’s testimony
(Spanish)

Lucia and Enzo enjoying the moments of sharing a Homa fire within the busy daily schedule.

Graviola tree, before dying recovered completely with Homa.

Homa lemonade is a special treat!!

The practice of Homa Therapy has brought harmony to everyone in Cantayo. Here, a part of the crew in front of the Tryambakam hut.

On October 10th, 2006 the Homa Resonance Point was established on the Hotel Farm. See the 3 little lemon trees in the background. On November 22nd, 2007 we visited the farm again and see the same lemon trees after 13 months of Homa fires having excellent fruits!

Enzo Destro points out some details about HOMA FARMING:

"We planted apple trees only five months ago. And we already harvested the fruits, because there were so many apples that the branches could break.

"This wheat is big, it is twice the size of the regular wheat. We call it "The Condor" in honor of Peru. We grows it in several hectares here. It only grows here, nowhere else in Peru. This Condor wheat has 18% protein. The regular wheat has usually between 13% and 15%.

(Photo below:""Lotus flowers in Cantayo.")

This was the size of the apples and the branches were full of them. Usually you harvest apples after one year or more. However, we harvested after four and a half to five months. We have been doing Agnihotra everyday for one year. We also have a Homa Resonance Point. This is very interesting what we are experiencing. It is not a theory anymore. It is something practical."

 

"We have planted Corn from the Sacred Valley in Cusco. The local farmers have tried to do this many times, but they did not succeed. There was only the plant, but no corn. Now, we got the corn. They are still not perfect, since we are not farmers; we are just learning. But the miracle is that we got corn and it is delicious. We noticed where they had more water, they are really enormous."

Listen to Enzo Destro’s testimony about corn
(Spanish)

Tapovan Update – Cotton

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India

cotton

Comparison of Tapovan Cotton with Bt Cotton, Khandesh, Maharashtra, India

“There are four main cotton growing areas in Maharashtra, India – Khandesh, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Deccan Canal. Tapovan is situated in the Khandesh area. The GMO varieties of cotton which are known as Bt cotton have now achieved almost 100% penetration into these areas due to very aggressive marketing strategies by the seed companies.”

“Bt cotton is genetically engineered to protect the crop against only one pest – the American boll worm. However, cotton is attacked by no less than 165 pests. And now these secondary pests are attacking with great severity. The number of attacks by aphids, thrips, jassids, etc, has risen steeply since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002.”

“Tobacco leaf streak virus, tobacco caterpillars, etc, have emerged as new diseases and pests of Bt cotton. The emergence of the mealy bug as a Bt cotton pest also appears to be a case of secondary pest resurgence, and no amount or type of pesticide has been able to control it.”

Neighboring Bt cotton attacked by secondary pests

Neighboring Bt Cotton attacked by Lalya disease

“This year, the farmers of Khandesh report massive attack of the fungal wilt disease known locally as “Lalya”. Lalya seems to attack only some varieties of Bt cotton. Lalya causes an initial reddening of the leaves, then the whole plant turns red and after a few days it completely dries up and dies. In the farms surrounding Tapovan as many as 50% now show signs of Lalya wilt. Some farmers have already removed their cotton and are preparing their land for the next crop. This results in a massive economic loss to the farmers who are already in serious financial difficulty.”

Tapovan Homa cotton- up to 90 bolls per plant

Tapovan Homa Cotton – no pest problems

“On the other hand in the HOMA Farm “Tapovan” we have sown non Bt American hybrid, Ankur 651. The plants are smaller in height than the Bt varieties but a count of the number of cotton bolls per plant reveals an average of up to 80 or 90. This compares very favorably with the Bt varieties. Bt plants are normally much bigger in size but this does not necessarily translate into more bolls per plant. And on some farms we have counted an average of only 50 to 60 bolls per plant.”

Engineer Fernando Valladares’ Story

Lima, Peru,
South America

papaya
powdery mildew
orange
white fly
earthworms

“Since I began with the practice of Agnihotra, I have seen that my plants become stronger and that they fructify better.”

“I have two gardens of a total area of approximately 30 square meters. Accidentally I applied Agnihotra ash on a sunflower plant and I observed the following day a positive strong effect and so I began to apply the ash to other plants and gradually increased its use until applying it almost daily. Maybe it is not necessary to apply it so frequently.”

“By combining the Agnihotra and its ash with my organic agriculture practices, I have found very good results and a visible improvement of the plants.”

“A very interesting example is the case of powdery mildew that attacks the papaya trees in Lima, due to the humidity and environmental contamination. I was trying hard to save some of my papaya plants from the powdery mildew that had attacked them. I applied horse tail extract, Neem extract and Chamomile. I also applied sulphur and lime powder, but I was not able to always eliminate this disease. The plants went from bad to worse and many died. So, one day I threw some Agnihotra ash on the two plants that were still alive but in a very bad state, actually ready to die. They healed in less than one week. They healed completely. This is very difficult because of the climate in Lima and the season of the year. Now, the plants are growing with lots of vigour. The Agnihotra ash has eradicated the powdery mildew completely from these papaya plants and also from the Cedar plant. This has surprised me very much.”

Cedar and Papaya plants healed completely from powdery mildew with Homa Therapy

The little orange tree recovered quickly from the ‘sooty bark’ when treated with Homa Therapy

“I have a little orange tree that was attacked by the white fly, which produces ‘sooty bark.’ This also introduces a virus that makes the leaves pale. Before I had applied various organic insecticides, but without achieving good result. Every time I stopped the application, the infestation proliferated again. Now, I have applied powdered Agnihotra ash daily and the white fly has almost disappeared (only 5% is left). And this has happened during summer time, which is the most difficult season to control the plagues and it happened just in a few weeks of applying Homa Therapy. Due to my daily practice of Agnihotra, the plants are sprouting and produce many new buds. When I did the Agnihotra fire right next to the plant and left the pyramid there during the day, the orange tree recovered quickly, showing more vigour and this was a pleasant surprise.”

“In a yellow pepper plant, the effect of Agnihotra was also very noticeable. Agnihotra was done near her, and she filled herself with fruits. Only once in a while she gave some few fruits. Now she is loaded; she has 13 fruits and she looks very beautiful.”

“I have Payco (native plant of Peru) that has surprised me how it has grown. This growth coincided with the beginning of the practice of Agnihotra in my house. Usually, these plants do not grow so much. This plant is also used to prepare a green soup and to eliminate intestinal parasites and it also has a very pleasant aroma.”

“I have a ‘slipper gourd’ plant and its fruits were attacked by a plague when they were still tiny and they dried up. When I began to apply the Agnihotra ash, the plant healed 100%. She had an abundant production of fruits, even though it was out of season.”

The ‘slipper gourd’ had an infestation and the fruit dried up before it could ripen.

Healthy and abundant ‘slipper gourd’ fruits with Homa Therapy

“I have also noticed that my organic vegetable garden is attracting the little birds. Like we know in organic agriculture, these are the controllers of insects and plagues. So I have noticed that the little birds are eating the lice and worms off the plant with more efficiency than before. Before, I took off the worms manually from the broccoli, but now I leave them there, because they are food for the little birds, which come every day. My bio-garden is a special place. The little birds sing more than ever before. Since I began with Agnihotra, their song has become more beautiful. It seems to be a choir of birds. Before they sang early in the morning or at dusk, but now they sing very strong in any given moment.”

“The Geranium plants have increased their quantity of flowers. I also have many ornamental plants like roses, which have produced a much bigger quantity of flowers; it seems to be a vase of roses with a very special fragrance. Another plant is the “Alyssum” or “Virgin’s Mantel”, a species that attracts beneficial insects. Also the yellow ivy and many other ornamental plants are benefitting from the practice of Homa Therapy.”

I also have a fruit-bearing native species of Peru, called “Capulí” or “Water Blanket”, which has increased its fructification and was healed of a virosis in the leaves, soon after beginning Agnihotra in my house.

A home made Homa earthworm bed, something that could inspire us to copy. This way we always have good soil for plants.

“I have had several earthworm beds for several years, where I produce vermicompost. By applying Agnihotra ash to the earthworm beds, the first very obvious effect I noticed was that the process of the decomposition of the organic material is much faster. This vermicompost now has a very pleasant fragrance. The earthworms have also slightly increased their size and their reproductive apparatus is anatomically better developed.”

“Recently I started applying the Agnihotra ash solution and I have already been able to observe its repellent effect on the cockroaches that are in my biogarden. Before it was very difficult to control them, since there are many hiding places for them.”

Engineer Godofredo Garcia Perez’ Report

Piura, Peru
South America

mango

“We continue progressing with the Homa Therapy on our farm with good results. The mango variety ‘Kent’ flowered late but it did flower and this is the reason that the harvest will be late, but with a very good projection.”

“The neighboring farms flowered very little or they did not flower at all in most cases.”