Story of the Potato Farmers of Amaryllis

Region: Huánuco
South America


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.”
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Alejandra Mendez’ Story

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

Region Pasco
South America


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


“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


“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


“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


“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.” Continue reading “Benito Palermo García Mendoza’s Story”

Franklin Vences’ Story

Ceneguillo, Sullana
Piura, Peru
South America


“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


“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.”