Extended Thirami (Et)

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 03 Jul 2016 | read

Extended ThiRami (ET)

Ingredients: (a) 20 liters potable water free from chlorine, (b) 1 kg jiggery, (c) 1 liter thirami stock solution.

Mix these in a plastic drum and fill twenty one-liter plastic jars with this mixture.  Tighten the bottle caps.  Keep for 7-10 days for multiplication of the various microorganisms.  Methane gas forms in each bottle.  On the first or second day unscrew the cap to release the gas and close it tightly again.  Repeat this as often as necessary.  Each unopened bottle’s contents may be kept for use up to 3-4 months.

Usage: Mix 5-10 liters of ET solution in 100 liters water for spraying.

This promotes growth and controls pests.  It may also be used in composting at the rate of 1 liter per 100 liters water to increase the rate of breakdown of crop residues.  ET may be used in irrigation at the rate of 3-6 liters per acre.