Since it contains five items, it is named ET5.
Ingredients: (a) 100 ml organic vinegar, (b) 100 ml ET, (c) 100 gms jiggery, (d) 100 ml brandy, (e) 600 ml water, for a total of one liter.
Usage: Use within 30 days. Spray 2-5 ml per liter of water, along with any of the growth promoters. In case of severe infection use 10 ml per liter of water.
Benefits: Controls fungal bacterial, and powdery mildew diseases.
To prepare organic vinegar, use one of the following methods (taught to us by Dr. L. Narayana Reddy): (a) Add 500 gms jiggery to 1 liter tender coconut and store in a container for a minimum of 15 days. (b) Mix 8 numbers rotten banana, 200 gms jiggery and a small quantity of water; bring it to a semisolid form. Add water to make it two liters. Keep it for a minimum of 15 days.
Vinegar may be kept for a long time. With each passing day the quality improves due to fermentation. The older it is, the more effective it will be in ET5 preparation.