“We decided to combine the technology of organic agriculture with the technology of Homa Farming when Maria de Belen Cajas, a University student, came for internship. She supplied the Agnihotra ash. She and her parents, the Architects Alejandro and Estefania Cajas practice Agnihotra since many years.
It is very difficult to grow tomatoes in Ecuador in winter. There are really many problems like: phytophthora, fusarium and plagues like the “Blacky.” It is difficult to work with this solanacea in the rainy months. However, we treated two tomato varieties, one that is small and juicy, and another variety for salad. We were really amazed at the results after two months of treatment with the Agnihotra ash solution! We saw how the tomato plants kept their green color and developed wonderfully. The tomatoes didn’t present any attacks of plagues like the phytophthora, which usually shows up at that time. They stayed free of viruses. The tomato usually does present virus.
Let us remember that the organic cultivation is more susceptible to plagues and diseases. But that doesn’t occur with Homa Technology, which also expands the time of productivity; so it seems that more life was given to the cultivation. These plants have not received any water in 10 days and you don’t see a single fruit that has problem of bacterial stains, phytophthora, spoilage or fungi. You can check each plant and each tomato. And you should taste these tomatoes. They are wonderful!
Tomatoes planted outdoors in February, which is the rainy season and this year, 2008, the rains were very strong. Now, 5 months later, they are still producing. This is the eighth harvest of healthy tomatoes!
We are now obtaining the eighth harvest in these tomatoes. Look at these plants! The plants have already finished their lifespan; however, they are still producing. I still can take out 300 more pounds of tomatoes. And note that this is a hybrid that we have used for 5 years and we sowed it this winter. The experience that we have had in other years with this crop is that we get only 2 or 3 harvests due to the virus attacks, even if we use resistant varieties.
There is also a symptom that is manifested in the tomato, which is called “Culillo”. This is
caused by the deficiency of calcium in the soil and inadequate watering. It is a brown spot on the tomato. We have not found a single “Culillo” attack. And I have not applied any calcium treatment to the soil.
This is very important to face the Global Food Crisis. People can do this type of farming in their patio, in their garden, on the roof, etc. Homa Farming can give products which are healthy, nutritious, filled with vitamins, zero agro-toxins and at a very low cost.
We also applied Homa Farming Supertechnology to bell peppers which were already suffering from an insects attack, but after applying the Agnihotra ash, the plants began to emit new leaves, new sprouts and the production went on. We were surprised because this crop, which had already finished its cycle and was almost completely dead, started to produce.”
Director Eng. Gilberto Navarro
Center of Organic Agriculture
of the Government of the Province of Guayas,