“I am a regular visitor of Mr. Tiwari’s mango orchard and his adviser. In India, most of the mango varieties are alternate bearers, which means that they give fruits only every other year. The mango variety Dashehari is also an alternate bearer.
There are exciting news from the mango belt of Uttar Pradesh. Shree Ramesh Tiwari and a group of 20 farmers have initiated Homa Organic Farming in mangos in the Unnao district, which is famous for the cultivation of Dashehari variety.
Mr. Ramesh Tiwari is practicing Homa Farming since 2003. He is adopting all the techniques being suggested like simple mulching, tree pasting, use of Jiwamrita (Jiwamrita is a bio-enhancer prepared by fermenting cow dung and urine along with local soil rich in microbes. It has a rich microbial consortia.), Agnihotra enriched water and Biosol. People at the Tiwari farm are regularly performing Agnihotra, daily four hours of Tryambakam and additional Tryambakam on Full and New Moon days.
His mango orchard had a continuous increase in production and the quality of the fruits is excellent.
Average production in this area is around 10 tons/ha.
With all the known techniques using agro-chemicals it can be extended up to 14 tons/ha.
The fruit quality of the Homa farms is far better regarding taste, size and appearance. On none Homa farms the mangos suffer from a common problem of soft tissues and a number of pests and diseases, but at Mr. Tiwaris´ Homa farm, all these problems have been resolved completely.”
Dr. R.K. Pathak
Manas Rural Development Institute
Kharkarali, Lane, Thane, Maharashtra,