Organic pesticide recipes

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***Note: it is not wise or legal to "make your own pesticides." Nor does making your own pesticides make them "organic." The information below should not even be posted. This article is filled with misinformation, and lacks important information through most of it.***

This page focuses on providing recipes of organic pesticides. This can be of great benefit to small-scale farmers as many organic pesticides can be made from locally available materials. It thus allows to circumvent buying expensive chemical pesticides, and also allows them to farm organically and make use of a substance against which resistance will not occur as quickly as with chemical pesticides. ***everything of a material nature IS a chemical. Water is a chemical (H2O), humans are chemicals, everything in the list below (e.g., ethanol, baking soda, etc.) is a chemical. Insects or diseases can become resistant to the CHEMICALS below just as they do to synthetic pesticides.***

Contents

[edit] Ethanol

See http://wiwi.essortment.com/homemadeorgani_renu.htm

[edit] Baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate

[edit] Cornmeal solution

[edit] Human/animal urine

(this recipe is for cow urine) Urine helps in plant growth as well as being an organic pesticide.( Used with beans)

  1. Add 1 litre to 2 litres of water.
  2. Spray.

[edit] (Wood) ash

This recipe has been used successfully with cowpeas. *** used "successfully" against what?***

  1. Add 1 tablespoons of kitchen ash to 1 tablespoon of paraffin.
  2. Add this to 3 litres of soapy water. *** throughout this article it mentions "soapy water" what kind of soap? What concentration? The wrong soap at the wrong concentration can kill your plants.***
  3. Spray.

[edit] Chinaberry

This recipe has been used successfully with beans. *** used "successfully" against what?***

  1. Pluck leaves.
  2. Dry in shade.
  3. Crush using crusher (or large stone).
  4. Put in water for 24 hours. Add 3 tablespoons to 1 litre of water.
  5. Strain the liquid and dilute it with a further 2 litres of water.
  6. Spray on leaves for protection.

[edit] Milk recipes

  1. Add 1/4 litre of fresh milk to 2 litres of water.
  2. Spray.

[edit] Neem

This recipe has been used successfully with cowpeas. Follow the same process as for chinaberry (see above).

[edit] Paprika, hot pepper

[edit] Soap solutions

[edit] Ethanol-soap mixture

a hot water solution with 1 to 3% (10-30g/liter) soft soap (green or brown). Add 50 ml of ethanol per liter of water

[edit] Spearmint

[1] [2]

[edit] Tomato Leaves

This recipe has been used successfully with tomatoes. It uses the indigenous tomato leaves (which presumably have more stronger/appropriate insecticidal properties than normal tomato leaves). ***"indigenous" tomato leaves? Indigenous to where? Which variety? What is a "normal" tomato leaf?***

  1. Leave in shade 2-3 days to dry.
  2. Crush.
  3. Add 6 tablespoons of powder to 3 litres of spray.
  4. Spray.

[edit] Tobacco

Materials needed:

  • Dry tobacco leaves or fresh tobacco leaves ***The nicotine in the tobacco is a drug. Do you want to use this on something you're going to eat?***
  • A piece of brown soap
  • 1 cigarette
  • Water
  • A mortar for pounding
  • A basin for mixing
  • An old cloth for filtering

Procedure:

  1. Pound the dry leaves and fill 1 tumpeco with them.
  2. Mix these pounded leaves with 6-8 tumpecos of water.
  3. Add the content of one cigarette.
  4. Cover and leave the mixture for 7 days, or heat until almost boiling.
  5. Then add the equal amount of soapy water (i.e. 6-8 tumpecos).
  6. Filter the solution with an old cloth and apply by spraying.

OR:

  1. Pound the fresh leaves and fill 1 tumpeco with them.
  2. Mix these pounded leaves with 4-5 tumpecos of water.
  3. Cover and leave the mixture for 7 days, or heat until almost boiling.
  4. Then add 5 times the amount of soapy water (i.e. 20-25 tumpecos).
  5. Filter the solution with an old cloth and apply by spraying. Note that this is especially good against stem borers, mites, aphids, snails, beetles and worms.

[edit] External links

  • [3]-poster on how to make an organic pesticide