[size=120]Recipe for Poochi Marandu[/size]
( As Padmanabhan Ganeshan mentioned about this I thought I will post this.I dont own this I just copied and pasted from a litrature)
Poochimarandu is a plant based herbal insecticide used against different types of leaf eating and pod boring caterpillers and to some extent against sucking pests. Poochimarandu can be used for all crops and is known to prevent a wide variety of pests on field crops, vegetables and plantation crops. It is also effective against coconut mite when applied at the immature stage of coconut formation. It can also be used as a growth promoter in vegetables.
Preparation of Poochimarandu :
Material – 1 kg. neem leaves, 1 kg Vitex nigundo(please google for regional names)
leaves, 1 kg. Clerodendron leaves, 1 kg. Calatropis
leaves, 1 kg. Aloe vera, 2 litres water and a plastic drum or a mud container with a lid.
Crush all the leaves separately with required quantity of water. Then mix all the crushed leaf extract into a plastic drum or a mud pot. Add approximately two litres of water and stir the entire solution thoroughly. Close the lid of the container and keep this solution for
seven days by stirring the solution once in a day upto seven days. Then filter the solution and use it to spray the crops. This solution must be used within a period of three months.
60 ml. of poochimarandu solution is mixed in 1 litres of water and sprayed to the crop. The mixture can be used twice in a period of 10-
12 days interval if the pest attack is on a high scale. As a precautionary measure, it has to be sprayed during flowering and earhead emergence stage.