Madre de Cacao (Gliceria sepium) contains tannins that is considered potentially antibacterial, nematicidal and insecticidal.
Use: as control for plant hoppers, cutworms, flies, tick and fleas. It acts as insect repellant by suffocating the insect.
Recipe for Madre de Cacao as Pesticide
Extract the juice of one kilogram madre de cacao leaves. Mix it with three liter of water. Or mix one kilogram madre de cacao leaves with three liters of water. Pass it in a waring blender for five minutes. Strain. Dissolve 1/2 liter extracted juice to 16 liters of water and apply to affected areas.
Makabuhay (Tinospora rumphii) – believed to have antimicrobial, parasitical due to bitter sap. It is used againts diamond back moth, aphids, mites, ants, and other insect pests. Insects losses their appetite and suffers toxicity.
Procedure for Makabuhay as Pesticide
Collect and clean makabuhay plant. Chop plant into small pieces and pound to extract the juice. Filter and place in bottles. Add soap, dilute with water and spray to plants. Spray at the rate of 15 to 20 tbsp per gallon of water.
Tubli (Derris trifoliata)- has rotenone in the roots (tuba) for insecticidal purposes. Can be use effectively against caterpillar, aphids and beetles. It poisons the insect causing death.
Materials: 2-6 cm fresh cut roots of tubli , soap, water and container
1 part soap, 4 parts roots, 225 liters of water
0.2 liters soap, 0.8 liters root oil, 45 liters water
1) Wash and cut tubli roots into shorter lengths.
2) Mash together with soap and water.
3) Strain and spray at once on affected areas of the plant.
4) Treated crops can be harvested and safely consumed one to three days after treatment.
Spice crops (Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Hot pepper). Spice crops are powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial and pesticide. Good for pests such as maggots, caterpillar, chunk bugs, codling moth, cutworms, earwig, sowbugs, flies, grasshoppers, grubs, loopers, mealybugs, mites, pysillids, scale, slug, snails, thrips, whiteflies and molds. Spice crops suffocates and upsets the insects.
Recipe for Spice Crops as Organic Pesticide
1 kg each of any spice crop
50 ml water
1 tbsp liquid soap (optional)
1) Collect and clean any spice crop of choice.
3) Extract the juice
Kamantigue (Impatiens baslamina) – Contains chrysophanic acid, a chemical to treat fungal infection. It is used for plants infested with fusarium (damping off) and helmingthusporium (wilt, curly top, leaf blight). It poisons the insect causing death.
Recipe for Kamantigue as Organic Pesticide
Extract juice of 1 kg kamantigue leaves and mix with three liters of water. Or, mix 1 kg kamantigue leaves with three liters of water. Pass it in waring blender for five minutes. Then strain. Spray on plants.
documented by eva b. pugay of DA IV-A TECHGEN-BAR