Jul 15, 2010
This is what we use as a preventive, especially during rainy weather against bacterial and fungal attacks on our plants (leaves and stems, not roots);
We find the spray effective as a prevention against most fungal and bacterial infections on stems and leaves. Spray regularly but lightly (sparingly) twice a week. During bad weather or where there are early signs of disease, spray once a day sparingly (lightly) until disease is arrested. It is not effective if disease is well on its way.
Apr 10, 2009
The Greater Galanga or lengkuas is a ginger originally from Malaysia and Indonesia. It is used in Thai, Malay, Nyonya and Indonesian cuisine.
It is active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
In our farm, we have found it to be effective against mycoplasma sp. infection in the chickens. In combination with garlic and at the appropriate dosage it is effective against chronic infections.
We now use lengkuas as a weekly preventive for the chickens
At our farm, we grow the lengkuas wild in our Food Forest. It requires no maintenance and provides free medicine for our animals and even our workers.
Here’s more information about lengkuas:
You can learn a saying or two about lengkuas here: