The Tapovan farm is completely organic. No agro-chemicals of any kind are used. Instead we use the ash from Agnihotra and the other Yajnya fires as a means of enriching the soil and balancing the pH. Also we regularly spray the foliage of all crops and trees with Agnihotra ash/water solution for pest control and plant nutrition. This gives a boost to the organic compost fertilization program.
Many vegetables, herbs, trees and flowers are being germinated in our nursery using Homa Therapy techniques (seeds are treated with cow urine, cow dung and Agnihotra ash). All fruit, vegetables and herbs grown at Tapovan have an absolutely wonderful flavour. We believe this to be a result of the healing energy from the Yajnya fires.
What we have observed over the past few years is that with continual practice of Yajnya healing fires the harmony of Nature is restored in the vicinity. Unlike the situation with chemical agriculture, the insect kingdom is not decimated but automatically comes into balance. A striking example of this is the result we observed with our cotton crop. Local farmers say that it is impossible to grow cotton successfully without the use of large quantities of chemical insecticides. However, at Tapovan the predator insects keep the destructive insects in check.