Stem Paste is an effective way to provide nutrition through the stem (cambium) of tree crops. In addition to nutrition it prevents the attack of stem borers, mealy bugs and scales.
The ingredients for making stem paste include cattle dung (50 kg), cattle urine (25 litre), Sieved sand (10 kg) and soil from the field (10 kg).
Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste.
The stem of the tree is cleaned with a gunny cloth or brush with soft bristles. The paste is plastered over the stem and branches of the tree. The paste can be used as healing agent at the cut end of the branches after pruning.