Equisetum arvense as infusion or decoction, use is an environmentally sound manner to protect crops.
Equisetum arvense - whole plant without roots is used in quantities of 1 kg (fresh plant) or 150 g (dry plant) for each 10 gallons of water.
However, it is good to know that herbal preparations are weaker compared to the synthesis of plant protection preparations.
The best way to get injections, consists in flowing hot water needed by plants and let it soak for 24 hours, covering the container.
For the decoction, the plant must be left in cold water for 24 hours, and heated at low flame until boiling and longer leaves 20 minutes. Stops and covers.
Decoction, diluted in water and clay ratio of 1:3 to treat plantulelor against cryptogamic diseases.
Adding 0.5-1% sodium silicate, the macerate nettle, increased effectiveness in treatment against diseases such as rusty, white mold, gray mold, etc.. to combat are consecutive three days every three weeks.
Infusion, diluted with five parts water, and soak adding Nettle and neutral soap (0.3%) resulted effective against afidelor and red spider.