Bitter gourd, which is known in the Philippines as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country. It is botanically known as. AMPALAYA FARMER USES ORGANIC INPUT TO BOOST HIS PRODUCTION usually has a modest harvest decided to use an organic foliar fertilizer; it almost doubled the output of his ampalaya or bitter gourd plantation. The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers – providing him with additional income.
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For coughs, fever, worms, diarrhea, diabetes, juice the Ampalaya leaves and drink a spoonful every day. One gram g contains around 5 seeds. From Grassland to Nature Park. The horizontal support of abaca twine is place before the vine reaches the top with a 6-inch mesh.
Crop Establishment Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash.
Unlike other fertilizers derived from fish and other natural sources, Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer is not processed at high temperatures, produchion the denaturation of proteins and retaining amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and natural oil.
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Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production – Agriculture Monthly
Ampalaya is a plant that requires an abundant supply of moisture for vegetative and reproductive development to maintain a good crop stand in the dry season. Furrow irrigation is done twice a week during vegetative stage and once a week during zmpalaya reproductive stage or before each application of fertilizer. However, the best soil texture for the crop is either sandy loam or clay loam with pH ranging from of 6.
Land Preparation A good land preparation is very important in ampalaya culture. Fertilization The use of organic fertilizer such as manure or compost about 5 to 10 tons per hectare with inorganic fertilizer is recommended. Harvest when the fruits are green.
The seedlings weaken and elongate with too much water. Growing Season Although the crop can be grown throughout the year, the most profitable growing seasons are from October to December and from May to July because most of the areas are being planted to rice during these periods. Corn Disease and Disease Management. Soil analysis is a must for commercial planting.
Caring for and maintaining the seedlings. Plant the crop once every two years in the same area. Nutrient Management Bitter gourd responds well to soil rich in organic matter and inorganic nutrients. A well- pulverized soil promotes good soil aeration and enhances root formation.
It is also known to cure diabetes, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, warts, and ulcer. The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: The fruits contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates, and vitamins A, B, and C.
Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: Rate of Planting The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. Seeds are planted the following day or as the radicle break. Water and Weeding Management Ampalaya is a plant that requires an abundant supply of moisture for vegetative and reproductive development to maintain a good crop stand in the dry season.
For plantation, the use of big wooden posts kakawate or ipil-ipil are dug into the soil about 1. An area of m2 tenth of a hectare requires about g of seeds. According to Leonardo, the technician explained to him that damage to agricultural crops like his ampalaya could be prevented or minimized with the proper application of organic farm inputs like Amino Plus. Seeds germinate easily at C to C normal room temperature ; longer when temperature is low or cold.
Notify me of new posts by email. With his timely decision to try using Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer on his ampalaya plantation, Leonardo is expecting a more productive harvest, compared to the previous years. Planting holes are bored into the plastic sheet base on the planting distance. Characteristics of recommended varieties of bitter gourd.
Harvest and Post Harvest Activities. Bitter gourd is profitable when grown in small or large scale either in lowland or upland rice-based areas. Crown leaves are affected first and may wither and die. This was found to be very effective time to spray.
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The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers — providing him with additional income from his farm. Pests and Diseases Control Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves.
Production Guide on Ampalaya
On the first day, plant the seeds with uniform germination to have a uniform stand of prroduction in the field. Ampalaya can be direct seeded or transplanted. Incubate for hours until the radicles appear. Preparing the sowing materials: Under moist condition, a purplish mildew develops on the underside of the leaf spots.
Production Guide on Ampalaya
Direct seeding is most common, a hectare of production area requires 2. The soft-spoken, year-old Leonardo said he has already convinced the other farmers living near his farm to use the product, adding that this is his modest form of assistance to fellow local farmers.
They are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates and vitamin B. Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash.
Productionn and Post Harvesting Operation.
Place the trays on the platforms of a simple nursery. Weeding is done when need arises. Pack in plastic or bamboo crates line with newspaper or bamboo leaves. His ampalaya plantation is an example of how Amino Plus can prevent plant stress, as his crop managed to survive the drought.