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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After continuously using the product, Leonardo claimed that he was able to complete the building of his house due to the profit he made from selling his crop. Plastic Mulching An improved technology in the Philippines for ampalaya production is the use of plastic mulch to cover the beds.
This site was designed with the. Wash the seeds everyday to prevent fungal growth. Planting Ampalaya can be direct seeded or transplanted. Nutrient Management Bitter gourd responds well to soil rich in organic matter and inorganic nutrients.
His ampalaya plantation is an example of how Amino Plus can prevent plant stress, as his crop managed to survive the drought. Soil analysis is a must for commercial planting. Bittergourd Momordica charantia Linn. Characteristics of recommended varieties of bitter gourd. The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers — providing him with additional income from his farm.
Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: The use of organic fertilizer such as manure or compost about 5 to 10 tons per hectare with inorganic fertilizer is recommended. Rows of ampalaya vines are neatly kept by Leonardo. Furrow irrigation is done twice a week during vegetative stage and once a week during the reproductive stage or before each application of fertilizer.
Transplanting can also be done specially when the seeds are scarce and during off-season planting. Recent claims that ampalaya helps cure diabetes have boosted market demand and encouraged many Ilocano farmers to modernize its cultivation. Punch holes at 50 cm between plants in the row and 3 meters between rows. Site Selection Bitter gourd grows in well drained soil.
Technoguide for Ampalaya Production Part 1. Rita type, which is long, dark green and less warty and the Pinakbet type which is short and warty and much bitter in flavor.
The eggs later hatch into small worms that starts feeding inside the fruits. Bitter gourd grows in well drained soil. Although Ilocos Norte had the 5th biggest harvested area in BASproduction was largely traditional yielding only about 6 tons per ha.
Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production – Agriculture Monthly
It grows in low elevation area anytime of the year. Vine Training and Pruning Train the vines on the vertical trellis regularly by tying the vines to the trellis.
The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. It is recommended to spray during nighttime 2 t0 3 consecutive nights if infestation is severed.
They are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates and vitamin B. In dry season, irrigate the field by flooding at 14 DAE and repeat irrigation every seven days throughout the growing season in October to December and as the need arises for May to July planting. Pests and Diseases Control Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves.
Introduction Bitter gourd, which is known in the Philippines as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country.
Fertilization The use of organic fertilizer such as manure or compost about 5 to 10 tons per hectare with inorganic fertilizer is recommended. It offers number of advantage, its control weeds, preserve soil moisture, prevent soil erosion and leaching of fertilizers and reflect light, serving as repellant to insect which hide under the leaves. Bitter gourd is a heavy consumer of fertilizer.
From Grassland to Nature Park. An improved technology in the Philippines for ampalaya production is the use of plastic mulch to cover the beds. The characteristics of the recommended varieties are presented in Table 1. Ampalaya can be directly seeded or transplanted. Corn Disease and Disease Management. Initial pruning should be done one month after planting or when lateral vines appeared.?
What is the medecine can use to grow my ampalaya plant? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Leonardo said he would have encountered the same fate if not for his decision to use Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer. For soils without soil analysis, the recommendation in Table 2 must be followed. 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.
Trellising Bitter gourd or ampalaya grows prodution with overhead balag type trellis about 6 ft high. Technoguide for Ampalaya Production Part proeuction.