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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Furrows are then made 3 meter apart. Cover the tray with old newspaper, plastic sack, or rice straw to maintain soil moisture and temperature.
Downy Mildew-A irregular shaped yellowish to brown spots appears on upper side of the leaves, usually at the center of plants. Use a seedling tray with or holes. Transplanting can also be done specially when the seeds are scarce and producgion off-season planting. Organic fertilizer is applied at the rate of 5 tons per hectare during land preparation or a week before planting.
Rate of Planting The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. The organic fertilizer must be broadcasted before plowing or at final harrowing. From Grassland to Nature Park.
The following varieties were tested in Currimao, Ilocos Norte from wet season to dry season The crop can be planted anytime of the year. Trellising Bitter gourd or ampalaya grows best with overhead balag type trellis about 6 ft high.
Time of Planting Early planting in some areas is usually done during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February.
They are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, carbohydrates and vitamin B. Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction. Soil analysis is a must for commercial planting. Although Ilocos Norte had the 5th biggest harvested area in BASproduction was largely traditional yielding only about 6 tons per ha.
Technoguide for Ampalaya Production Part 1 | Juan Magsasaka | Provides Free Farming Guides and Tips
Incubate in a safe dark place until the radicles come out, which takes days. Apply less water during rainy and cloudy days. The volume of medium in each hole contains enough nutrients to sustain the seedling until transplanting time. Harvest when the fruits are green. His ampalaya plantation is an example of how Amino Plus can prevent plant stress, as his crop managed to survive the drought. Your email address will not be published.
Caring for and maintaining the seedlings.
Production Guide on Ampalaya
Plow at a depth of ampalaja. Leonardo said he would have encountered the same fate if not for his decision to use Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer. Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes.
For more information, contact: Water early in the morning and afternoon. Leonardo learned that plants sprayed with Amino Plus are more resistant to am;alaya and stresses in the field, like drought. Spread the seeds in a wet, clean cotton cloth for a more uniform absorption of moisture, and roll the cloth.
Technoguide for Ampalaya Production Part 1. This was found to be very effective time to spray. Incorporate organic fertilizer at the rate of 50 g per hill before planting. Incubate for hours until the radicles appear. Crop Establishment Break ampakaya seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. One is the long, dark green, and less warty type; the other is the short and warty, and more bitter pinakbet type. Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves.
Higher yield however is attained on sandy loam soil. Bacterial Wilt -The disease is characterized initially by wilting and drying of individual leaves, which also exhibit cucumber beetle injury.
For soils without soil analysis, the recommendation in Table 2 must be followed. Pack in plastic or bamboo crates line with newspaper or bamboo leaves. Land Preparation A good land preparation is very important in ampalaya culture.
Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended producttion your pesticide dealer. Seeds are planted the following day or as the radicle break.
I want to spray it. Wash the seeds everyday to prevent fungal growth. Vine Training and Pruning Train the vines on the vertical trellis regularly by tying the vines to the trellis.