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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Transplanting is recommended for hybrid seeds, and for off-season planting to minimize the exposure of young plants to unfavorable weather conditions and reduce plant mortality.
Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production
The use of organic fertilizer such as manure or compost about 5 to 10 tons per hectare with inorganic fertilizer is recommended. Remove all female flowers below the overhead trellis. Emergence can be hastened by pre-germinating the seeds.
Safe Pesticides is the Answer to a Plague of Caterpillars. Lateral support of bamboo poles are spaced three meters between furrows and two meters between hills and the side support is place after the bamboo poles are constructed.
Wilted parts may appear to recover at night, but they wilt on successive sunny days and finally die. A guide will be very useful. The volume of medium in each hole contains enough nutrients to sustain the seedling until transplanting time. Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended by your pesticide dealer. It productio be grown anytime of the year for its edible shoots and fruits and offers a good supply of vitamins and minerals.
Production Guide on Ampalaya
Establishment of Budwood Garden or Scion Grove. Preparing the sowing materials: Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction.
Preparations for Planting Forages for Goat Feed. On the first day, plant the seeds with uniform germination to have a uniform stand of plant in the field. Crop Establishment Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash.
However crop rotation, field sanitation, and the use of resistant varieties is also highly recommended. For other ailments, the fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally. Leaves die as spots increase it size.
Caring for and maintaining the seedlings. For coughs, fever, worms, diarrhea, diabetes, juice the Ampalaya leaves and drink a spoonful every day. Spread is rapid ampwlaya the crown toward new growth.
Harvesting starts 45 to 50 days after seedling. Need what ever you can provide me with just started growing ampalaya a rookie. The crops grow well in any types of soil with a pH of 5. Seeds are planted the following day or as the radicle break.
The crop can be planted anytime of the year. The field should be well prepared, plowed and harrowed twice to remove weeds and other plant debris in the field. Rows of ampalaya vines are neatly kept by Leonardo. Fruitfly- The fruitfly is one of the major insect pests of ampalaya. Use a seedling tray with or holes. Harvesting Harvest when the fruits are green.
The fungus may be introduced on greenhouse grown plants or wind from areas infected with the diseases.
Abaca twine is use as a lateral and horizontal support because it does not absorb too much heat however it is not reusable for the next cropping season. Fruits may also be allowed to form just above the 10th node. Land Preparation A good land preparation is very important in ampalaya culture. Fill the holes of the tray with the medium, and slightly compact it using your palm.
Downy Mildew-A irregular shaped yellowish to brown spots appears on upper side of the leaves, usually at the center of plants. Spread the seeds in a wet, clean cotton cloth for a more uniform absorption of moisture, and roll the cloth.
Ampalaya can be directly seeded or transplanted. For headaches wounds, burns and skin diseases, apply warmed leaves to afflicted area. Ampalaya can proruction direct seeded or transplanted. 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 productiob periods.