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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Time of Planting Early planting in productioj areas is usually done during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February. Create your website today.

The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers — providing him with additional income from his farm. Higher yield however is attained on sandy loam soil.

Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production

Fruits can be stored for days under this condition. 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.


Harvesting and Post Harvesting Operation. Ampalaja starts 45 to 50 days after seedling. In dry season, irrigate the field by flooding at 14 DAE and productioj irrigation every seven days throughout the growing season in October to December and as the need arises for May to July planting.

Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes. Bitter gourd is a heavy consumer of fertilizer. Fruits may also be allowed to form just above the 10th node.

Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production – Agriculture Monthly

However, it is best to plant in July and August wet season for better prices, and in October dry season to take advantage of available soil moisture. What is the medecine can use to grow my ampalaya plant? For plantation, the use of big wooden posts kakawate or ipil-ipil are dug into the soil about 1.

Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: Leonardo learned that plants sprayed with Amino Plus are more resistant to diseases and stresses in the field, like drought. Moist condition favors the development of the disease.

Ampalaya can be directly seeded or transplanted. It can withstand water logging for hours. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. Bitter gourd responds well to soil rich in organic matter and inorganic nutrients.


Production Guide on Ampalaya

An area of m2 tenth of a hectare requires about g of seeds. For headaches wounds, burns and skin diseases, apply warmed leaves to afflicted area.

The following varieties were tested in Currimao, Ilocos Norte from wet season to dry season Apply less water during rainy and cloudy days. Setting Up Your Garden: The soft-spoken, year-old Leonardo said he has already convinced the other farmers living near produchion farm to use the product, adding that this is his modest form of assistance to fellow local qmpalaya.

A well- pulverized soil promotes good soil aeration and enhances root formation.

Spread the seeds in a wet, clean cotton cloth for a more uniform absorption of moisture, and roll the cloth. The seedlings weaken and elongate with too much water. Need what ever you can provide me with just started growing ampalaya a rookie. For other ailments, the fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally.

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