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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The characteristics of the recommended varieties are presented in Table 1. Thrips- it is a very small crawling insect on that stays on the lower side of the leaves.

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. For soils without soil analysis, the recommendation in Table 2 must be followed. Seeds are planted the following day or as the radicle break. But after deciding to pproduction his ampalaya plantation with Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer, he was able to harvest up to around kilos.

For other ailments, the fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally.

Use a seedling tray with or holes. Fruits can be stored for days under this condition. Apply less water during rainy and cloudy days. Train the vines on the vertical trellis regularly by tying the vines to the trellis.

Mario Leonardo proudly shows an ampalaya fruit which is almost ready for harvesting. 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.


Amino Plus boosts the growth and productivity of rice, corn, vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals, and many other crops. For headaches wounds, burns and skin diseases, apply warmed leaves to afflicted area. Bittergourd Momordica charantia Linn. It grows in low elevation area anytime of the year. It is recommended to spray during nighttime 2 t0 3 consecutive nights if infestation is severed. Cut the longer tip of the seed with a nail cutter to facilitate absorption of water. Need what ever you can provide me with just started growing ampalaya a rookie.

Higher yield however is attained on sandy loam soil. A well- pulverized soil promotes good soil aeration and enhances root formation. It can withstand water logging for hours.

It has both nutritive and medicinal use. Preparing the sowing materials: Bitter gourd is a flood-tolerant crop. Wash the seeds everyday to prevent fungal growth. Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. Cover the tray with old newspaper, plastic sack, or rice straw to maintain soil moisture and temperature.

Production Guide on Ampalaya

Soil analysis is a must for commercial planting. Corn Disease and Disease Management. The nursery minimizes exposure of the seedlings to extreme hot weather, heavy rains, and protects them from stray animals.

Bitter gourd is a heavy consumer of fertilizer. Although Ilocos Norte had the 5th biggest harvested area in BASproduction was largely traditional yielding only about 6 tons per ha. Moist condition favors the development of the disease. Harvesting Harvest when the fruits are green. Consult your input dealer on what pesticides to ampalaa in controlling this pest. Fill the holes of the tray with the medium, prouction slightly compact it using your palm.

Symptoms are deformed fruits, fruits with holes prodiction turn orange or yellow prematurely. Under moist condition, a purplish mildew develops on the underside of the leaf spots. Pre- germinated seeds result in good seedling and an even crop establishment. Is it ok if i mix it with lannate? An area of m2 tenth of a hectare requires about g of seeds.


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

He said that his bountiful harvest has inspired him to also plant other crops like sitaw or string beans in a nearby farm lot. Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended by your pesticide dealer.

However crop rotation, field sanitation, and the use of resistant varieties is also highly recommended. Most often, the old leaves are affected; spraying of Fungicide is a preventive measure. Since bitter gourd is a heavy consumer of nutrients, the soil is depleted on the second year and thus needs soil amendments.

The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. Incubate for hours until the radicles appear.

Production Guide on Ampalaya

Leonardo learned that plants sprayed with Amino Plus are more resistant to diseases and stresses in the field, like drought. A good land preparation is very important in ampalaya culture.

Fruits may also be allowed productioh form just above the 10th node. Crop Establishment Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction. Notify me of new posts by email.

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