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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These are the factors as to why the ampalaya plantation of Leonardo drastically improved.

Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction. Bitter gourd is a heavy consumer of fertilizer.

Break the seed coat producfion and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. Weeding is done when need arises. Allow branching and fruiting on the overhead trellis. Bitter gourd, which is known in the Productkon as ampalaya, is an annual plant that is native in this country.

What is the medecine can use to grow my ampalaya plant? Recommended Varieties The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: Planting Ampalaya can be direct seeded or transplanted. Other recommended spacing are: This site was designed with the. Soak the seeds in water for 30 minutes. Neighboring plantation should also be sprayed at the ampqlaya time.

He said that his bountiful harvest has inspired him to also plant other crops like sitaw or string beans in a nearby farm lot. One gram g contains around 5 seeds.


Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production

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. The ampalaya plants of Leonardo are producing healthy tops which are readily bought by local buyers — providing him with additional income from his farm. Rita type, which is long, dark green and less warty and the Pinakbet type which is short and warty and much bitter in flavor.

Symptoms are deformed fruits, fruits with holes that turn orange or yellow prematurely. Wrapping young fruits with newspaper or plastic bags prevent the fruit fly from laying eggs on the fruits. Water and Weeding Management Ampalaya is a plant that requires an abundant supply of moisture for vegetative and reproductive development to maintain a good crop stand in the dry season.

Leaves die as spots increase it size. Harvest early in the morning to protect harvested fruits against rain, sun, and mechanical damage.

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Production Guide on Ampalaya

Trellising Bitter gourd or ampalaya grows best with overhead balag type trellis about 6 ft prodution. Planting holes are bored into the plastic sheet base on the planting distance. From Grassland to Nature Park.

For more information, contact: Cut the longer tip of the seed with a nail cutter to facilitate absorption of water.

Production Guide on Ampalaya

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Thrips- it is a very small crawling insect on that stays on the lower side of the leaves. It pays to select varieties which are high-yielding, early-maturing, poduction to pests and diseases, adapted to local climatic conditions, and easy-to-sell. This was found to be very effective time to spray. Spread is rapid from the crown toward new growth.


Plant the crop once every two years in the same area. 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. I want to spray it. Proper sowing of seeds. 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 – Agriculture Monthly

Cover the tray with old newspaper, plastic sack, or rice straw to maintain soil moisture and temperature. Wash the seeds everyday to prevent fungal growth. However, it is best to plant in July and August wet season for better prices, and in Ampalayq dry season to take advantage of available soil moisture. Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended by your pesticide dealer.

Although Ilocos Norte had the 5th biggest harvested area in BASproduction was largely traditional yielding only about 6 tons per ha. The rate and distance of planting use by most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0.