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Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is the best use in the garden – one of which is as a insect resistant and pesticide.

Spraying and sprinkling are two of the most effective ways to using these magnesium rich salts to combat bugs.

Hydrated magnesium sulfate aka epsom salt contains two important elements: –

1. Those who need to maintain the optimum health of plants.

2. Magnesium plays an important role during photosynthesis.

3. It is also necessary by plants for the proper functioning of many enzymatic processes.

4. Seeds also required magnesium to germinate. Sulfur aids plant with many functions including amino acids production, increase root growth, and the formation of chlorophyll. This mineral also gives coal crop and Aliums their signature flavors. Fertilize onion, broccoli and cauliflower with Epsom salt to get healthier, sweeter-flavor vegetables. Use Epsom salt on tomatoes, chillies and roses plants grow stronger with more blossom. Epsom salt use as a normal fertilizer, Epsom salts are a cheap way to give healthy nutrients throughout your garden. An Epsom salt solution is also a great way to replenish magnesium and sulfur levels in depleted potting soil.

Uses of Epsom salt: –

1. Mix one tablespoon of Epsom salt with one gallon of water.

2. Apply to garden plants as a foliar-spray once every two weeks.

3. When feeding rose plant, use one tablespoon of salt per foot of the plant’s height mixed in a gallon of water. Spray once in the spring when the leaves begin to appear and again after rose starts bloom.

4. for vegetables, sprinkle a tablespoon of Epsom salts around each seedling as soon as they are transplanted in the garden. Repeat this feeding following the first bloom and fruiting. Mix two tablespoons of salt in one gallon water and use this solution in place of normal watering once per month.

5. Mix one cup of the salts in five gallons of water to make Epsom salt spray. Fill into a spray bottle and apply to the affected plants.

6. this will work to burn slugs and beetles, ensuring they keep their distance.

7. An easy choice, that you apply the application on every plant in the second week, sprinkle the salts around the base of your plants. This will not only deter pests. Rather increase nutrition absorption, as magnesium helps plants roots take up important nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

Corn Gluten Meal Fertilizer

Corn Gluten Meal Fertilizer

Corn Gluten Meal Fertilizer is a product made from Corn, which is also to the soil as granules. As soon as the corn gluten breaks down, it releases a high level of nitrogen.

It also creates a thin barrier over the soil, due to which it is made to be an effective pre-emergent weed control.

It is mainly used in lawn, but even desired plants have emergence, its can also be used in the vegetable gardens. Corn gluten releases nitrogen from one to four months.

Corn gluten is a powdery by product of the corn milling process. Which is basically used as a supplement in hog feed.Corn gluten has become a common organic alternative for chemically derived herbicide.It can be effective as a pre-emerging herbicide, which is used to control crabgrass and other lawn weeds.It also has fertilizing properties. Corn gluten contains about 10 percent nitrogen.

How Does Corn Gluten Work?

Corn gluten does not prevent weed seeds from germinating, but it prevents seeds from forming roots after germination. This means that applications must be given very carefully timed.

When corn gluten is applied correctly time, the stem is germinated in the seed of crabgrass, but the roots are not produced, plants will die. Provided is a short dry period after seed germination.

If conditions are too wet immediately after seed germination, then weed can recover and establish a root properly.

Time to experiment: –

1. Corn Gluten is useful only as a pre-emergent herbicide.

2. It does not provide control over the emerging weed.

3. Crabgrass and other weed seeds have already germinated and produce roots.

4. late use of Corn gluten will only act as fertilizer for the weed.

5. Applications of corn gluten require timed around rainfall or watering.

6. Applications of corn gluten needs to be watered in, either by rainfall or by artificial watering, within five days of application.

7. Approximately 1/4 inch rainfall or a comparable artificial watering is ideal for this.

8. Dry period of 1 or 2 days is required to prevent weed seedling that have germinated from growing roots.

In other words, Corn gluten required water after application, but a dry period is then required in order for germinated seeds to have their root production inhibited.

Benefits of Corn Gluten Fertilizers: –

1. Corn gluten binds food and release water. Which takes advantage of a landscape in the dry areas of the year.

2. It is also an excellent source of nitrogen.

3. It is more resistant to weed attack than an under-fertilized site in a healthy lawn or landscape.

Poonam Singh

 

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

Benefits of low cost farming and how it improves life style of farmers

Benefits of low cost farming and how it improves life style of farmers

Benefits of low cost farming and how it improves life style of farmers

1. Farmers can use of organic seed and organic fertilizer.

2. Use of home-made insecticides and pesticides.

3. To develop various means of irrigation, so that more land could be brought under agriculture.

4. To increase the availability of chemical fertilizers at subsidised rates, either through production or through imports.

5. To develop and produce new hybrid varieties of seeds, which will help in increasing the yield of various crops.

6. The government would fix a minimum purchase price for various crops every year.

7. To provide adequate and timely loans to farmers, on easy terms, to buy farm machinery and other agricultural items.

8. To help protect standing crops from pests, diseases and natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

9. To educate and help farmers through specially developed programmes on radio and television.

10. To set up demonstration farms, so that the farmers can learn and adopt new, suitable and latest farming techniques.

11. The government should provide adequate diesel, electricity and water at highly subsidised rates.

12. Encourage the farmers to adopt mixed farming and work in cottage industries in their free time.

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Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

Farm Yard Manure

Farm Yard Manure

Farm yard manure is made basically using cow dung, cow urine, waste straw and other dairy waste. This is very useful, and some of its qualities are given below:

1. Farm yard manure rich in nutrient.

2. A small part of the (N) is directly available to the plants. While a large part is made available as and when the farm yard manure decomposes.

3. cow’s dung and cow-urine are mixed, than balanced nutrition is made available to the plants.

4. Availability of potassium and phosphorus in the farm yard manure is similar to inorganic sources.

5. Application of farm yard manure improves soil fertility.

Method-

1. Cow’s dung which we get in abundance (10 cows …) which is collected after cleaning the cowshed. It is fill in a pit and and allow to decompose for some time. Every month this (manure) is applied on the plants or the field to enrich the soil.

2. we use almost whole cow dung for Gobar gas plant.

Therefore, the slurry that comes out after gas production is highly composted and very rich form of good manure. it is also used.

Nutritional status of FYM (%)-

Nitrogen0.5000
Phosphorus0.2500
Potassium0.4000
Calcium0.0800
Sulfur0.0200
Zinc0.0040
Copper0.0003
Manganese0.0070
Iron0.4500

Use: –

1. Partially rotten farm yard manure should generally applied in 3 to 4 weeks before sowing of crops. This is used in soluble form in the development of the crop. Farm yard manure decomposed in the soil. It is improve soil structure and release the nutrients involved in it.

2. If it is applied too long before sowing the crop, the nutrients are lost by leaching by rain water. Therefore, just before the crop is sown, the farm yard manure should be mixed in the soil properly.

3. Vegetable crops Potato, tomato, sweet potato, carrot, radish, onion etc respond very well to the farm yard manure. Other responsible crops are sugarcane, rice, napier grass and garden crops like orange, banana, mango and plantation crops are coconut.

4. The large amount of nutrients present in the farm yard manure is not available. About 30 percent of nitrogen, 60 to 70 percent of phosphorus and 70 percent of potassium are available for the first crop.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

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