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Biostimulant- Improvement of seed and increase in crop yields

Biostimulant- Improvement of seed and increase in crop yields

Biostimulant are made up of various types of biological materials, microorganisms and compounds that can be applied directly to plants,  Those who can improve the plants  seeds or soil to improve a plant’s vigor, increase crop yield and relieve stress of plants. The use of biostimulants can start in the seed germination phase and continue throughout the plant’s entire life cycle.

Biostimulants work to increase the plant’s ability to absorbing nutrients so  it can develop properly. when applied to soil, biostimulants improve the  soil,s supplementary micro-organisms that help a plant,s  roots grow and form a beneficial Symbiotic relationship. Biostimulants can promote the development of roots and distribution of nutrients by promoting soil supplement microorganisms and improving metabolic efficiency:

  • Increase yield in terms of weight, seed and fruit set.
  • Enhance quantity, affecting sugar content, colour and shelf life.
  • Improve the efficiency of water usage.
  • strengthens stress tolerance and recovery.

Benefits of biostimultants: –

1. Biostimulants help in combating the effects of enviromental stresses

  • Biostimulants promote the growth of germination and root.
  • There is resistance to increasing strength and more stress.
  • An enhanced root system promotes more efficient nutrients, elevation and water uptake and translocation throughout the growing season.

2. Biostimulants encourage plant growth.

Promoting growth and improvement plant’s  metabolism can benefit in overall plant growth and health. Apart from this, providing a catalyst at  specific developmental phases can lead to increased yield, improved uniformity and quality of the overall crop.

3. Biostimulants encourage the growth of plants.

  • Biostimants usually work through different mechanisms compared to standard fertilizers.
  • Encouraging plant growth, provide essential nutrients for plant metabolism.
  • These metabolism pathways upregulate gene expression, which influence cell division and sizing, root, shoot growth, reproduction development and timing.

 

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

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

Calcium Fertilize

Calcium Fertilize

Foliar feeding with calcium fertilizer (the uses of calcium-rich fertilizer to the plant leaves) may makes the difference between a good crop of tomatoes to fruit with blossoming and rot, or gorgeous Granny Smith apples becomes bitter ones. Let’s learn more about making and using a calcium foliar spray for plants.

Why Use Homemade Calcium Rich Foliar Spray?

Calcium foliar spray gives essential calcium to the plants, preventing leaf necrosis, small brown roots, fungal issues, weak stems and stunted growth. Making calcium spray for plants will increase cell division, an important component, especially in those rapid growers such as: – Tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and maize increase. Although it is true that acidic soil have a decreases amount of calcium compared to more alkaline soils, pH is not a true reflection of the necessity for foliar feeding with calcium but may be used as a general guideline.

Homemade Calcium Rich Foliar Spray: –

While commercial calcium foliar spray may be purchased. This is less expensive, and  just as easy to make a homemade calcium rich foliar spray with ingredients already in the home or garden. If you are experiencing any symptoms above of the plant or have soil pH tested and  there is a lack of calcium, now is a good time to learn how to make your calcium fertilizer.

1. Egg Shell

Foliar feeding with Calcium Rich Eggshells plants require a proportion of calcium and magnesium for plants. When one goes up, the other goes down. Using your compost, which is usually rich in calcium or can be In modified with the  addition of lime or eggshells, which is a good way to increase the calcium levels in growing plants. Another way to accomplish this goal is to make calcium spraying for plants with egg shell.

Preparation method-

1. To make calcium spray for plants with egg shell, boil 20 eggs in a covered pan of 1 gallon of water.

2. Bring to a rolling boil, remove from heat.

3. Leave it for cool 24 hours.

4. Filter the water of shell fragment and collect it an airtight container and keep it cool and dark place.

2. Foliar feeding with calcium rich seaweed

Particularly rich in bromine and iodine, seaweed is also rich in nitrogen, iron, sodium and calcium.

how to make your own calcium fertilizer out of seaweed?

1. Collect the seaweed (if legal to do so where you are) or buy at the garden store.

2. Wash this seaweed thoroughly.

3. Chop up the seaweed and cover with 2 gallons of water in bucket.

4. Leave it for a few weeks with fermented lid for fermentation, and then filter it.

5. Cover loosely, ferment for a few weeks, and then strain.

6. Dilute 2/3 cup to one gallon of water to make a calcium foliar spray.

3. How to make your own calcium fertilizer from Chamomile

Chamomile flower is the sources of calcium, potash and sulfur.

It is also good for dumping preventing off and many other fungal issues.

Preparation method:-

1. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over ¼ cup chamomile (or you can use chamomile tea).

2. Leave this mixture until cool.

3. strain and place in spray bottle.

4. We can store this mixture for a week.

5. Use this mixture for foliar spray on the plants.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

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

Tobacco Dust fertilizer-used as pesticide

Tobacco Dust fertilizer-used as pesticide

Tobacco dust fertilizers contain high organic compounds, which improves the soil chemical structure by improving Ions structure, electrical conductivity and nutrient levels. Apart from this refining the water intake capacity, water retention capacity and improves the soil physically.

The tobacco dust fertilizers reduces the soil bulk density while its increases the organic carbon content (OC), soil holes and infiltration of the soil has stated that the carbon provision of the carbon (C) through the amendments such as tobacco dust leads to the facility of the energy sources to the microorganisms in the soil and make them energetic in the soil that cause of the aeration source /oxygen distribution into the soil.

Uses of Tobacco Dust Powder :-

1. In fertilizer

2. In lawn

3. In Pesticide

Necessary ingredients:-

1. Dry Tobacco Leaves (Cigarette Buds)

2. Mild liquid soap

3. Bowl or bucket

4. Strainer or cheesecloth

5. Container with lid

6. Spray Bottle

Preparation method:-

1. Put 1 cup of tobacco leaves (cigarette buds) in 1 gallon hot water.

2. Add 10 drops mixed light liquid soap. Soap helps homemade spray adhere to plants.

3. Steep the solution for at least 30 minutes.

4. Pour the solution through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a bucket or bin with a lid. Keep the mixture on hand for up to a month.

5. Put the mixture in some quantity in the spray bottle.

6. Spray the bottom part of leaves on affected plants. Cover the leaves thoroughly with the spray solution.

7. Spray the lower part of the plant’s stem and the surrounding soil. For large-scale plantings, pour the solution from the bucket onto the soil.

8. Refill spray bottle as needed for foliar applications, or pour the solution from the bucket onto areas with severe ground pest infestations.

Uses: –

Nicotine spray are a traditional treatment for many types of pests, including whiteflies, gants, root and leaf aphids, thrips and lefaminers. While commercial nicotine sprays are so powerful that they can kill many beneficial insects as plant predators, homemade “tobacco juice” is short-lived and much milder. Used sparingly, it may be an important member in your arsenal of natural pest control.

Benefit: –

Potassium and phosphorus, which can provide essential nutrients to the soil and plant. The local data of the Department of Agriculture (DA) also showed that when tobacco dust is mixed with organic compost, then its nitrogen content has a positive effect on vegetable and home-grown plants.

Warning

1. If using tobacco juices on edible plants, restrict your spray schedule to early growth, and apply it several weeks before expected harvest. Nicotine can stay in the plant’s system for many weeks.

2. Tomatoes, chilli and eggplants, which are in the same nightshade family as tobacco, are susceptible to tobacco mosaic disease. Check your nursery information to see if  your nursery  plants are bred to be resistant to the disease. If you are not sure, then skip the tobacco juice treatment for these plants.

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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