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 insect can be control by removing all damage fruits from the field. Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves.

Ampalaya Farmer Uses Organic Input To Boost His Production

Bitter gourd is a flood-tolerant crop. Is it ok if i mix it with lannate? The recommended varieties of bitter gourd are: Under moist condition, a purplish mildew develops on the underside of the leaf spots. Caring for and maintaining the seedlings. Plastic Mulching An improved technology in the Philippines for ampalaya production is the producttion of plastic mulch to cover the beds.

Rita type, which is long, dark green and less warty and the Pinakbet type which is short and warty and much bitter in flavor. Later, leaves on one or more laterals or entire plants wilts.

Production Guide on Ampalaya

A well- pulverized soil promotes good soil producction and enhances root formation. These are the factors as to why the ampalaya plantation of Leonardo drastically improved.

Fill the holes of the tray with the medium, and slightly compact it using your palm. Bitter gourd or productipn grows best apalaya overhead balag type trellis about 6 ft high. Moist condition favors the development of the disease.


The crop can be planted anytime of the year. His ampalaya plantation is an example of how Amino Plus can prevent plant stress, as his crop managed to survive the drought. Unlike other fertilizers derived from fish and other natural sources, Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer is not processed at high temperatures, preventing the denaturation of proteins and retaining amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and natural oil.

Setting Up Your Garden: For leaf or shoot production, irrigate twice a week for lroduction shoot development, and to minimize the bitter taste of shoots and fruits.

Leonardo said he would have encountered the same fate if not for his decision to use Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer.

Spread is rapid from the crown toward new growth. Leonardo learned that plants sprayed with Amino Plus are more resistant to diseases and stresses in the field, like drought. Photos from East-West Seed Company.

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Generally two types are being grown the Sta. Wrapping reduce the use of pesticides. It is recommended to spray during nighttime 2 t0 3 consecutive nights if infestation is severed. The organic fertilizer must be broadcasted before plowing or at final harrowing. Spray only after the removal of the damage fruits with insecticides recommended by your pesticide dealer. Other recommended spacing are: Preparations for Planting Forages for Goat Feed.

Water early in the morning and afternoon. Several kinds of leaf diseases attack the plant and can cause yield reduction. Rate of Produxtion The rate and distance of planting use am;alaya most farmers is three meters between furrows and 0. But after deciding to spray his productiom plantation with Amino Plus Foliar Fertilizer, he was able to harvest up to around kilos.


It takes days before the seed germinates. 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. It can be grown anytime of the year for its edible shoots and fruits and offers a good supply of vitamins and minerals. Although the crop can be grown throughout the year, the most profitable growing seasons are from October to December and from May to July because most of the areas are being planted to rice during these periods.

Preparing the sowing materials: A good land preparation is very important in ampalaya culture. Pests and Diseases Control Powdery Mildew- It is cause by a fungus that appears as white powdery growth on leaves. Crop Establishment Break the seed coat lightly and soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then wash. The fruit contains the hypo-glycemic principle charantin, which is used to treat diabetes.

Disease development is favor by high temperature. Time of Planting Early planting in some areas is usually done during the months of October to December and the late planting are during the month of January to February. Cover the tray with old newspaper, plastic sack, or rice straw to maintain soil moisture and temperature.

Direct seeding is most common, a hectare of production area requires 2. Proper sowing of seeds. Higher yield however is attained on sandy loam soil. Weeding is done when need arises.