Friday, 5 June 2015

Manures - Fish Amino Acid (மீன் அமினோ அமிலம்)

In our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see Fish Amino Acid ((மீன் அமினோ அமிலம்)) which is an organic fertilizer.

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Kgs
1Fish / Fish Wastes2 Kgs
2Solid Jaggery2 Kgs

Method of Preparation
  1. Cut the Fish or Fish Waste into small pieces and place it in an air tight container.
  2. Crush the solid jaggery into small pieces and place it as well in the container.
  3. Mix them well and store in a cool place.  Avoid direct sunlight.
  4. The solution can be used when the solution looks like honey.  This will take 20-30 days of fermentation.
  5. Remove the solid fish waste by filtering the same.
Method of Storage
  1. The manure should be kept in the shade and kept it in an air tight container.
How long can we store the Manure?
  1. The manure can be stored for 6 months.
How to use the Manure?
  1. Spray System - The manure can be applied as a foliar spray.
  2. Flow System - The solution of manure can be mixed with irrigation water, either through drip irrigation or flow irrigation.
Note: Dilute 25 ml of the manure with 1 litre of water before use.

When to use the Manure?
  1. Generally, the ideal time for spraying is during 6 am to 8.30 am and between 4 pm and 6.30 pm.
  2. Generally, it is accepted that every 15 days the manure can be applied.

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