About the Practice

Farmers have been using algae to increase yield in fruit crops, especially in mango (Mangifera indica) and sapota (Achras sapota) traditionally by 30% increased yield. To prepare the solution, 100 g of algae is pulverized to make a fine powder and mixed with 500 ml of water and soaked overnight. The next day this stock solution is heated for 10 minutes in a low flame, and then filtered through a cloth. This final solution is mixed with water and sprayed with a pump.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dhirubhai Dayalbhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: South Gujarat Heavy Rainfall area (GJ-1)
Address: Ghej, Chikhli, Valsad, Gujarat
District: Valsad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 396521

Practice Details

Crop: Mango
Crop Family: Anacardiaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Mangifera indica)
Crop Vernacular Name: Aam
Formulation: Powder of Algae 100 g
Ingredients: Algae

PAS 1:

"Algalization has been employed for reducing the amount of exchangeable sodium, which results in altered soil pH and leads to reclamation of sodic soils. Some red algae used as biofertilizers have been found to augment growth nutritional value and yield of crop plants." [A. Chatterjee, S. Singh, C. Agrawal, S. Yadav, R. Rai, L.C. Rai,Chapter 10 - Role of Algae as a Biofertilizer,Editor(s): Rajesh Prasad Rastogi, DattaMadamwar, Ashok Pandey,Algal Green Chemistry,Elsevier,2017,Pages 189-200,ISBN 9780444637840,

PAS 2:

"Potential Applications of Algae-Based Bio-fertilizer"
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-18933-4_3 43.

PAS 3:

"The height, branching and number of leaves is higher in case of Algae+NPK. The following order is observed in each group; Algae+NPK>Algae >NPK >Control with water." [PAUDEL, Niroj; KANG, Won Hee. Establishment of algae as bio-fertilizer for coffee plant. International Journal of Scientific Reports, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 6, p. 153-157, may. 2018. ISSN 2454-2164. Available

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/552 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003355

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