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BY USING POTASSIUM SAP FARMING IS POISED FOR A REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE.
"POTASSIUM SAP IS MINI WATER RESERVOIR OF WATER HELD IN GEL FORM CLOSE TO THE ROOTS OF PLANTS"
Plant roots extend only up to 30-75 cms. They can absorb water within their reach only. Water percolates down beyond their reach within 3 days. Only 20%-25% can be utilized by plant before the water percolates beyond the reach of roots. The rate of percolation depends on soil type. But SAP will be very useful in any soil. It holds water in the form of
and all of it will be within the reach of roots so that 100% of water is made available to plants.
Plant will grow roots into the gel and obtain water from it.
This way 60% or more water is saved. This means if SAP is used, one watering will be enough where three are needed without SAP.
KSAP can be applied under
furrows and ridges.
It is hydrated and mixed with soil in 50:50 ratio and applied 20 cms below furrows and covered with 20 cms soil. This will ensure that KSAP is not disturbed much for next crop
RAIN FED CROPS NEED WATERING WHEN RAINS FAIL. IF SAP IS USED IT WILL STORE WATER IN THE FORM OF GEL
CLOSE TO THE ROOTS.
PLANTS GROW ROOTS IN TO THE GEL
AND ABSORB WATER. THE FREQUENCY OF WATERING CAN BE REDUCED TO ONE THIRD.
HOW TO APPLY KSAP FOR DRY LAND FARMING?
For dryland cultivation, seedling is done at the time of ploughing itself. The entire plot is levelled and when rains come, the entire plot gets water uniformly. When rains fail, it is watered with sprinklers or rain guns. In any case, uninturrupted supply of water is important to get good crop.
Using SAP will ensure continuous availability of water to the plant. But this application of SAP has to be done very carefully at exact depth. Close enough to the roots but avoid exposture to sun light.
Simplest method would be to mix the KSAP with soil (0.3% KSAP+ 99.70% Soil) and spread it all over the farm and then cover it with another 15 - 20 cms of soil. When water is given or rain falls, the entire farm will retain water in the form of gel. This will be best for the first crop but to ensure effectiveness for next crop, care should be taken not to disturb KSAP mix.
Another method is using
ridges and furrows.
Furrows should be made 30-50 cms deeper. KSAP can be hydrated ( pour it in water and prepare gel) and this gel is mixed with soil (50% Hydrated KSAP+50% Soil) and pour it at bottom (upto 20 cms high)and cover it with 20 cms soil.
#Absorption of water #Retention of excess water #Effectively blocking the movement of water #Non Toxic #Non-pollutant #Harmless in every aspect
#Soil water retention agent #For seed-coating operations #For soil-less cultivation nbsp; #For setting up artificial turf
SAP is available in the form of white Granules of various mesh sizes. 5-20 mesh size granules suitable for trees, 20-80 mesh size granules suitable for crops and 30-100 mesh size granules are suitable for grass.
Because of these advantages KSAP finds wide usage in the agriculture, horticulture, social forestry and gardening.