MBF Brown Gold Compost is a valuable supplement for any farming operation and has been used to supply needed nutrients for crop growth. Brown Gold compost not only supplies many nutrients for crop production, including micronutrients, but they are also valuable sources of organic matter. Increasing soil organic matter improves soil structure or tilt, increases the water-holding capacity of coarse-textured sandy soil, improves drainage in fine-textured clay soil, provides a source of slow release nutrients, reduces soil erosion, promotes growth of earthworms and other beneficial soil organisms. Most vegetable crops return small amounts of crop residue to the soil, so manure, compost, and other organic amendments helps to maintain soil organic matter level.
In nature we see plants and trees drop leaves that accumulate at their bases. Every year, a new layer is added while the old layers start to decompose. This is leaf mold and it is a form of compost. What nature is doing is providing a protective layer over the roots of plants. This layer of vegetative material protects the bare soil during the summer months by reducing soil temperature, suppressing weed growth and reducing soil moisture loss. Our compost can do the same thing in our gardens and landscapes.
We have already discussed about how compost helps soil, especially sandy and clay soil. When starting a new garden soil amending is recommended before you plant. It is so much easier to add compost now than it is after the garden is planted. Cover the garden area with 3 to 4 inches of compost and till it into the upper six inches of the soil. If your garden is already established and you want to incorporate compost deeply into the soil, your options are limited.
An old fashioned way of providing liquid fertilizer for plants is to brew compost tea. Similar to manure tea, compost tea gives your plants a good dose of nutrients. Compost tea works especially well for providing nutrients to new transplants and young seedlings. To make compost tea fill burlap sack or an old pillow case with finished compost and secure the open end. Place in a tub, barrel, or watering can filled with water. Agitate for a few minutes and then let it keep for a few days. Water will leach out nutrients from the compost and the mixture will take on the color of tea. Spray or pour compost tea on and around plants. You can use the bag of compost for several batches. Afterwards, simply empty the bag’s contents onto the garden.
|Type of Crop||Time of application & dosage/acre|
|Grapes,Strawberry||300 Kg @ sowing, 200-250 Kg @ base-cut, 350-400 Kg @ first cutting, 250-300 Kg @ second cutting.|
|Sugarcane||Planting: 200 Kg,400Kg after 45 days of planting, 200-300Kg in last stage|
|Mango, Cashew nut, Coconut, Areca nut||Mango: New plant- 1Kg for 1 year, 10 Kg after 5-10 year, 20 Kg after 10 years
Cashew nut: New plant – 3Kg, 10kg after 5 years.
Coconut: New plant – 2kg, 5kg after 1-5 years, 10kg after 5 years
Areca nut: New plant – 2kg, for 5 year old plant one dose in a year (5 kg per plant)
|Banana, Papaya||1-2 Kg @ time of planting. 2-3 Kg per plant after 60 days of planting|
|Pomegranate, Sapodilla, Orange, Lemon, Citrus||1 Kg @ sowing, 2Kg for 1-2 years & 5kg for 2-5 years, Thrice in a year per plant.|
|Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cluster bean, Lady’s finger, Chilly & other vegetables.||200-250 Kg per acre per three months|
|Turmeric, Onion, Carrot, Potato, Radish||Before sowing : 450-500 kg After 50-60days of sowing : 300 kg|
|Cotton, Tobacco||200-250 Kg @ Sowing, 250-300 Kg after 40-45 days of sowing|
|Sunflower, Safflower, groundnut & Oil seeds||300-400 Kg @ sowing, 250-300 Kg after 40 days of sowing|
Available In: 50Kg, (5Kg)