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#TECHNOTIPS: Fish Amino Acid
by Catheryn Villorente - Thursday, 8 April 2021, 02:13 PM
fish amino acidFish amino acid or FAA is made from discarded parts of fish including bones, head, internal organs, and skin with crude sugar. It is stored for a 14-day period, where the juice of the fish is extracted after fermentation. FAA contains nitrogen (90%) and phosphorous (2.5%).
This biofertilizer helps reduce costs for farmers since main ingredients, like fish scraps, are usually free or can be purchased at low cost. Any species of fish can be used, but blueback fish contains more amounts of proteins, amino acids, and fatty acid that are recognized as healthy food. Some examples are mackerel, salmon, tuna, and anchovy.
A mixture of 2 tablespoons of FAA with 1 liter of clean water can be sprayed and applied to plants and animals. The concoction can be sprayed on the soil, flowers, and fruits of the plants one to two times a week.
For animal use, mix it with their drinking water twice a week. It can also be mixed with their feeds at the same frequency. (agriculture.com.ph)
Learn how to prepare FAA at www.e-extension.gov.ph/elearning.
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