Published on December 6, 2016
1. FISH AMINO ACID In “Natural Farming”natural materialsare usedinsteadof chemical inputs.One of the important toolsusedin Natural farmingis FishAminoAcid or FAA.These kindof bio fertilizersare easilymade and prepared and help to reduce expenses of farmers. The Fish Amino Acid (FAA) is a liquid made from fish. FAA is of great value to both plants and microorganismsintheirgrowth,because it containsvarious typesof aminoacids and abundantamount of nutrients. Studies have proved that Amino Acids can directlyor indirectly influence the physiological activitiesof the plant. AminoAcidsare alsosuppliedtoplantbyincorporatingthemintothe soil.Ithelps in improving the micro flora of the soil thereby facilitating the assimilation of nutrients. FAA is producedby fermentingfreshfishby-products(bones,head,skin,andothertankage parts) with brown sugar. Fresh fish scraps is collected and composted in a bucket added with molasses to the mixture tohelp buildupmicrobes,andspeedupdecomposition.The brownmattermolassescontrolsthe odor and absorbs organic nitrogen from the fish. The bucket of fish is then made to rot for at least one week. The liquid is used to breed beneficial microbes and supply extra proteins to the emulsion. It providesanNPKratioof 4-1-1 and ismostoftenusedasfoliarfeedto provide aquicknitrogen boost. MATERIALS NEEDED IN MAKING FERMENTED FRUIT JUICE 1. 1 kilo of Fish trash (head, bone, intestines, scales, gills, etc) 2. 1 kilo of molasses 3. Jar or Contatiner 4. Paper and String/Rubber Band 5. Bottle for storage
2. STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE 1. Collect a kilo of Fish Trash. And cut into pieces 2. Place the Fish Trash inside the Jar. 3. Put in a kilo of molasses in the Jar and mix. 4. Cover the Jar with paper and tie it with the string. 5. Place the jar in a cool dry place. Away from sunlight and rain. Leave it there for 20 days. 6. After 20 days, separate the liquid f 7. rom the solids. The liquid has the Fish Amino Acids (FAA). 8. Transfer liquid into clean plastic bottles.
3. USES AND RATES OF APPLICATION OF FERMENTED FRUIT JUICE PROPER USAGE: 1-2tsp per Liter of water Plants- Aside fromorganicnitrogensources, theyalsosupplyphosphorus,potassium, amino acids,proteinsandtrace elementsormicro-nutrientsthatare reallyneededtoprovide deep nutritiontoyoursoil communityandplants.One of the benefitsof fishemulsionisthatthey provide aslowerrelease of nutrientsintothe soil withoutover-feedingall atonce. What more, using fish emulsion as our foliar spray helps us get rid of pests too. They hate the fishy smell, no matter how miniscule. Soil – (1) Use as a soil drenchas opposedto foliarspray. Wheneverwe drenchthe soil withfish, we buildupthe soil’smicrobial activities,supplyinglotsof nitrogentothe roots and topsoil. (2) Inoculate compost to boost fungal population. (3) (4) Mix in water when watering plants, as a natural fish fertilizer and to enhance populations of micro-organisms in the soil Animals- Mix withwaterforaneffectiveprotein/lactoboostforyouranimals. They'll love orhate it TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS The bucket is stirred daily to get air into the mixture. Remember air allows for better decomposition and better aerobic microbial growth. You will likely be able to get fish scraps or wastes in places where fish is cleaned prior selling or consumption. The fish section of the wet market will usually have traders removing fish parts like intestines, gills, liver, gall bladder, heart, fins, tail, scales and even bones. Typically, these are thrown away and so you could just ask them for free. The pulp that will be left behind after extracting and collecting the fish emulsion is not wasted. It may be used as a good starter mix for the next batch of fish emulsion,
4. because of its state of decomposition. It may also be used to feed a compost pile that can later be applied and mixed into your garden soil. Never use directly to plant leaves or soil, you should dilute it with water. you should dilute fish amino acid with water. It is not recommendable to use FAA during the period of reproductive growth, because it may induce over growth. The optimum temperature for storage ranges between 23-250C andNo direct sunlight. Acool place is recommended. REFERENCES http://www.downtoearth.ph/pages/Fish-Emulsion-as-Fertilizer-and-Pesticide.html http://www.practicalgardening.blackdovenest.com/2012/03/easy-homemade-fish-emulsion- fertilizer.html http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/blog/making-fish-hydrolysate http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fish-emulsion-fertilizer.htm http://farming.pinakbet.net/2011/12/how-to-make-fish-amino-acid-faa/ http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/SA-12.pdf