What is Aqua Star :
Aqua Star is a white , odorless, non-poisonous synthetic polymer in the form of crystalline powder. Its PH is 6.7 i.e. neutral. Water holding capacity of Aqua Star is 1200 times compares to an ideal normal soil because one gram Aqua Star can absorb 250 ml of water. Its melting point is more than 600’ c. Its bulk density is 620 gm/lit. Rate of water absorption is 10.6 sec. Bloating ratio is 1:350- 1:400.Its particle size is 170 mesh.
Method of application:
Aqua Star is in the form of fine crystalline powder & is very light in weight hence it should be applied with the organic manures. The required quantity of Aqua Star.should be added in enough quantity of any of the granular organic manure such as vermicompost,powdered cow dung manure, FYM, or any powdered oiled cake. It should be thoroughly mixed with it & Made slightly damp with very little water. This mixture is then applies below the soil at root zone of plant. An immediate irrigation is must to activate the Aqua Star .This Aqua Star mix(with organic matter) can be mixed with any fertilizer applied in basal dose.
Crops Dose Time of application
MANGO, CASHEW 10-40g/plant At the time of planting/with organic Fertiliser in soil around the steam Coconut,Arcanet 10-50grm/tree Same as above Banana,Papaya 5-10g/plant Same as above Pomegranates,orange, mosambi 5-20g/plant Same as above Grapes 5-10g/plant Same as above Medicinal plants, spices, condiments 2-3kg per acre Same as above Cash crops
Cotton : cotton has stress sensitivity grates from floral development through pollination Dose : 2-2 kg/ acre along with fertilizer dose optimises yield.
Sugarcane : Sugarcane is a high biomass crop that requires large quantity of water for maximum production. Reduction in cane yield and sugar content were most frequent and severe when water stress occurred. Dose : 2-5 kg/acre with fertilizer dose at the time of earthing up.
Soyabean : drought stress will lead to a lower rate of water uptake by the soyabean roots. As a result the soyabean plant might grow smaller leaves
slow or stop growth and flowering, abort flowers, abort pods, abort grain drop leaves. Dose : 1-2 kg/acre provide better tolerance and yield.
Chilli : (Vegetables) : Vegetable crops are comparatively high moisture stress sensitive during vegetative , flowering & fruiting stages of growth
They have maximum impact of water stress.
Dose: 3-5 kg /acre (to be applied in 2-3 stages @1-1.5 kg/acre with fertilizer
dose) to ensure higher yield.
Pulses(Red Gram ) : Red gram is rain fed crop, usually it does not irrigation for optimum moisture is necessary during a) budding b) flowering c) pod formation stages.
Dose : 1-1.5 kg/acre at the time of sowing along any fertilizer applied in basal dose optimizes yield.
Grains : Drought stress on wheat can play important role in the reduction of the plant growth stage, specifically during germination n arid and semi arid regions, increases drought levels and deleterious effect on germination and radical length and plumage length of wheat.
Dose: 1-2 kg/acre at the time of sowing along any fertilizer applied in basal dose optimize yield.
a) Extend the time between successive irrigation
b) Increases water holding capacity of soil.
c) Easy to use with various types of soils.
d) Helps to restore from transplanting shock.
e) Improves fertilizer efficiency by controlling leach out loss.
f) Provides constant water supply to plants.
g) Enhances primary and secondary root development .
h) Increases aeration in soil.
i) Increases microbial activity in soil as congenial condition is maintained for longer period & Hence increases decomposition of organic matter availability of nutrient.
j) Ensure maxm.
k) Utilization of water.
l) Create ideal soil conditions for seed germination hence germination percent increases.
m) Maintain air , water & temp , balance in the soil becz of which the number and activity of soil micro organism increases, resulting into the number activity of soil micro organism increases, resulting into the rapid decomposition of soil organic matter.
n) Restrict the weed growth in the field.