How to completely control weeds in moringa field? It is a big challenge for moringa farmers. Hand weeding is very laborious and not cost effective. Weedicide spray cannot completely eradicate weeds because there are different chemicals for narrow and broad leaves and you cannot spray for broad leaves because it will kill the moringa as well. secondly for organic/semi organic crop production use of chemicals is not recommended. So, rotavator whenever needed is the only and best solution. So that you the spacing among rows has to be adjusted according to the width of the tractor or hand rotavator.
- Moringa Response on Saline Conditions
Moringa oliefera is known as a miracle plant. It is getting popularity world over as a highly beneficial plant. However, its response to saline conditions is rarely known. Salinity is a worldwide problem and in Pakistan more than 7 mha land is salt affected. Moringa has recently been introduced as a crop and getting popularity. Farmers are still confused about the type of the soil to be used for moringa. This study addresses this problem.This pot study explains the response of 4 moringa land-race on 4 saline conditions.
- Moringa priming post care
Moringa leaf extract is very effective tool of seed germination. How to use it? and how to handle after seed priming. This video explains the post priming care.
- Delicious Moringa Product Ideas
During II Moringa Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa, Dr Asati from India had a very interesting stall where he presented a large number of tasty moringa products. This interview of Dr Asati shows a range of products especially according to Sub continent taste buds. Most of these products are very easy to use and acceptable by the community. A good way to popularise the moringa consumption.
- Earth day and moringa plantation
How to celebrate earth day. The way is to plant a tree. For tree selection moringa can be a very attractive choice.
- Which Moringa Type is Good for Cultivation
Moringa oleifera, locally called as "Sohanjna", is native to Punjab, Pakistan with its relatives in other parts of the world including India, Ghana, Cameroon, etc. For promising nutritional quality of moringa leaves being used as livestock fodder and plant growth enhancer, good oil quality of moringa seed oil and dietary potential of its roots, moringa is being a widely populated plant in dry tropics of the world. From last decade, many research trials have been conducted to optimise production technology and designing of post-harvest leaf processing technology. Here the research findings are being compiled briefly for different purposes. Choosing moringa variety In Pakistan, main moringa landraces are categorized based on seed coat colour i.e., black, off-white and dark brown. Black and off white are more common and both landraces are good in its nutrition. Sowing time: Moringa can be sown two times during a year. 1. 15 February to 1…
- Excellent results of Bio fertilizer on Moringa crop
Bio-fertilizers are natural fertilizers. There are different types of bio-fertilizers like compost, charcoal, inoculam bacteria etc. These are natural and more effective than the chemical fertilizers because these provide all necessary nutrients to the plants. In this video 2 scientists Dr Shahzad Basra and Dr Naveed from University of agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan are demonstrating the effects of biofertilizers on moringa crop. Four varieties of Moringa, the superfood, crop were sown on April 16, 2020 and compost and a biofertilizer were applied. The crop responded excellently to the compost + inoculum + fertilizer while very poor to chemical fertilizer.
- Moringa: benefits and adverse effects
Moringa is known as "A Miracle Tree". It is also known as "Mother's best friend". It has enormous health benefits. One of the top food supplement used to overcome the nutrient and vitamins deficiency. Every part of this plant is useful. Moringa is not only a food but also used as food supplement and energy booster. seeds, pods, leaves, bark, roots, gum every part is used for human food, animal feed/fodder, cosmetic products and a large number of industrial uses. Moringa is famous for its over 300 disease curing properties. Moringa is mostly used to help management of diabetes, hypertension, joint pains, restlessness sleep, heart diseases and weakness. Although no side effects have been reported so far but in certain cases the use of moringa should be stopped or reduces like during piles, kidney diseases.
- Is moringa a medicine or not?
Moringa is known for one the best natural supplement. A food which is very dense in most of the nutrients and vitamins required by a human being. Moringa is very effective in supplementation of poor unbalanced food. Moreover, lot of bioactive compounds are also present those are effective against many diseases. There is a misconception that moringa is a medicine, rather it is dietary supplement.
- Organic farming with higher yields. Use Biofertilizers.
Organic farming. It comes to mind that production of crop naturally without chemicals, better nutrition but lower yield. But Dr Naveed has proved that with his bio fertilizer yields are higher, even static yields are improving. I personally visited and witnessed more than 80 rice tillers per hill and very wonderful moringa crop. All you need is a fermentor, C source and inoculumn. University of Agriculture Faisalabad is willing to help the farmers.
- Moringa and product quality judgment tips Large
How to recognize a moringa plant and quality of its products. Many people confuse the moringa plant with so many other trees like Neem, Cyrus, amla etc. Here I shall explain some basic tips. Secondly during drying process we may loose its quality but how to judge? Then products in market may have poor quality. I am explaining in this video how to evaluate the quality of the produce so that people can safely use.
- How to adjust best dose of moringa
What is effective dose of moringa? There is no fixed universal dose of moringa. You have to adjust yourself according to your body need. Just listen to your body. Means start with lowest dose and see the body response. If you feel comfortable and positive response then gradually increase. Otherwise keeping taking low dose or intake and let your body adjust to moringa. Moringa detoxifies your body which people may take wrongly as the moringa is not suitable for them. Gradually in a few days the negative effect will be over. What is the lowest dose? Better take tea only for a few days. Then start taking 1/2 teaspoon of moringa dried leaf powder. Keep on increasing upto 2-4 teaspoons per day. But key point is adjust the dose according to the need and response of your body.
- Duration of using Moringa by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa oliefera is a miracle tree having enormous health benefits. It is used for improving immune system and nutrient deficiencies. Moringa is also very effective against diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, arthritis, inflammation, body pains and arthritis. Moringa dried leaves are used by majority of the people. How long moringa can be used? Is there a specific dosage and period for using moringa? Is prolonged usage is harmful? No, moringa is a food supplement and can use safely used for prolonged period, even for whole life.
- Very Delicious Moringa Recipes by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa oliefera is one the best nutrient dense plant ever discovered. It is getting popularity as a wonderful dietary supplement. There are many ways to use, however majority of the people dont like its taste. Some of the traditional dishes of moringa are very tasty but they loose its nutritional value. Here I am presenting some very simple recipes in which nutritional and medicinal values are not lost. Ingredients 1. Fresh Moringa leaves (or dried leaf powder) 2. Fresh Mint Leaves 3. Coriander leaves 4. Green Chili 5. Lemon 6. Honey 7. Salt Wash the leaves and grind to a fine paste with mortal and pistle. In half paste add yogurt and salt. A very delicious Moringa Mint Sause is ready to use as dip, with rice In other half paste add lemon juice and honey. A very delicious moringa lemon honey sauce is ready.
- How to use Moringa in Ramzan and boosting Immunity
Here are some easy and tasty ways of using moringa during Ramadhan and boosting immunity against Corona virus. Moringa oliefera is the most nutrient dense plant ever discovered. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and a large number of bioactive compounds (like flavonoids) which are very effective in fighting against many diseases. But it is always difficult how to use during ramadhan. In this video three simple ways are explained. 1. Moringa Sauce (Moringa chatni). Take a handful of fresh moringa leaves or 1 spoon of leaf powder grind with mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion, garlic, tomato, pepper, salt, yogurt (quantities vary according to taste). Grind to paste. Mix with yogurt or as such as dip sauce for iftaar dinner or pakora samosa etc. 2. Iftaar Moringa Energy Drink. Shake moringa and mint leaves (each 1 handful), add salt, pinch of black pepper powder, sugar or fruit of taste and…
- Making fun while Moringa sowing by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Laughter is the best medicine. This is the way I work with students during nursery preparation, sowing and field work. I love to work with students. It not only keeps me active but students also love it. The work efficiency is also good. Moringa a passion for me and I involve my students and colleagues. We not only prepare nursery but also launch a distribution and plantation campaign.
- What is effective daily dose of Moringa? Shahzad Basra
Minimum recommended dose of moringa dried leaf powder for a normal person or a patient. Usually people take very low dose of moringa as a result the desired results are not received. According to clinical trials there is no moringa toxicity even 8 g for 28 days. However the minimum effective dose is 3 g per day and can be safely taken for life time. While for diabetic, Blood Pressure (BP), cholesterol, arthritis the minimum recommended dose 5-7 grams of dried leaf powder per day.
- How to use moringa for maximum benefits by Dr Shahzad Basra
Moringa is getting popularity as a nutrient dense and lot of health benefits. However, there are always confusions about its methods of usage. This video explains the different methods being used and their benefits.
- How moringa recovers heart, kidneys, diabetes and heart diseases
Moringa oliefera is known for its amazing medicinal, nutritional and industrial value. Moringa is especially very effective against some of the very common diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, cholesterol etc. This is an interview of a 76 years old patient who was declared unrecoverable and unfit for operation due to kidneys and heart issues. He then started taking moringa after watching an interview of Dr shahzad basra. Within 4 months he has amazing recovery and all clinical tests are normal.
- Best Iftaar Drink of Moringa during Ramazan by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa is the "Mother's Best friend", The miracle Tree. How to use during Ramazan.
- Moringa, quinoa and Multigrain Flour for Improving Immunity
In a live interview on ARY News Channel Dr Shahzad Basra explained how moringa, quinoa, chia are effective againsts corona. There is no vaccine, proper treatment for COVID19. Only solution is social distance and better immunity. To improve immunity superfoods help a lot. These superfoods are nutrient dense foods which are heavily loaded with minerals, vitamins, phyto-active compounds. The leading superfoods are moringa, quinoa, chia and amaranth. These are now available and being grown in Pakistan. Multigrain flour comprising wheat, barley, oat, millets, sorghum, chickpea, pulses, flaxseed, moringa and quinoa is another interesting introduction. So instead of eating white flour 3 times a day eating bread of multigrain flour improves health and immunity.
- Moringa, Quinoa and Stevia marketing By Dr. Shahzad Basra
Super foods like moringa, quinoa and Stevia are getting popularity. But there are several issues regarding production, processing and marketing.
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- Benefits of Multigrain Flour over wheat
White flour of wheat and its products are major part of our diet. This flour is very high in glycemic index and major reason of diabetes, cholesterol, digestion problems curse of the modern life style. Eating whole grain stone crushed wheat is a balanced staple diet which is usually not available. last year I introduced Multigrain Flour instead of wheat alone. That multigrain must be stone crushed and blen of at least 9 ingredients like wheat, barley, oat, pulses, flax, millets, quinoa. This combination makes it so healthy as a result it became popular among diabetic patients. But it is not just for diabetic patients, everybody must use it so that it can help avoiding diseases and improving immune system.
- Kashmir solidarity day
Kashmir is life line of Pakistan. India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir for the last 70 years. The issue is being highlighted worldwide. Planting Moringa is a unique and healthy activity on this Kashmir Solidarity Day.
- Off Season Green House Cucumber Cultivation
Cucumber is one of the most popular salad but its production especially off season is a big challenge. Green house production technology and hybrid seed are the best solutions. Cultivation of cucumber and other vegetables under controlled / semi controlled conditions is getting popular world wide. SPRUT seed corporation is a very prominent company in Pakistan working on import of hybrid seeds, green house related materials and production technology and marketing. The company has established an MOU with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. This video demonstrates the production technology of hybrid cucumber at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.