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Amla: Its Medicinal Uses and Management of Fertilisers
Amla, widely known as an Indian gooseberry or Nelli, has increased medicinal properties. Its fruits are used to prepare multiple drugs used to treat anaemia, sores, diarrhea, toothache, and fever. These fruits are the rich source of vitamin C. The green amla fruits are also used to make pickles, along with other items such as shampoo, hair oil, dye, tooth powder and face creams. It is a branching tree with an average height of 8-18 m and glabrous branches. Its flowers are greenish-yellow in colour and are of two types, male and female flowers. Its fruits are pale-yellow in colour and are 1.3-1.6 cm in diameter. Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are India's primary amla-growing states.
• Apply 10 kg FYM at the time of land preparation and mix well with soil. Apply N:P:K fertiliser dose in the form of nitrogen @100 gm/plant, Phosphorus @50 gm/plant, and Potassium @100 gm/plant.
• The fertiliser dose is given to one-year-old plant and is constantly increased up to 10 years. In the month of January-February, the full dose of phosphorus and half dose of potassium, and nitrogen are administered as basal intake.
• The remaining half-dose is provided in August. Boron and Zinc Sulphate are given as per tree age and vigour in Sodic soils @100-500 g.
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