By Carolina Morales Pavez,
During the Spring-Summer season in 2006 – 2007 at the Canchones Experimental Station, belonging to the Arturo Prat University of Iquique-Chile, an experiment was carried out with the cultivation of melon (Cucumis melo, cultivar Arava), under two systems of cultivation: Homa Agriculture and Conventional Agriculture (use of agrochemicals). In this sector, the records under the conventional production system indicate that this crop takes between 5 to 6 months to be ready for harvesting and marketing.
|The crop which was managed with Homa Technology received:
1. Weekly applications of Agnihotra ash
2. Weekly applications of Homa bio-fertilizer ‘Gloria Biosol’
The observation showed that the Homa harvest started at 4 months, while the harvest with conventional treatment was with 5 months.
It is interesting and useful to study the influence of the performance of the Agnihotra fire and the applications of its ash on the phenological cycles of the crops and to demonstrate that the continuous performance of Homa Therapy in an orchard shortens the phenological cycles of the plants, being a fundamental tool for crop planning.
Photographic record of the melon crop during the investigation:
|Conventional Treatment||Week 7||Homa Technology Treatment|
|Conventional Treatment||Week 11||Homa Technology Treatment|
|Conventional Treatment||Week 12||Homa Technology Treatment|
|Conventional Treatment||Week 13||Homa Technology Treatment|
|Conventional Treatment||Week 16||Homa Technology Treatment|
|Conventional Treatment||Week 18||Homa Technology Treatment|
The melon fruit is considered a valuable crop for its sensory characteristics. The color of the pulp, the firmness and the flavor are parameters that define the choice of one fruit or another at the time of consumption, affecting the demand.