The name ”Jatropha” is derived from the Greek words “Jatros” meaning “ Doctor” and “Trophe” meaning “Food”
There are about 200 species of Jatropha, many of which are used for medicinal uses
It is widely distributed in tropical and sub tropical regions globally.
Jatropha is used as an ornamental plant, energy crop and also used in traditional medicines in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A few species of Jatropha viz. J. curcas, J. gossypiifolia, J. elliptica, J. mollissima and J. gossypiifolia have been included in the National List of Medicinal Plants of Interest to the Brazalian Public Health System
Extracts of Jatropha leaves and fruits are economically important
Jatropha has a proven role as an:
Jatropha is a large glabrous shrub 3-4 m high
Some species are decidous
Leaves are long petioled, orbicular-cordate, entire 3 to 5 lobed
Flowers are yellow coloured with long corollal tube
Fruits are capsules which are faintly lobed, breaking into 2 valved cocci
Seeds are black coloured ellipsoid to oblong with 2cm length
Jatropha flowering happens from April to September
No major challenges have been reported
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Inorganic fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|Organic fertilizer||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than / equal to 7.5) and available P (more than / equal to 15 kg / ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Pre flowering||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Pre flowering||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces disease pressure|
|Fruit development||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves accumulation of secondary metabolites|
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