Punarnava is also known as Pigweed, Spreading Hog Weed and Gondhapurna
It is popularly also known as Purnarnava meaning “ That which rejuvenates or renews the body”.
Punarnava is widely distributed in tropical and sub tropical regions and warm climate.
Predominantly found in Sri Lanka, Australia, Sudan, Malay Peninsula, Africa, America and Islands of the Pacific
Various parts of the Punarnava plant are economically important
Benefits of Punarnava - It has multiple uses in tthe Ayurvedic system of medicine and is used in
Punarnava is a perennial creeping, prostrate or ascending herb
Plants grows profusely in rainy seasons and mature seeds are formed in October-November
The Punarnava plant attains a height upto 1m with spreading branches
Leaves are ovate-oblong, round or sub-cordate at base and smooth above.
Margins of leaves are smooth, wavy orundulate
Upper surface of leaves is green smooth and glabrous which is pinkish white hairy beneath
Flowers are minute sub umbellate on the ultimate branch which are hermaphrodite.
The Punarnava Fruit is achene which is ovate, oblong, pubescent, five ribbed and glandular
No major Abiotic or Biotic 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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