06 MayAbout Palm Ash
Ash can learn as a left over product from a biomass being burnt. The palm ash is the left over after burning of palm tree.
Many crop farmers aware of bunch ash which is rich in Potassium content, however palm ash seems to be a new term to them. White to grey colour powder form of bunch ash has been widely used in many plantation as a source of Potassium to the crop. Due the scarcity of pure bunch ash, crop farmer has to drop this Potassium rich nutrient but going for chemical fertilizer, such as NPK fertilizer. Palm ash comes into the fertilizer source list under this circumstance for replacing bunch ash.
Source of Palm Ash
Palm ash is the product derived from palm shell, palm fibre and bunches. The palm kernel and empty fruit bunches is a good source of biomass boiler, and the left over product is becoming the source of palm ash.
The burned left over product will go through series of processes by removing foreign substance and retrieve the valuable palm ash that suitable for fertilizer.
Application of Palm Ash
The powder type of palm ash is rich of Potassium. One of the main applications for palm ash is used as organic ash fertilizer. The organic type ashes can be mixed with other fertilizer such as manure, rice husk or microbe to formulate a nutrient balance fertilizer for various crops.
Organic fertilizer is a mandatory product for introducing microbe in the soil. Many studies have shown that organic fertilizer or palm ashes have brought substantial advantage to crop.
Oil palm plantation and maize plantation are the 2 crops that introduce palm ash as part of their fertilizer management system. Further more, due to continual high price on NPK fertilizer, many plantation owners have re-studied their fertilizer management system to include palm ash as part of their strategy.
Supply of Palm Ash
DST Technology is a famous palm ash supplier for supplying quality ash products to the region. The palm ash product is packed under 2 major packaging methods. Consumer could buy the bulk palm ashes product either pack under 50kg per woven bag or 900kg per jumbo bag. DST does have biochar products that also serve the similar application as palm ash. Please contact DST to understand more about palm ash product.
We are going to discuss more about organic fertilizer and fertilizer management system which palm ash played an important role.