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Enhanced Moringa Agronomy: Moringa Research & Development

The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) made progress on its work with Moringa Oleifera, a Biodiesel producing shrub that bears valuable oilseeds. According to the CJP, it has developed a micro-cutting mass propagation technique using the plants developed through itsMOMax3™improved seed product line and a set of best practices that will enable high oil yields.
CJP included Moringa Oleifera in its research portfolio on the basis of certain solid credentials: a higher recovery and quality of oil than other crops, no direct competition with food crops as it is a edible source of fuel, and no direct competition with existing farmland as can be grown for both purpose same, in year 2009. CJP scientists are continuously working on enhanced genetics, agronomics and horticulture sciences to drive new varieties, more knowledge around the plant’s nutritional requirements and more science-based processes for the care and custody of the plant and have achieved reliable and scalable results in Moringa energy farming.
CJP team’s Moringa Oleifera work has resulted in evolution of new variety through scientific selection that will enable highly productive plantations of the crop to be grown. In April 2012, a new moringa variety named as MARU-MORINGA was introduced. Maru Moringa: First yield starts in 4 to 6 months after plantation & gives commercial yield up to 10 Years. (Per year two seasons with better uniformity, improved self-branching, early flowering and higher productivity. CJP’s elite Moringa Oleifera variety


‘Maru-Moringa (MOMax3™)’ will yield at maturity as high as 3-4000 liters of oil per hectare, with proper nutrition and irrigation. Even a superior genotype variety planted in inadequate soil and improperly cared for, will be unable to reach its potential and will create dissatisfied stakeholders. The CJP’s goal is to triple moringa yields within 10 years, increase the oil content to 48 percent and in combination of other crops the target oil yield is 1500 gallon per ha. Further, to increase the quality of the oils and other products produced—while minimizing inputs including pesticides and fertilizers. The years of continuous research, experiments and in cultivating and breeding ofMoringa Oleifera and other biofuel crops, CJP was able to develop a systematic breeding and cultivar development strategy. Newly bred cultivars are extensively tested in multi-location trials and true to type seeds are being produced with high quality standard 

 Even a superior genotype variety planted in inadequate soil and improperly cared for, will be unable to achieve its potential and will create dissatisfied stakeholders. The CJP’s goal is to triple moringa yields within 10 years, increase the oil content to 48 percent and in combination of other plants the target oil yield is 1500 gallon per ha. Further, to improve the quality of the oils and other products produced—while minimizing inputs including pesticides and fertilizers. The years of continuous research, experiments and in cultivating and breeding ofMoringa Oleifera and other biofuel crops,CJP was able to develop a systematic breeding and cultivar development strategy. Newly bred cultivars are extensively tested in multi-location trials and true to kind seeds are being produced with high quality standard

CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY




The Moringa tree is native to India but has naturalized across tropical and subtropical regions.  The tree has incredible nutritional value, low demand for water and prolific growth and biomass production. As the seeds do not form a staple food source, the food for the people or food for fuel issue is argued to be not relevant.  Also, the tree is able to grow in marginal lands and the leaf litter has the potential to improve the quality of the soil and is documented as having improved the size and quality of vegetable crops that have been intercropped with Moringa.

The productive plantation of Moringa needs to be scientifically managed for better growth and production. The growth and yield of the plant could be improved through effective management practices.

We have developed different cultivator and cultivation technology for Moringa farming

1. -for leaf purpose and 2. -for Moringa harvesting for seed oil purpose and also 3. -for both

The enhanced cultivation technology and improved inputs developed by CJP may provide about 4000 liters of biodiesel without displacing food crop and without utilizing prime food land in terms of sustainable farming techniques

The key factors that can influence the oil yield of Moringa are:

1. Climate 2. Quality of the soil 3. Vam Inoculation 4. Irrigation 5. Weeding 6. Pruning  7. Use of fertilizer 8. Crop density
9. High-quality stock from superior Genotype
10. Use of pesticide
11. Inter-cropping
12. Harvesting


CJP carefully manages moringa cultivation, with advanced crop practices suitable to local soil, weather, pest, and disease conditions to ensure the high amount of oil as we have developed enhanced technology with regards to:-

Planting materials & other inputs Crop Management Irrigation Management Fertilizer Management Pest & Diseases management. Harvesting Management Post harvest management And finally grading for further process

The key factors governing profitability of large scale production are:

Selection of high yielding varieties with suitable marketable quality. Sowing in a proper season, in compliance with the latest agro techniques. Pest control Management of ratoon crops Adoption of post harvest management.



CJP’s Researchers have developed standardized techniques for growing Moringa oleifera on large scale. CJP ensures Organic moringa plantation right from the land preparation, crop management to production of end product. CJP Moringa Farms are under the vigilant supervision of agronomists, who make sure that the latest and best breed of Moringa oleifera is being planted. However, we keep a close watch on the research results of Moringa breeding by studying thousands of Moringa variants, identifying and collecting the best sources of high-quality to guarantee a consistently high yield, a stem, or scion, from a tree with a demonstrated capacity to produce many pods/seeds. This not only removed the uncertainty from the yield, it also provides multiple harvests within a few months. Accordingly, the enhanced variety of pkm-1 and MOMAX3 with regards to Leaf Production OR seed yield and oil yield and the enhanced Cultivation techniques may ensure proper and profitable production of THE CROP providing early fruition and flowering—

CJP is happy to provide “Moringa Cultivation Technology” for leaf Production and for seed oil production at an affordable Price

Moringa Crop Information Growing & Care Instruction Manual and Monitoring & management system



The cultivation, looking after and harvesting plants is an important factor and it requires a lot of knowledge, skill and techniques viz: the best cultivation season to make the plant early matured, then an amount of seeds to be planted, an irrigation &  fertilization method, a control method of weeds , investigate quality, yield, and degree of occurrence of several troubles .

As all biological organisms require care and attention, the need to draw Growing Instructions was being felt by all concerned

Therefore keeping in view Various concerns and problems of a new Grower; CJP being “The Centre of Excellence” has designed Moringa Growing & Care Instructions Manual with Monitoring & Management System Diary on the basis of our own tried, tested, developed and experienced Plant Propagation and Cultivation Technologies and Practices to help you grow a Failsafe Moringa Fuel Farm

The Moringa Growing & Care Instructions manual provides basic guidance for the project developers to help ensure successful Moringa cultivation projects.

Proper planning, cultivation and maintenance are the key for growing flourishing plants. Simply putting a plant in the ground is not enough. Careful thought must be given to the purpose of the cultivation, location of the cultivation and how the Moringa will be cared for once they are in the ground.

A properly planted and maintained plant will grow faster and live longer than one that is incorrectly planted. This booklet is organized as a step-by-step checklist of fundamentals to help you with your Moringa cultivation project

We have sincerely tried to put all steps in nutshell and hope it will be a useful tool in growing your Biodiesel Plantation

Both the Moringa publications are available and can be ordered for US$ 99 ( (For payment by PAYPAL) 

Moringa Agricultural Extension Kit

CJP has specifically developed and designed a unique kit for MoringaL plantation and crop care for 1 hectare called: “Agricultural Extension Kit” – a key to your fuel farm “just enables & encourages the farmers/ new growers to start the Biodiesel crop cultivation in a right and prefect manner by adopting the concept of “sustainable agriculture”.

Moringa Starter Kit:

Moringa Agri- Extension Kit contains

1. SRIPHL MO03 Elite cultivation stock for cultivation in 1 ha 2. an easy- to- follow growing and crop care instructions manual 3. a very typical monitoring and management diary Moringa Elite Seeds



We are producing important quantities of Moringa Oleifera seeds. We have developed 3 Varieties of Moringa that can be well adapted for a wide range of climates.

- The common variety - The SRIPHL MO03 PKM1 (annual) variety: recommended for leaves production purpose - The Maru-Moringa MOMAX3 (perennial) variety: recommended for seed oil production purpose

The world recognized variety of Moringa PKM1 is an annual variety and there was no established variety for perennial moringa. Just to overcome the situation and evolve a new variety of superior genotype with high oil yield, CJP’s Moringa experts was engaged in finding out some perennial type high yielding genotype.CJP CEO Abhishek Maharshi said the organization’s research team started the process in 2008 and identified and collected 42 high-yielding Moringa Oleifera candidates and evaluated genetic association and variability in seed and growth characteristics in order to develop improved varieties. The CJP team’s Moringa Oleifera work has resulted in evolution of new variety through scientific selection that will enable highly productive plantations of the crop to be grown.



The new moringa variety has named as MARU-MORINGA as maru represent the desert and our new moringa needs low inputs. Characteristics of Maru Moringa: First yield starts in 4 to 6 months after plantation & gives commercial yield up to 10 Years. (Per year two seasons)

“We are also seeing very good field trial data for our new variety with traits like better uniformity, improved self-branching, early flowering and higher productivity,”

“CJP’s elite Moringa Oleifera variety ‘Maru-Moringa (Mmax3)’ will yield at maturity as high as 3-4000 liters of oil per hectare,] with proper nutrition and irrigation.”

You can book your seed requirement here

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MOMAXSAP: Hi-Tech Moringa Superior Genotype Plants

We have developed   MO03SAP™ the Process of cloning and maintaining an Elite sapling. It has been created from over a decade of research in horticulture and agriculture with the best characteristics of yield, survivability and longevity. Standard Package of Practices (SOP) enable MO03SAP ™ sapling to enhance productivity to achieve greater yields over the lifetime of the plantation with the right crop inputs and management

1. -Low input requirement, disease resistant 2. - flowering and fruiting from 5th month of transplantation 3. - 200-500 plants recommended for 1 ha 4. -  About 200 kg of matured pods can be harvested from a tree from the second year of planting, 5. - Organic cultivation enhances the yield For more mail to us or call

   
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