FERNS | AZOLLA| What is AZOLLA | AZOLLA SUPER PLANT | BIO FERTILIZER-LIVESTOCK FEED-LARVICIDE


AZOLLA is called as MOSQUITO FERN, DUCKWEED FERN, FAIRY MOSS, WATER FERN AZOLLA is a acquatic fern in the family Salviniaceae in the Divison of Pteridophyta Azolla is highly productive plant. it doubles its biomass in 3-10 days. yield can reach 8-10 tonnes fresh matter/ha in Asian rice fields Azolla floats on the surface of water by means of numerous small, closely overlapping scale like leaves, with their roots hanging in the water. Azolla form a symbiotic relationship with the Cyanobacterium Anabaena azollae which fixes atmospheric Nitrozen Azolla can readily colonize areas of freshwater and frow at great speed doubling its biomass every 2-3 days the Nitrozen fixing capabilities of Azolla has led to Azolla being widely used as a Bio fertilizer Azolla has been used for at least one thousand years in rice fields as companion plant. Mats of mature Azolla can also be used as a weed suppressing mulch. Azolla spp have been used to control mosquito larve in rice fields. Azolla is rich in proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals so that its use is increasing as livestock feed Azolla pinnata, Azolla filiculoides, Azolla nilotica, Azolla japonica, Azolla caroliniana are the species. Azolla filiculoides is known as Red Azolla because of its various uses as Bio fertilizer, Livestock feed, Larvicide, suppressing mulch Azolla is called as “SUPER PLANT”

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  1. wow, what a great video! Really demonstrates and describes exactly what Azolla is! (clicks thumbs down button and reports as garbage)

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