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Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ)

What is Fish Amino Acid (FAA) ?

The Fish Amino Acid (FAA) is a liquid made from fish. FAA is of great value to both plants and microorganisms in their growth, because it contains and abundant amount of nutrients and various types of amino acids (will constitute a source of nitrogen (N) for plants). Blue, back color fishes will get good FAA. It is absorbed directly by the crops and it also stimulates the activity of microorganisms. The effects of FAA are more observable when mixed with a pinch of urea.

Materials/ ingredients needed:
Fish trash (head, bone, intestine, etc.)
Jagerry / Brown sugar
Mosquito net
Rubber band / thread
Clay pot / plastic jar (PE container) or glass jar
Cut fish into pices and put in a clay pot or plastic jar (Blue�black colored fish are good because they contain high amounts of amino acid).
Add Jagerry of an equal amount (1:1 weight ratio). Fill the jar up to 2/3 of its volume.
Cover the opening of jar with a mosquito net. The meat will ferment in 7 to 10 days. In the presence of fat on the surface of the solution, put 2 to 3 tea spoons of IMO-3 to dissolve the fat.
Extract the solution and use the liquid to crops.
Uses of FAA
FAA is rich with nitrogen. It is good fertilizer for applying both to soil and foliage since it enhances the growth of crops during their vegetative growth period when used with other Natural Farming Materials
For leafy vegetable, it is possible to use FAA continuously to increase yield and improve taste and fragrance.
When making IMO or mixed compost apply the FAA after diluting it with water 1:1000 ratio. Then the FAA will help activate the micro organisms.
Mackerel FAA is very effective in getting rid of mites and the green house whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum). Dilute FAA with water and spray it on both sides of the leaf.
Put the bones left over from creating FAA into the brown rice vinegar (BRV), which has a volume 10 times larger than the bones. The bones will decompose and produce good quality water-soluble calcium phosphate.
Note: It is not recommendable to use FAA during the period of reproductive growth, because it may induce over growth.
How to preserve FAA ?
The optimum temperature ranges between 23-250C
No direct sunlight. Acool place is recommended.