Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ALC Fr. V.A. Mathew, SJ Herbal Garden

   I am happy to inform you that the Herbal Garden being maintained by the Department of  our College  is now registered  with the official website  of Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, National Medicinal Plant Board, Government of India, In the name of  ALC Fr. V.A. Mathew, SJ Herbal Garden.

You can visit the website' Herbal Gardens of India to see our Herbal Garden.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Conservation of water MICROIRRIGATION

         When Technology is cited as a cause for environmental destruction, we, at Andhra Loyola College, use the same Technology for watering the lawns through Drip Irrigation and reduce the water wastage. 

           The Department of Botany always believes that wisely- used Technology is the panacea to all the problems in any field and hence grabbed every opportunity to excel in accumulating and applying the knowledge in teaching Botany subject.  Bringing Drip Irrigation into the lawns and gardens of ALC is one such endeavour

Drip irrigation has enabled farmers, nursery growers, and landscapers to conserve water for decades.  This has become possible primarily because drip irrigation technology applies water slowly and directly to the targeted plant's root zone in contrast to gravity or sprinkler irrigation.  In addition, drip irrigation technology has extremely high application uniformity, even when pressures vary from hilly terrain or long lengths of run, or where planted areas are in odd shapes.

Conservation of water

Sprinklers arrangement in the garden

Drip Irrigation/ Micro Irrigation

Now a days, it has become more important than ever to make optimum use of water resources wisely and to irrigate intelligently.  Consequently, industries, agriculture sector and institutions have turned to drip irrigation and improved profitability by increased crop yield and quality, while, at the same time, reducing costs on water, energy, labor, chemical inputs and water runoff.  Many landscapers are also enjoying significant water and capital investment savings through drip irrigation, while simultaneously improving plant vigor by delivering water and nutrients directly to the plant roots and avoiding unnecessary wetting of plant leaves. 

Significance of Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is the targeted, intelligent application of water, fertilizer, and chemicals that, when used properly, can provide great benefits such as:
Increased Revenue from Increased Yields
Increased Revenue from Increased Quality
Reduced Water Costs
Reduced Labor Costs
Reduced Energy Costs
Reduced Fertilizer Costs
Reduced Pesticide Costs
Improved Environmental Quality
Drip irrigation clearly improves profitability and facilitates better use of resources in the most economical manner. 

Thanks to the Management of  Andhra Loyola College for providing   financial support for the establishment of Micro irrigation  systems.