Palm Bunch Ash As a Substitute for MOP Fertilizer
The high content of potassium in the ash makes it reliable and effective when used as a substitute for MOP fertilizer. Many people then use palm bunch ash because palm bunch ash comes with a pH = 12 which is considered very alkaline. Another property that is known to exist in palm bunch ash is that it is very hygroscopic or very easy in the process to absorb moisture from the air.
It's just that, a special tool for hand protection is needed for people who want to use this ash because it can cause irritation to the hands that directly hold it. If the hand already has a wound, then being exposed to long ash will be able to aggravate the existing wound. Even clean hands can become itchy because of this ash. However, the nutrient content in Janjang ash is very easily soluble in water.
With these properties, the application of palm bunch ash must be fast and those of you who want to use it should not store it for long. Good storage and careful treatment will make the quality of the ash janjang maintained. It is recommended to use a plastic bag to store it.
Then, the application is not recommended if the palm bunch ash has a moisture content that is above 10%, even in one year, the janjang ash should not be applied more than once. Janjang ash itself is a K fertilizer that is highly used for irrigating materials where the target field application focuses on acid soil and peat areas.