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Advantages of Jatropha

 

Though there are number of crops that are available for the production of bio-fuel the question that arises in the mind of the cultivators is that why jatropha should be chosen?

Researchers say that the answer to this question is very simple. They say that cultivating and processing jatropha has many advantages than any other plant.

The following factors made jatropha an advantages one:

  It is easy to cultivate jatropha. Jatropha can grow on all the climatic conditions and soils hence it is cultivated in most of the places.

  It is less expensive to cultivate jatropha and most of the jatropha seed varieties are available of less cost.

  The percentage of yield is high and the extraction of oil is also maximum.

  Jatropha provides higher rate of output than any other crops.

  It is very easy to maintain the jatropha plant even at the seedling stage

Jatropha stands as an ideal crop among the bio-diesel crops because of the following reason:

  Drought resistant

  Jatropha plant has the ability to grow well on poor and infertility soil, in marginal areas and can withstand any type of climate

  Needs only little amount water and maintenance

  The plant can be harvested for about 50 years

Following are the advantages of the jatropha plant:

  Low cost seeds

  High oil content

  Small development period

  Grow on good and despoiled soil

  Grow in low and high rainfall areas

  Does not require any special maintenance

  Can be harvested in non-rainy season

  Size of the plant makes the collection of seeds convenient

  Multi products are developed using a single jatropha plant. The products include bio-diesel, soap, mosquito repellent, and organic fertilizer.