REVIEW ON REVOLUTIONIZING FARMING OF ASAFOETIDA WITH HVAC TECHNOLOGYAbstract
Asafoetida is a gum-like substance with a strong odour used for many years in traditional medicine and cooking. However, growing the Ferula plant from which it is derived is challenging because it requires specific growing conditions. A study was conducted to see if it is feasible to grow Ferula Asafoetida in a controlled environment with an HVAC system. The researchers grew two groups of Ferula plants using different methods: outdoors and in a greenhouse with an HVAC system that maintained the temperature at 20-25°C and the humidity at 50-60%.The results showed that the Ferula plants grown in the greenhouse with the HVAC system produced a lot more gum-like resin than the plants grown outdoors. Additionally, the plants grown in the greenhouse had a more uniform growth pattern and fewer problems with pests and diseases. In summary, the study suggests that growing Ferula Asafoetida in a controlled environment with an HVAC system can increase yields and improve the health of the plants. This could benefit commercial Asafoetida production and make this valuable crop accessible to farmers in regions with difficult growing conditions. However, more research is needed to determine the best-growing conditions and the economic feasibility of this approach.
Ashish Kadu *, S. U. Waghamare, J. E. Dhone and Mohammed Shakir Ghouse
Kohinoor Institute of Pharmacy, Tq-Khuldabad Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
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