A brief about spirulina farming
What is it?
It is a type of farming that is grown in water and does not require or come in contact with land. It requires a container of water in which spirulina, in its algae form, is harvested.
How profitable is spirulina farming?
The production of spirulina farming can vary from 100-130 Kg per month. Dry spirulina powder can create a sales value of around Rs 600 per Kg. Hence, a farmer can earn about Rs 40k-45k per month.
What is its harvesting period?
Spirulina takes about 3-6 weeks of time to harvest. A survey indicates that a spoonful of spirulina is enough for consumption at a time.
Spirulina harvest in a day
With some basic knowledge, spirulina can be easily harvested. A reasonable size pond (6mX80m) can yield as much as 5 Kg of dry spirulina a day.
The kind of water required
Spirulina farming can only be done in fresh lakes, rivers and ponds. It grows best in environments with moderate temperatures and high levels of sunlight.