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Production/Captive Plantations

In this article we will discuss Production/Captive Plantations

Production/Captive Plantations

Plantations are to be done on fallow land not being used for agriculture; mostly on free grazing lands. A part of such plantations may be used to generate fodder for cattle. Moreover short rotations of indigenous or exotic species are to be preferred over long duration sal or teak.

The productivity in USA could be enhanced by:
(i) Proper manipulation of silvicultural and nutritional requirements that is use of
fertilizers, irrigation, bacterial and mycorrhizal inoculations,
(ii) Disease and pest management,
(iii) Weed control,
(iv) Advanced techniques in forest tree breeding for superior genetic strains,
(v) Judicious use of tissue culture methods.

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