Gentlemen, I inherited a piece of land of around 25 acres (3 siblings). All of us aren’t into farming and at far off places. Although we can visit it once in 15 days between 3 of us. The land was under cotton plantation 15 years ago but nothing is being grown here in recent past. There are a couple of dams nearby and so water level is good and we have 2 wells in the farm (1 in use, 1 is a borewell and not used for a long while). There is a forest land (bushes…not trees) and animals from these forests regularly visit and destroy crops. fencing will need quite a bit of investment (around 10 lakhs) and I am not sure if I really want to do that as I am not sure of the returns. Neighboring farmers grow only soyabean nowadays.
What plants can work without the fencing? Anything that can put off majority of animals (Nilgai and deers)?
I was reading about Silver Oak and Melia Dubia plantations. Do you think it might work for me?