Banana farming in a small land - need info

resp sir ,
          want to plant banana plant in my small land which  i own , want to know all detail of how to go about it , 

Like “rohanrd” I have an agricultural plot of about 2 acres which has been used for rice cultivation a few years ago, but has remained unused since. I want to know the economics of planting tissue culture Banana (G-9 saplings). I have a borewell with adequate water supply. Could someone who has past experience give me answers to the following questions:

  1. When is the right time to plant the saplings?
  2. What would the planting density have to be ie. no. of plants per acre - spacing between rows and between plants within the row? I have seen a few sources of the saplings on this forum.
  3. What would be the estimated cost of other inputs over the cropping period?
  4. Is the time to harvest about 12 months?
  5. What is the average expected yeild of the fruit and the estimated market sale price of the fruits based on current prices?

Thanks

Ananth

HI,

I am planting banana G9 variety in my 10 acres plot at shirpur, dhule near jalgaon.  I have consulted jain irrigations for the same.  The cost per acre is approx 1 lakh and NP is around 3-5 lakhs per acres if sold in domestic market.

  1. When is the right time to plant the saplings? - june july
  2. What would the planting density have to be ie. no. of plants per acre - spacing between rows and between plants within the row? I have seen a few sources of the saplings on this forum. - 1500 plants per acre and spacing to be 5*6
  3. What would be the estimated cost of other inputs over the cropping period? - Rs 100,000 per acre o the top most limit
  4. Is the time to harvest about 12 months? - 10 months is purchased from jain irrigations
  5. What is the average expected yeild of the fruit and the estimated market sale price of the fruits based on current prices? - avg yield is 30 - 45 kg per plant , SP= Rs 12 - Rs 15 per kg in jalgaon market

Dear all,

From our studies it has been found that  6.5 x 6.5 feet  best for Banana cultivation. If the spacing decreases there will be incidence of more diseases in ratoon crop. If adopt above spacing  easily get 6-7 ratoons without much more complications.

Thank you
Good Luck

Dear Biofarms,
Sir Kindly give technology for banana farming.
All forum members anxiously wait for your valuable inputs.
Thanks in advance.

Regards.
Rafiq Yusuf.

Dear all,

Biofarms is keenly looking  feedback from all  members. To know more about Banana plse contact

Mr.Siddha Ramesh , Software Engineer ,Banglore, he is the first member  of  Banana Network -

09742201385. We will also support to get best quality fruit. Plse visit the farm and  follow the  steps.

Thank you

Good Luck

Mr. Sidda Ramesh,

How are you? Even I am a software engineer who wants to try something in agriculture. We have land in Tumkur. We are growing Coconut trees and Areca trees. Could you please tell me about the banana plantation?

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Puttaswamy Thimmappa

Sure Mr. Puttaswamy. You can call me on my cell 09742201385 any time.

Regards,
Siddramesh

Thank you Bhayya!
We are giving the Answers for your Doubts in seriatum.

  1. When is the right time to plant the saplings? : Before November-December is
    the Right time because the Croap Harvesting will be Peak demand season of Festivals.
    Some suggests June-July.If considered June-July , the crop Harvesting will be in the
    Mango Fruits season.Then there will not be much Demand and Price Support.

  2. What would the planting density have to be ie. no. of plants
    per acre - spacing between rows and between plants within the
    row? I have seen a few sources of the saplings on this forum. : The Planting Density
    be under HDP (Hi density Planting) Technology in Banana Planting density  is plant
    density of 4444/ha (1.5 m x 1.5 m spacing) Pit size 2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft

  3. What would be the estimated cost of other inputs over the
    cropping period? ; Approximate:
    Economics of high density banana production (Rs. /hectare)
    Cost of cultivation Plant crop (Rs.) Ratoon crop (Rs.)
    I. Preparatory cultivation
    Land preparation 1,000.00 —-
    Digging of pits (4444 pits) (1.5 m x 1.5 m spacing) (Rs.200/100 pits) 8,888.00 —-
    Filling the pits and planting suckers (Rs.80/manday) 4,500.00 —-
    Cost of the suckers (4,600 nos.) Rs.1.50 each 6,900.00 —-
    II. Manuring
    Cost of FYM (40 tonne @ 100/ton) 4,000.00 4,000.00
    Urea (1950 kg/crop) Rs.4.78/kg 9,321.00 9,321.00
    Single Super Phosphate (2775 kg/crop) Rs.3.24/kg 8,991.00 8,991.00
    Muriate of Potash (1480 kg/crop) Rs.4.40/kg 6,512.00 6,512.00
    Fertilizer application (4 times/crop) 30 mandays @ Rs.80/manday 2,400.00 2,400.00
    III. Inter-culture operations
    Irrigation, earthing up, weeding, de-suckering and propping 15,000.00 15,000.00
    Cost of propping material @ Rs.20/pair of poles 80,000.00 —-
    Irrigation @ 100/irrigation (40 irrigations) 4,000.00 4,000.0
    IV. Plant protection 10,000.00 10,000.00
    V. Harvesting 30 mandays @ Rs.80 per Manday 2,400.00 2,400.00
    Total 1,63,912.00 62,624.00
    B. RETURNS
    Price of 3,500 bunches with 25 kg bunch (main crop) 3,06,250.00 2,10,000.00
    and 3,000 bunches of 20 kg bunch (ratoon crop) @ Rs.3.50/kg
    Value of suckers @ Rs.1.50/sucker 10,000.00 20,000.00
    Total Returns 3,16,250.00 2,30,000.00
    Total Expenditure 1,63,912.00 62,624.00
    Net profit 1,52,338.00 1,67,376.00
    Source :

  4. Is the time to harvest about 12 months? 1st Year Crop 11-12 Months -2nd  year Crop 10-11 Months. 3rd year Crop 10 Months

  5. What is the average expected yield of the
    fruit and the estimated market sale price of
    the fruits based on current prices? Expected Yield be  of 60 tonnes/ ha.

Kindly don’t hesitate to Contact us for further Details  on 09133498366.

The Layout for UHDP (Ultra High Density Plantation) is also attached for your Information

MANNE.SN,B.Com.,LLB.,
for Vasudha Green Farms,
vasudhagreenfarms@gmail.com,
09133498366 ,
Hyderabad.


Sorry for asking this question in this thread.
But i am surprised to see the rates for Fertilisers

"“Urea (1950 kg/crop) Rs.4.78/kg 9,321.00 9,321.00
Single Super Phosphate (2775 kg/crop) Rs.3.24/kg 8,991.00 8,991.00
Muriate of Potash (1480 kg/crop) Rs.4.40/kg 6,512.00 6,512.00"”

Is this the present time Rates??  In chhattisgarh the avg rate is around 10-12 for UREA. SSP~10 and MOP ~18

or these rates are after some govt subside on the fertilizers?

The data Provided is Per Hector Sir,
If you need any further information ,Kindly send us a Mailto
vasudhagreenfarms@gmail.com,
we will send you the Full details in Tabular Form.

Thank you With Regards,
MANNE.SN,B.Com.,LLB.,
for vasudha Green Farms,
vasudhagreenfarms@gmail.com,
09133498366.

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Hi All, I wanna grow banana in my land , i have collected lot of information related to that, and i wanna get practical knowledge for the same, can anybody tel me some farms near Bangalore to visit,

Thanks and regards
Siddu 

Hi

I am planning to start a Nendran banana plantation on a 5 acre land.
This is a new venture and have no background knowledge on farming.

Kindly share your inputs which would help me to take the right steps for this crop.

regards
Nakul OC