Mr.Rauf Sait will not only growing Banana, he grows Pineapple & Garcenia too in large extent.
He has got doctorate from Dharwad university for his innovations in Agriculture.
He has got processing plant for pineapple and exporting the value added products.
You got another chance of meeting this Farmer who is very close to you. Have visit and come up with your experiences.
I will get back to you on exact planting details in next few days . I did not saw anyone complaining reduced produce or any drawback. Jain irrigation with its high tech lab is in Jalgaon so farmers get latest technology very easily and they just go ahead with recomondations .
Please check below link from jain irrigation website which clearly explains the layout and all other details and recomonds 1452 plant/acre .
I had hectic tour on last week of May and now busy with new project of plantation preparation of Papaya & other at Bangalore.
Also need to go for bringing lemon,coconut, curry leaf, Jambu Nerale and other plants in different places.
You can carry on, wishing you all the best.
It is possible. Whatever NRCB has posted on their website is the result of their sustained research. Many farmers are following with certain modifications depending on the local situation. some follow two row systemwhile some quincontial spacing to add more plant in an unit area. Anyway high density planting has taken roots and has come to stay with all its advantages.
could you please send us the detailed cost of cultivation ie cost per acre,gross income per acre and net income per acre.Also ,is it applicable to other states as well.We shall be grateful for your kind information and particulars.