I have already posted in another thread for valuable advise. Have selected a land ie 30 acre in a foothill of western ghats in Shenkotai-Thenkasi, Thirunelveli dist, Tamilandu,
Objective of land/agri farming : Self and my close buddy jointly buying the land and get this land convert to a commercial agri farm where we can produce maximum organic products, with commercial sustainability., So we can have our passion and enthusisuam to agri complied and a also generate some revenue. Targeting to convert this selected land as an EDEN within next 10 years.
Request Gurus, members and expertise please please help … I take this opportunity to thank our member Mr. Krishnan to provide all valuable advise on time time… thanks again…
I will upload snaps of soil condition and present conditions of land, Land is in slop (not big slop) form hill side to down. adjoining all lands are flat. due to as vally in western ghat in kerala-tamilandu border this area gets two monsoon. Land has one bore well of working condition. depth is 600feet, but pipes errected 200feet only. have a very deep open well and present care take use this open well as water storage tanks. this land is not looked after since long so most of the vegetation like coconut, amla and mango trees are not health. land is aprx 3km from main road but the path is in horrible condition during monsoon. only tractors can be used in monsoon. The hill shown in snap is forest area and deers, kezha, bore, peacock and some time elephenst is frequent in the land. Whether we can believe words of caretaker on water availability in summer , am not sure
So in my little knowledge I can see following threats/hardships
Top soil might have washed away.Sand content is visible. So please suggest whether this land is fertile in look. if no whether it is practically possible to convert to fertile
due to close to hilly and in kerala-tn border there may be heavy wind. So limited crops can be cultivate. I hope can cultivate, Marigold flowers, vegetables, groundnuts, cocount, mango tress, amla, vettiveru and green fodder for diary farm planned in my home town Kindly advise your expertise and opinions… and your diligence to identify any flows in this plan.
heavy water flow due to non level land and close to hill side, Hope can dig water harvesting pits and channalise water flow from hill to avoid soil damage. In kerala we built small bunds (land level walls with stone) called “Kayala” in every slop to prevent soil eradision But in Tamilandu land I could not see the same. whether practically such bunds are possible may be advised… or any other solutions to regulate heavy water flow and avoid soil damage
wild animal bores, deers, elephants. hope it can be prevented/controlled by Solar Fencing and other as member Manu advised . Please advise any more threats can be expected from wild animals even in such controls,.
labours : lucky to have labor family in the farm. Will do maximum mechanisation. awaiting comments
Path /road access to the land. condition in Mansoon. Hope can arrange some consortium of near by farms and get the road/path developed .
looking forward for more valuable evaluations…