I have around 25 acres of land, leased out on yearly basis. We (me and my cousins) have been thinking about agroforestery off late, so this year we plan to start timber based plantations on 6.5 acres land (1.5 acres red soil, and rest 5 acres is black soil). - 2.2 acres of Eucalyptus (black soil), 2.3 acres of Melia Dubia with drip irrigation(1.5 acres of red soil and 0.8 acres of black soil) & 2 acres of Gummadi Teak with drip irrigation (black soil).
The reason of this post here is firstly to understand from Experts here if plantations like Melia Dubia and Gummadi Teak is fine on black soils? Theoriticaly it looks fine, quite some information on Internet mentions about these plants being cultivated in all kinds of soils. The black soil is in the start just after end of red soil (transition from red soil to black and is not regular paddy growing soil) - the farm is 4 KM from Kohir, (Kohir is on NH9 on way from Hyderabad to Zahirabad/Bidar/Pune), Medak dist, AP; from Hyderabad the farm is around 90 KM.
Secondly we looking for high yielding Melia Dubia & Gummadi Teak samplings and advice on drip system, plant spacing while sowing and post thinning, and demand for Biomass near Hyderabad would be helpful…to say We are looking for a project report for Gummadi teak and Melia Dubia. We are looking for long-term relationship with Consulantancy for advice and future plantations.
Please reply here or email me on these two questions.