We have 2.5 acre Areca farm. We are in the process of implementing ZBNF method in this farm.
Please advice what could be good cover crop(live mulching) for Arecanut ? It should be a perennial crop, where we trim it every other month and it should grow again…
Rubber board suggests few crops in this website - rubberboard.org.in/ManageCultivation.asp?Id=71
dasd.gov.in/index.php/arecanut.html - This website suggests few cover crops (Mimosa invisa, Stylosanthes gracilis, Calapogonium muconoides and pueraruia Javanica ).
Please suggest what could work best based on your experience.
Farm location is Mangalore, Karnataka (about 25 Km from coast)