Want to start layout/design n development of 15acre plot in rajapur-mango belt.
Just 15/20kms Jaitapur Nuclear project.
Land is laterite rock(Jaambha Kaatal as it is locally called).
Ample water available on site-two open dugout wells(30,000litres/24hrs in each).
Electricity coming shortly.
Plot situated atop a small hillock abt 650ft above sea level, with approx 10-15 degree slope-good for mango.Highest spot in the area.
Cleared of all wild growth n trees before monsoon.
As of now hav focussed on only devgad alfonsoin in a triangulr format spaced 33ft apart and @ 40plants per acre with drip irrigation.
Friends and foes hav been suggesting high density / ultra hi density @ 4-500 per acre of gujrat jumbo kesar mango plantation.
One crop consultant suggested Moringa/Shewga on a small portion of adjoining land.
Low investment, low gestation-10-12mnths, good returns compared to mango, best part very little headache in bringing up and maintaining plants and produce. giving seroius thought to it.
Only problem is land value doesnt appreciate as much as in mango plantation.
Learned members any suggestion what to go for and how do i go about it
Shud i engage the services of a Horti consultant???
Hav all the basic knowledge and logistics in place as well as specific job contractors on the call for pit blasting, digout drip etc…
Any other ground breaking ideas.