Hi All - Could someone please advice:
Have 1 year old pomegranate trees and 2 years old sandalwood plants (not intercropped and they are separate). In preparation for the upcoming rainy season, am considering green manure crops (Daincha & Cow pea) to incorporate in to the soil and also to manage weeds during the season.
Have seen some videos where farmers advised not to use rotavator in these crops as they will damage the root system of the plants (both Pomegranate and Sandalwood). I have seen literature that pomegranate root system is shallow and can go to the depths of 1 to 3 feet max. However, couldn’t find this information for Sandalwood plants. Have a feeling rotavator will incorporate at least to one feet deep which may potentially damage the pomegranate roots.
appreciate any insights/suggestions. Will be concerned if I can’t use cover crops as the land will be dominated by weeds.