we have around 7 Acres in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. we have planted around 900 Timber Trees (Gmelina Arobora(kumil) -600, Magohnay -200, rose wood, etc -100) in 2 Acres with 10 * 10 spacing. These trees are 3 months old, growing good. In remaining 5 acres we are doing paddy cultivation. my plan is to extend the tree farming in further 3 Acres after the paddy harvestation in one month time and leave only 2 acres for paddy cultivation. now we are doing trench irrigation but planning to go for drip irrigation. now the problem is weed in tree farming area. the weeds are growing like anything. now it stands upto 2-3 feet. we tried all the options like chemical spray, hand picking, etc. but we can not control them. I understand that we cannot fully control and weed is not enemy. we are planning to use some farm equipment like power tillers for multipurpose. we have finalized three products 1. KAMCO POWER TILLER MODEL KMB 200 2. Mitsubishi Shakti VWH 120 Power Tiller and 3. VST Shakti 130 DI Power Tiller. the retailors claim that these products can fulfill most of the farm works like tilling, ploughing, weeding, pumping, puddling, leveling, hulling, ridging etc.
The following are my questions.
how to control weeds in tree farming?
can we use these products in tree farming with 10X10 spacing?
are these product capable to do all the activities?
can you recommend any other alternatives?