Timber plants cultivation is one of the best positive crop practice for the farmers or land holders on their vacant lands, unused housing plots, barren lands to get additional income without interrupting to their regular crops. It is essential to develop social, community and private forests to protect environment as well as to protect soil erosion. Plantation of 1 acre timber plants will absorbs tons of CO2 from the climate.
There are lot many “Money Spinning” timber plantations come in to the focus and vanished in short term. All it is due to lack of awareness of plant characteristics, lack of knowledge whether or not they will stabilize on their climatic conditions. So before going to choose a particular timber plant to cultivate on their lands, it is good to find some literature or study over that from plant experts or scientists.
Acasia Mangium is one such crop where some farmers burnt their hands seeing handsome ads and duped into cultivation and were disappointed in many places across the country.
As per resent studies and experiments done in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and A.P., some parts of Maharastra and Gujarat, the plant species “Melia Dubia” seems optimistic and result oriented because of its unique and fastest growing capability.
What is the economic time frame for timber plants?
Timbers of short term usage viz. Eucalyptus, Subabul, Casaurina, Gmelina etc. Whatsoever, these timbers must give yield from 2 to 4 years time frame is viable for small farmers. Beside attain wood value, all these plants can be cultivate for Biomass needs in short term.
What else generate income within one year?
There is another miraculous biomass/bioenergy/fodder which will give its wonderful harvest with in one year as 3 cuttings is: Nappier Grass or CO4 grass. It can be used for both cattle as green fodder and to biomass drying it.
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