Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Areca Nut Cultivation - Kick start

We have decided to plant Areca Nut / Beetle Nut Trees in 4 acres. As per the guidance of KVK Salem, we have bought  around 4500 seedling (native Mettupalayam variety) from Karumandurai Horiculture Nursery.  We have brought the same to our farm and are kept under 40 by 40 shade net (50% shade) . We are planning to maintain the seedlings for another one year so that we will be able to plant them little deep. Shallow planting of Areaca Nut results in roots being grown above the ground which we need to cover with soil . If we plant at the depth of 2 to 3 feet, roots will be fully buried with in the soil and this also helps in withstanding drought.