Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hight density Moringa plantation



We had planted over 850 Moringa trees back in 2012. Due to high volatility in pod rates, we converted over to leaf production for pharma and herbal tea companies. There has been good demand for the leaves and supply has been pretty steady too. In order to augment our production, we have planted another 2 acres of moringa in High density – 2x2 ft spacing. 

While this type of cultivation shows promise, there are inherent challenges. Weeding is the biggest challenge due to close spacing. Incidence of pest attack is more as well. Continuous monitoring is a must. Periodic pruning is required to multiply the leaf bearing shoots.In another 2-3 months, we will get an estimate of leaf yield.


High density Moringa plantation
 Do share information if anybody has tried planting Moringa in High density.

2 comments:

  1. Sir,

    In one acre how many saplings can be planted. What is the approx cost we get on per kg dried leaves. Did you get any estimated yeild per acre.

    Thanks.

    Dhinakaran K T

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  2. Please share your experience with high density cultivation , especially weed control and pest infestation.

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