2 Tier Agriculture of Bamboo with Cymbopogons

2 Tier Agriculture of Bamboo with Cymbopogons

It was a pleasure to host DR. RAJESH KAUSHAL, Principal Scientist and DR JAGMOHAN SINGH TOMAR from INDIAN INSTITUTE of SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION – who had come to see our work on 2 tier agriculture systems, with BAMBOO as an Overstory and CYMBOPOGONS as an understory.
Good planting material of known provenance is very essential for success of BAMBOO AGRO FORESTRY SYSTEMS. Last year, we had made our RHIZOME BANK under the SMALL NURSERY SCHEMES of National Bamboo Mission. The RHIZOME Nursery has come up well and next year we shall be going in for dedicated bamboo plantations.

Some of the rare genotypes in our collections are enumerated below.

Ochlandra Setigera
BAMBUSA BALCOOA
BAMBUSA NUTAANS
BAMBUSA LAKO
GUADUA ANGUSTIFOLIA
GUADUA CHAKOENSIS
TULDA
OLIVERII
STOCKSII
VULGARIS
Since the latent period for a rhizome nursery is about 2 years we have included CYMBOPOGONS as an understory crop. This is also a 25 year research saga for evolving tailor made products.

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