LAYOUT OF NURSERY:
While establishing a nursery, it is better to keep a few things in mind.
The orientation of Site:
Normally, a square-shaped site is good but if it is not available then the rectangular site is selected.
Division of Nursery:
After selection of site, divisions of nurseries into blocks are carried out. This division is done by establishing road network. Roads are prepared for the purpose of transportation. Usually, roads are established at the end of the bed or b/w every 6 – 10 beds. The width of the road should be 3 – 5 meters.
Preparation of Beds:
Beds are of two types:
1) Sunken Beds 2) Raised Beds
These types are considered according to purpose. Their orientation should be towards the sun so that sunlight should be available for photosynthesis.
The best size is 1m × 10m. Length can be increased or decreased, width cannot be increased because it creates a problem in weeding and hoeing.
The nursery bed size for Eucalyptus is 3ft × 10ft.
Before planting or sowing, it is necessary to establish water supply system after preparation bed. It is necessary to make sure that they are leveled and if they are not leveled, soil work should be done again.
In case of the nursery in the irrigated plantation, these are:
Preparation of Shade:
Near the entrance, the shade should be prepared under which riverain soil is placed, used for filling bags. Newly transplanted plants are put under shade for 15 days for root development eg Eucalyptus spp.
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