Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Study of Acacia auriculiformis based agroforestry practices in coastal district of Bhadrak, Odisha
Author(s): G Shial, TL Mohanty and AK Mohapatra
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out on Acacia auriculiformis based agroforestry practices in 15 different treatments ( 0.2,0.4,0.6,0.8,1.0,1.2,1.4, 1.6,1.8,2.0,2.2,2.4,2.6, 2.8, and 3.0 acres of land ) in coastal district of Bhadrak, Odisha during 2014 – 2015. It was observed that in Acacia auriculiformis based Agroforestry practices the no. of intercrops increased from 4 to 7 nos., no. of trees increased from 15 to 260 nos. in 10-15 m. height class when land holding increased from 0.2 acre to 3.0 acre. Acacia plants were raised in a regular manner with proper layout and design in which non woody components cultivated. Acacia auriculiformis based agroforestry systems are also complementary to other crop production enterprises, as they provide green manure, fodder, and fuel. The species was valued also for its timber and high quality chemical pulp and as a profitable land use option.
How to cite this article:
G Shial, TL Mohanty and AK Mohapatra. Study of Acacia auriculiformis based agroforestry practices in coastal district of Bhadrak, Odisha. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 361-364.