Nursery Technologies

Acacia planifrons

Family Leguminoseae- Mimosoideae
Common/Tamil Name Umbrella Thorn I Kudai Vel
Fuel (Calorific Value) Good fuel
Fodder Leaves and pods are eaten by sheep,and goats.
Other Uses Drought tolerant,one of the best species suitable for the afforestation in the hills breft of vegetation.
Seed Collection time April - June
No. of Seeds per kg 3000 - 3750
Viability 6 - 12 months
Germination percentage 25%
Seed Treatment Soak the seeds in boiled water for 1 minute and allow it to cool for 24 hours
Nursery Technique
  1. Seeds are sown in mother bed and covered by fine layer of sand. Seeds are pricked out in the container when they are with two leaves. 4 months old seedlings of a height of 50 cm are transplanted in the field.
  2. Two or three treated seeds may be dibbled in the polypot.

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