Forestry Technologies ::Bamboo

Common name: Moogngil
Scientific name: Bambusa bambos
Sub species: Bambusa vulgaris, Bambusa nutans, Bambusa tulda, Bambusa balcooa
Nursery technology

  • Branch cutting propagation was followed for successful establishment of nursery
  • The branch cutting should be dipped with Indole Buteric Acid (IBA) 2000 ppm for root development
  • Nursery bed size: 12 x 1.2 x .03m (Length x width x height)
  • Mother bed: 1 : 1 : 1 (Sand : Soil : Farm Yard Manure)
  • Finally cover the mother bed with thin layer of soil
  • Keep a layer of paddy straw for mulching

Bamboo shoots



  • Light requirement: Light demander species
  • Spacing: 5 x 5 m (for clonal plantation)
  • No of Plants: 100 plants per acre
  • After two years trees can attain 3.2 m
  • Silvicultural operations: Pruning, weeding and thinning

Inter crop: Watermelon and gingelly are the suitable inter crop for the casuarina plantation
Rotation: Two to three years (For clonal varieties)
Yield: An average of 40 tons per acre in places where water is available
Income: Rs. 16000 per annum (This will rise based on no of years)
Utility value: Bamboo can be used as pulpwood, timber purpose and handicrafts

Bamboo Plantation

For more details contact following address
Forest College and Research Institute,
Coimbatore - 641301.
Phone: 04254 - 222398, 222010


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