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Managing smallholder teak plantations: Field guide for farmers

Managing smallholder teak plantations: Field guide for farmers

The typical practice by smallholder teak growers of letting trees grow without
management input has resulted in poor quality plantations. Various questions
arise when farmers start to better manage their teak plantations. This book
provides practical guidance in addressing these questions by explaining in detail
the techniques of parent tree selection, seed preparation, seedling production,
planting, fertilising, thinning, pruning, controlling pest and disease and
harvesting. To be more easily understood, the descriptions are complemented by
illustrations, photographs or tables.

This manual is somewhat different from other teak silvicultural manuals because
it is written in simple language, specifically designed for smallholder teak
farmers. Specific problems faced in managing teak plantations are often not
addressed in existing manuals. How to plant teak on rocky land, how to thin
trees in uneven-aged stands, how to maintain coppices from stumps, and how to
harvest trees with a need-based cutting system are addressed. Some techniques
discussed are adopted from farmers’ traditional knowledge in Gunungkidul.

Authors: Pramono, A.A.; Fauzi, M.A.; Widyani, N.; Heriansyah, I.; Roshetko, J.M.

Topic: teak,plantations,small farms,guide books,silviculture

Geographic: Indonesia

Pages: 86p.

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-602-8693-54-7

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/003493

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