plantation Archive

5 Feb 2008

Effect of free range poultry system on land use efficiency and floral diversity in Rubber plantations

Plantation crops like rubber were traditionally grown in monocultures to avoid any risk on their productivity. However, with the smallholder farmers being involved in rubber cultivation, the idea of farming system evolved with the maximizing the overall
5 Feb 2008

Species diversity and forage value of herbage in a neglected coconut land proposed for livestock integration

The proposed coconut land is situated in the southern province, belongs to the land suitability class S4 which is moderately suitable for coconut. Therefore, managing coconut as monoculture is unprofitable and steps have been taken to optimize
10 Dec 2007

Evaluation of different cover crops on vacant areas (pottal) in mature tea plantation

I R Palihakkara, B G D Udesh, P W D Vithanage Department of Crop Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Didenipotha estate, Maturata plantations Ltd., Sri Lanka An experiment was conducted at a low country tea plantation
10 Dec 2007

Assessment on timber and carbon in rubber plantations with special reference to the wet zone of Sri Lanka

E S Munasinghe, V H L Rodrigo P K W Karunathilaka and U A D P Gunawardena Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka. Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Rubber (Hevea
10 Dec 2007

Rubber latex production in Hevea brasiliensis with high density planting

T U K Silva, V H L Rodrigo, S M C U P Subasinghe Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Despite short-term fluctuation of rubber
10 Dec 2007

A study on palmyrah (Borasus flabellifer) utilization pattern and socio- economic status of dependent livelihood in Mannar district of Sri Lanka

S Arulmageswaran, I M N Chandrasiri and J V Culas Extension and Training Centre, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Tha palmyrah palm (Borassus flabellifer L.) is a multipurpose tree of great utility, occurs extensively in Northern
10 Dec 2007

Predicting the optimal rotation length of Teak plantations using a simulation model

L H P Gunaratne and T N Subramanium Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The traditional problem in Forest Economics has been mainly dealt with the estimation of optimal rotation length