Best weed control in Coconut Plantation

Coconut    Ghana

I have a 100 acre coconut plantation. Plants are between 10 months to 18 months old. What's the best cost effective way to control weeds in the plantation.

Posted by: Curtis-Shyne (1 point) Curtis-Shyne
Posted: April 23, 2019


There are a few ways.

1) Mow. Chop the weeds with a mower and leaf the material on the ground so it decomposes and enriches the soil

2) Find someone with goats and let them graze

3) Plant an understory crop so you earn revenue

"additional revenue could be obtained from coconut plantation (where there is sufficient infiltration of sunlight to the base) by planting:

1) pepper vines on palm basins and letting them grow and yield.
2) cocoa could be grown as a perennial secondary crop (provided there is someone to buy the product)
3) areca palms could be intercropped.
4) banana and/or tapioca could be planted as an annual crop.
5) similarly colocasia, amorphophallus, yams etc could be grown.
6) if there is still space and sunlight vegetables like cow pea, amaranthus red etc could be grown.
7) in some plantations they intercrop orchids too."

From https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-be...

Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: April 26, 2019

In the drip basins mulching is an effective weed management method.Mulching helps to retain moisture and on decomposition serves as a nutrient source for the trees.Intercropping with banana,cacao,nutmeg helps to reduce weeds between rows of coconut trees.In addition intercrops provide income too.

Posted by: Bharath Krishnan (1 point) Bharath Krishnan
Posted: May 29, 2019

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