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Aloe vera

Aloe Vera Plantation
  • Planting material: Aloe vera Barbadensis Miller plant (variety Suckers)
  • Spacing: 1m x 0.5m (area 0.5Sqm)
  • Population: 20 000/ha
  • Planting: make ridges of 0.2m wide at a spacing of 0.9m. Plant the plants at 0.5m spacing on the ridges.
  • Maintenance: Fled irrigation once in 10 days during summer or drip irrigation once in 2 days and mauring (bio) is required @ 15 MT/ha/year. No major pest and disease. Inter cropping is nod advisable.
  • Harvesting: Starts 12 months after planting
  • Harvesting cycle: once in 4 months (3 cutting/year)
  • Life: 5 years (from 8th month the suckers arising from the base can used for further area expansion/that has to be removed. At the end of 4th year allow 1 sucker to continue the harvesting after 5th year.)
  • Yield: 80 - 100 MT/ha/year
  • Recovery: 35 -40 %
  • To operate a unit with 1MT/day (fresh leaf) capacity it is required to have 6 ha with an age difference of 20 days.
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