How Tree Stumps Can Enhance Agricultural Productivity
The incorporation of trees in the farming services has, undoubtedly, given several advantages. Trees, in numerous ways enhance the productivity of agriculture and help the crops while saving from many potential dangers. But, who would have thought that even after falling, a tree through its stump can help the agricultural activities and crops grown. But, it is true fact that tree stumps can enhance agricultural productivity. Actually, the stumps of trees fetch the wisdom of enhancing outstanding growth of planted crops. This fact has been approved by none other than the FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration). As per their stats, the soil will experience an unbelievable noteworthy improvement in quality as well as in its yielding ability than the usual one with the benefit from available tree stumps along with some supplementary resources provided to crops. These days, with information and help from FMNR, farmers are able to get extra benefits and hence more income by taking benefit from underground root system which are live and are obtained from earlier removed trees of the field. On an average, farmers nurture around 5-6 strongest available stems in their field while tree pruning away the rest. The farmers then allow these stems to grow. Some of these are further harvested, over the time, form firewood and timber purposes while some are allowed to remain there. Presence of these left stumps further helps in holding strongly the nitrogen in the soil of agricultural field. Moreover, availability of these stumps on the ground also lessens down the probability of wind erosion which diminishes the chances of blowing off of seeds from the field. Another benefit is the fallen leaves from the trees that sprout out from the stumps over the course of time. These
scattered and fallen tree leaves enrich the soil of agricultural field with essential nutrients. This factor helps enhances the yield and agricultural productivity factor which straightforwardly augments profit and benefit for the farmers. One more plus point includes rise in infiltration rate due to presence of these stumps and their sprouted trees. This leads to rising up of water level successfully around the local fields. The benefits of tree stumps in enhancing the agricultural productivity, unquestionably, are unavoidable. With apt management of canopy and density, dramatic advantages can be obtained with this process resulting in improvement in the crop and agricultural productivity and hence in household income.
Published on Nov 2, 2013
The incorporation of trees in the farming services has, undoubtedly, given several advantages. Trees, in numerous ways enhance the productiv...