Chapter 5 - Nursing of bamboo

IRG/WP 07-10635-05

A K Lahiry

In this chapter various procedures and steps of nursing of bamboo have been described with introduction, methodologies, examples and photographs. The propagation, improvement and sustainable growth of bamboo are possible through proper nursing of bamboo. The nursing of bamboo includes proper felling or extraction, fertilization and earth filling, protection from diseases and injuries, silvicultural practices, stands and nursing practices etc., and deals with Ecology, Soil Science, Growth and Biomass, Management of bamboo. The total and individual topics have been found out through study, observation and review of literatures.

Keywords: Nursing, felling, thinning, fertilization, earth filling, protection, diseases, silviculture, soils, management

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