Teak Tissue Culture
Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical hardwood tree species placed in the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests.
The Teak plantation is susceptible to various diseases such as:
- Leaf blight
- Leaf rust
- Leaf spots
- Powdery mildew
We at Hybrid Agri use the Plant tissue culture techniques not only help you protect your yield from such diseases but also help you maximize the yield. With international boycotts of harvesting natural teak, the only alternative supply is cultivated plantations.
Our teak trees are grown from tissue culture and selected certified seed which when cultivated using our intensive husbandry methods can be harvested within 7 to 9 yrs cycles or else according to demand. Tissue Plantation allows for faster planting cycles of between 7 to 9 years as per the demand of the market, rather than 20-25 years. This proven method also delivers consistent tree quality which in turn gives higher yields and quality. Good & Safe Investment and Big Return in 7-9 Years At just six months teak trees are already approximately 10 feet high. By year 2 they are well established as young durable trees starting to gain considerable canopy mass and reach maturity at 7 to 9 years accordingly.
Different stages/awareness of Tissue Culture teak plantation:
- First Year deep inter ploughing of field has to be done.
- Raise the beds to avoid plants falling due to the wind.
- First Deep inter ploughing has to be done in the month of July before the onset of monsoon.
- After deep inter ploughing, soil work has to be done immediately for 1.5 feet in diameter. The plant has to be stabilised by packing it with mud so that only 1/3rd of the total plant is exposed above the ground.
- Upturning of Soil has to be done in the month of September.
- Application of fertilizer is to be done at the end of September with mixture DAP 10 grams, Urea 5 grams & Vermicompost 3kg Per Plant.
- Second Deep inter ploughing has to be done at the end of October month.
- Upturning of Soil: It has to be done in the month of March to protect the plants from coming summer.
- Fertilisers per plant in the second year: DAP 20grams, Urea 15 grams, Vermicompost 10kgs
- Fertilizers per plant in the third year: DAP 50 grams, Urea 25 grams & Vermicompost 10kgs.
Advantages of Teak Tissue Culture Teak
- Tissue cultured teak plants have the same characteristics of the mother plant, hence has no branches, and has a non-flaky trunk. The uniformity in height and girth results in excellent volume and quality wood.
- The mother plant is selected after 60 characteristic analysis, hence the clone is highly resistant to diseases and pests.
- Ready to harvest from 8th year
- Returns on yield would be high, as the formation is 75% heartwood and only 25% sapwood.
- Prevents up to 30% wind damage to other crops when chosen as a fencing plant because of its uniform growth.
- Can be planted throughout the year.
- Gives multifold returns against the investment after 15 years
We help to develop the plants in Sterile Containers as for its easy movement and also protect it from pests and diseases. Teak Plantation is an ever-growing market in India and we help you to reach the standards. Teak tissue culture is very important due to its vulnerability to Pests and Diseases. We use state of the art technology to produce best and quality yield and make sure that you have a great experience of the tissue culture Technology. Fully grown plants are sold in Polybags or in Jiffy plugs. As Jiffy plugs are lightweight they can be easily transported even in carton boxes to longer distances.