Selecting a site for plantain farming? Things to consider

Introduction to Plantains and their Environment

Selecting The Site

There are some factors that must be considered when selecting a site for your plantain farming business which are as follows:

1) The site should be easily accessible, especially if the establishment of a large field is being planned.

2) It should be well drained but not too steeply sloped because Plantain cultivation is impossible if the land becomes flooded from time to time, or has a water table at a depth of only 50 cm or less.

3) The soil should be rich in organic matter (black soil). Hence fields in a long natural fallow, under an improved established fallow or with a lot of mulch are recommended.

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