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Mahogany farming Part 3: Products are very valuable, in demand

Leaves, flowers, seeds and wood get good price in the market


Mahogany farming is attracting many farmers in the country. Mahogany trees are considered very valuable from the commercial point of view, because every part of it, such as leaves, flowers, seeds, skins and wood, are all in demand and all get a good price. Farmers can also cultivate any other crop in between the mahogany plants. The height of mahogany tree can be from 40 to 200 feet. But in India its average length is around 60 feet. Its roots do not go very deep.

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Mahogany wood is available in the market 

Mahogany wood is strong and long lasting. It is not affected by water damage. Mahogany wood is used to make ships, furniture, plywood, decorative items and sculptures, etc. Mahogany wood is also sold at the rate of Rs 2,000 per cubic feet.

Medicines are made from seeds and flowers 

Its seeds and flowers are used to make tonic medicines. Mahogany is considered very beneficial for contract farming.

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Mahogany leaves are used in many Ayurvedic medicines 

Mahogany leaves are mainly used in Ayurvedic medicines for a variety of diseases including blood pressure, asthma, cold and diabetes.

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Disease resistance of mahogany is unmatched 

Due to its medicinal properties, there is no disease on mahogany trees. Therefore, it does not require pesticides. On the contrary, its leaves are also used in making insecticide. But if it is exposed to waterlogging for a long time, it may suffer from stem rot. That’s why the mahogany tree with unique qualities has also been called the ‘earning son’ of the farmers.

Source of earning crores per acre 

If mahogany farming is adopted after consulting the experts of the nearest Agricultural Development Center, then after 12 to 15 years, when the time comes to cut the trees and sell their wood, then crores are earned per acre.

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1.5 to 2.5 lakh per acre cost 

1200 to 1500 mahogany trees can be grown in one acre. Its plants are available in the market from 25 to 30 rupees to 100 to 200 rupees. The price depends on the age of the plant being used for transplanting and how it has developed. Apart from this, adding fertilizers, labor and other expenses, then on an average the cost per acre comes to 1.5 to 2.5 lakh rupees. 

Also Read: Mahogany Farming Part 2 : Advanced varieties give good income

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