11-Apr-14 Benefits of Jatropha plantation: 1. Due to Jatropha plantation farmers will get fencing to his farm without any cost. 2. Humidity of soil &air increases as well as productivity of farm also increases. 3. Animals do not consume Jatropha . 4. It helps to improve water absorption capacity of soil and decreases the temperature of soil. 5. It decreases soil erosion. 6. It helps to increase humus in soil due to decomposition of leaves and other planting material. 7. Production: Production from each plant /tree can be 15 to 20 kg.Production depends on weather , rainfall and climatic conditions of that particular place. 8.From Jatropha Plantation Farmers get extra source of income by doing plantation only on the borders of farm.
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Workshop on Jatropha Plantation
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10-Apr-14 Jatropha: It is a drought resistant growing well in marginal or poor soil. It is easy to grow as it lives and produces seeds for 60 years. A Jatropha plant produces seed with oil content of 37%.It is tested successfully as bio diesel or bio fuel. Animals do not consume Jatropha, so it is used as a living fence to protect gardens and fields. It grows extremely fast and during a span of 4-5 years it attains a height of around 4 meters. Within 2 years of plantation, Jatropha starts to produce seeds .Jatropha absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere . From Jatropha Plantation Farmers get extra source of income by doing plantation only on the borders of farm.