PEMANFAATAN LAHAN TIDUR DI BAWAH TEGAKAN HUTAN RAKYAT DENGAN TANAMAN NILAM

Titin Handayani

Abstract


The agroforest region is bestowed with diverse agro-climatic zones, which
makes itself a rich storehouse of different types of Flora and Fauna.
Besides, this conditions help in introduction, acclimatization, and
cultivation of a number of aromatic plants with minimum efforts. There
are a few commercial crops, which can be cultivated without disturbing
the existing flora and have the potential to establish as cash crops in
this region.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) has been identified as one such essential
oil bearing aromatic plant with immense export potential. Patchouli oil
production could be a rural based, labour intensive, low cost agro-base
cottage industry, which will give large-scale employment in rural and hilly
areas. Patchouli, being a shade loving plant can easily be grown as an
intercrop amidst fruit trees, arecanut, and coconut plantation etc. It can
also be easily cultivated in flood free fallow or wastelands. This will provide
some extra income for the farmers. Following figures clearly indicates
that Patchouli cultivation can be a good option besides the traditional
crops.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29122/jtl.v8i2.414

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