Am Gostan, here in Gostan Nursery we specialize in rendering our services to those who are in need and selling our products as well… Here we specialize in the breeding and sales of Dwarf coconut seedlings, oil palm seedlings (Tenera) with much oil and small nut, Sour sop fruit seedlings etc that starts production in 3-4years after planting with high yield in production …. I have been in this business for over 6 years and our seeds are from a well reliable source from (Federal government research Institute). it’s has been tested and trusted over the years with huge patronage all over Nigeria…. .
CULTIVATION of Coconut 🌴 (COCOS NUCIFERA L. )
Coconut is a very important and useful plant to man in so many ways which serves as food, Oil etc to man..
BENEFIT OF COCONUT.
1) Control Diabetes
2) Rich in fibre content
3) Boost your immunity
4) Fight the aging process
5) Cut down fat
6) Increase energy ⚡ levels
7) Treat epilepsy
8) Prevent urinary tract infections
9) Improve the level of good blood cholesterol
10) Good for healthy bones and teeth
STEPS TAKING WHILE ESTABLISHING COCONUT FARM OR PLANTATIONS
1) Land Preparation
The selected land should be completely cleared ensuring minimal disturbance of the topsoil layer. Compacted soils should be ploughed and stumps removed to provide adequate drainage. Land areas with rocks, clayey soils and water logged areas should not be used. The field borders should be established along with fence lines, access roads, bridges, crossings, main drains, and channels, ponds or wells for irrigation and other infrastructure to ensure proper supply of moisture.
2) Soil Requirement for coconut 🌴 🌴
The ideal soil conditions for better growth and performance of the palm are loose well-drained soils about 50 – 100 cm deep with good water holding capacity. However, coconut can be grown under different soil types such as loamy, lateritic, coastal sandy, alluvial, clayey and reclaimed soils of marshy lowlands.
3) Planting Season for coconut 🌴
The coconut is a plant that is largely dependent on the presence and use of water, hence, the planting is done at the beginning of the rainy season. The propagation of coconut is mostly done using seedlings which are grown and nurtured in a Nursery. The nursery should be planned with respect to the seasonal changes. Seedlings should be 8 – 10 months of age before transplanting for better growth and development. They are planted immediately or at least 3 days after removal from the nursery to avoid MORTALITY.
4) Spacing for coconut 🌴 🌴 🌴
For each planting hole, an area of soil 1 m in circumference is cleared of all vegetation and levelled. In planting the seedlings, the holes should be dug 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3m for well fertile soils and in marginal soils, holes 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9m are recommended. When planting, the planting holes can be dug at least 1 month before planting and filled with a mixture of topsoil, coconut husks, wood ash and well-decomposed manure which is then allowed to settle.
There are about three major planting space patterns for coconut 🌴 which are;
i. Square pattern,
ii. Triangular pattern and
iii. Single Hedge pattern.
Below are some of the spacing and the yield expectancy for planting in these patterns;
i. For square plantings space, 8 m (158 seedlings/ha),
ii. For triangular plantings space 8.5 m (158 seedlings/ha),
iii. For rectangular plantings space 7.3 x 8.5 m (164 seedlings/ha)
Fertilizer and Nutrition for coconut 🌴
To ensure efficient growth, the seedling is placed in the hole and backfilled with topsoil mixed with 30g NPK (12-24- 12). The seedlings are handled carefully so that the sprout is not damaged. The nut is covered with soil mix which is gently pressed into place so that the central bud and the collar of the shoot is above the soil level. The surrounding soil around the seedling is raked then the seedlings are irrigated adequately. Irrigation is recommended immediately after planting. As the plant grows, soil is backfilled to the surrounding soil level.
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