MULTISTORIED CROPPING SYSTEM-A NEW ROOM FOR INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

M.A. Rahim, M.S. Bari, Ferdousi Islam, N. Nazmun
Traditionally, multilayer tree garden or multistoried cropping is practiced in and around the homestead of Bangladesh in an unsystematic manner. An initiative was taken to develop systematic multistoried cropping system/models at the Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). In the coconut based multistoried cropping system, indigenous vegetables (IVs) like aroids, brinjal and medicinal plants grow very well as compared to sole cropping. Similarly, in Dalbergia sissoo wood lot, the above vegetables, spices and medicinal plants also showed positive performance. In this system, natural resources were utilized properly. Income per unit area increased substantially with this system. This approach ultimately helps to remove nutritional problems as well as poverty alleviation of developing countries like Bangladesh. So, incorporation of IVs and medicinal plants under multistoried cropping system in the homestead and/or orchard is inevitable. The developed model should be applied in the orchard of mango/litchi (in north-west region) and jackfruit orchard (in eastern region) and also at forest plantation in forest areas of Bangladesh.
Rahim, M.A., Bari, M.S., Ferdousi Islam, and Nazmun , N. (2007). MULTISTORIED CROPPING SYSTEM-A NEW ROOM FOR INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES AND MEDICINAL PLANTS. Acta Hortic. 752, 493-497
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.91
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.91
Dalbergia sissoo, coconut, multistoried cropping system
English

Acta Horticulturae