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The Indian Forester October 1951




A. The Food and Agriculture Organization and the Economic Co-operation Administrtion are jointly arranging with the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agricuture a study tour to provide technicians from interested countries with an opportunity of examining the more modern methods of forest fire prevention and fire fighting developed in the United States of America. [...] The inaccessible nature of the localities in which wattles are grown and the lack of good communications impose an additional strain on the economics of this species. [...] Looking at one of the plantations ( 1946 area Kodaikanal ) it was discovered accidently that the vast bulk of the plants was killed back to the ground by frost as the split bark on the stems up to 10 feet high still lying on the ground obviously suggested. [...] In the Nilgiris where the demand for land is almost unlimited by far the best and the most economical method of raising wattle would be to resort to the advance cultivtion of potatoes to ensure efficient soil working and elimination of grasses. [...] The terms of agreement with the potato cultivating concern should provide for a substantial cash security to be forfeited in the event of infringement of any of the prescribed conditions.


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