what are permanent crops?
Permanent crops are sometimes known as cash crops. These sets of crops known as permanent crops are mostly cultivated using plantation farming system. It must interest you to know that permanent crops are mostly tree crops.
factors to be considered before going into permanent crop production.
These factors are as follows
1. Before going into permanent crops production, the type of land tenure system practices in that area you want to site your farm should be considered.
2. The transportation setting of the town or area of concentration should be discussed before going into permanent crops production
- The type climate of an environment is very key to the production permanent crops. Factors like temperature, rainfall, humidity
- Type of land in an environment can play an effective role in the production of permanent crops
- Access to quality market for the sales to sell off farm produce is very key to siting a permanent crop farm
examples of permanent crops
The following are typical examples of permanent crops majorly cultivated in the farm. They are
1. Oranges/citrus. You can read more about orange planting here
2. Mango tree
3. Rubber tree. Read more about rubber planting here
6. Oil palm tree. Read more here. Oil palm cultivation
7. Cashew tree
9. Cocoa tree. Read cocoa cultivation here
10. Cola nut
11. Cotton. Read about cotton planting here
importance or uses of permanent crops
Permanent crops can be useful in the following ways
1. Permanent crops serves as source of food to the farmer
2. Permanent crops is a means of foreign exchange for countries
3. They serves as a source of income to the farmer
4. Permanent crops are cultivated for cash sales mainly
Permanent crop production are very expensive to venture. The use of large farm input like heavy tillage implements, tractors, harrows, planters and harvesters. Worthy of note is that without an affective market place, permanent crop production can be a failure.
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