With the support of TGG, a teak propagation nursery was established
near the FIO
This nursery is fully equipped with a fog humidification system. Because just planted teak saplings have no roots, they are very susceptible to aridness and easily become diseased. A constant water supply provided by the fog humidification system protects the saplings from desiccation.
Teak saplings prepared using technology developed by the FIO and TGG are grown with a controlled supply of water provided by this fog humidification system. Once teak cuttings grown in plastic pots have generated sufficient roots and become saplings, they are transferred to soil beds and grown until big enough to plant in the field.
In this nursery, both teak sapling production is being carried out and new technology is being developed for the production of high quality saplings.
The latter will enable continuous preparation of teak saplings,
even during the dry season. Thailand has two seasons; a rainy
and a dry season. Effective planting of prepared saplings can now be done
only during the rainy season when there is sufficient water. If
saplings can be mass-produced during the dry season by means of the fog
humidification system, it will be possible to plant them at the very start
of the rainy season, ensuring a better chance of rooting.
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