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Spacing and harvesting of botong (Gigantochloa levis) and laak bamboo (Bambusa philippinensis) for production of poles as banana props

Spacing and harvesting of botong (Gigantochloa levis) and laak bamboo (Bambusa philippinensis) for production of poles as banana props

Sylvatrop 1990; 13(1-2): 33-36

Data are reported from large-scale plantings in Mindanao, Philippines, aimed to remedy the scarcity of banana propping materials, for which the cutting of tree saplings is now banned. Each species was planted at 3 spacings: in a 3x3 m circular pattern, giving 1111 'hills' (multiple plantings, since cuttings may produce multiple shoots) per hectare; in a 4x4 m square pattern, giving 625 hills/ha; and in a 5x6 m rectangular pattern, giving 333 hills/ha.

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