High Density Planting technique is a modern method of cultivation involving planting of plants closely, allowing younger plants with modified canopy for better light interception and distribution and ease of mechanized field operation.
High density plantation provides opportunity for early harvest, higher yields as well as returns per unit area due to effective use of space in the early growth stage of the bamboo.
Higher density of planting is also suitable for smaller sized bamboos, the plantation will not suffer from canopy exposure, loss of soil moisture through evaporation and competition from weeds and other vegetation. High density results in quicker harvest when compared to conventional methodology.
This generally results in 500-1000 plants in an acre, in rare cases reaches 1850 plants per acre. Specifically, in species such as Thyrsostachys oliveri.
The planting density will vary based on the bamboo species and the end utilization of the Bamboo. Bamboo from high density plantation is used in the form of Energy as Biomass for Power generation, Bio-Ethanol, Bio-CNG, Hydrogen.Handicrafts, Special furniture, Agricultural Implements, Timber market Stacking, Construction, Furniture, Paper pulp, Bamboo lumber and many more.