Land Preparation

Land Preparation:Orange

When a farmer wishes to establish a citrus plantation, certain actions need to be implemented to ensure the long term success of the plantation. One of these actions involve the initial land preparation which should be done prior to transplanting of the plant material (offshoots or tissue culture-derived plants).

The mechanical or initial soil preparation concerns mainly the preparation of a field for further detailed preparation such as irrigation system installation, hole preparation, etc. Actions, if applicable to the area, include:

(i) Bush clearing;
(ii) Removal of stones and rocks and;
(iii) Leveling of the soil.