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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 61-70
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.007


Species Diversity in Coconut (Cocos nucifera) based Agroforestry System in Coastal Odisha
S. K. Sarangi1*, N. K. Panda2* and N. Bhol2
1Shristi NGO, Keonjhar, Odisha, India
2Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study carried out in Puri district of Odisha during June 2015 – May 2016 to determine the species diversity in coconut based agroforestry system in 15 different sizes (0.1 to 1.5 acre) of land holdings. The chosen coconut based agroforestry systems were visited in three cropping seasons such as kharif, rabi and summer and the observations on floral composition, height of plants, number of trees, number of livestock animals and birds, number of common plant species, different seasonal crops, different size of pond and mushroom cultivation were recorded. There are four different strata in which different perennial species were associated with coconut. The strata are more than 15m, 10-15m, 5-10m and less than 5m. The number of common perennial species like coconut trees found in this system ranged from 25-118, timber species ranged from 3-6 and fruit species ranged from 2-7 along with various annual and seasonal crops. The total number of livestock animals increased from 4-9 per holding among the different coconut based agroforestry system studied with an increasing trend from small holdings to large holding up to 0.8acre. In case of birds, ducks were found to be reared where backyard pond is available while poultry birds were reared in small holdings. Pisciculture were found in relatively small holdings from 0.1acre to 1.2acre and mushroom cultivation was practiced by middle size holding ranged from 0.4acre to 1.0acre. The coconut based agroforestry system of size 0.8 acre was found to be best among the holding sizes studied with regard to species diversity.


Keywords: Coconut, Agroforestry, Species diversity, Composition, Pisciculture, Mushroom cultivation, Odisha
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Sarangi, S. K., N. K. Panda and Bhol, N. 2020. Species Diversity in Coconut (Cocos nucifera) based Agroforestry System in Coastal Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 61-70. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.007