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Moringa Oleifera PODS

Question: Why is Moringa Oleifera PODS known as a superfood? Can Rivashaa Agrotech supply excellent quality Moringa Oleifera PODS?

Answer: Moringa Oleifera pods have been used in cooking in India and Asia for centuries. With their delicious flavor and highly-nutritious contents, they are highly desirable for traditional Indian cooking. Not only that, but Moringa Oleifera is growing in popularity in the West as a “superfood,” which means that there are more opportunities than ever to use Moringa Oleifera pods in your business!

If you are looking for a high-quality supplier of Moringa Oleifera pods in India, Rivashaa is here to help. We harvest 100% organic, natural, pesticide and fertilizer-free Moringa Oleifera that is of superior quality and offers the best flavor and nutritional profile. Whether you’re looking to sell Moringa Oleifera pods, use them in prepared products, or even extract ben oil from the seeds, Rivashaa is here to help. Contact us now to learn more and get started – and you can see why we offer the best Moringa pods in India!

Please explain properties of Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) trees in breif.

Before you attempt to grow your own Melia Dubia (also called Malabar neem, hebbevu, kaadu bevu or malia vembu) trees, it’s important for you to understand the basic properties of this wood. Let’s discuss these now.

The sapwood of Melia Dubia is usually a grayish-white, with heartwood that is a light pink or red. It has a light, uneven texture and is straight-grained and coarse. Typically, it must be converted into planks, beams or other products while it’s still green. If the wood is left to age without being converted, quality issues like end splitting and discoloration are common. When the timber is harvested after 10-15 years, it is strong enough to be used for structural purposes.

The timber also peels very well, making it ideal for plywood core and veneer. Melia Dubia is also naturally termite-resistant, which is a very beneficial attribute along with its light weight and durability. Thanks to these unique qualities, Melia Dubia is very highly sought-after, and thanks to rising timber demand in India, it’s a great investment for your farm or plantation.

Please explain the uses of Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) trees

Wondering how mature Melia Dubia (also called Malabar neem, hebbevu, kaadu bevu or malia vembu) is used? The most common use is in the plywood industry. Melia Dubia is easy to peel from the wood and can be used for veneer, or can be used in the core of plywood. Products made using Melia Dubia include doors, structural plywood components and much more.

Melia Dubia can also be used, when mature, for some kinds of small furniture like tables, benches, stools, chairs and more. It is also growing in popularity with matchstick-makers and pencil manufacturers, as it’s easy to cut into the proper shape, and is lightweight yet durable.

Another growing area of Melia Dubia use is in construction. When the tree is between 10-15 years old, its wood can be harvested and used for structural purposes, such as for support beams and framing. Wood grown for these purposes is highly valuable, which is why more farmers in India are choosing to plant Melia Dubia/Malabar neem. Get some seedlings now, and see how you can take advantage of rising timber prices.

Sustainable Agriculture

Question: What are Rivashaa Agrotechs sustainable agriculture practices?

Answer: At Rivashaa, we focus on sustainable agriculture when planting and harvesting our products – including both Cumbu Napier Grass CO BN 5 Silage, Forage, and Root Slips for plantation, Melia Dubia Saplings for plantation and Moringa Oleifera seeds, pods and leaves. We do not use pesticides, harmful artificial fertilizers, or any other harmful substances when planting our crops. Our Moringa Oleifera products are complete, 100% organic, which allows us to provide a higher level of quality to our customers.

We believe that each one of us is responsible for helping to maintain the equilibrium of Mother Nature. That’s why we make it a point to create sustainably-harvested agricultural products. By working with us, you can do more to help the environment and have a positive impact on the world.

Not only that, but the sustainable and organic techniques we use for our Cumbu Napier Grass CO BN 5 and Moringa Oleifera products result in higher overall product quality. Contact us for samples now to learn more.

What are the best qualities of Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) trees? We are seriously considering to go ahead with plantation.

One of the best qualities of Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) is the fact that it tends to grow in a strong, straight, dense trunk with very few branches. In most cases, the first branches will emerge from a sapling after it reaches the height of 8-14 feet, which usually takes about a year.

These branches are very easy to prune and trim, allowing for the mechanization of the process and saving you both time and labour costs. Ideally, you should trim away any side branches that appear throughout the growth process, as this results in a higher-quality trunk and better wood.

For Malabar neem, minimal care is required beyond regular pruning, twice-yearly fertilization with NPK, and irrigation every 10-15 days during the dry season when rainfall is infrequent. Because of this, you can focus on running other parts of your farm business, and grow plenty of Melia Dubia wood for plywood and pulp without spending too much time maintaining your trees. Best of all, demand for this type of wood is only increasing in India, leading to higher timber values.

What are the growing conditions and fertilization requirements for growing Melia Dubia or Malabar neem ?

Properly caring for Melia Dubia trees is very simple. As your trees grow, your first priority should be to trim away side-growing branches. Usually, a few of these branches will appear between the height of 8-14 feet, depending on your local growing conditions. By snipping away these branches and continuing to prune away new buds and tree suckers, you can ensure that the trunk achieves strong growth.

In the dry season, it’s a good idea to water your Melia Dubia/Malabar neem trees at least once every 10-15 days. Avoid the accumulation of too much water around the root system, as this can lead to rot. Proper drainage is necessary, particularly in the wet season. Melia Dubia thrives in damp conditions, but like any tree, excessive moisture is harmful.

NPK fertilization is also critical for proper growth. We recommend NPK fertilization of at least 30-45g per tree, which should be applied twice per year. This will encourage strong growth, and ensure that your trees have all of the nutrients that they need to grow properly and yield high-value timber products.

What is a Melia Dubia Tree? Can we know more about it?

Melia Dubia, also called Malabar neem, hebbevu, kaadu bevu or malia vembu, is a woody, deciduous tree from the sapindales order and meliaceae family – and it’s quickly becoming a preferred option for Indian farmers who wish to take advantage of the high demand of wood in India, and make a profit.

Melia Dubia grows quickly and can easily reach a height of over 40 feet within just two years of planting and germination – making it an ideal choice for rapidly-growing wood production. It can be used for wood pulp, in the plywood industry, and to make things like matches, pencils, home decorations and some kinds of small furniture.

Due to its rapid growth, hardy nature and versatility, Melia Dubia can offer very high-quality products. It’s ideally suited to moist climates, where it reaches maturity quickly. However, even in drier climates, it can be grown and harvested, though its growth will be slowed. Learn more now, and see how you can profit by growing the Melia Dubia tree at your farm or plantation.

What is the best use of Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) or the application other than timber ?

Wondering if you should grow Melia Dubia to sell its timber for paper products, or if you should sell it for use in plywood? There are a few things to consider.

First, you can plant much more densely if you plan on selling your Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) products for use in paper pulp. You can plant up to 1,000 trees per acre, yielding about 30-40 tonnes of product after 3-4 years.

You cannot plant as densely with Melia Dubia if you are selling it for plywood, as each tree will require more nutrients to create a high-quality wood, and the trees must usually grow for at least 5 years. However, Melia Dubia with a girth of 50-120cm usually sells for 7,300 Rs per tonne. In contrast, younger Melia Dubia sold for use in pulp fetches a price of around 4,500 Rs per tonne.

Based on the price of pulp and plywood timber in your area, your expected growth density and other factors, you will be able to calculate which avenue is more profitable for your farm.

What is the ideal site for growing Melia Dubia (Malabar neem), Farm or Plantation site?

Wondering when you should plant Melia Dubia at your farm or plantation? For the best results, you should plant Melia Dubia (also called Malabar neem, kaadu bevu, hebbevu or malai vembu) at the beginning of the rainy season. 

At this time, there will be plentiful rainfall, which is ideal for Melia Dubia. However, you should ensure proper drainage to ensure that saturated soil does not surround the trees entirely. Excessive moisture can cause rot and other problems.

By planting at the beginning of the rainy season, you can ensure that your trees get the water they need. During the dry season, Melia Dubia should be irrigated about every 10-15 days using the drip irrigation method.

Note also that, since Melia Dubia has a fibrous root system and typically lacks a taproot, it is not extremely sturdy when it comes to wind resistance – particularly during the first 1-2 years of its life. You must keep this in mind when choosing where to plant your trees if your farm experiences high winds to ensure that you do not lose any trees to the wind.

What should be the ideal distance between Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) trees for plantation ?

If you’re planting Melia Dubia in your plantation or farm, you may be wondering what the ideal distance between each tree is. What’s the answer? It depends on the purpose you intend to grow your Melia Dubia trees for!

If you are looking to grow Melia Dubia for use in the plywood industry (which takes 5-7 years, or you plan to allow it to grow for 10-15 years to be used in the construction industry, a minimum of about 4m x 4m is required, meaning you can plan about 100 trees in an acre. This is because the tree must have more room to grow to ensure high-quality wood.

However, if you plan on selling Melia Dubia (Malabar neem) for use in the wood pulp industry, you can fit about 1,000 trees per acre of land – this is because you will harvest them in only about 3-4 years, and the wood does not have to be as strong. So do some thinking about which purpose may be right for you, and plant your Malabar neem trees accordingly.

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