ALTERNATE LAND USE THROUGH CULTIVATION OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC2102 | Page : 176-183
Citation :- ALTERNATE LAND USE THROUGH CULTIVATION OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2009.(30):176-183
K. Kalaichelvi and A. Arul Swaminathan
Address : Department of Agronomy Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore -641 003, India

Abstract

Indian farmers have been looking for some better alternative to diversify from
traditional agriculture due to gradual reduction in profitability owing to decline in
productivity, increased incidence of disease and pest attack in traditional crops,
contingent upon their hardy nature and higher returns, medicinal plant cultivation is
a better option. India needs to take up a systematic approach towards cultivation of
medicinal plants to provide a consistent supply of medicinal plant produce of
international quality. Senna, Periwinckle, Coleus, Keelanelli, Sadavari, medicinal
Solanum, Aloe, Gloriosa and Poonaikali are some of the medicinal plant ideally
suitable for wastelands. There are specific herbs that are suitable for all problematic
soils, sodic, rainfed lands, dry land conditions and almost all kinds of unutilized and
under utilized lands for better remuneration to the farming community.

Keywords

Land use Medicinal plants Aromatic plant.

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