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Manual Nursery

Manual Nursery

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Published by: Farhat Durrani on Apr 22, 2012
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Training manual on
Propagation Techniques of CommerciallyImportant Medicinal Plants
Prepared for
Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department
Manual designed and developed by
B S SomashekharManju Sharma
Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions,BangaloreMarch 2002
Title of the Manual:
Propagation techniques of commercially important medicinalplants
Manual designed anddeveloped by:
B S Somashekhar
Manju Sharma
, Research FellowCommunication & Training team, FRLHT,BangalorePrimary informationcontributed by:
Sumy Oommen
Research and Botanical survey team,FRLHT, BangaloreAdditional source of information:
B S Somashekhar, 2001. Principles of Nursery management-
Training moduleprepared for the Forest field staff of theMPCAs and MPDAs of South India. FRLHT,Bangalore.
B S Somashekhar, 2001. Propagationof Medicinal Plants-
Training moduleprepared for the Forest field staff of theMPCAs and MPDAs of South India. FRLHT,Bangalore.Manual elements:
Introduction to the module
Illustrated lessons
Species wise propagation techniques
Photo credits: FRLHT Photo librarySystems support:
Computers and Informatics,
FRLHT,BangalorePages designed by:
Nandini Vishwanatha
FRLHT, BangaloreYear Released: March 2002No. of pages:
118 pages + Appendix
Section 1
Introduction to the Manual
Background 1Manual and its purpose 2Objectives of the manual 3
Structure of the manual 3How to use the manual 3
 1. Medicinal Plants and their Cultivation
Medicinal plants under cultivation in Andhra Pradesh 5Area under medicinal plants cultivation in Andhra Pradesh 7
2. Medicinal Plants Nurseries and the VSS
Nurseries in the context of VSS 10Significance of a nursery 10VSS and medicinal plants nursery 11Box: Medicinal plants that contribute to village economy 12
3. Principles of Nursery Management
Site selection; Design and lay out 13Land clearing, Development of infrastructure 14Equipment & tools, Demand assessment & species choice 14Managing the nursery and Seedlings distribution 15Nursery terms used in the manual 16Box: How to make the VSS nurseries sustainable? 18

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