Replacing Mango with Coconut
- Existing Mango gardens can be converted into Hybrid coconut gardens through the rejuvenation program.
- Plant Hybrid seedlings in between the existing Mango plots and after two years uproot mango and go for shade loving crops like cocoa under coconut after three years.
- Young coconut plants start giving fruits from the fourth year with good maintenance.
- This will provide life long increased income from the same area of planting.
- Rejuvenating with coconut trees saves the farmer the problem of crop loss in mango due to untimely rains and vagaries of nature.
- Coconut provides monthly income to the farmer and hence provides great financial stability.
Deejay Hybrid Coconut vs Mango
|Year of first yield||4th year||Perennial Annual Crop|
|Yield Stabilisation||6th year||7th year|
|Annual costs per acre||Rs. 46,000||Rs. 15,000|
|Annual Income per acre||Rs. 2,62,500
(17,500 nuts x Rs.15)
(1.5 Ton X Rs.35,000/t)
|Net operating revenue per acre||Rs. 2,16,000||Rs. 37,500|
- Coconut has multiple uses and multiple harvesting stages, whereas Mango has single use once a year harvesting.
- Coconut gives uniform yield year on year, whereas Mango gives low yield in alternate years.
- Coconut price is decided on demand & supply situation, whereas Mango fruit price is decided by local market traders. Many varieties of Mango fruits lack export quality and limited to only a few varieties.
- Multiple intercropping possible in Coconut plantation, whereas in Mango farms intercrop is not practiced.