Use plastic bottles instead of polybags for reforestation (Willem Van Cotthem)


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Instead of using polybags for growing saplings, we grow young trees in plastic bottles.  After cutting off the bottom part of the bottle, thus setting the young roots free,  we plant the sapling with the remaining part of the bottle still around the rootball.  Thus, the roots remain undisturbed.  They continue their growth, even in very adverse conditions.  Survival rate is almost 100 % and reforestation a complete success.

PHOTOS : Young avocado sapling grown in a plastic bottle.  Bottom of the bottle cut to set the young roots free.  Then the sapling with the rest of the bottle planted to let the rootball undisturbed in the plant pit.  The sapling continues its growth almost immediately.  Survival rate is maximal. (Photo WVC).

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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