When:
August 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
2020-08-18T09:00:00+08:00
2020-08-19T17:00:00+08:00
Contact:
Mohd Rizal Hisham
03-7955 5561

SPEAKER
MR.VINCENT CHOW KOK KOW
DATE
18-19 AUGUST 2020

VENUE
SELANGOR FRUIT VALLEY
KM 7, Jalan Batang
Berjuntai – Rawang
45600 Bestari Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

OBJECTIVE
The Workshop on Cash cropping has been planned to assist durian growers as well as those interested in backyard and hobby gardening. With the current high price placed on tropical fruits, it would make economic sense to ride on the increasing demand for local short-term species like papaya, banana, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Durians grown from seeds are known to have a long juvenile period and grafting has been able to shorten this period of waiting to 5-6 years when the trees begin fruiting. However, the owner or investor still has to bear the costs of maintenance and care of the young durian plants during the non-productive years, even when the maturity has been shortened. Moreover, as durians trees are planted at wide spacing, e.g. 12m x 12m, space in-between the rows would be left vacant and weed control would require both financial and labor inputs. A better approach would be better to grow cash crops on the available space of the inter-rows as long as time and the absence of shading factor permit. Hence, it could be possible, to a certain extent, to derive some income from cash cropping to help lessen the maintenance costs of the young grafted durian seedlings for at least 3-4 years. If the venture is well-managed, there could be some profit for the project owner. The workshop is to assist owners of young durian orchards to how best to harness the available land and time to grow short term tropical fruits or a mix of these with a fruit vegetable. All factors of growth, problems, and solution for the duration of the cash crop will be covered. There will be ample opportunities for all to be an inactive discussion with our invited speaker, Mr. Vincent Chow, the well-known American trained consultant Agriculturist, and Horticulturist. Topics covered will include planning, land preparation to harvesting. The importance of post-harvest technology that will dictate the final grade reaching the buyer/ middleman as well as the price offered will also be discussed.

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BROCHURE – WORKSHOP ON CASH CROPPING WITH DURIAN CULTIVATION