Cultivation

The bamboo plantation

in Italy

OnlyMoso Nurseries supplies certified, quality Moso bamboo plants for the establishment of plantations dedicated to the production of reeds, shoots and biomass.

OnlyMoso® giant bamboo plants are selected in our nurseries and guaranteed by the company’s continuous research into bamboo development. We are able to select the best qualities that are most suitable for cultivation in our area, also using the advice of Chinese agronomists and professors with whom we constantly monitor the nurseries and the growth and development of the plantations.

We recommend three variants of planting patterns for cultivation:

  • OnlyMoso® MOSO D-1200
    Density 1200 plants/Ha, planting size. 4,00 x 2,08
  • OnlyMoso® MOSO D-2000
    Density 2000 plants/Ha, planting size 4,00 x 1,25
  • OnlyMoso® MOSO D-2500
    Density 2500 plants/Ha, planting size. 4,00 x 1,00

Planting with a higher density of plants anticipates the achievement of full productivity of the bamboo grove by a few years. In the long term, productivity per hectare will be identical regardless of the initial planting pattern.

“We provide a telematic customer care service to support you in the management of the planting and care of the bamboo grove. In addition, thanks to the connection with the Consorzio Bambù Italia, you will have an attentive contact person for the marketing of the products (shoots and wood), to optimise market opportunities.”

OUR RESEARCH GUARANTEES THE RESULT

Comprehensive support is provided before and during the planting of the bamboo to achieve optimal productivity and profitability. Our consultancy is multifaceted and ranges from plant design to plant development and subsequent care.

How it happens

cultivation?

Bamboo, being a grass, requires the same tillage as a wheat field.

Despite the plant’s reputation for invasiveness, in order to effectively contain the spread of bamboo rhizomes, it is sufficient to surround the cultivated plot with a ditch of approximately 60-70 cm. The rhizomes do not go beyond this depth and a natural barrier is created that will not be breached. In addition, cutting off the shoots growing on the ditch stops lateral growth.

  • The bamboo grove is self-regulating in the number of culms that reach full growth, because it automatically defines the number of canes it can feed.
  • Harvesting the shoots represents healthy pruning.
  • For the bamboo forest, the renewal of leaves is a natural mulch that protects the root system from frost and maintains the right level of soil moisture. Over time, the foliage is transformed into humus that nourishes the bamboo grove in a virtuous and sustainable cycle.

Our technicians always recommend the best solution for the system design:

  • They study the tracing of paths to create passable lanes of about three to four metres suitable for transporting production with tractors and carts;
  • They indicate and design the type of irrigation for the initial installation. In fact, with the right irrigation, the seedlings will develop more quickly and the foundations will be laid for optimal production;
  • They recommend initial mulching to save water and protect young shoots.

An OnlyMoso bamboo forest reaches maturity between 5 and 10 years depending on climatic conditions, soil and type of cultivation. After the first 3-4 years, the first sprout harvest takes place.
In particularly favourable seasons, the sprouts can be harvested even after only two years.

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