Fire belts. *10m wide gravel roads around the plantation. * 6m wide gravel roads inside the plantation. Immediate actions for fires.
For best seeds, 1. Select better mother trees. 2. Establish seed orchards. 3. Improve seed production. 4. Further studies on vegetative propagation of Khaya. For borer attack, 1. Regular monitoring. 2. Treat with relevant insecticide. 3. Destroy affected plants.
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