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Poplar Wood Price Crash in Punjab: A Stock Taking
Mohit Gera, Giresh Mohan, Pooja Negi and N. S. Bisht
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 40, No. 26 (Jun. 25 - Jul. 1, 2005), pp. 2742-2747
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4416820
Page Count: 6
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Agroforestry, Crops, Farmers, Timber, Crop economics, Prices, Plantations, Sales commissions, Farm economics, Forestry economics
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Poplar, one of the most common tree species planted under agroforestry in the north-western parts of the country, is losing its attraction among farmers because of declining economic returns. Overproduction, market exploitation and use of inappropriate planting material appear to be mainly responsible for the fall in the price of poplar wood. The situation can be saved with the concerted efforts of all stakeholders.
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