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|Title:||Ethnobotany of biofencing among teagarden and ex-teagarden communities of Nagaon district of Assam|
|Keywords:||Biofencing;Live fencing;Santhals;Bhumis;Gours;Koiris;Goalas;Kurmis;Teegu;Panica;Orangs;Hedge plant;Assam|
|IPC Code:||Int. Cl. ⁸ : A01K3/00|
|Abstract:||Raising plants as live fencing in home gardens is a traditional practice among the tea garden communities. An ethnobotanical study was carried out in order to document the indigenous knowledge about the plants grown as live fencing. Of 27 plants species documented that included shrubs, succulent shrubs and deciduous climbers, Bambusa sp. and Musa sp. were very common (95 and 80% occurrence), with potential economic value and also strong soil binding properties. The traditional biofencing practice is not only to protect the home gardens but also a part of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity among tea garden communities.|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.07(4) [October 2008] |
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