Paired row system of plantation with (90 + 150) cm x 60 cm spacing is advantageous over the existing system of plantation with 90 cm x 90cm or 60 cm x 60 cm spacing. The advantages of paired row plantation are
- Spacing between two paired rows facilitates the use of power tiller for intercultural operations and transportation of leaves. It also facilitates the use of drip irrigation system.
- Accommodates more number of plants /acre
- Easy and quick transportation of leaves, which reduces moisture loss.
- Saves labour up to 40% due to shoot harvesting.