Pre-planting activities in banana production include; site selection, land preparation, spacing and marking, digging holes, selection of planting materials and manure preparation and application.
Site Selection

    • Ensure well-drained soils to allow the plant roots easily penetrate, water infiltration and air flow.

    • Bananas grow very well in loam soils. Stony, murram, sandy and very clay soils are very costly to improve.

   • Gently sloping areas are preferable for banana establishment

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