i am, KVNARAYENRAO. 9949237767 i was trained dated 21-28th june, 2004 at APMAC, bangalore about indian sandalwood plantation, cultivation, harvesting and marketing. as per my experience sandal wood(santalum album), is a partially parasite plant. usually it will come to harvest after 15 years, but with our regular management of watering pruning fertilizering and top cutting(crown maintenance), it takes time 8years only. we may get minimum 25kg heartwood from each tree. market rate is available in www.indiansandalwood.com. i think now it is per kg rs.4000/- to rs.6500/-
i am working with my 12 members group. we are doing plantation and maintenance with farmers cost, 65acres of different areas in andra pradesh. we also provide labour for garden maintenance.