EcoPlanet's Bamboo Plantation Blog
3rd April 2017
EcoPlanet Bamboo has launched a Bamboo Plantations Blog to debunk many of the myths and misinformation surrounding the commercial production of bamboo. We ourselves fell pray to much of this misinformation during our early years of development, and had an exponential learning curve as we quickly realized that we were going to need to rely on our own research trials in order to understand the complexities and barriers associated with commercializing a range of species of this wonderful plant.
In addition we hope that EcoPlanet's Bamboo Plantation Blog will serve as a trigger for conversation around these key topics, as this can only lead to more robust information available!
Please visit the blog here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or further conversation around any of the Bamboo Myths that we attempt to address.
ABOUT THE BAMBOO PLANTATIONS BLOG
Over the past ten years EcoPlanet Bamboo has developed a plethora of information and knowledge on the production of bamboo at commercial scale as well as its use as a tool for restoration activities. One of the key things that we learnt early on, back in 2009-2010 and through the early stages of development of our own bamboo nurseries, bamboo plantations and bamboo farms in Latin America and Africa, was that much of the readily available information with regards to growing, cultivating, managing and harvesting bamboo, commercially and at scale, is quite simply incorrect. Highly inaccurate and misleading information - e.g. "bamboo requires no fertilizer", "bamboo does not get attacked by pests", and "bamboo matures in three years" - often results in the failure of bamboo projects around the world, while the lack of scientifically rigorous, accurate and applicable information remains one of the major barriers for bamboo to become accepted as an alternative fiber for industrial use.
Quite simply, we created this blog site to debunk many of the myths, inaccuracies, and general misinformation commonly and widely available regarding the commercial production of bamboo.
Through a series of blog postings we hope to address each of the key facts that we, as a company and as a global network of bamboo, forestry, agriculture and sustainability experts, have learnt the hard way, are repeatedly published, publicized and copied, despite them being misleading.