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Which is the best fencing pole?


Fencing fencing pole is a component of boundry fence. It is also known as boundary pole. There are different types of boundary poles. Durability and affordability are two basic requirements of poles by farm owners.

Types of fencing poles

  • Cement poles.
  • Iron poles.
  • Wooden poles.
  • Stone poles.
  • Live poles.
Contents
(1). Cement poles
(2). Iron poles
(3). Wooden poles
(4). Stone poles
(5). Live poles

Also read: Community fencing scheme department of horticulture

(1). Cement poles

Cement poles are very common type of fencing materials. It popular among big farm owners.

1.1: Suitable for

(I). Big farms.
(II). Mango orchards.
(III). Guava orchards.
(IV). Pomegranate orchards.
(V). Plant nurseries.

1.2: Characteristics

1.2.1: Weight

(I). It is heavy.
(II). Although, the weight of a pole depends on its overall size.

1.2.2: Height: Average height is 6.5 feet.

1.2.3: Resistant against

(I). It is resistant to rust.
(II). It is resistant to insect-pests, such termite, stem borer, and others.
(III). It can easily withstand fast wind.
(IV). It never deteriorates due to soil soil moisture.

1.2.4: Importance (why to use this fencing material?)

(I). It has a long life span without any major, which is 4 – 6 years.
(II). It can easily withstand live load of fence.
(III). Price is affordable.

1.2.5: Demerits

(I). Big farm animals, such as bull, buffaloes, etc., can cause direct damage to poles.
(II). Damages during transportation.
(III). It needs to be fixed by the cement, hence we can’t use it again for other places.

(2). Iron poles

Iron angles are very popular among small farm owners.

2.1: Suitable for

(I). Rice field (due to small bunds).
(II). Small plant nurseries.
(III). Vegetable gardens.
(IV). Flower nurseries.
(V). Kitchen gardens.

2.2: Characteristics

2.2.1: Weight:

(I). It is lighter than cement poles.
(II). It is lighter than wooden poles.

2.2.2: Height: Average height is 5.5 feet.

2.2.3: Resistancy

(I). It is an iron material, so it is prone to rust. Use permanent painting materials to a avoid the problem of rust.
(II). It is resistant to all types of insect-pests including non-agricultural pests.
(III). It can easily withstand storm.
(IV). It doesn’t deteriorates due to the excess soil moisture.

2.2.4: Importance (why to use this fencing material?)

(I). It has a long life span without any major damage, which is  10 – 15 years.
(II). It can easily withstand live load of wire and chain linked fence.
(III). No physical damages during transportation.

2.2.5: Demerits

(I). Heavy farm animals, such as cow, bullocks, buffaloes, etc., can cause direct damage.
(II). Iron curves due to damage.
(III). Price is high.
(IV). Price depends on its weight.

It alsoneeds to be fixed by the cement, hence we can’t use it again for other places.

(3). Wooden poles

Wooden pole are common and very popular in rural agriculture. These are is locally available fencing materials.

3.1: Suitable for

(I). Small farms.
(II). Backyard poultry farm.
(III). Juvenile mango orchards.
(IV). Pomegranate orchards.
(V). Plant nurseries.

Also read: Backyard poultry farming scheme

3.2: Characteristics

3.2.1: Weight

(I). It is light.
(II). Its weight depends on its stage, dry poles are many times lighter than fresh one.

3.2.2: Height: 7 feet, strong stem are ideal.

3.2.3: Resistant against

(I). It is resistant to rust.
(II). It is resistant against strong the fast wind.
(III). It can easily withstand fast wind.

3.2.4: Importance (why to use this fencing material?)

(II). It can easily withstand live load of fence.
(III). Price is affordable.

3.2.5: Demerits

(I). Bigger farm animals, such as bull, buffaloes, etc., can displace it.
(II). Termite can do heavy damage.
(III). Stem borers may cause significant damage.
(IV). It deteriorates due to soil excessive soil moisture.
(V). It has a short life span, which is less than 1 years.

(4). Stone poles

These type of poles are popular in rocky regions. Big stone are suitable for making longer cuts.

4.1: Suitable for

(I). Big farms (due to relatively low price).
(II). Big mango orchards.
Big guava orchards.
(III). Big pomegranate orchards.
(IV). Agroforestry nurseries.
(V). Forest nurseries.
(VI). Ornamental nurseries.

4.2: Characteristics

4.2.1: Weight

(I). It is bulky and very heavier.
(II). The weight of a pole depends on its overall size.

4.2.2: Height: Average height is 5.5 feet.

4.2.3: Resistant against

(I). It is resistant to rust.
(II). It is resistant to all types of insect-pests.
(III). It can easily withstand fast wind.
(IV). It never deteriorates due to soil soil moisture.

4.2.4: Importance (why to use this fencing material?)

(I). It unlimited life span without any major damage.
(II). It can easily withstand live load of fence.
(III). Price is affordable.

4.2.5: Demerits

Damages during transportation.

(5). Live fence

Hard forest plants are suitable for live fencing. It is locally available fencing material.

5.1: Suitable for

(I). All types of farms.
(II). Vegetable farms.
(III). Plant nurseries.
(IV). A small temporary farm.
(V). A small permanent farm.

5.2: Characteristics

5.2.1: Weight

(I). It is heavy because it is live.
(II). Bigger plants more heavier.

5.2.2: Height: Not defined.

5.2.3: Resistant against

(I). It is resistant to rust.
(II). It is resistant to termites and other insect-pests. Although, seasonal attacks should be controlled.
(III). It can easily withstand fast wind.
(IV). It never deteriorates due to soil soil moisture.

5.2.4: Importance (why to use this fencing material?)

(I). It has a veey long life span.
(II). It can easily withstand live load of fence.
(III). Price is very low, it is one time investment.
(IV). It doesn’t need to be fixed by the cement.

*Note: Don’t cut the tree from the main stem, use main and sub-branches for fencing.

5.2.5: Demerits

Farm animals, such as bull, buffaloes, etc., can cause damage during its initial development phase.

Last updated: 23-10-2021

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