The mulberry plant: importance of mulberry cultivation for sericulture; history of mulberry cultivation; geographic distribution of mulberry; temperate and tropical mulberry; conditions influencing growth of mulberry for silkworm rearing; morphology of the mulberry plant; non-sericultural uses of mulberry; classification of mulberry; commercial varieties cultivated in various countries. Mulberry plantation establishment: scale of plantation; selecting plantation location; types of plantation; land preparation; planting direction; planting season; planting distance; planting procedure; planting systems in different countries. Mulberry propagation methods: sexual method of propagation; asexual propagation; micro-propagation methods. Mulberry plantation management: soil maintenance; regulating plant growth. Irrigation and drainage: importance of irrigation; factors influencing irrigation schedule; quantity of irrigation water; quality of irrigation water; methods of irrigation; frequency of irrigation; irrigation schedules in different countries; fertigation; drainage facilities. Manuring: importance of manuring; nutrient requirements of mulberry; estimation of fertilizer requirement; routes of fertilizer entry; kinds of fertilizer; methods of fertilizer application; fertilizer schedules; manuring schedules in different countries. (Part contents).