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Seed Production in Oil Palm

Seed Production in Oil Palm

A Manual
Techniques in Plantation Science

Now Published!

By E S Kelanaputra, Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, S P C Nelson, President Director. Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, U Setiawati, Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, B Sitepu, Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, F Nur, Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, B Forster, Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia, A R Purba, Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute, Indonesia

September 2018 / Paperback / 96 Pages / 9781786395887 £19.99 / €25.00 / $30.00
With 10% online discount: £17.99 / €22.50 / $27.00
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Main Description

This is a practical guide to seed germination in oil palm for both breeding and genetic studies as well as commercial seed production. Oil palm is the top oil crop in the world and this manual provides step-by-step illustrated methods, written by practitioners actively engaged in oil palm seed production and breeding.

Presenting sound practices based on scientific innovation and knowledge, this guide brings together the many aspects of seed germination in oil palm in one place. Promoting green, eco-friendly agriculture, this book covers:

Health and safety considerations
Pollination and harvesting
Seed preparation, viability testing and moisture testing
Seed processing for commercial production and breeding

Based on experience and protocols, this is an invaluable manual for students and researchers in agriculture, plant breeders, growers and end users interested in the practicalities of oil palm seed production. It is also a valuable resource for training, for those entering a career in oil palm and as a reference for managers , to ensure best practices in maximising sustainability and production of this important crop.


Suitable for oil palm plantation companies, oil palm traders, oil palm breeders, academics, oil palm seed producing companies and research institutes

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Health and Safety Considerations
  • 3: Isolation of the Female Inflorescence
  • 4: Pollination
  • 5: Harvesting
  • 6: Seed Preparation
  • 7: Seed Viability Testing
  • 8: Seed Moisture Testing
  • 9: Seed Processing for Commercial Seed Production
  • 10: Seed Processing for Breeding

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  • Seed Production in Oil Palm
    Seed Production in Oil Palm
    by E S Kelanaputra; S P C Nelson; U Setiawati; B Sitepu; F Nur; B Forster; A R Purba September 2018 Paperback / 9781786395887 / £19.99 / $30.00 / €25.00