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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of bunch analysis of the oil palm crop is provided. This includes bunch components (stalk, spikelets, fruits, mesocarp, nuts, shell and kernels) and oil yield analysis. These parameters are used by oil palm breeders to analyse the oil yield potentials (e.g. quantity and quality...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

The performance of oil palm plantations is determined from an early stage by the quality of the planting materials. These are mainly seedlings, but ramets (usually produced from tissue culture cloning) are also used. Raising seedlings and ramets is performed in a nursery. The aim of oil palm...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Forster, B. P.; Sembiring, E. H.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quarantine nurseries.

Although Indonesia is the largest grower of oil palm, other countries are also significant producers. Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica and Thailand are the next biggest oil palm seed producers. Due to this competition, some Indonesian plantation companies import oil palm germinated seeds from ...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Forster, B. P.; Sembiring, E. H.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Culturing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i>.

The first step in propagating Trichoderma in culture (in vitro) is the preparation of growth media. This chapter explains how to prepare the different media used in culturing Trichoderma isolates used by Verdant. To propagate Trichoderma isolates for use in integrated pest management of Ganoderma...

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> application in oil palm plantations.

Trichoderma applications to help protect oil palm from Ganoderma can be carried out in the field. This is done during the field planting process. Here we describe the procedures involved, from the preparation of the Trichoderma product and how it is applied to the planting hole prior to planting...

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour.

The case study presented in this chapter examines the wealth and welfare implications for hired plantation workers of Fair Trade certification. The study is based on cross-sectional data from hired labour in the Ghanaian pineapple sector. The findings confirm that Fair Trade certification has a...

Author(s)
Krumbiegel, K.; Wollni, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter

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