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Seed Production in Oil Palm

A Manual

December 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    31st December 2018
  • ISBN 9781786395887
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.75"
  • Images four-color photos

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; and 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.

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

Eddy S. Kelanaputra

Eddy S. Kelanaputra is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Stephen P. C. Nelson

Stephen P. C. Nelson is at Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Umi Setiawati

Umi Setiawati is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Baihaqi Sitepu

Baihaqi Sitepu is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Brian P. Forster

Brian P. Forster is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Abdul Razak

Abdul Razak is with Orion Biosains, Malaysia.

Fazrin Nur

Fazrin Nur is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.