Techniques in Plantation Science Series Read Description

Field Trials in Oil Palm Breeding

A Manual

December 2019
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  • Published
    23rd December 2019
  • ISBN 9781789241396
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This is a hands-on, practical guide to describe field trials in oil palm. The location for field trials is key, as is land preparation. Other logistics include the germination of seeds from crossing programs, planting in a nursery and well-grown seedlings for field planting. The trial design needs to be translated into field lay out. Field planting is a critical point requiring plant care, good labelling, field lining and a system of checks, and must be timed to the rainy season. Recording of trials starts 1 year after planting for crown disease assessment and continues for yield approximately 30 months after field planting. Growth measurements also begin 30 months after planting. Tests for oil yield and quality are carried out one year after yield recording.

1: Introduction
2: Health and Safety Considerations
3: Pre-trialling Considerations and Activities
4: Land Preparation
5: Material Preparation
6: Trial Planting
7: Recording
8: Ganoderma Trials
9: Pre-trial Screening using DNA Diagnostics

Baihaqi Sitepu

Baihaqi Sitepu is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Umi Setiawati

Umi Setiawati is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Fazrin Nur

Fazrin Nur is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Nur Dian Laksono

Nur Dian Laksono is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.  

Yassier Anwar

Yassier Anwar is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Pujo Widodo

Pujo Widodo is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Brian P. Forster

Brian P. Forster is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Abdul R. Purba

Abdul R. Purba is with Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute, Indonesia.