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Nursery Practices in Oil Palm

A Manual

September 2019
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  • Published
    27th September 2019
  • ISBN 9781789242140
  • Language English
  • Pages 128 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This is a hands-on, practical guide to general and specific practices in oil palm nurseries to produce healthy, vigorous and uniform plants ready for field planting. There are two nursery stages, pre-nursery and main nursery. The pre-nursery receives both germinated seeds and tissue culture produced plantlets (ramets) which are planted in a relatively small area in which shade and humidity can be controlled. Once young plants are established they are transferred to the main nursery, potted-on and grown on to produce field-ready plants. Good nursery practices, using sustainable approaches where possible, aim to provide high quality planting materials for both commercial production and field trialing. The book covers:

Nursery set up - pre-nursery and main nursery
Fertilizer programs
Pests and diseases
Pre-field genotypic screening and selection
Quarantine nurseries

This is an invaluable manual for commercial seed producers, nursery plant producers, commercial plantation companies and plant breeders, as well as researchers in oil palm. It is useful for those starting a career in oil palm production, and as a reference guide for managers and for training purposes.

1: Introduction
2: Health and Safety Considerations
3: Nursery Set-up
4: Pre-nursery Activities
5: Main Nursery Activities
6: Fertiliser Programmes
7: Watering
8: Culling
9: Weeding
10: Pests and Diseases
11: Pre-field Genotypic Screening and Selection
12: Quarantine Nurseries

Nur Dian Laksono

Nur Dian Laksono is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.  

Umi Setiawati

Umi Setiawati is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Fazrin Nur

Fazrin Nur is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Miranti Rahmaningsih

Miranti Rahmaningsih is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Yassier Anwar

Yassier Anwar is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Heru Rusfiandi

Heru Rusfiandi is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Eben Haeser Sembiring

Eben Haeser Sembiring is with PT Prime Supplier International, Indonesia.  

Brian P. Forster

Brian P. Forster is with Verdant Bioscience, Indonesia.

Avasarala Sreenivasa Subbarao

Avasarala Sreenivasa Subbarao is with Netafim, India.  

Hafni Zahara

Hafni Zahara is with the Indonesian Governmental Quarantine Agency, Indonesia.