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Bunch and oil analysis of oil palm: a manual.

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Description

This book serves as a practical guide to describe physical bunch and oil analysis of oil palms. It covers various topics on bunch and oil analysis, health and safety considerations, bunch sampling, physical bunch analysis of stalks, spikelets, fruits and nuts, fruit sampling, nut analysis and measurements of components, oil analysis, oil extraction and measurement and calculation of bunch componen...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 3)

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 comparison of bunches, between bunches within an oil palm, between oil palms or between different progenies). Obtaining high fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production in oil palm plantations per hectare area per year, and high oil extraction rates from the bunch, are the main goals of growers to produce maximal oil yield. Oil extraction rates determined in the laboratory are useful in this respect, in monitoring and verifying extraction rates in oil mills.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Health and safety considerations. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Bunch sampling. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Bunch physical analysis. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Fruit sampling. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Nut analysis. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 61) Oil analysis. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 75) Recording, calculations and data checks. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Verdant Bioscience, Timbang Deli, Indonesia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781789241365
  • Record Number
  • 20193202223