Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

CABI Book Chapter

Nursery practices in oil palm: a manual.

Book cover for Nursery practices in oil palm: a manual.

Description

This manual describes practices conducted in the pre-nursery and the main nursery from the reception of germinated seed- or tissue-culture produced ramets to the production of high-quality field-ready plants. These practices involve nursery set-up, soil preparation, sowing, potting-on, watering, fertiliser application, pest and disease control, weeding and culling. In addition to these normal nurs...

Metrics

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

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 plantations is to produce high yields, and a basic necessity is the provision of good quality planting materials. This in turn requires good nursery practices. Direct planting of oil palm seed is possible, but it cannot produce uniform materials. Nursery-grown seedlings or ramets provide healthy, strong and uniform planting materials at a suitable stage for field planting, which results in good seedling/ramet establishment and thus a high yield potential. Nursery practices are therefore a critical component of the oil palm plantation industry. In addition to commercial young plant production, seedlings and ramets are also needed for trialling (young plant screening and mature palm field performance testing) to assess progenies and breeding lines for selection and breeding and materials for pest and disease resistance or tolerance to abiotic stresses and responses to, and suitability for, changing agronomic practices and new planting materials.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Health and safety considerations. 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.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 12) Nursery set-up. 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.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Pre-nursery activities. 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.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 40) Main nursery activities. 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.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 55) Fertiliser programmes. 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.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 62) Watering. 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.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 69) Culling. 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.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 74) Weeding. 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.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 77) Pests and diseases. 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.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 86) Pre-field genotypic screening and selection. 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.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 92) Quarantine nurseries. 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.