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Cover for Bunch and oil analysis of oil palm: a manual.

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...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bunch physical analysis.

Fresh fruit bunches harvested from the field should be transferred to the physical analysis laboratory as soon as possible to determine: bunch sample weight; the fruit type (Dura, Tenera and Pisifera); stalk weight; total number of spikelets in the bunch; percentage of fertile fruits in the bunch...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bunch sampling.

Bunch sampling is the harvesting of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) from oil palm trees. This is done according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), with specific timed intervals between each round of harvesting. During bunch sampling, observations are conducted on the status of the bunches, e.g....

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Commercial Tenera production.

Contemporary oil palm cultivars have a thick, oil-bearing mesocarp and thin-shelled fruits, that is, a Tenera phenotype, and this is controlled genetically by the shell thickness gene, Sh. The Tenera genotype is heterozygous (Sh/sh) and is produced by crossing a thick-shelled female Dura (Sh/Sh)...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crossing in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of cultivation and breeding, as well as the pollen and embryo sac biology, fertilization, germplasm and commercial crossing, of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Then, guidelines in health and safety issues relating to crossing in oil palm are given, followed by...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Culling.

Culling is a quality control procedure and as such is possibly one of the most important procedures to be carried out in the nursery. It ensures that only healthy and uniform nursery palms are maintained and these are likely to give the highest yields after planting in the field. A basic rule when...

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.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fertiliser programmes.

Fertiliser application is a major activity in the nursery. The materials and types of fertiliser for nursery palm plants vary. Fertiliser recommendations can be different among oil palm nurseries in different companies due to varying management practices and soil types used. It is recommended to...

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.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruit sampling.

Both nut analysis and oil analysis require proper sampling. Fertile fruits without any damage (bruising or chopped) are sampled using a randomization box. The randomization box divides the fruit sample into two portions (into two container boxes). Thirty fruits are taken randomly from each box and...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> trials.

Ganoderma is the most important disease of oil palm in Southeast Asia. Resistance/tolerance to Ganoderma is therefore a major target for breeders and for field trialling. Methods for setting up and carrying out Ganoderma field trials are provided. Land preparation procedures are similar to those...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter

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