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Cover for Quarantine nurseries.

Although Indonesia is the largest grower of oil palm, other countries are also significant producers. Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica and Thailand are the next biggest oil palm seed producers. Due to this competition, some Indonesian plantation companies import oil palm germinated seeds from ...

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
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Cover for Approaches to economic analyses and implications for policy issues in South-east Asia: results from three case studies in crop - animal systems.

This chapter discusses the challenges of increasing livestock product supply in environments not traditionally associated with livestock production. To illustrate the approaches to economic analyses, methods used and implications for policy issues, the discussion in this chapter focuses on 3...

Author(s)
Devendra, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931940)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In vitro</i> biodegradation of oil-palm stem using macroscopic fungi from South-East Asia: a preliminary investigation.

This chapter describes a preliminary comparison of methods for assessing the biodegradation of oil palm stem (OPS) by macroscopic fungi in vitro as a first step in developing a practical process in vivo. Many of the methods described (enzyme assays, growth assessment, weight loss determination,...

Author(s)
Paterson, R. R. M.; Holderness, M.; Kelley, J.; Miller, R. N. G.; O'Grady, E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> in oil palm in Indonesia: current status and prospective use of antibodies for the detection of infection.

This chapter provides an overview of the economic importance of basal stem rot (Ganoderma sp.) disease of oil palm and the current status of research in Ganoderma, and describes the development of an immunoassay-based detection kit. Specific sections are provided for discussions on the need for the ...

Author(s)
Darmono, T. W.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Opportunities for capture of deep soil nutrients.

This paper discusses the mechanisms by which nutrients occur in deep layers which include downward leaching of mobile nutrients, biological breakdown of soil organic matter and chemical breakdown of minerals. Soil nutrients not accessible to annual crops can be extracted by perennials through two...

Author(s)
Buresh, R. J.; Rowe, E. C.; Livesley, S. J.; Cadisch, G.; Mafongoya, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The spread of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> from infective sources in the field and its implications for management of the disease in oil palm.

This chapter presents the results of trials conducted to investigate the efficacy of sanitation in basal stem rot (BSR; Ganoderma sp.) management at Bah Lias Research Station in North Sumatra, Indonesia, over a period of several years. The trials were designed to assess the relative importance of...

Author(s)
Flood, J.; Hasan, Y.; Turner, P. D.; O'Grady, E. B.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter

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