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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm, EIaeis guineensis Jacq., is an important source of vegetable oil. Oil is extracted from the fruit mesocarp (crude palm oil) and from the seed (palm kernel oil). Botanically, the fruit is a drupe, with the kernel protected by a shell (nut). The commercial oil palm is Tenera (thin shelled), ...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed preparation.

In order to collect fresh seeds from harvested bunches, the fresh bunch is chopped using an axe (a trained worker must be assigned to this job) to separate the spikelets from the stalk. Fruits attached to spikelets are fermented for 3-4 days in an area separate from the detached fruits. Detached...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed production for breeding.

Seed production processes for breeding follow the same basic processes as described for (Dura) commercial seed. Breeding seed may be either Dura (thick shelled) or Tenera (thin shelled). As in commercial production, oil palm breeding seeds require heat treatment before germination will start. Seed...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nursery screening for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> response in oil palm seedlings: a manual.

This manual present methods in a seedling screen for Ganoderma resistance/susceptibility in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), which means large numbers of seedlings can be screened at the nursery level, and hence allow large numbers to be handled. The results of such selection will give palms, families ...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm is frequently planted as a continuous monoculture in countries where it is cultivated. This system brings some advantages as it allows standardized agronomic practices in optimizing crop yield per unit of land. However, there are also numerous disadvantages. One of the biggest...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and safety considerations.

Standard and safety protocols are needed in all screening activities, both in the laboratory and in the nursery. The official standards can vary depending on country and local regulations, but good standards should be maintained whatever requirements are needed officially. The identification and...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Media preparation for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> culture of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i>.

The preparation of growth media is the first step in isolating any microorganism (bacteria and fungi) from the environment. Media may be solid or liquid. The culture medium formulation will affect the success of mycelium growth in culture. Although there are many culture media described for fungi,...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nursery inoculation.

Parameters critical in the nursery for successful screening include: the level of shade; the inoculation stage; and the inoculation process as well as the trial conditions. Similar to the process in the laboratory, each parameter in the nursery should be as standardized as possible. However,...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scoring response to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i>.

To assess the variation in Ganoderma resistance, two different observations are conducted in the nursery. The scoring system of Ganoderma nursery screening consists of external and internal observations. External observations are conducted every 2 weeks (or possibly monthly), while the internal...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
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