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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 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...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health and safety considerations.

Bunch and oil analysis involves activities in the field and the laboratory. All field and laboratory operations should adhere to standard health and safety protocols. These may vary according to local requirements and standards. Some equipment will also come with instructions on proper use, which...

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 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 Oil analysis.

Oil analysis of the mesocarp is determined by extracting the oil from dried mesocarp samples. Before the extraction step is conducted, the wet (fresh) mesocarp sample needs to be dried. Conventional drying of wet mesocarp is done in an oven. Oil is removed by refluxing with n-hexane in a soxhlet...

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 Recording, calculations and data checks.

The records of analyses in the previous chapters are calculated by defined formulae to obtain data on: bunch components; percentage of fertile fruits in the bunch (F/B); fruit set (FS); fruit weight (FWT); percentage of mesocarp in the fruits (M/F); percentage of mesocarp in the fruit check (M/FC); ...

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 Vacuum-frying processing technology improves quality attributes of fried sweetpotato chips.

Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas) is a very important crop in developing countries. Orange-fleshed varieties provide beta-carotene, a key antioxidant and source of provitamin A. However, sweetpotato does not store for a long period unless properly cured; hence the need for processing into shelf-stable...

Author(s)
Sobukola, O. P.; Esan, T. A.; Bakare, H. A.; Sanni, L. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytochemicals as natural fumigants and contact insecticides against stored-product insects.

For centuries, traditional agriculture in developing countries has used effective methods of insect pest control using botanicals. In order to make them a cheap and simple means of insect control for users, their efficacy and optimal use still need to be assessed. Currently, the measures to control ...

Author(s)
Kostyukovsky, M.; Shaaya, E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936716)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourism, indigenous peoples and conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

This chapter describes the experiences of several indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which have shown that economic development options are limited. Compared to outside extractive activities or extensive agroindustries, like soyabeans, cattle ranching and palm oil, ecotourism is one...

Author(s)
Rodríguez, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934002)
Type
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