|Better Farming Series 24 - The Oil Palm (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)|
|Modern oil palm cultivation|
|Before starting think things over carefully|
|Life of the oil palm|
|The fruits of the oil palm yield oil|
|Why cultivate oil palms?|
|Where to cultivate oil palms|
|The oil palm nursery|
|How to make a nursery|
|Layout of paths and nursery beds|
|Putting up shelters|
|Preparing the site|
|Pegging the planting pattern|
|Planting out the oil palm seedlings|
|Putting wire netting around seedlings|
|Looking after the plantation|
|How much fertilizer to apply|
|Protect against insects|
|Suggested question paper|
1. A modern oil palm plantation needs a grower who has learned how to cultivate oil palms.
Growing selected oil palms is not just a matter of picking the fruit; it is a modern crop. The grower must learn how to do his work well. The grower should ask for advice, so that he learns to do better and better.
The grower must think about his work and plan it, so that he can always do his work at the right time. Selected oil palms give the grower much more work than the natural trees, but they yield much more.
An oil palm grower is a modern farmer. With the money he earns he can buy for his family what they need, and he can modernize his farm.