13 Nov 2017


Snapshot of an oil palm nursery in Sabah, MALAYSIA. The execution of adequate nursery practices is expected to have a profound impact on the performance of the crop once the seedlings are transplanted into the field. Unfortunately, such impacts on production potential of mature palms have seldom been quantified in commercial operations; and systematic, site-specific identification of optimal nursery practices is not easy. Therefore, IPNI Southeast Asia Program, with support from Canpotex Limited, has teamed up with two Asian plantation partners in a long term project to assess different nursery practices and measure their impacts on the performance of mature palms.

Photo by Thomas Oberthür, IPNI Sourheast Asia Program

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