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Field Handbooks

A comprehensive set of field handbooks for oil palm management

How to order publications

The new handbooks can be ordered as a box set (with complementary eBook) or as individual books as follows:

Order on line at www.tropcropshop.com

Download the price list and order form and send your completed order form to frond17@tropcropconsult.com.

Handbook Price List

TCCL Order Form

We will then calculate shipping costs and send you an invoice. The books will be dispatched once payment has been received.

Boxed set of five oil palm handbooks.

About our publications

The Oil Palm Handbooks, written by Ian Rankine and Thomas Fairhurst,  were first published in 1998. These handbooks were designed to provide a clear step-by-step guide to the cultivation of oil palm, from sourcing seeds for a nursery to harvesting mature fruit bunches and palm oil processing. This ‘recipe’ style approach has proven to be successful with over 30,000 copies sold internationally, including translations into Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and Hindi.

Since 1998, when the volumes on Nursery, Immature and Mature were originally published, there have been significant developments in oil palm management. In collaboration with Thomas Fairhurst, Ian Rankine and William Griffiths, Tropical Crop Consultants has produced a completely revised and updated version of the original handbooks and added two new volumes:

Agronomy (focusing on the services required of a Technical Services Department).

General (providing information on human resource management and general management procedures).

Oil Palm Series - Field Handbook (2017)

Oil Palm Field Handbooks

Key benefits of TCCL Field Handbooks

The new edition will retain the original easy-to-follow ‘recipe’ style approach with respect to the layout and format of the books. Where the old editions of the handbooks were mainly relevant to locations in Southeast Asia, the new 2019 handbooks will incorporate additional experience gained over the past eight years on oil palm cultivation in Africa, South and Central America.

The handbook series will also be available as e-Books (for use on desktop and laptop computers as well as Android and iOS tablets and smartphones). The eBooks will be comprehensively cross-referenced and provide web links to relevant suppliers of specialist equipment and materials.

We have prepared fully up-to-date, easy-to-use set of handbooks that can be used by everyone from the individual smallholder farmers to multinational Oil Palm companies. Not only do we provide the hard-copy waterproof, sprial bound books (as in the old editions), but these editions will also be available as an ebook that can be used on electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops in the field.

All aspects of field management covered – from sourcing seeds to processing palm oil

Easy-to-follow ‘recipe’ style approach to the layout and format of the books

High quality photos depicting ‘real-life’ examples of concepts

Specially designed original graphics to explain and illustrate key concepts

Key calculations presented in tables that show full workings (units, parameters, and formulae)

eBook versions available for desktop and laptop computers as well as Android and iOS tablets and smartphones

Volume 1: Nursery

Pricing info. Delivery info. Terms and conditions. Use of order form.

Volume 2: Immature

Pricing info. Delivery info. Terms and conditions. Use of order form.

Volume 3: Mature

Pricing info. Delivery info. Terms and conditions. Use of order form.

Volume 4: Agronomy

Pricing info. Delivery info. Terms and conditions. Use of order form.

Volume 5: General

Pricing info. Delivery info. Terms and conditions. Use of order form.

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