Oil Palm Handbooks to be released in 2017
27 Sep 2016
The 3rd edition of Oil Palm Field Handbooks (Nursery, Immature and Mature) are set to be released in 2017. This series will include two new editions; General and Agronomy.
30,000 copies have been sold internationally to date in English, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia.
Since the first edition of this handbook was published in 1998, the area planted to oil palm in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and West Africa has increased from 9,000,000 to >18,000,000 ha, in response to a large increase in the world demand for vegetable oils. Over this period, whilst there have been modest improvements in yields in Southeast Asia, there is still much scope to increase productivity so that the world’s palm oil requirements can be met with the minimum planted area.