Solutions

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Crop solutions

Oil palm is considered a golden palm due to its high-yielding capacity. India is one of the major oil seeds grower and importers of edible oils. Best-suited soils are moist, well-drained, deep loamy alluvial soils, rich in organic matter with good water permeability. At least one meter depth of soil is required. Avoid highly alkaline, highly saline, waterlogged, and sandy soils. Oil Palm is a gross feeder and demands a balanced and adequate supply of macro, secondary, and micronutrients for growth and yield. Oil Palm is a wide-spaced perennial crop with a long juvenile period of 3 years. Inter and intra-row space can be used to generate income during the juvenile phase of the crop. Inter-crop selected should be compatible with the main crop and should not compete with the main crop for light, water, and nutrients.

Diseases

Bacterial bud rot is caused by bacteria and shows symptoms where parts of spear leaf petiole brown; discoloration may be associated with a wet rot; leaves may be collapsing and hanging from the crown; infection of the bud results leading to death of the palm. We recommend Aluwial as a remedy Ganoderma butt rot is caused by Fungus and shows symptoms with reduced growth of palm, pale green foliage, older fronds turning chlorotic or necrotic; spear leaves do not open, cross-sections of lower portion of trunk reveal a discoloration. We recommend Aluwial  as a remedy Oil palm wilt is caused by Fungus and shows symptoms that vary with age of host; disease can affect seedlings and mature trees; seedlings exhibit retarded growth, reduced leaf size, chlorosis of older leaves and tip necrosis; field palms may exhibit a bright yellow chlorosis of leaves in the mid-canopy. We recommend Aluwial  as a remedy Pestalotiopsis leaf spot is caused by fungus showing symptoms of tiny black spots on leaves which enlarge into 2 mm long elliptical, elongated lesions; lesions may expand and be surrounded by black tissue and chlorosis between lesions. We recommend Aluwial as a remedy