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Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm. Volume 1, Introduction, breeding and cultivation techniques.

Author: Alain Rival
Publisher: Sawston : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, 2018.
Series: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, no. 27.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Palm oil is widely used for food processing, personal care products and as a biofuel. The cultivation of oil palm has raised concerns about sustainability. The first volume in this collection reviews  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Rival
ISBN: 9781786761071 1786761076 9781786761064 1786761068
OCLC Number: 1024311087
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Series list; Introduction; Part 1 Setting the scene; Part 2 Plant physiology and breeding; Part 3 Cultivation techniques; Part 1 Setting the scene; Chapter 1 The palm oil market: growth and trends; 1 Introduction; 2 Oil palm cultivation and palm oil production; 3 Regional oil palm production trends; 4 Palm oil industry and market; 5 Ecological impact of palm oil production; 6 Social impacts; 7 Conclusion and future trends; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 2 Research trends in oil palm cultivation; 1 Introduction 2 Establishment of oil palm as an economic crop3 Yield improvement; 4 Oil palm genomics and genetic engineering; 5 Cultivation with minimal environmental impact; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 3 Sustainability pathways in oil palm cultivation: a comparison of Indonesia, Colombia and Cameroon; 1 Introduction; 2 Conceptualizing sustainable pathways; 3 Oil palm production in Indonesia, Colombia and Cameroon; 4 Sustainable pathways: challenges and initiatives; 5 The dynamics of sustainability: actors, regulations and practices 6 Conclusions: creating sustainable pathways7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 4 The palm oil governance complex: progress, problems and gaps; 1 Introduction; 2 Conceptual framework: the palm oil governance complex; 3 Constituent parts of the palm oil governance complex; 4 Critical problems affecting the palm oil governance complex; 5 Major gaps in the governance of the palm oil sector; 6 Conclusions; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Part 2 Plant physiology and breeding; Chapter 5 Advances in understanding oil palm reproductive development 1 Introduction2 Sex ratio; 3 Inflorescence and flower development; 4 Fruit development and maturation and oil composition; 5 Fruit shedding and oil acidification; 6 Future trends and conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 6 Diversity in the genetic resources of oil palm; 1 Introduction; 2 The genetic base of current breeding materials; 3 Genetic diversity in oil palm: fruit forms; 4 Genetic diversity in oil palm: fruit types; 5 Genetic diversity in oil palm: morphological traits; 6 Genetic diversity in oil palm: genetic markers 7 Conservation of oil palm collections8 Utilization of germ plasm; 9 Conclusion; 10 Where to look for further information; 11 Acknowledgement; 12 References; Chapter 7 Advances in conventional breeding techniques for oil palm; 1 Introduction; 2 Early history of oil palm breeding; 3 Oil palm breeding from the beginning of the 20th Century; 4 Breeding objectives and methods; 5 Data collection methods; 6 Impact of reciprocal recurrent selection (RRS) on oil yield; 7 Impact of oil palm breeding on other traits and using other methods; 8 Seed production; 9 Future trends; 10 References
Series Title: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, no. 27.

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