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For the March/April edition of Fertilizer Focus I wrote an article about nutritional imbalance in smallholder oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Please enjoy, and feel free to share. Comments are most welcome.
The poster below summarises some of the early findings from the experimental plots in Sintang and Jambi. Please click on the poster to go to the full-size file.
From 6 to 8 October 2015, the biannual conference of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, known as PIPOC, took place in Kuala Lumpur. I participated as a poster presenter, in order to show some of my preliminary results to the … Continue reading
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After a few weeks without a post, it was about time to write a new story from the field. I visited Bah Lias Research Station, part of London Sumatra Bioscience, one of the oldest plantation companies in Sumatra. A lot of … Continue reading
This week’s post is about independent smallholders and the RSPO. A number of smallholder groups has been certified since 2011. For example, in 2012, a first group of 412 independent smallholders was RSPO certified in Thailand. A group of 349 … Continue reading
This week’s story is about the RSPO, which is the most important existing sustainability certification body for oil palm. The abbreviation RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The RSPO provides sustainability certificates for companies and smallholders which meet … Continue reading
This week, I would like to explain a bit more about the project I’m doing in Indonesia. My project is an applied research project, which hopefully will provide me with sufficient data to write my PhD thesis. I am basically … Continue reading
I’m currently working on a paper about yield gaps in oil palm, and I actually think the topic is very fascinating, which is why I decided to write about it in this blog. A yield gap is basically the difference … Continue reading