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Varieties of Oil Palm

There are three major varieties of oil palm: dura, pisifera, and tenera. The dura palms have kernels with a thick shell, while the pisifera palms...

Guide on Oil Palm processing

The processing of palm oil involves the following steps; reception of fresh fruit bunches from the plantations, sterilizing and threshing of bunches to free...

Oil palm seedling and nursery management

Oil palm is a gross feeder plant that requires more nutrients than other average plants. It requires an annual rainfall of 2000mm. Optimum yield...

Establishing a Cocoa plantation in Nigeria

I’m motivated to write this article based on my experience and feedback from investors who ventured into cocoa production over the last 5 years....

Maximizing Oil palm Yield with less Fertilizer

Oil palm is a gross feeder crop that demands a balance of micro and macronutrients for plant growth for a newly planted crop. After...
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Fertilizer Management in Oil palm

We have always been telling our clients that 70 percent of oil palm production cost goes to fertilizer application but if the reverse is...

Best technique to multiply plantain sucker

The importance of plantain among Nigerians cannot be underestimated. It can be consumed by boiling raw (unripe), roasted (riped or unripe), and fried into...

Local Oil Palm species vs. Super Gene species

I recently conducted a small experiment to validate the difference between the local oil palm species and the supergene oil palm variety. Although I’ve...

Arable crops cultivation VS Cash Crop Cultivation in Nigeria: Which one is better in...

In the last few days, I have been receiving some emails from clients who wish to venture into agriculture in Nigeria. But I discovered...

How Nigeria can return to world’s leading producer of oil palm

Agriculture in Nigeria has suffered from years of mismanagement, inconsistent and poorly conceived government policy and lack of basic infrastructure, still the account for...