Establishment: Holing and Planting of Palms

The oil palms are preferably planted 1 month after the planting of legumes and the following are some of the normal planting operations:

  • lining (Figure 9)
  • holing (Figure 10)
  • final selection of nursery palms and transporting them to the field (Figure 11)
  • application of rock phosphates into the planting hole, removal of polybag and the actual planting (Figure 12)
  • firming up the base of the newly planted palm (Figure 12)

At palm planting, AA+ Mulch (Figure 13) with one year’s supply of fertilizer could also be utilized. Other benefits of this system would be discussed in section 4.0.