PROSPER Guide: Oil Palm Outplanting & Maintenance

This publication is a follow-on to the publication entitled Simplified guide to oil palm nursery and management. It provides the necessary steps that involve the transfer of oil palm seedlings from the main nursery into the field where it will be permanently stationed to go through the process of maintenance until it gets ready for fruiting, harvesting and throughout the life span of the trees.

It is important that the process of out-planting is carefully carried out to ensure that the field is well laid-out to accommodate the seedlings in a manner that will promote proper growth to reduce competition and increase the rate of production. The following steps are expected to be systematically carried out by the farmer in order to maintain maximum output from the farm.