The effects of time of planting on the establishment and development of oil palm seedlings – preliminary results

  • K. Baidoo-Addo Oil Palm Research Institute, Post Office Box 74, Kade
  • E. Acheampong


The effects of planting Dura X Pisifera (D X P) crosses of oil palm seedlings at different times of the year on vegetative growth were studied in a two-month interval planting system. Generally, for all parameters, seedlings planted in May and July performed better than seedlings planted in September and November. Apart from leaf area and leaf area index the other parameters were not significantly different at the 5% level. The agronomic implications on plantation establishment are discussed.

JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Volume 1 Number 3, July (1999) pp. 42-44

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