Palm oil, which is used in many types of processed foods and industries, is widely used globally as a prime vegetable fat source. Palm oil requires uniform soil moisture and outstanding aeration so that water and nutrients can reach the crop's root zone efficiently. As a perennial crop with a productive lifespan of 40 years, drip precision irrigation is ideal for maximizing yields while keeping nutrients and water usage in check. By drip irrigating already at the nursery stage, trees get to full maturity sooner compared to other irrigation techniques or rainfed orchards.
What is the expected yield for drip irrigated palm oil orchards?
With a good drip-irrigation plan, you can reach yields of 28-30 tons of FFB (fresh fruit bunches) per hectare with best-management practices.
Can I use fertilizers in my drip system?
Yes! Not only can you use them, but you also have full control over how much fertilizer you use. You can ensure next year’s high yields with precise and alternate Nutrigation, which guarantees healthy crops today to boost your production capacity tomorrow.
Can my palm oil orchard be irrigated remotely?
Yes. Advanced digital tools allow you to activate and manage your irrigation and macadamia nutrition from the palm of your hand, giving you remote access by mobile, tablet or computer - wherever you are. Read more about Digital farming.
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