Oil palm

DRIP IRRIGATION HELPS INCREASE THE WORLD'S VEGETABLE FAT SOURCE

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.

Why choose precision irrigation for oil palm orchards?

  • Reduce operating costs
    Ensure a steady income with cost-effective automated dosing units that apply precise and uniform nutrients while reducing labor and other costs.
  • Obtain higher yields, better quality and uniformity
    Advanced and user-friendly monitoring, control and farm-management solutions optimize resource utilization, leading to increased water and nutrient savings and higher and better yields.
  • Meet worldwide demand
    Maximize growth and water productivity: drip irrigate when the crop is flowering, or during pollination and fruit development to reach better yields faster.
  • Precise irrigation
    Apply the right formula of soluble nutrients to the plants directly inside your irrigation system, to increase the availability of phosphates, potassium and microelements that are essential for the plant’s growth.
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FAQs
FAQs

Things we often get asked:

  • 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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