Utilizing Empty Leaves in Oil Palm Gardens as Fertilizer

The use of empty bunches for organic fertilization in the cultivation of oil palm plantations is very possible, although the benefits will be felt in the second year of application. The use of empty fruit bunches as fertilizer also proves that oil palm plantations can be managed in an environmentally friendly manner. Palm oil is one of the highest vegetable oil-producing plants among all vegetable oil-producing plants, this plant has the potential for oil production to reach 7 tons of crude palm oil (CPO) per hectare. To achieve a high yield (oil yield) of CPO, it is necessary to prepare superior seeds, best cultivation techniques (Best Practice Management), proper fertilization and best harvesting techniques, as well as processing CPO with high standards. Proper fertilization is one of the important jobs in plantations that can affect the level of FFB and CPO production, which are the main sources of income for oil palm plantation companies. In general, oil palm fertilization is divid

Benefits of Palm Bunch Ash Fertilizer.

  Palm Bunch Ash Palm bunch ash is the result of slowly ashing from empty bales in the incinerator. The ash production of cassava is about 0.5% of FFB. Palm bunch ash has a high potassium (K) nutrient content and can be used as a substitute for MOP fertilizer. One kilo gram of long ash is equivalent to 0.6 kg of MOP. Research has been carried out on the utilization of Palm bunch ash from palm oil mill waste as a source of potassium for rice plants. Palm bunch ash contains 18.48% K2O, 3.51% Mg, 2.40% Ca, and 1.95% P2O5. Based on the K nutrient content, the application of 325 kg/ha of long ash was equivalent to the application of 100 kg/ha of KCl fertilizer. Field experiments were carried out in Ciparay, at an altitude of 672 m above sea level, from October 1998 to March 1999. The study used a randomized block design with seven treatments and three replications. The treatment consisted of long ash with a dose of 81.25; 162.50; 243.75; 325, and 406.25 kg/ha, KCl fertilizer at a dose of

Palm Bunch Ash As a Substitute for MOP Fertilizer

The high content of potassium in the ash makes it reliable and effective when used as a substitute for MOP fertilizer. Many people then use palm bunch ash because palm bunch ash comes with a pH = 12 which is considered very alkaline. Another property that is known to exist in palm bunch ash is that it is very hygroscopic or very easy in the process to absorb moisture from the air.   It's just that, a special tool for hand protection is needed for people who want to use this ash because it can cause irritation to the hands that directly hold it. If the hand already has a wound, then being exposed to long ash will be able to aggravate the existing wound. Even clean hands can become itchy because of this ash. However, the nutrient content in Janjang ash is very easily soluble in water.   With these properties, the application of palm bunch ash must be fast and those of you who want to use it should not store it for long. Good storage and careful treatment will make the quality