Nolan, G and Blackburn, D, ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 2: Guide to community development of estate coconut renewal plans in South Pacific island countries, University of Tasmania School of Architecture and Design, Hobart (2016) [Government or Industry Research]
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However, many palms in South Pacific coconut plantations are old and have lost much of their vitality and productivity. Known as senile coconuts, these palms provide only low nut yields. For example, a 25-year-old coconut may produce up to 35 nuts a year while a 60-year-old senile coconut may only provide 4 nuts.
A community or estate owner who manages senile coconut plantations has options for their palms. They can: keep their senile coconuts; replace the senile coconuts with new productive palms; intercrop between the new or existing coconuts; or replace the coconuts completely and move to another crop.
However, before a community or estate manager can make informed decisions about the use of their coconut plantations, an estate coconut renewal plan needs to be developed, discussed and agreed. Once agreed, it can then be implemented.
This guide is designed to assist communities develop their estate coconut renewal plan.
|Item Type:||Government or Industry Research|
|Keywords:||coconut palm, coconut estate, community, development|
|Research Division:||Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences|
|Research Group:||Agriculture, Land and Farm Management|
|Research Field:||Agricultural Land Planning|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Field:||Integration of Farm and Forestry|
|Author:||Nolan, G (Associate Professor Gregory Nolan)|
|Author:||Blackburn, D (Dr David Blackburn)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture (Discipline)|
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