Planting designs: classical, new and the newest!

By Roland Bourdeix, April 2018.

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There is always an advantage in providing continuous picking of the entire plantation, which requires the provision of roads and tracks with widths corresponding to the spacing of lines of coconut trees. However, this option is more complicated to implement for collections or plantations that include several types of varieties to be planted at different densities. Possible options are as follows:
  • Square system – Palms are set at fixed equal distance at the corner of each square, the distance between palms in each row and the distance between adjacent rows being the same.
  • Triangular system – Palms are set at fixed distance at the corners of an equilateral triangle. About 15% more palms can be accommodated per unit area under this system, and this is the most common method presently used for both coconut and oil palm.
  • Rectangular system – Rows are set at right angles to one another but the distance between the palms in the row is closer than those between the rows. This system provides for a slightly lower number of palms in a stand but allows for more room for growing intercrops....
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Representation of the G3PH planting design
as proposed by Louise Adams,
but in expert opinion the planting density is too high