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  1. ASD's oil palm improvement program: new developments Continue Reading
  2. Compact varieties to increase planting density Continue Reading
  3. The OxG  AMAZON hybrid: high oil quality, moderate vegetative vigor and tolerance to spear rot. Continue Reading
  4. Tolerance to common spear rot in guineensis varieties. Continue Reading
  5. Tolerance to stress in guineensis varieties. Continue Reading
  6. Tolerance to severe boron deficiencies. Continue Reading
  7. Some references from the relevant literature in this news bulletin. Continue Reading
  1. Presence of pollinators in young palms of the OxG Amazon hybrid. The OxG Amazon hybrid developed by ASD as a planting alternative in regions affected by spear rots in Elaeis guineensis plantations has several traits that are superior to those of other commercial hybrids. Recently it has been confirmed that pollinating insects visit the inflorescences of both sexes in young palms. Continue Reading

  2. ASD's molecular biology laboratory uses molecular markers to identify the genetic purity of its materials: the case of the Nigerian pisifera source. Continue Reading

  3. Linkage map and the search for QTLs in compact palms. In a first linkage map for compact palm populations, SSR markers were found associated with leaf height and length and several fruit traits. Continue Reading

  1. Use of markers for variety identification: the case of the AMAZON hybrid. The OxG Amazon hybrid is fulfilling expectations regarding precocity; initial yields and good tolerance to spear rot. Using microsatellites, it was shows that Amazon plants have an intermediate genetic load between their oleifera from Brazil and compact palms, which demostrates the genetic authenticity of these hybrids... Continue Reading
  2. Performance of stress tolerant oil palm varieties in Zambia and Uganda. The plantations in Zambia are still quite young, but despite the low temperatures and poorly drained soils, the palms have developed well, particularly the Bamenda x Ekona and Tanzania x Ekona varieties, which show great precocity. The Deli x Ghana variety has also performed quite well in these conditions.... Continue Reading
  1. An exceptional group of ASD compact clones show outstanding traits for commercial use: A group of compact clones planted in several semi-commercial plots in Costa Rica and other countries have shown outstanding traits in productivity and vegetative behavior and show great commercial potential... Continue Reading

  2. Tolerance to low temperatures: first experiences in the highlands of Costa Rica: In 2006, several parcels of the varieties Deli x Ghana, Deli x Nigeria, Bamenda x Ekona and Tanzania x Ekona were planted in the highlands where temperatures considered low for oil palm cultivation prevail. The vegetative and productive performance of these varieties is monitored by our genetic improvement program... Continue Reading

  3. The XXXII international course on oil palm cultivation. Once again ASD seccesfully held its renowned international course on the cultivation of oil palm, this time offered in English... Continue Reading

  4. The visits of our clients and friends. ASD maintains its tradition of welcoming visitors from around the world... Continue Reading

  1. Representatives of the Biovale company visit ASD. Continue Reading
  2. "First Regional Congress for Oil Palm" in Tela, Honduras. Continue Reading
  3. Progress in our molecular biology program. Continuar Leyendo
  4. Genetic fingerprinting of clones. Continuar Leyendo
  5. Markers associated with fatty acid production. Continuar Leyendo

The XXXI International Course on Oil Palm. Continue Reading.

Course on Oil Palm cultivation. Continue Reading.

  1. Publications on line. Continue Reading
  2. Loking for tolerance to PC. Continue Reading
  3. ASD's cloning program. Continue Reading
  4. Training courses and visiting clients. Continue Reading
  1. ASD' molecular biology program. Continue Reading
  2. Visits by our customers. Continue Reading
  3. Agreement with Bakrie Oil Palm Seed Indonesia. Continue Reading
  4. Courses. Continue Reading
  1. Editorial. Continue Reading
  2. Professionals linked to the ASD image: Hector Albetazzi. Continue Reading
  3. Professionals linked to ASD: Sergio Mora. Continue Reading
  4. Palm Grower Congress in Peru. Continue Reading
  5. Courses for customers. Continue Reading
  6. Workshop on palm pests in Honduras. Continue Reading
  1. The XXX International Course on Oil Palm Cultivation. Continue Reading
  1. Palm-growing activity in Ecuador. Continue Reading
  2. Integrated spear rot management. Continue Reading
  3. Stress-toleran varieties. Continue Reading
  4. Support to our custumers. Continue Reading
  5. Genetic tolerance to spear rot. Continue Reading
  6. ASD's most important resource: its people. Continue Reading
  1. ASD IN A NUTSH completes one year. Continue Reading
  2. The search for a better quality oil. Continue Reading
  3. Brief history of genetic improvement at ASD. Continue Reading
  4. Exploitation of the virescens gene. Continue Reading
  5. Courses on cultivation and customers visits. Continue Reading
  1. Professionals linked to ASD's image: Amancio Alvarado. Continue Reading
  2. Stress tolerant varieties. Continue Reading
  3. Professionals linked to ASD's image: Ricardo Escobar. Continue Reading
  4. El XXIX International Course on Oil Palm Cultivation. Continue Reading
  1. ASD's efforts to manage spear rot (PC) .Continue Reading
  2. Studies on the predisposition to spear rot attack. Continue Reading
  3. New developments in the hardening of clones. Continue Reading
  4. New studies in physiology. Continue Reading
  5. ASD's new molecular biology laboratory. Continue Reading
  6. Training courses. Continue Reading
  1. Professionals linked with the ASD image: Francisco Peralta Continue Reading
  2. Professionals linked to the ASD image: Armando Sánchez Continue Reading
  3. Visits of clients and friends to the ASD facilities Continue Reading
  4. Training courses. Continue Reading