THE XXX INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON OIL PALM

ASD has maintained the tradition of organizing international courses on oil palm cultivation for its customers around the world. The XXX international course marked a milestone in participation (38 students), which filled us with satisfaction, since we interpret it as support to our efforts to offer a course with high technical quality.

With this course we completed an accumulated participation of approximately 1,092 students from 22 countries. The emphasis of the course is the agronomic management of the crop, and most of the participants have been agronomists who have come to share their experiences and field problems with us. However, we have also received businessmen and administrators who have seen an opportunity to better understand the crop that generates their profits and the numbers with which they work. ASD has created lasting friendships and business relationships with the vast majority of them.

While it is true that support for the course from ASD general manager Ricardo Escobar is unconditional, it is also true that even the last worker in the field takes great pains to get everything done in the best way: the affection that these employees show towards this activity is worth highlighting. The success of the course depends on the mystique with which they work to organize the field practices and the multiple collateral activities such as coffee breaks, transport, accommodation, etc.

The course takes approximately three weeks in which formal lectures, field practices and some social activities are scheduled and there is even a chance to enjoy a bit of tourism.

He photos that follow summarize these activities.

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Participants of the XXX International Course on Oil Palm in Costa Rica 

Dissection of a palm  to study of phyllotaxis and floral development. 

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Agrochemicals application practice  Transport within the plantations
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Recreation activities: the course's soccer team manages a 3-3 tie with the local team  Recreational activities: a visit to Manuel Antonio beach. 
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The group was wary heterogeneous An opportunity to make new friends
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A field practice Relaxation time