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A Study of Coconut Plantation Management Practice: Problems and Status

Saha, Gonesh Chandra and Che Mat, Ruzinoor (2018) A Study of Coconut Plantation Management Practice: Problems and Status. In: SMMTC Postgraduate Symposium 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Coconut is one of the most important agricultural plantation crops in many countries and “tree of life”. Coconut worldwide is confronting significant difficulties to its existence. Recently the quantity of coconut farming has diminishes in Malaysia due to poor agricultural practices and farm management. The aim of this paper is to study the problems facing by coconut producers and also the status of coconut estate practice in Malaysia. The article further aims to identify the technique to determine coconut plantation practices and to uncover the real issues confronting coconut farmers. In this study, the data from a field observation and an interview are being collected. We discovered the techniques for coconut based farming that was problematic traditional manual cultivation practices with lack of proper management practices. On the other hand, the study reveals that lack of awareness of the farmers regarding the information of plants, pest problems and diseases as coconut is grown without any monitoring activities. The results are potential to help the coconut plantation manager in identifying the problem and status of coconut plantation management practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN 978-967-0910-77-2 Organized by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coconut plantation, management, problems, status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 01:13
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 01:13

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