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Table 1

Planting densities and experimental design.

Treatment Initial planting
(number of palms
per hectare)
Distance between
(in metres)
Management of
planting density

D 1 128 9.5 fixed
D 2 143 9 fixed
D 3 160 8.5 fixed
D 4 180 8 fixed
D 5 180 8 thinned (1)
D 6 205 7.5 fixed

(1) By eliminating every 7th palm at year 8 (one central palm per hexagon) in order to reduce the planting density from 180 to 154 p/ha.

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