Salak (Salacca zalacca) is a palm native to Indonesia and Malaysia. The fruits are known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin, growing in clusters at the base of the palm. The palm is cultivated in the wet regions of Malaysia and commonly planted under trees as it is tolerant to limited light intensity. Therefore, this crop was studied for integration with oil palm using the double avenue oil palm planting system (Figure 1). The palm grows well under the oil palm environment and produces fruits comparable to mono-crop salak planting.
Main Researcher: Norkaspi Kashim