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The Best Month to Plant Oil Palm in Nigeria

The best month to plant oil palm in Nigeria is between April – August every year. This is due to the fact that the months of April, May, June, July and August are the rainy season months in Nigeria.

For irrigation farmers, the best month to grow oil palm can be any month of the year as they are assured of all year round supply of water.

In Southern Nigeria, oil palm farming should be done in the months of May, June and July because of the wet nature of these months. In northern Nigeria, oil palm should be planted in the months of June, July and August.

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The Best Month to Plant Oil Palm in Nigeria

The following are the best months to plant oil palm in Nigeria:

April

April is the beginning of the rainy season in southern Nigeria. This month can be the best month to grow oil palm in Nigeria. Oil palm seedlings can be transplanted to the field in this month.

May

May is one of the wet season months in Nigeria. This month can be the best month to grow oil palm in Nigeria. Oil palm seedlings can be transplanted to the field in this month.

June

June is one of the wet season months in Nigeria; it is one of the wettest months of the year. This month can be the best month to plant oil palm in Nigeria. Oil palm seedlings can be transplanted to the field in this month.

July

July is one of the wet season months in Nigeria; it is one of the wettest months of the year. This month can be the best month to plant oil palm in Nigeria. Oil palm seedlings can be transplanted to the field in this month.

August

August is a wet season month in northern Nigeria. For oil palm farmers in northern Nigeria, the month of August can be the best month to plant oil palm in Nigeria.

September

September is a dry season month. For irrigation farmers, oil palm can be grown in the month of September.

November

November is a dry season month. It can be the best month to plant oil palm for irrigation farmers. The issue of erosion and nutrients’ leaching is usually non- existent in the dry season month of November.

December

December is a dry season month. It can be the best month to plant oil palm for irrigation farmers. The issues of erosion and nutrients’ leaching are usually non- existent in the dry season month of November.

January – March

The months of January, February and March can also be the best months to plant oil palm for irrigation farmers.

Are you an oil palm farmer in Nigeria? If yes, why not share with us your best month to plant oil palm in Nigeria.

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