The soil carbon stock of inceptisol under different ages of oil palm plantations

Sunarti, Sunarti and Saad, Asmadi and Refliaty, Refliaty The soil carbon stock of inceptisol under different ages of oil palm plantations. NN. (Unpublished)

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Oil palm is one of agriculture commodities that cultivated very quickly in Indonesia. The oil palm farming land is spreading in region of Indonesia largely, such Jambi Province. Development of oil palm farming has predicted as one of main factor of environmental degradation. Land clearing for oil palm farming can decrease soil carbon stock by leaching and oxidation, especially on dry land such Inceptisol. It is one of the causes of carbon emission. Inceptisol is one of soil types that dominated dry land in Indonesia. The objectives of this research were to identify the content of soil organic carbon and soil carbon stock under age different of oil palm. The research was conducted by descriptive method with bio- sequence approach. Consequently, point of intensive observation and soil sampling was placed under different ages of oil palm, namely 0, 1, 3, 6, 9, and 14 years and on slope 8%. The result showed that (1) the oil palm plantation in Bungku Village was cultivated with inadequate technology; (2) the status of organic carbon of Inceptisol under oil palm plantations was classified in low to moderate class; (3) the soil organic carbons under oil palm plantations were relevant to soil carbon stocks. But both of them were not relevant to ages of oil palm plantations; (4) the increasing of soil organic carbon on oil palm plantations can be done by soil and water conservation techniques application such as land clearing is carried out gradually and without heavy equipment like tractor; organic fertilizer application; planting of legume cover crop; etc.

Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian > Agroekoteknologi
Depositing User: Sunarti
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2023 12:52
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2023 12:52

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