Soil acidification under oil palm: rates and effects on yield
Nelson, Paul, Rhebergen, Tiemen, Berthelsen, Suzanne, Webb, Michael, Banabas, Murom, Oberthur, Thomas, Donough, Chris R., Rahmadsyah, ., Indrasuara, Kooseni, and Lubis, Ahmad (2011) Soil acidification under oil palm: rates and effects on yield. Better Crops with Plant Food, 95 (4). pp. 22-25.
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Field experiments in Papua New Guinea have shown strong effects of fertilizer type and placement on soil acidification in oil palm plantations—a potential degradation issue that may eventually have an adverse effect on yields. However, measurements at four sites in Indonesia show that relatively high yields are possible on soils with a low pH, and that best management practices can actually increase pH at low values. It is concluded that current pH levels in major growing areas of oil palm in Southeast Asia can be managed such that they do not prevent relatively high oil palm yields.
|Item Type:||Article (Non-Refereed Research)|
|FoR Codes:||05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl Carbon Sequestration Science) @ 50%|
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 10%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 40%
|SEO Codes:||82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820399 Industrial Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2011 14:23|
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