publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Effects of soil management practices on soil fauna feeding activity in an Indonesian oil palm plantation

Hsiao-Hang Tao; Eleanor M. Slade; Katherine J. Willis; Jean-Pierre Caliman; Jake L. Snaddon;
  • Published: 15 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Optimizing the use of available soil management practices in oil palm plantations is crucial to enhance long-term soil fertility and productivity. However, this needs a thorough understanding of the functional responses of soil biota to these management practices. To address this knowledge gap, we used the bait lamina method to investigate the effects of different soil management practices on soil fauna feeding activity, and whether feeding activity was associated with management-mediated changes in soil chemical properties, in a 15-year-old oil palm plantation. We examined the four management zones: (1) empty fruit bunch (EFB) application along the sides of har...
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free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Ecology, Animal Science and Zoology, No-till farming, Soil water, Agroforestry, Soil biodiversity, Soil biology, Soil fertility, Soil management, Soil pH, Soil organic matter, Biology, Agronomy
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Effects of soil management practices on soil fauna feeding activity in an Indonesian oil palm plantation

Hsiao-Hang Tao; Eleanor M. Slade; Katherine J. Willis; Jean-Pierre Caliman; Jake L. Snaddon;