publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Landscape-scale assessment of soil response to long-term organic and mineral fertilizer application in an industrial oil palm plantation, Indonesia

Comte, Irina; Colin, François; Grünberger, Olivier; Follain, Stéphane; Whalen, Joann; Caliman, Jean-Pierre;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
a b s t r a c t Organic fertilizers improve soil fertility in oil palm plantations, based on small-scale (<30 ha), short-term (3-5 yr) studies, but the response is not equal across soil classes. Since organic fertilizers are costly to handle and apply, relative to mineral fertilizers, producers need to know where and how frequently to apply organic fertilizers to improve soil fertility. This study assessed the soil response to long-term mineral and organic fertilizer applications in an industrial oil palm plantation. A landscape-scale approach was developed to cope with unavailable historical soil data, variability in fertilizer application sequences and diverse...
Subjects
free text keywords: Oil palm, Soil chemical properties, Long-term fertilizer application, Organic and mineral fertilizers, Landscape-scale approach, [SDV.SA.SDS]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Soil study, [SDE]Environmental Sciences, K10 - Production forestière, F04 - Fertilisation, P35 - Fertilité du sol, Elaeis guineensis, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2509, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3840, Agronomy and Crop Science, Ecology, Animal Science and Zoology, Organic fertilizer, Agroforestry, Soil organic matter, Soil fertility, Soil biodiversity, Soil conditioner, Agronomy, Soil classification, Biology, No-till farming, Soil carbon
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Landscape-scale assessment of soil response to long-term organic and mineral fertilizer application in an industrial oil palm plantation, Indonesia

Comte, Irina; Colin, François; Grünberger, Olivier; Follain, Stéphane; Whalen, Joann; Caliman, Jean-Pierre;