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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(1), 17-19
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-3-1-4
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Estimating Aboveground Biomass of Oil Palm Trees by Using the Destructive Method

Putri Ida Sunaryathy1, , Suhasman2, Kasturi Devi Kanniah2 and Kian Pang Tan2

1Department of Geoinformation, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai Johor, Malaysia

2Department of Forestry, University of Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia

Pub. Date: January 22, 2015

Cite this paper:
Putri Ida Sunaryathy, Suhasman, Kasturi Devi Kanniah and Kian Pang Tan. Estimating Aboveground Biomass of Oil Palm Trees by Using the Destructive Method. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(1):17-19. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-1-4

Abstract

Palm oil is one of the important commodities in Indonesia. Estimating the aboveground biomass of oil palms is one of the most important oil palm carbon studies. The objective of this study was to estimate the aboveground biomass of oil palm trees at plot scale for three age classes namely, class 1 (1 to 3 years), class 2 (4 to 10 years) and class 3 (11 to 20 years) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia using destructive method. The AGB for each age class: class 1, class 2, and class 3 they are 5.84 kg tree-1, 173.17 kg tree-1, 823.50 kg tree-1 respectively.

Keywords:
aboveground biomass destructive method oil palm

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