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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 2366-2371
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.276


Carbon Sequestration Potential of State Flower of Uttarakhand and Himanchal Pradesh, India: Rhododendron arboretum
K.K. Pandey1, Annu2, K.K. Mourya2* and Amar Singh2
1S.K. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Kawardha,Kabirdham (C.G.)-491995, India
2Department of Agricultural Statistics, N.D.U.A.T. Kumarganj, Faizabad, (U.P.) 2-24229, India
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Abstract:

A dynamic growth model (CO2FIX) has been used for estimating the carbon sequestration potential of Burans (Rhododendron arboreum), an indigenous medicinal plant of higher hills of western Himalayan region. The present study has been carried out in the campus of V.C.S.G. College of Horticulture, U.U.H.F., Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The temperature and rainfall of this hilly area ranged from - 4.0 to 28.0oc. It is capable of thriving on snow and heavy rainfall condition. CO2FIX was parameterized for a simulation of 50 years respectively. The results indicate that at the end of simulation period assuming a tree density of 670 t/ha (approximately), the long term tree biomass accumulated for 670 t/ha was 52.42 t/ha in Biomass Carbon (Above Ground Biomass) and 38.25 t/ha in Soil Carbon (Below Ground Biomass) component respectively. The net annual carbon sequestration for Burans over the entire simulation period was 1.048 Mg C ha-1 yr -1 (t/ha/yr).


Keywords: Carbon Sequestration Potential, CO2FIX, Soil Carbon, Tree Biomass etc.
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K.K. Pandey, Annu, K.K. Mourya and Amar Singh. 2017. Carbon Sequestration Potential of State Flower of Uttarakhand and Himanchal Pradesh: Rhododendron arboretumInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 2366-2371. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.276