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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1339-1343
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.163


Carbon Sequestration Potential in a Ten Year Old Oil Palm under Irrigated Conditions
M. Kiran Kumar1,2*, Rajasekhar Pinnamaneni3,4, T. Vijaya Lakshmi2 and K. Suresh1
1ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi-534 450, A.P., India
2Department of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 085, India
3Department of Biotechnology, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology,Yamnampet, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad-501 301, India
4Department of Biotechnology, K L University, Greenfields, Vaddeswaram,Guntur District-522 502, A.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Terrestrial ecosystems play a vital role in regulating greenhouse gas balance of crop production given the need to minimize the emissions associated with global warming and climate change. Such emissions can be minimized by growing perennial crops such as oil palm to enhance the buildup of terrestrial carbon pool. Carbon sequestration in a ten year old mature oil palm plantation was taken up for the study by destructive analysis. Among different plant parts, trunk biomass contributed to 50.9 T.ha-1, while leaves and roots accumulated 19.3 and 2.20 T.ha-1 respectively. The carbon sequestered by the adult oil palm was 29.7 T.ha-1. This present investigation would be useful for developing a comprehensive and accurate database regarding the carbon storage in a ten year old oil palm under irrigated conditions and also quantify the carbon sequestration potential by oil palm plantations and explore its potential in mitigating global climate change.


Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Oil palm, Irrigated conditions
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Kiran Kumar, M., Rajasekhar Pinnamaneni, T. Vijaya Lakshmi and Suresh, K. 2017. Carbon Sequestration Potential in a Ten Year Old Oil Palm under Irrigated Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1339-1343. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.163