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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 358-362
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.046


Carbon Sequestration Potential in Oil Palm-Cocoa Cropping System Grown in Andhra Pradesh under Irrigated Conditions
H.P. Bhagya and K. Suresh
ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil palm Research Pedavegi, West Godavari Dist. Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was carried out in an adult Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantation intercropped with cocoa (Theobroma cocoa) grown in sandy loam soil to study the effect of cropping system on above ground carbon sequestration. Non-destructive method for calculating standing biomass of oil palm and cocoa were used. Based on this biomass data carbon stock and CO2 sequestered from the system were estimated. The standing biomass of Oil Palm, Cocoa and Oil Palm with Cocoa were 95.33 t.ha-1, 59.96 t.ha-1 and 155.29 t.ha-1, respectively, while the carbon stock of oil palm, cocoa and oil palm with cocoa were in order of 47.66 t.ha-1, 29.98 t.ha-1 and 77.64 t.ha-1 and the CO2 sequestration of oil palm, cocoa and oil palm + cocoa intercropped system were 174.93 t.ha-1, 110.02 t.ha-1 and 284.95 t.ha-1 respectively. Based on these results, Cocoa could be an ideal intercrop in adult oil palm plantation for enhanced CO2 sequestration in the system.


Keywords: Carbon stock, Sequestration, Oil palm, Cocoa and biomass
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Bhagya, H.P. and Suresh, K. 2018. Carbon Sequestration Potential in Oil Palm-Cocoa Cropping System Grown in Andhra Pradesh under Irrigated Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 358-362. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.046