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Onoja, E., Chandren, S., Razak, F.I.A., Mahat, N.A. and Wahab, R.A. (2018) Oil Palm (Elaies guineensis) Biomass in Malaysia: The Present and Future Prospects. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 9, 1-19.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0258-1

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  • TITLE: Assessment of Growth, Carbon Stock and Sequestration Potential of Oil Palm Plantations in Mizoram, Northeast India

    AUTHORS: Soibam Lanabir Singh, Uttam Kumar Sahoo, Alice Kenye, Anudip Gogoi

    KEYWORDS: Oil Palm, Above Ground Biomass, Carbon Stock, Carbon Sequestration Potential, Northeast India

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol.9 No.9, August 14, 2018

    ABSTRACT: A study was conducted to assess growth, carbon stock and sequestration potential of oil palm plantations along a chronosequence in Mizoram, Northeast India for which a total of 148 oil palms drawn from different age group plantations (1 to 11 years) were sampled for their biometric parameters and assessment of carbon stock through partial non-destructive methods. All the growth parameters of oil palm (trunk height, crown depth, total height, trunk diameter) and biomass drew from different parts of the palm showed a significant (p belowground biomass (BGB) > standing litter biomass > deadwood biomass > understorey biomass. AGB, BGB and deadwood biomass followed an increasing trend while understorey biomass decreased with age. An 11-year oil palm plantation accumulated 111.96 Mg ha-1 biomass with a carbon density of 49.90 Mg C ha-1 and could sequester 3.70 Mg C ha-1 year-1 in 10 years after planting in Mizoram, Northeast India. The findings showed considerable carbon storage with comparative higher values in oil palm plantations than shifting cultivation fallows. This will enable policy and decision makers in framing climate change mitigation and adaptation policies regarding the extension of oil palm plantations in Mizoram.