The 3rd International Conference Community Research and Service Engagements, IC2RSE 2019, 4th December 2019, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Utilization of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) as Spodosol Soil Ameliorant for Increasing Oil Palm Root Growth

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-12-2019.2293827,
        author={Aprian  Santoso and Abdul  Rauf and T.  Sabrina},
        title={Utilization of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) as Spodosol Soil Ameliorant for Increasing Oil Palm Root Growth},
        proceedings={The 3rd International Conference Community Research and Service Engagements, IC2RSE 2019, 4th December  2019, North Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IC2RSE},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={empty fruit bunch oil palm spodosol soil},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-12-2019.2293827}
    }
    
  • Aprian Santoso
    Abdul Rauf
    T. Sabrina
    Year: 2020
    Utilization of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) as Spodosol Soil Ameliorant for Increasing Oil Palm Root Growth
    IC2RSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-12-2019.2293827
Aprian Santoso1,*, Abdul Rauf2, T. Sabrina2
  • 1: Graduate School of Agrotechnology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Agriculture, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
*Contact email: a.raufismail@gmail.com

Abstract

Spodosol soil is a marginal soil that can be used for the cultivation of oil palm plants which has economic value. Spodosol soil has the physical characteristics of quartz sand and harpand , with both dominance characteristics leads unoptimal oil palm root development . This study was aimed to analyze the effect of oil palm empty fruit bunch, material organic as an ameliorant. Unmanaged EFB will become a breeding site of Oryctes rhinoceros. 3 levels treatments in this study : 30 tons/ha of EFB, 40 tons/ha of EFB and 45 tons/ha were applicated in 2 different placement , around the palms weeded circle and oil palm strip . According to root dry weight there is no significant difference for 3 treatment applied. 35 tons/ treatment applied in oil palms strip indicate the best result than the other dosages.