Effect of Soil Parent Materials on Oil Palm Yield

Adzemi Mat Arshad, H. M. Edi Armanto


The research aimed to analyze performance of oil palm production induced by its soil parent materials. Soil samples were collected from granite soils and basalt soils and were completely analyzed in laboratory. The research results showed that soil properties characters of granite soil is more acid, has very low to low chemical soil fertility and is dominated by sand fraction, furthermore basalt soil is acid, has low to moderate chemical soil fertility and is dominated by clay fraction. Granite and basalt soils are able to produce fresh fruit bunches of oil palm (FFB) 13-18 ton/ha in a year and 19-24 ton/ha in a year respectively.

Keywords: Performance, oil palm production, soil parent materials

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