Table 2

Soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks in the different management zones registered in different areas of the world.

Stocks de Carbone organique du sol (COS) dans les différentes zones d’une plantation de palmier à huile enregistrés dans différentes parties du monde.

Country Age of Agrosystems Depth DA UF BR Oil palm management indications Author
Mg C haˉ1
Mexico 20 0–60 23 70 60 The agronomic practices include inorganic fertilization, using 4 kg plant year−1 of N 46% directly applied to the soil, in June and December. Brindis-Santos et al. (2020)
Malaysia 29 0–70 49 56 38 In the first few years after planting, leguminous cover crops were grown to protect from erosion and maintain soil fertility. Rahman et al. (2018)
39 58 70 56
49 65 75 60
Brazil 4 0–30 N/R 36 33.4 The authors do not indicate the agronomic management in the crop, however, they mention that it was previously cultivated with grass. Frazão et al. (2013)
8 N/R 27 27
25 N/R 29 25
Indonesia 25 0–30 52 54 52 This study represents what is considered to be, by the plantations, “good practice” management of oil palm plantation related to management of soil organic input. Khasanah et al. (2015)

N/R = The authors did not state. DA = Palm circle; UF = Under the frond area; BR = Between the palm trees row area. for different depths and age classes for oil palm.

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