Effect of Mucuna Bracteata DC. EX Kunz Establishment on Weed Diversity in Newly Planted Oil palm Plantation

Muhammad Shafi, Ibrahim (2014) Effect of Mucuna Bracteata DC. EX Kunz Establishment on Weed Diversity in Newly Planted Oil palm Plantation. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The weed infestation may rise to aggressive competition with crop plants for space, water and nutrients, and shade the young crop plants. The establishment of leguminous cover crops (LCC) in oil palm plantation is common practice in Malaysia. Besides suppressing noxious weeds, it also improves soil fertility by fixing nitrogen. Muctma bracteata DC. ex Kunz is a recently used as LCC in oil palm plantation. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of M. bracteata on the diversity of weeds including the biomass and carbon stock determination. A hundred 1 m x 1 m quadrates were taken from newly planted Felda oil palm plantation areas with and without M. bracteata establishment in Lundu, Sarawak. Shannon-Weiner Diversity Index of areas without M. bracteata, (3.001) was higher than areas with M. bracteata establishment (1.087). Borreria latifolia was the most dominant species in areas without M. bracteata establishment (SDR = 0.104), while Mikania micrantha was the most dominant species in areas with M. bracteata establishment (SDR = 0.525). The estimated carbon stock per hectare was higher in areas without M. bracteata establishment (4.483 tonne ha"') than areas with M. bracteata establishment (2.515 tonne ha-').

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: M. bracteata, Oil palm plantation, Weed diversity, Biomass, carbon stock, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 02:14
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 02:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30963

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