dynamics and distribution of peat water macro nutrients (N, P, K, CA, MG and S) in oil palm plantation based on season, peat thickness, chanel distance and plant age

Heru Bagus Pulunggono, Syaiful Anwar, Budi Mulyanto, and Supiandi Sabiham

Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress


macro-nutrients, peat-water, peatland

Peatland, peat water, macro nutrients



Peatland that has been converted to other land uses such as oil palm plantation has to be well managed. Fertility of peatland will influence oil palm productivity. Macro nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potasium, magnesium and sulfur is required by oil palm for optimal growth and production. Naturally, oil palm requirement of the nutrients could not be supplied sufficiently from the soil so that fertilization is needed. Fertilizing has to be well carried out in order to increase nutrient absorbtion efficiency. The objective of the research is to study peat water macro nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S) distribution in oil palm plantation based on season, peat thickness…