KARAKTERISTIK HANTARAN HIDROLIK JENUH TANAH PADA PERKEBUNAN KELAPA SAWIT, PTPN VII LAMPUNG SELATAN

Pungkas Syahadat, Suria Darma Tarigan, Kukuh Murtilaksono
2011 Jurnal Ilmu Tanah dan Lingkungan  
Oil palm is the tree that has a high water requirement to grow. Water availability can be an important limiting factor for oil palm production. During dry season, oil palm relies on soil water storage for water supply. Soil saturated hydraulic conductivity influences amount of soil water storage. Objective of the research was to determine characteristic of soil saturated hydraulic conductivity in different locations in oil palm plantation including: palm circle, leaf frond piles and harvest
more » ... les and harvest path. The characteristic can be used to manage soil water storage under oil palm plantation for higher availablity. We found that soil saturated hydraulic conductivity in soil frond piles (dead path) was the highest among considered location (2.94-30.4 cm h -1 ) followed by those in palm circle (2.5-13.4 cm h -1 ) and harvest path (1.6-12.8 cm h -1 ). High soil saturated hydraulic conductivity under leaf fronds piles was due to the preservation of good soil structure. Low soil saturated hydraulic conductivity in palm circle and harvest path were due to the frequent harvest activities which increased soil compaction in this particular area.
doi:10.29244/jitl.13.2.58-62 fatcat:z7iqsx5i7naspetmx7xqrmxw5m