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Productivity of a tropical plantation of coconut tree (Cocos nucifera, L.), compared with tropical evergreen humid forests

Roupsard Olivier, Bonnefond Jean-Marc, Luyssaert Sebastiaan. 2007. Productivity of a tropical plantation of coconut tree (Cocos nucifera, L.), compared with tropical evergreen humid forests. AsiaFlux Newsletter (23) : pp. 4-9.

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Abstract : Effects of land use and its changes on productivity and carbon balance are very important issues for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), particularly under the tropics. A tropical plantation of coconut tree with a grass under-storey (total LAI of around 6 for the two layers) and placed in close-to-optimum growing conditions (high level of fertility, no seasonal drought, evergreen, continuous growth) displayed productivity characteristics close to tropical evergreen humid forests, i.e. amongst the highest levels encountered in global forest biomes. This is an appealing result, notably for other tropical perennial crops grown in fertile conditions and in absence of drought, such as e.g. oil palm, coffee, rubber tree. It would deserve further investigations, together with other annual tropical crops. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Cocos nucifera, Forêt tropicale humide

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Vanuatu

Classification Agris : F01 - Crop husbandry
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
P40 - Meteorology and climatology

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Roupsard Olivier, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Ecosystèmes de plantations (VUT)
  • Bonnefond Jean-Marc, INRA (FRA)
  • Luyssaert Sebastiaan, University of Antwerp (BEL)

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Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/542715/)

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