The effect of different rate of oil palm wastes compost towards soil physical properties / Muhammad Syarifuddin Sukri

Sukri, Muhammad Syarifuddin (2019) The effect of different rate of oil palm wastes compost towards soil physical properties / Muhammad Syarifuddin Sukri. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Water is essential element that plant as water need water to convert light to energy by photosynthesis process. Observation from common nursery shows that they have to apply more water than the requirement as medium cannot hold the water at optimum rate. This main research purpose is to study how different rate of oil palm wastes compost affect water holding capacity rate, bulk density and organic matter content. The research done by comparing three type of oil palm compost that are kernel shell, pressed palm fruits and empty fruit bunch mixed with nursery soil with 5 different ratios which are T1 (70% of compost), T2 (71% of compost), T3 (72% of compost), T4(73% of compost) and T5 (74% of compost). The data collected is on soil moisture by using gravimetric water content method that use weight to calculate the water content. The organic material (OM) value also calculated through gravimetric method and bulk density is measured by divide dried soil weight with soil volume. The oil palm seedling transplanted to polybag to ensure real field uncontrollable variable factors present. The result shows that types of wastes effect were all have significant difference effect toward the water content, OM and bulk density which all have P-Value equal to 0.00. Significant difference also shown at wastes ratios effect toward OM content with 0.004 P-Value. By doing this research, I hope that the results can be used in improving the nursery plant medium and for future studies.


Item Type: Student Project
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Sukri, Muhammad Syarifuddin
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Agricultural ecology (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science. Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Technology and Management (AT220)
Keywords: Oil palm wastes compost; Ratios; Effect; Water holding capacity; Bulk density; Organic matter
Date: 2019
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