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EFFECT OF COMPOUND FERTILISER AND SOIL MOUNDING ON NATURAL STAND BAMBOOS OF GIGANTOCHLOA SCORTECHINII IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

Azmy Hj. Mohamed and J. B. Hall
Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2002), pp. 401-411
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43594475
Page Count: 11
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EFFECT OF COMPOUND FERTILISER AND SOIL MOUNDING ON NATURAL STAND BAMBOOS OF GIGANTOCHLOA SCORTECHINII IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
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Abstract

Gigantochloa scortechinii is one of the most important commercial species available Malaysia. It is found growing profusely in the forest immediately after logging has taken place. This species is widely distributed throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The raw material is extracted from the forest by the local people in a haphazard way without proper management and the resources tend to decline. Due to this reason, the resources need to be managed and a proper silvicultural management regime be introduced in managing the natural stand bamboos in the ex-logging areas. In addition, the quantity and quality of the culms need to be sustained for future supply. Owing to the importance of the study, and since there has been no silvicultural study done on the mounding of natural stand bamboos in the forests, a trial was conducted to see the effect of compound fertiliser and soil mounding on the growth of G. scortechinii at Nami, Kedah, in Peninsular Malaysia. Treatments such as fertiliser application at rates of 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 kg per clump and soil mounding levels of 0, 10, 20 and 40 cm above the ground were carried out twice and once respectively during the one year study period. Significant effects were only noted due to mounding at three months after treatment and none after a year. Salah satu spesies buluh yang penting di Malaysia ialah Gigantochloa scortechinii Di Semenanjung Malaysia, spesies ini tumbuh dengan cepat sekali setelah sesuatu kawasan hutan dibalak. Sumber keluaran batang buluh mula berkurangan dari semasa ke semasa akibat dieksploitasi secara sembarangan dan tidak teratur. Oleh itu satu sistem pengurusan bersama silvikultur yang teratur perlu diadakan bagi menangani masalah ini. Tambahan lagi, pemuliharaan batang buluh secara berkekalan perlu dilakukan untuk meningkatkan lagi kualiti dan kuantiti sumber pada masa akan datang. Memandangkan masih belum ada kajian khas silvikultur mengenai timbunan tanah bagi buluh dirían asli, satu kajian dijalankan untuk melihat kesan baja sebatian dan timbunan tanah ke atas pertumbuhan G. scortechinii di Nami, Kedah, Semenanjung Malaysia. Pembajaan pada kadar 0, 2,4,6 dan 8 kg bagi setiap rumpun dilakukan dua kali sepanjang setahun kajian dijalankan sementara timbunan tanah setinggi 0, 10, 20 dan 40 cm atas paras tanah dilakukan sekali. Kesan yang signifikan hanya didapati dalam kajian timbunan tanah tiga bulan selepas rawatan dan tiada kesan selepas setahun.

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