Biophysical interactions and economic analysis of Tree Medicinal Plants Intercropped with Batai (Paraserianthes Falcataria) in Sabah

Affendy Hassan, and Azmy Mohamed, and Mohammad Amizi Ayob, and Assis Kamu, (2010) Biophysical interactions and economic analysis of Tree Medicinal Plants Intercropped with Batai (Paraserianthes Falcataria) in Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study was conducted at ex-stumping forest area under FMU 17B, TangkulapPinangah Forest Reserve that managed by Maxland Forest Plantation Berhad. A Randomized Completely Block Design (RCBD) was used. In this study, there were four (4) medicinal plants cultivated Intercrops with Paraserlanthes fa/cataria (also known as Albizia falcataria) namely Cymbopogon nardus (Serai Wangl), Dcimum basilicum (Selasih), Curcuma domestica (Kunyit) and Plantago major (Ekor Anjing) In order to compare four (4) medicinal plants growth and yields intercropped with legume tree (P. falcataria) In ex-stumping forest area, to evaluate growth and yield differences of three medicinal plants through two of the primary drivers of growth: soil fertility and foliar nutrient, and to assess the economic performance of four (4) medicinal plants legume tree (P. falcataria). Chicken dung was applied every six months within one and half year. Biophysical parameters measured during the period of study were leaf area meter Index (LAI), height, leaf biomass for harvesting. In terms of soil fertility, the soil and foliar samples taken for nutrient analysis such as Total N, Available P, Exchangeable K, Mg, ca and as well as CEC after fertilization especially in ex-stumping forest area. After primary data collected, economic analysis carried out for assessing the profitability from the Intercropped model like Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) as well as Land Equivalent Ratio (LER). Intercropplng of selected medicinal plants with P. falcataria is potentially In ex-stumping forest area through biophysical Interactions and economic analysis. Biophysical interaction can be monitored through soil fertility and foliar nutrition content. Legume tree like P. fa/cataria and organic application can help the soil to restructure the condition so that can be cultivated after damaged by harvesting, machines compaction or human activities. The role of legume cover tree also plays a significant role to trap the N and fixing from atmosphere so that can convert to form that plant can absorb. In economic view, it can be concluded that all the Intercropping models were given a better benefit to the company compare to mono-cropping activity

Item Type: Research Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tangkulap Pinangah Forest Reserve , Maxland Forest Plantation Berhad , economic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 07:29
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 07:29
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/22867

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