Utilization of acid sulfatate soil in rantau rasau-jambi province for cultivation of gaharu (Aquilaria sp)
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During 30 years transmigrations from Java Island Living at new peatland area of Rantau Rasau, Jambi Province, Indonesia for rice cultivation, the soil changed gradually to become degraded acid sulfate soil. Some farmers still hold out the land by rice cultivation wiyh very low productivity while the others changed their landuse from rice to oil palm and rubber palntation. However, the productivity of both plants also low. To increase farmer income therefore, high economical value plants should be selcted and cultivated.
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