BIOMASS, CARBON STOCK AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL IN ACACIA NILOTICA PADDY BASED TRADITIONAL AGROFORESTRY SYSTEM.
V. HAOKIP AND L. SINGH
Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492006, India.E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Vol. 96 (3) 2017 :234-237
The traditional agroforestry system of growing a multipurpose tree Acacia nilotica with paddy is a very popular in the semi arid tracts of central India.The Chhattisgarh state is regarded as the “Rice bowl” of the central India. The present study was made to quantify the “biomass, carbon stock and carbon sequestration potential in Acacia nilotica-paddy based traditional agroforestry system” in tropical environment at Nara village PO Bhan Soj, Raipur district (Chhattisgarh), during the year 2015-2016. In the present study, the total crop biomass ranged between 3.10 and 4.93 t/ha. The total crop yield ranged between 0.82 and 1.58 t/ha. The carbon stock of the soil ranged between 4.92 and 5.8 t/ha. The total carbon stored in trees across the agroforestry system was found to be 6.15 t/ha. Total carbon sequestered by the system was at rate of 3.0 t/ha. Total net productivity of the tree was 2.61 t/ha/yr. The research suggests that Acacia nilotica-paddy based traditional agroforestry system have the potential to enhance carbon Stock through tree biomass and soil.
Key words: Acacia nilotica, carbon sequestration, carbon stock, biomass, traditional agroforestry, carbon storage[Download]