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Growth Performance of Sago Palms ( Metroxylon sagu Rottb . ) in Peat of Different Depth and Soil Water Table

@inproceedings{Jong2015GrowthPO,
  title={Growth Performance of Sago Palms ( Metroxylon sagu Rottb . ) in Peat of Different Depth and Soil Water Table},
  author={Jong and Foh Shoon and Akira and Watanabe and Daisuke and Hirabayashi and Sachi and Matsuda and Benito Hell and Purwanto and Ken-ichi and Kakuda and Ho and Ando and Benito H. Purwanto},
  year={2015}
}
The sago palm is one of the highest yielding perennial starch crops in the world. Starch is accumulated progressively in the trunk and each palm is capable of producing about 200kg of dry starch. Because of the continuous production of off-shoots to replenish the harvested palm, the economic life of sago palm is theoretically perpetual. It is one of the very few crops that are highly tolerant to low pH and can be cultivated on peat and sulphidic soils. The growth of sago palms on deep peat… Expand

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