Key unknowns in nitrogen budget for oil palm plantations. A review

  title={Key unknowns in nitrogen budget for oil palm plantations. A review},
  author={L{\'e}na{\"i}c Pardon and C{\'e}cile Bessou and Paul N. Nelson and Bernard Dubos and J. Ollivier and Rapha{\"e}l Marichal and Jean-Pierre Caliman and Beno{\^i}t Gabrielle},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
Nitrogen (N) losses in agroecosystems are a major environmental and economic issue. This issue is particularly pronounced in oil palm cultivation because oil palm production area is expected to increase to 12 Mha by 2050. N fertilization in oil palm plantations is mainly provided by mineral fertilizers, palm oil mill by-products, and biological fixation using legume cover crops. N loss has a major environmental impact during cultivation. For instance, 48.7 % of the greenhouse gases emitted to… CONTINUE READING
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