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Evaluation of Gigantochloa scortechinii and soil interaction in three study sites in Malaysia


Mohamed, Johar and Abdul Hamid, Hazandy and Mohamed, Elizah and Mohamad Ismail, Fatin Norliyana and Abiri, Rambod and Jalil, Abdul Majid and Megat Wahab, Puteri Edaroyati and Moradi, Mostafa and Naji, Hamid Reza (2022) Evaluation of Gigantochloa scortechinii and soil interaction in three study sites in Malaysia. Heliyon, 8 (12). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2405-8440


Understanding the productivity and physiological status of an organ (rhizome) function can lead into a sustainable production of sympodial bamboo. Nutrient elements and ash content (AC) are among the indicators to indicate the productivity and physiological status of an individual bamboo organ. The present study aimed to (a) determine the concentration of macronutrient elements of Gigantochloa scortechinii's rhizomes at four different ages collected at three study sites, and (b) investigate their relationship with AC. The destructive sampling was conducted on a set of four consecutive rhizomes using the selective random sampling method. Middle rhizome wall portion was used to determine the macronutrient elements and AC. All primary and secondary macronutrients were found to be different (p ≤ 0.01) at different study sites, except for the magnesium (Mg). The changes in nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), and Mg from new sprout to mature rhizome showed a strongly positive relationship with AC. Thus, the N, P, K, Ca, and Mg concentrations decreased with rhizome age, resulting in a decrease in AC. The present study suggests that the suitable harvesting of individual bamboo culm and rhizome is at mature and older age while the remaining younger age bamboo is kept being grown so that the bamboo production is sustainable in terms of the physiological functions.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Faculty of Forestry and Environment
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e12206
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Gigantochloa scortechinii; Harvesting; Organ function; Physiological status; Sympodial
Depositing User: Ms. Che Wa Zakaria
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2023 23:17
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2023 23:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/101331
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