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Contact: Dr. Susan Page
University of Leicester

Conditions at a Mature Oil Palm Plantation Site

Caption: Conditions at a mature oil palm plantation site, 18 years after conversion: (left image) open canopy (causing increased soil temperatures), limited ground cover (causing lowered soil moisture content), intensive fertilization (white patches around palm trunks), and (right image) a loose top soil structure (leaning oil palms, footprints).

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