Get the CIFOR publications update

CIFOR publishes over 400 publications every year on forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy, agroforestry and much more in multiple languages.

Acacia mangium plantations in PT Musi Hutan Persada, South Sumatera, Indonesia

Acacia mangium plantations in PT Musi Hutan Persada, South Sumatera, Indonesia

PT Musi Hutan Persada, a forestry company growing wood for pulp in South Sumatra manages about 200 000 ha of forest plantations, 90% of which consists of Acacia mangium. Most of the plantations are in an area with high rainfall and on red-yellow podzolic soil with inherently poor fertility and low pH. Inter-rotation site productivity and management have been identified by the company as one of the crucial issues for sustaining the long-term productivity of its plantations. This paper describes the study plan for inter-rotation site productivity and management of A. mangium plantations in PT Musi Hutan Persada. The experiment tests the on-site effect of different treatments of organic matter or aboveground biomass management. Information from earlier work indicates that most A. mangium biomass and three major nutrients (N, P and K) is in the wood, and harvesting will remove around 200 kg N, 45 kg P and 240 kg K per hectare. Litter production of an 8-year old stand was about 13 t ha –1 and about 70% of its mass will be lost in one year.

Authors: Siregar, S.T.H.; Hardiyanto, E.B.; Gales, K.

Topic: Acacia mangium,forest plantations,pulps,rotations,soil fertility,forest products industries,conferences

Geographic: Indonesia,Sumatra

Publisher: CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 1999

ISBN: 979-8764-33-1

Source: Nambiar, E.K.S., Cossalter, C. and Tiarks, A. (eds.) Site management and productivity in tropical plantation forests: workshop proceedings 16-20 February 1998, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.. 39-44

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Download Option:

Export Citation

Related viewing


CIFOR website usability survey

We're conducting research on our website and we'd love to hear from you about your experience on This will help us make improvements and prioritize new features. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email us:

We really appreciate your input!

Start survey
I don’t want to participate
Remind me later