Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 2

South African Pecan Planting Boom and Carbon Sequestration in Biomass

Cornelius Arnoldus Pieterse*

GWK Pecans, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Cornelius Arnoldus Pieterse, GWK Pecans, South Africa.

Received: January 21, 2020; Published: January 30, 2020

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Abstract

  The Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis) is one of the most planted trees per year in South Africa, since 2012. According to SAPPA (South African Pecan Producers Association) an average of 3,513,000 trees per year were planted, from 2010 to 2018. This boom in growing pecan trees, could have an enormous impact on carbon sequestration within living and productive biomass, which delivers environmental impacting functions and services. According to current data it appears that South African Pecan Producers are going to be sequestering ≈ 3 477 megatons/year of biomass on average for 8 years’ time. In the total 8 years sequestering ≈27 816 megatons of biomass. But proper management of irrigation and fertilization will be needed to combat the excessive and ineffective emissions of CO2, CH4, and N2O greenhouse gasses in the pecan agriculture production industry.

Keywords: Carbon; Biomass; Pecan Orchards

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Citation

Citation: Cornelius Arnoldus Pieterse. “South African Pecan Planting Boom and Carbon Sequestration in Biomass". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.2 (2020): 144-147.



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