Patchouli Seeds Production and Handing to Provide Good Quality of Seed

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) is a primary essential oil plant of Indonesia.  It produces patchouli oil, and provides almost 90 % of world essential oil.  To  maintain the stability of market demand, it is necessary to develop sustainable production system of patchouli plantation. For the purpose, providing high quality seeds supply […]

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Inheritance of Hermaphrodite Character and Its Contribution to the Yield of Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Hermaphrodite character has been reported in physic nut, its role and contribution to production process especially to the yield has not been investigated. The objectives of this research were to evaluate hermaphrodite flowers contribution on yield and their mechanism inheritance. The evaluation was conducted at the Experimental Station of Balittri Sukabumi […]

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The Effect of Water Deficit on Physiological Characteristics of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth) is one of plant that produces patchouli oil call patchouli oil. However, patchouli is susceptible to drought. The effect of global warming which changes rainfall pattern caused droughts in several regions including Indonesia. Therefore, it is important to find patchouli variety which is relatively tolerant to drought.

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Morphological Characteristic, Yield Potential, and Major Rhizome Constituante of Nine Accession Number of Wild Ginger

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Wild ginger is one of Zingiberaceae family. Plant use as a medicine for stamina improvement, anticancer and antiinfection. Balittro had collected wild ginger from several area and potential characters should be evaluated. Characterization was conducted at Cicurug experimental garden – West Java on 2009-2010. Seed rhizome of nine acession was planted […]

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Characteristics of Oil and Trimyristin Isolation of Papua Nutmeg Seeds

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Nutmeg oils produced by the distillation of nutmeg seed is one of Indonesia’s export commodities. In Fakfak Regency of Papua, nutmeg Myristica argentea type is well developed. The type of nutmeg is good oil producer, however its characteristics has not been known. Nutmeg seed (especially the mature one) also contain fats […]

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Ramindo 1 Ramie (Bochmeria nivea) Variety

SUPERIOR VARIETY OF ESTATE CROPS – One of the fibre plants potentially developed in Indonesia is ramie plant. Ramindo 1 variety has specific characteristics namely having small leaves, bright green, roough-wrinkled, densed fine hairy, taper leaf angle, densed red bud composite, the leaves are slightly serrated and sharp. The pink flower in color will turn […]

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Revealing the Endophyte Potentials to Improve Sugarcane Health and Support an Increase in Sugar Production

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Escalation of sugarcane productivity to support self-sufficiency in sugar in 2014 should be followed with improving environmentally friendly cultivation sys-tem. One of the alternatives is the use of endophyte. Endophyte is a microorganism naturally integrated with healthty plant and lives inside plant tissues without giving any negative effects.

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Potential of Superior Variety Kemiri Sunan ss Resources for Biodiesel Material

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Biodiesel needs to be developed seriously as an alternative energy due to decrease in fossil fuel resource. Biodiesel had been planned by OPEC to be one of energy supply resource. Kemiri sunan (Reutealis trisperma (Blanco) Airy Shaw) is one of potential crops for the biodiesel purpose. Besides containing high oil, it […]

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