Nitrogen management on sustainable patchouli production

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) one of plant which is producing essential oil called patchouli oil. The oil produced by destilation herbage. The crops are responsive to fertilizers especially nitrogen and N concentration in leaves 5.58%. The condition is potentially to decline of soil fertility.

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(Bahasa) Ekstrak Galaktomanan pada Daging Buah Kelapa dan Ampasnya serta Manfaatnya untuk Pangan

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Galactomannan is a polymer containing units mannopiranosa with βeta-(1-4) and unit galactopiranosa with bonding αlfa-(1-6). Galactomannan source that has been developed is of plant seeds Leguminoceae, the fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum graecum). The price of 250 mg extract of fenugreek yield 85% galactomannan reach to US $ 26.75 (Rp.250,000).

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Research Status of Clove, Application of Technology and Development Strategy with Ecological Basic

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Clove (Syzygium aromaticum L.Marr and Perr) is a native spice crop of Indonesia. Development of clove estate areas has experienced up and downs fluctuation doe to desease and price fluctuation that cause farmers do not maintenat plant. Hence, it is necessary to perform extensification and intensification. Extensification means development through the […]

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Research Innovation to Support the Commersialization of Biopesticides in Indonesia

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – The economic value of biological pesticides outside Indonesia is quite high, reaching US $ 1.8 billion, however, in Indonesia, the value is insignificant. The paper was aimed to discuss the commercialization of biological pesticides and research innovation to support its development.

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Processing and Development of Frying Oil from Fruit of Some Varieties of Dwarf Coconut

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Fruits of Dwarft coconut commonly are used as young tender (8 months of fruit) for fresh coconut water and raw materials in processing of some conventional products such as klapeertart and coconut jam. Recently, the mature fruit (11-12 months of fruit) are not utilized yet.

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Morphological and Agronomics Diversity of COcoa Characteristics Local Promosing Clones Germplasm in South Sulawesi

Estate Crops News – Cocoa (Theobroma cacao  L.) is one of  important estate crops commodities which plays a role on Indonesian economy. South Sulawesi has a potency to generate superior clones of cocoa. A number of local cocoa clones from South Sulawesi has been recommended in rehabilitation and rejuvenation in the implementation of cocoa “Gernas” […]

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Effect of Internodes Number and Stems Length on Viability of Citronella Seeds (Cympobogon nardus L.)

Estate Crops News – Development of citronella required the availability of good quality seed. Presently, standard information of citronella seed quality is not available.  The results of experiment indicated that viability of citronella seeds was affected by stolon internodes number and stem length. Seeds with two internodes and stem length 25 cm has better viability […]

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Resistance-Screening of Patchouli Somaclones on Bacterial Wilt Disease (Ralstonia solanacearum)

Estate Crops News – Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most important diseases on patchouli. The developing patchouli resistance varieties against  wilt disease conducted through the induction of somaclonal variation produced resistant patchouli somaclones against R. solanacearum (in-vitro).

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Effect of Colchicine on the Phenothypic Performance of Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Mutant and Ploidy Analysis

Estate Crops News – Genetic variability of pepper (Piper nigrum) in Indonesia was low, so it was needed to increase its variability. Research was conducted at the green house of Indonesian Spices and Medicinal Crops Research Institute, Bogor from January 2012 to June 2013.

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Water Transport and Growth of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) Under Soil Mechanical Impedance

Estate Crops News – The ability to adapt to soil mechanical impedance was considered to support cashew growing in drought prone areas, since those areas are sometimes aggravated by problem on soil mechanical impedance. The response of water transport and growth under soil mechanical impedance was  evaluated  at  two  productive  cashew  accessions.

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