Combining Ability and Heterosis of Vegetative, Generative, and Yield Potential Characters of Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.) using Diallel Analysis

Estate Crops News – General Combining Ability (GCA) and Specific Combining Ability (SCA) are important in creating high yielding varieties. A parent having high GCA is appropriate to produce synthetic or composite varieties, while high SCA is to produce hybrid.

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Potency and Prospect of Physic Nut Seeds for Substitution for Stove Fuel in Villager Households

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) has been recommended as one of a new and renewable energy source. Utilization of physic nut seeds as an energy source in Indonesian villages has not been intensively published. The stove using jatropha seed was designed by Balittas and prospective to be applied to fulfill the […]

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Prediction Model of Moisture , Fat, and Free Fatty Acid Content of Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Physic nut is a potential source of biodiesel. It is high in fat content, above 40% and has not been usesed for other purposes. Moisture, free fatty acid, and fat content are the chemical compounds and determinant factor for physic nut seed quality. The objective of this study was to develop […]

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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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Genetic Evaluation of Yield Potential and Other Important Characters in Physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) to Support New High Yielding Variety Development

ESTATE CROPS INNOVATION – Genetic evaluation is needed in order to develop high yielding varieties of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.), an important oil producing crop needed to support development of renewable energy resources program in Indonesia. The collected genetic data are important for designing the appropriate Jatropha breeding program.

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