The Status of Coconut Plant Breeding to Support Providing of Superior Seed in Indonesia

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Coconut is an estate crop that give many advantages to human being and distributed in all of provinces in Indonesia with a lot of accessions that have high genetic diversity. These causes coconut national productivity is still low that is 1 ton of copra/ha /year.

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Sugarcane Productivity and Yield Increased with Sprouting Physiological Engineering

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) was one of the strategic commodity, because it was used as raw material for various industries such as sugar, ethanol, amino acids, organic acids and foodstuffs. Therefore, development and improvement of productivity programs became the priority.

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Extention of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Cropping in Indonesia

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a bushy shrub of the Asteraceae family, indigenous plant of Paraguay. Now the plants are cultivated in some countries of Asia, Europe and Canada. The Stevia leaves have stevioside and rebaudioside which are the major metabolites and these compounds have sweetness characteristic 250 to 300 times of sucrose in sugar cane.

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Genetic Diversity Analysis of The Cameroon-Originated Oil Palm Accessions Assessed With SSR Markers

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Genetic diversity of the Indonesian oil palm collection is very low. To improve their genetic variability, exploration from the oil palm center of origins has been done in Kamerun.

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Effectivity of Beauveria bassiana Formula Against Cotton Bollworm

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Beauveria bassiana is the most common fungal entomopathogen against several of insect pests. Its potency, however, has not been tested on cotton bollworm, H. armigera. The objective of study was to know the effectivity of B. bassiana against H. armigera.

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“Jamu Ternak” Fermentation Enhances Immunity

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY – Fermented herbal medicine consisting of a mixture of discovery plants, bitter, betel and onion have activities as immunomodulators and are anti-viral in humans. One of the diseases that can cause huge losses because of killing millions of poultry is avian influenza caused by the Avian Influenza virus.

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Production of Generation II Bioethanol from Sugar Cane Biomass

INNOVATION OF PLANTATION TECHNOLOGY – Today the world faces a serious problem of decreasing energy reserves. The limitation of fuel oil (BBM) occurs because the fossil raw materials have started to run out. As a result, the government cut fuel subsidies and made energy savings and sought to find alternative renewable fuels such as biethanol.

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IP-3P Fence Castor Oil (Jatropa curcas L.) Variety

SUPERIOR VARIETY OF ESTATE CROPS – The IP-3P variety of Fence Castor Oil is the result of reoccurring selections of IP2-P population. The seedbed period is 6 weeks, the age for the first flower is 6 weeks after transplanting, and the age on the initial harvest is 14 weeks after transplanting. In the first year, […]

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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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