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Most of tobacco farmers in Madura cultivate tobacco var. Prancak-95, yet the response of the variety to NPK fertilizer had not been identified. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of NPK fertilizer on growth, yield and quality of madura tobacco var. Prancak-95. The study was conducted on silty loam soil at Lecen-lecen village, Pakong sub district, Pamekasan District, from April to December 2015. Tobacco was planted on early of June 2015 with double row spacing of (130+35)/2 cm x 40 cm. The treatments were arranged using Randomized Block Design with 3 replications. The treatments were 9 combinations of three level of N fertilizer (40, 60, and 80 kg N/ha) and three level of K fertilizer (19, 60.5 and 102 kg K2O/ha), and farmer’s fertilizer package (40 kg N + 36 P + 25 kg K+ 5 tons manure per hectare) as a control treatments. The results showed that yield and quality of madura tobacco var. Prancak-95 was increased when the doses of N and K fertilizers were increased. NPK fertilizer with dosage of 60 kg N + 45 kg P2O5 + 102 kg K2O + 5 tons manure per hectare was enough to produce sliced dried leaf as much 1,168 kg/ha and crop index value of 110.1.
Keywords: Nicotiana tabacum L., NPK fertilizers, madura tobacco
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