Correlation Among Physical, Physiological Characters of Rhizome Type and Viability of Large White Ginger

Estate Crops News – One of the problems in the large white ginger production of (Zigiber officinale Rosc.) is high requirement for seed rhizome (+2 ton per ha). Efficiency of propagation materia has been carried out through research that aims to determine the initial character of rhizome related to seed viability of ginger rhizome and […]

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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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Prospects of use Endophytic Bacteria Controlling Nematodes Pratylenchus brachyurus Plant Nilam

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus brachyurus) is an important pathogent of patchouli in Indonesia and causes sifnificant losses at several main patchouli central productions such as Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, West Java and Central Java. Some control measures, i.e. nematicides, cultural practices, and organic matter amendment, have not given satisfactory result in managing nematode population […]

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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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Research Status and Strategy in Increase Patchouli Content in Patchouli Oil

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Patchouli (pogostemon cablin Benth.) as the oil-producing plant is known through patchouli oil. Patchouli oil is one of natural ingredient that has a very important role in the industry of cosmetics and perfumes. Patchoulol (patchouli alcohol/PA) is the most important compound which secretes aroma and are often used as an indicator […]

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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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