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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Population Dynamic of Lice Green Scales and Aphids Population on Three Varieties of Arabica Coffee

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – One of the main constraints on the growth of coffee seedlings in the greenhouse is pests lice green scales (Coccus viridis) and Aphids (Aphids gossypii) that can inhibit the growth of plants. Competition in utilizing nutrients can cause the attacked plants to become more severe, even some plants to be dead. […]

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Optimization and Evaluation of Cryopreservation Method of Pruatjan

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Optimization and evaluation of cryopreservation methods should be conducted to obtain standard protocol for long term conservation of pruatjan. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of combined treatments of pregrowth, preculture, and recovery media to the survival and regeneration rate of in vitro shoots and embryogenic calli […]

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Screening of Cotton Lines (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Tolerance to Drought at Germination Stage with PEG-6000

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Cotton production areas in Indonesia are arable land with lack of water availability. The aim of this study was to obtain cotton lines tolerant to drought using PEG-6000 at germination stage. The experiment was conducted at the Seed Testing Laboratory in Indonesian Sweetener and Fiber Crops Research Institute, from April to […]

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Silicon (Si): Beneficial Element for Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Silicon (Si) is one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, but it is mostly inert and only slightly soluble and available to plants. Source of Si in the earth are minerals and biogenic pools.  Sugarcane is known to absorb more Si than any othermineral nutrient, with the potential […]

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Variability and Improvement of Processing Method for Several Types of Local Sliced Tobaccos in The Growing Areas

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Tobacco (Nicotiana tabaccum L.) is grown in fourteen provinces of Indonesia including Nangroe Aceh Darusalam (NAD), North Sumatera, West Sumatera, Jambi, South Sumatera, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and South Sulawesi, with varied processing methods. The method used is influenced […]

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Serological and PCR Detection of Virus(es) Associated with Mosaic Sumptoms on Patchouli Plant (Pogostemon cablin Benth)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Mosaic symptoms on patchouli plant are associated with several viruses, i.e. Potyvirus, Potexvirus, CMV, and BBWV2. The objective of the study was to detect virus(es) associated with mosaic symptoms on patchouli at the the patchouli seed nurseries, in Manoko, Cicurug, and Cijeruk. Thirty leaf samples either showing typical symptomatic mosaic or […]

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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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The Effect of Water Deficit on Physiological Characteristics of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth) is one of plant that produces patchouli oil call patchouli oil. However, patchouli is susceptible to drought. The effect of global warming which changes rainfall pattern caused droughts in several regions including Indonesia. Therefore, it is important to find patchouli variety which is relatively tolerant to drought.

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Morphological Characteristic, Yield Potential, and Major Rhizome Constituante of Nine Accession Number of Wild Ginger

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Wild ginger is one of Zingiberaceae family. Plant use as a medicine for stamina improvement, anticancer and antiinfection. Balittro had collected wild ginger from several area and potential characters should be evaluated. Characterization was conducted at Cicurug experimental garden – West Java on 2009-2010. Seed rhizome of nine acession was planted […]

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