Lavandula Officinalis Based Aromatherapy Candles

PLANTATION NEWS – Lavandula officinalis -based aromatherapy candles The use of essential oils as aromatherapy is a very prospective opportunity in the development of diversified natural products, which are safe for health and the environment. The benefits of lavender-based aromatherapy candles can relax the body, can eliminate negative ions in the body, are useful for refreshing and reducing stress, […]

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The Use Of Superior Seeds To Improve Oil Quality And Income Of Lemongrass Business

PUSLITBANGBUN NEWS – Citronella oil ( Cymbopogon nardus ), is one of Indonesia’s sources of foreign exchange. In 2022 it is estimated that the marketing value of world lemongrass oil will reach more than US $ 70 million and Indonesia produces 40% of the world’s supply. The quality of Indonesian lemongrass oil is low because farmers generally grow local […]

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Cardamom Cultivation Prospects

Cardamom is one of the spices that are needed by the community. Not only for cooking ingredients, cardamom is also needed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Interested in starting cultivation? “Cardamom plants are shrubs that grow well in shaded conditions. Kapolaga plants require fertile, loose and well drained soil. Such land is abundant in Indonesia at various […]

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Effect of Internodes Number and Stems Length on Viability of Citronella Seeds (Cympobogon nardus L.)

Estate Crops News – Development of citronella required the availability of good quality seed. Presently, standard information of citronella seed quality is not available.  The results of experiment indicated that viability of citronella seeds was affected by stolon internodes number and stem length. Seeds with two internodes and stem length 25 cm has better viability […]

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Insecticidal Activity of Piper retrofractum Fruit Extract on Helopeltis antonii (Hemiptera; Miridae)

Estate Crops News – Helopeltis antonii is cocoa, tea, and cashew nuts importatnt pest that causes damage by sucking plant sap from shoots and nuts. This study was conducted to test toxicity of Piper retrofractum fruit extract on adults, sublethal effect on the production nymphal progeny, and persistence againts mortality and oviposition of H. antonii.

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