Borer Pests In The Early Growth Of Sugarcane

ESTATE CROPS INFO – So far, the attack of several types of borer pests in this period of young plants in Indonesia has not received serious attention. Whereas the attack has the potential to significantly reduce the productivity and quality of sugarcane. (Anjas) Several factors can affect the development of pest populations in the field, one […]

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Sugarcane Farming Dilemma: A Case Study Of Smallholder Sugarcane In Malang

ESTATE CROPS INFO – The Ministry of Agriculture has rolled out ratoon unloading and ratoon care programs, but the realization in the field is still low. For example in Malang Regency, in 2015 the realization of the ratoon unloading program only reached about 38%. The main obstacle is limited capital, given that farmers feel that with intensive […]

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Prospects Of Development Of Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana) As A Natural Low Calorie Sweetener Sugar Substitution

ICECRD INFO – Stevia plants are very easy to cultivate and can be harvested 6-8 times a year. Optimal harvest time is before the emergence of flowers. Post-harvest handling of stevia plants is very easy and simple, just pick the leaves as in tea plants. Currently, there are several areas for the development of stevia plants in […]

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Fire Wound Disease (Sporisorium Scitamineum) Sugarcane Plants

ICECRD INFO – This disease is a systemic disease. Control efforts in the form of providing disease-free planting material as well as reducing inoculum sources and preventing transmission are needed. One of the sources of inoculum suppression can be done by immersing the planting material. This immersion treatment can be in the form of hot water 52oC for […]

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Domestic Sugar Availability Perspective And National Sugar Self-Sufficiency

PLANTATION PUBLICATIONS – This article aims to review the perspective of domestic sugar availability and national sugar self-sufficiency. The results of the review show that the existence of sugar as one of the basic needs of the Indonesian people is faced with the gap between production (2.5 million tons / year) and consumption (5.7 million). […]

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Analysis of Genetic Stability of Micropropagated Sugarcane in Different Subculture Frequencies Using SSR Marker

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – In vitro technique is an effective method to produce high quality and uniform sugarcane seedlings. This study was aimed to determine genetic stability based on SSR marker analysis of six varieties of sugarcane subcultured in regeneration media. It was conducted at the ICABIOGRAD Molecular Biology Laboratory, Bogor, from May 2015 to October […]

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Status and Control Strategy of Important Sugarcane Diseases In Indonesia

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – There were more than 30 diseases have been recorded since sugarcane grown for sugar in Indonesia.  And yet, only few diseases considered as major diaseases since they decreased productivity up to 20% and sugar content significantly.  They were: sereh caused by Phytoplasm, pokkah boeng caused by Fusarium moniliformae, leafscald caused by Xanthomonas albineans, […]

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Farm Efficiency of Sugar Cane in Gorontalo Province

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Sugarcane is an important commodity in Gorontalo Province. However, the development of sugarcane farming is constrained by limited cultivation land and low productivity of sugarcane. The government continues to improve farm productivity and efficiency through the application of technology, optimization of the use of agricultural tools and machinery, production input assistance, […]

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Technology For Curing Sugar Cane Cultivation Supports Improving Crystalline Productivity

ICECRD NEWS – Sugarcane plantations are currently dominated by ratoon or kepras sugarcane which has a tendency to decrease productivity with increasing ratoon period. Farmers prefer to plant ratoon because planting new sugar cane requires high costs for unloading ratoon and procuring sugar cane seeds. Technology support for ratooning cane cultivation is needed to increase the productivity […]

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