SUPERIOR VARIETY OF PLANTATION – The trial for the release of the local Magetan tobacco variety was held at Bumi Wiyata Hotel, Depok City on November 2, 2017 together with the release of several other plantation commodities. Magetan tobacco is traditional tobacco that is processed chopped. Tobacco has been developing since 1910 in the Parang District, Magetan Regency with an average area of 300 – 750 ha per year. The consumers are quite a lot, including traders of collectors for hand-rolled cigarettes and several medium and small cigarette factories. Until now, no Magetan tobacco cultivar has been released.
The objective of the activity is to obtain 1-2 local superior varieties that are better than other local cultivars that are developing in Magetan Regency. Thus it will have an impact on reducing the use of illegal cultivars, as well as certification and supervision of the distribution of tobacco seeds in Magetan Regency, as well as increasing the production and quality of local Magetan tobacco.
In 2012, 10 cultivars of Magetan tobacco were explored and selected (refined). From 2013 to 2016, multilocation tests were carried out in five locations.
From this test, two cultivars were selected, namely Rejeb 3 with dry slice productivity of 0.35 – 1.13 tonnes / ha, quality index 49.97 – 74.58, plant index 21.01 – 90.13, nicotine content 2.93 – 5.20% and moderate to pineapple disease (Phytopthora nicotianae) and susceptible to bacterial wilt disease ( Ralstonia solanacearum ) and Rejeb 4 with dry chopped productivity 0.39-1.14 tonnes / ha, quality index 48.63 – 82.40 , plant index 26.03 – 96.18, nicotine levels from 3.00 to 5.28% and resistant to lanas ( Phytopthora nicotianae ) and susceptible to bacterial wilt disease (Ralstonia solanacearum).
After going through the trial, the two cultivars were approved to be released as local superior varieties of Magetan tobacco under the names Rejeb Parang 3 and Rejeb Parang 4.