Merakati Handajaningsih
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bengkulu, Bengkulu, 38122, Indonesia

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Effect of Incubation of Goat Manure on Growth and Yield of Sweet Corn Saputra, Dedi; Handajaningsih, Merakati; Hermawan, Bandi
Akta Agrosia Vol 20, No 2 (2017)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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ABSTRACTGoat manure is one of organic fertilizers used as the main input in organic farming practice in Indonesia.  Since the slower availability of  nutrient elements to the plants is the characteristic of this manure compared to the other manures, then research on the time of incubation needs to be evaluated.  The study was conducted  in Medan Baru Fields Experiment, district Muara Bangkahulu Bengkulu city. Randomized Complete Block Design was arranged for the experiment. Time incubation of goat manure in the field was single factor consisted of  no incubation, 1 week before planting, 2 weeks before planting, 3 weeks before planting, and 4 weeks before planting.  As much as 20 tons/ha  of  goat manure was incorporated in the field, no additional inorganic fertilizer was applied on sweet corn plants var. Bonanza F1.  The sweetcorn plants responded better growth to treatment 4 weeks incubation of goat manure compared to treatment of no incubation. Yet incubation time of goat manure showed no  significant effects on sweet corn yieldKeywords: incubation,goat manure, sweet corn, growth, yield 
Journal of Tropical Soils Vol 16, No 1: January 2011

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Soil health is very important point for plant growth which is measured by several indicators. The purposes of the research were to assess and to classify soil health Padang Betuah area of Bengkulu, and to compare between soil health indicators and lettuce plant performance indicators. Soils, consist of mineral and peat soils, were sampled using a soil random sampling technique. Lettuce plants were grown in polybags using sample soils. Both lettuce performance and soil health were assessed by calculating the percentage of total scores of lettuce plant or soil performance indicators which derived from variables observed. Soil variables for field evaluation included color, moisture content, texture, structure, compaction, land slope, organic matter, pH, amount of earthworm, erosion level, LCC (Legume Cover Crop), and vegetation performance. Soil variables for laboratory evaluation were pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total Carbon and Nitrogen, available-Posphorus, cation exchangeable capacity, basesaturation, and aluminum saturation. While, the variables for lettuce growth performance included plant height, numbers of leaf, degree of leaf greenness, plant fresh weight, and relative percentage of shoot : root ratio. The results of field and laboratory evaluation showed that soil health were categoried as a healthy soil and moderate healthy soil both for mineral and peat soils, respectively. Furthermore, similar categories were also obtained for evaluation of plant performance categories. No correlation was found between the soil performance indicatorcategory and the lettuce performance category.Keywords: Field indicator, laboratory indicator, lettuce growth indicator, soil health
Pertumbuhan dan Hasil Tanaman Selada pada Tiga Jenis Tanah Mineral dengan Pemberian Dosis Pupuk Kandang Sapi yang Berbeda Putra, Dian Pramana; Handajaningsih, Merakati; Riwandi, Riwandi; Fahrurrozi, Fahrurrozi
Akta Agrosia Vol 19, No 2 (2016)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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Growing lettuce on lowland mineral soil is an alternative to increase lettuce production. Mineral soil with less fertile soil property needs additional organic matter when it is used as growing medium for lettuce plants . The purpose of this study was to evaluate the growth and yield of lettuce on some mineral soil types and different doses of cow manure. The research was conducted in Surabaya village, Sungai Serut District, Bengkulu City. The experiment used a completely randomized design, two factors, five replications. The first factor was the three types of mineral soils, consisted of Inceptisol, Ultisol and Entisol. The second factor was dose of cow manure, consisted of 0 ton/ha, 5 ton/ha (7.065 g/polybag), 10 ton/ ha (14.13g/polybag), and 15 ton/ha (21.19 g/polybag ). Each combination was repeated 5 times in order to obtain 60 experimental units. The results showed that the mineral Ultisol generally resulted in better growth of lettuce plants than it was at Inceptisol and Entisols, which were indicated by the higher degree of the leaf greenness leaves, root fresh weight and shoot fresh weight. Dosage of fertilizer up to 15 tonnes/ha significantly increased shoot fresh weight and root fresh weight of plants. The interaction between soil types and doses of cow manure occured only on the variable of root fresh weight when it was grown on Ultisol with dose of cow manure at 8.07 tonnes/ha.
Journal of Tropical Soils Vol 20, No 1: January 2015

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.5400/jts.2015.v20i1.11-19


Intensive agriculture has been well known to cause decline in soil organic matter and nutrient content of the soils. Therefore, efforts should be taken to avoid this from happening. Addition of organic fertilizers like compost has been increasingly become more important in Indonesian agriculture in the last couple of decades. The objectives of this study were to produce high quality compost using Indore method and to investigate its effects on organic-corn production. The study was conducted in the Integrated Agriculture Zone (IAZ), University of Bengkulu for two years (2012 and 2013). The study  consisted of three steps: (i) soil fertility identification, (ii) compost production, and (iii) organic-corn field production. Soil fertility identification involved physical, chemical, biological analysis of soil samples collected from less fertile and moderately fertile soils. A randomized completely block design was employed in the field study which involved five rates of compost and two levels of soil fertility with three replications.  In 2012, high quality compost was black, had pH 8, fine, odorless, and sufficiently high in NPK contents. Organic-corn yielded 2.94 and 5.69 Mg ha-1 of dried kernels on less fertile and moderately fertile soils, respectively at 20 Mg ha-1 compost. Similarly, in 2013 high quality compost was black, had pH 8, moderate, odorless, and high in NPK contents. The corn yields were 3.75 and 1.93 Mg ha-1 on less fertile and moderately fertile soils, respectively at 22.50 Mg ha-1 compost.  [How to Cite: Riwandi, M Handajaningsih, Hasanudin, and A Munawar. 2015. Soil Quality Improvement Using Compost and its Effects on Organic-Corn Production. J Trop Soils 19: 11-19. Doi: 10.5400/jts.2015.20.1.11][Permalink/DOI:]
Growth and Yield Response of Melon to Different Time Application of Goat Manure and Dose of Potassium Handajaningsih, Merakati; Marwanto, Marwanto; Armitasari, Tri; Inoriah, Entang; Pujiwati, Hesti
Akta Agrosia Vol 21, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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Goat manure contains high potassium, thus it is expected to reduce  the usage of synthetic potassium fertilizer. Incubation of goat manure is needed prior to planting since the nutrients are slow release. The objective of the experiment was to find the best time application and dose of potassium on growth and yield of melon. Container experiment using polybags was set in Completely Randomized Design.  Goat manure were incorporated into soil at the time of transplanting (0 DBT), 5 days before transplanting (5 DBT), and 10 DBT. The dose of potassium was consisted of 0 kg/ha, 200 kg/ ha and 400 kg/ha. The treatments were repeated 3 times, each of which consisted of 4 plants. Growth and yield of plants showed no response to the interaction between the two factors of treatment. Single effect of time applicaton of goat manure 10 DBT affected leaf area (1619.51 cm2), fruit weight (872 g), fruit diameter (16.19 cm) and the thickness of edible fruit part (2.61 cm). The dose of potassium 400 kg/ha increased fruit sweetness to 8.20Brix.
Effects of Combined Application of Cow Manure And Inorganic Nitrogen Fertilizer on Growth, Yield and Nitrogen Uptake of Black Rice Marwanto, Marwanto; Nasiroh, Nasiroh; Mucitro, Bambang G.; Handajaningsih, Merakati
Akta Agrosia Vol 21, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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The beneficial effects of manure on soil properties, growth, and crop productivity have promoted its use for replacing the application of N fertilizer. However, it is not well understood to what extent N fertilizer was able to be substituted by cow manure. Accordingly, this pot experiment aimed to compare the effect of inorganic N fertilizer application alone with that of the combined use of inorganic N fertilizer with cow manure based on the same amount of total N on growth parameters, yield attributes, and nitrogen (N) uptake of black rice. The experiment was conducted under a screen house condition in Agriculture Faculty, Bengkulu University located at 15 meters altitude above sea level during the summer season of 2015. There were six treatments viz. T1 = 100% N from urea + 0% N from cow manure (0.52 g N + 0.00 g cow manure) pot-1, T2 = 80% N from urea  + 20% N from cow manure  (0.42 g N + 9.55 g cow manure) pot-1, T3 = 60% N from urea + 40% N from cow manure (0.31 g N  + 19.10 g cow manure) pot-1, T4 = 40% N from urea + 60% N from cow manure (0.21 g N + 28.65 g cow manure) pot-1, T5 = 20% N from urea + 80% N from cow manure (0.10 g N+ 38.20 g cow manure) pot-1, and T6 = 0% N from urea + 100% N from cow manure (0.00 g N  + 47.75 g cow manure) pot-1. The amount of inorganic N fertilizer in the form of urea and cow manure applied was calculated based on the recommended rate of 115.00 kg ha-1 for N fertilizer and 10.50 ton ha-1 for cow manure. These treatments were arranged in a Completely Randomized Design and repeated three times. The results showed that the treatments significantly (P ?0.005) affected growth parameters as measured by plant height, the number of leaves, fresh shoot weight, fresh root weight, dry shoot weight, dry root weight, yield attributes as determined by the total number of tillers, the total number productive tillers, grain yield per pot, and N uptake. The highest values for all these variables were obtained in the treatment receiving recommended rate of urea only (100% N from urea + 0% N from cow manure as equivalence) and the lowest in the treatment receiving a100% N from cow manure (0% N from urea + 100% N from cow manure). However, combined treatments of cow manure and inorganic N fertilizer such as 80% N from urea  + 20% N from cow manure, 60% N from urea + 40% N from cow manure 40% N from urea + 60% N from cow manure showed a parity statistically with the treatment receiving 100% N from urea only in maintaining the values for all these variables. Overall, the combined use of inorganic N fertilizer (urea) and cow manure as an equivalence promoted growth and yield of black rice by improving N uptake. Keywords: integrated nutrient management, soil chemical property, Nitrogen uptake, combined fertilizer application, black rice
Agrotrop: Journal on Agriculture Science Vol 3 No 2 (2013)
Publisher : Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Udayana

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Early Growth of Phaleria macrocarpaunder Different Shade Intensity and Doses ofVermicompost. Phaleria macrocarpaisshade plant,nativeto Papua-Indonesia. This is one of themost valuable herbal plants in Indonesia and widely grown in home gardens as well as in industrialareas.Organic matter incorporated into the media can increase nutrient availability, medium moisture,plant growth regulator, and improve soil structure to support root growth. In addition, light intensity isanother factor determined the optimum growth especially on shade plants. The research was aimed tofind the most appropriate dose and shade intensity to support early growth stage of Phaleriamacrocarpa.CompletelyRandomized Design was applied in Split Plot arrangement with threereplications. The shade intensity consisted of 0, 25, 50, or 75% while the dose of vermicompostconsisted of 0, 300, 600, or 900 g polybag-1. Research showed thatno interaction was revealed betweenshade intensity and dose of vermicompost on plant height, plant fresh weight and degree of leaf greeness.Root length and root dry weight responded linierly under 25, 50, and 75% shadesThere was no responseon plant growth with the increase ofdose of vermicompost when plants were grown without shading.The highest growth as shown on leaf number, leaf area, stem diameter, and root growth was under 50%shading and application 900 g polybag-1 of vermicompost. This research thus supports the previousreport that P. macrocarpa is less tolerance to full sunlight during its early growth.
Respon Pertumbuhan Stek Anggur (Vitis vinifera L.) terhadap Pemberian Beberapa Konsentrasi Ekstrak Bawang Merah (Allium ascalonicum L.) Utami, Tri; Hermansyah, Hermansyah; Handajaningsih, Merakati
Akta Agrosia Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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The purpose of this study was to determine the optimum concentration of shallot extract to the growth of grape cuttings grape cuttings. This study was conducted from September to December 2015 in the city of Bengkulu. This research used Completely Randomized Design with a single factor and five replications. Treatment concentrations of 0% (control), shallot extract concentration of 25%, 75% and 100%. The variables measured were the time to sprout, shoot height, the number of leaves, number of roots, fresh weight and dry weight of cuttings. The results showed that the concentration of shallot extract 100% concentration enhances the growth of grape cutting, time to sprout, and the concentration of extract 50% increase shoot height and number of leaves on grape cuttings.
Pengaruh Kepadatan Populasi terhadap Pertumbuhan dan Hasil Blewah (Cucumis melo L. var. Cantalupensis) Rajagukguk, Natalia; Turmudi, Edhi; Handajaningsih, Merakati
Akta Agrosia Vol 20, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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Blewah (C. melo var. Cantalupensis) is one specific type of melon with fresh and fragrance arome when the fruit is ripe.  Mostly the plant is grown in Java island of Indonesia.  There is no research-based  information about technique of cultivationof this plant, so this experiment was done to study population density to determine the optimal spacing for growth and yield of blewah.  The experiment has been implemented from February 2016 until May 2016 in the experimental field of the University of Bengkulu. This study used a complete Randomized Complete Block Design with different population density treatments i.e.: plant density of 4 plants per plot of 10 m2 (plant spacing 100 cm x 250 cm);  plant density of 6 plants per plot, (plant spacing 100 cm x 166 cm); plant density of 8 crops per plot (spacing of 100 cm x 120 cm); plant density of 10 plants per plot (plant spacing 100cm x 100 cm); plant density of 12 plants per plot (plant spacing 100 cm x 83 cm); plant density of 14 plants per plot (plant spacing 100 cm x 72 cm); and plant density of 16 plants per plot (plant spacing 100cm x 62 cm). Each treatment was repeated 3 times. The experiment showed that the optimal spacing for growing blewah was at population density 12 plants/10 m2 or 12,000 plant/ha, plant spacing 100 cm x 83 cm. This arrangement of plant yielded the length of  plant, the number of branches, the diameter of the fruit, the plant dry weight, the weight of the fruit per plot, and fruit thickness of 224.47 cm, 3.67, 9.61 cm, 22.15 g, 7044.80 g,  and 2.21 cm respectively.Keywords: blewah, Cucumis melo var. Cantalupensis, growth, plant density, yield 
Different Compost Materials Used as Source of Organic Matter in Production of Chili Pepper Sumbayak, Roy S.O.; Handajaningsih, Merakati; Hartal, Hartal; Marwanto, Marwanto
Akta Agrosia Vol 22, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Bengkulu

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Compost has been commonly used as the primary organic matter in organic plant production, especially in vegetable production.  Different sources of compost materials give different medium structures and chemical characteristics. The objectives of this research were: 1) to evaluate the response of growth and yield of chili pepper to a rate of compost and source of animal waste which were used as compost; 2) to determine the optimum rate of fertilizer for the highest growth and yield of chili pepper. The research was carried out from November 2015 until March 2016. Compost material treatments consisted of cow dung, empty palm oil bunches, and mixed of vegetable residue and weeds. The compost rate treatments consisted of 0 ton ha-1, 10 ton ha-1, 20 ton ha-1, and 30 ton ha-1. No interaction between the two treatments was found to influence plant growth and yield variables.   The type of compost materials affected plant height of 5, 6, and7 weeks after transplanting.  Cow dung as a source of compost showed the best effect in increasing chili plant height.  Plant height, the number of plant dichotomous, and plant canopy responded linearly  to the increase of the compost rate. The usage of compost at 20 ton ha-1 and 30 ha-1 resulted in higher fruit length, the number of fruit, and fruit weight per plant.   Keywords: chili pepper, compost, organic, growth, yield