Monitoring the Pest Attack of Rice in West Lombok
Written by Administrator Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Monitoring of pest attack is a routine activity that very important and should be carried out during the rice cultivation to see the type and level of attacks so that the control could be done on time and on target to prevents the spread of pests and diseases more widely because it can affect the outcome. Monitoring of pest was done on Tuesday (11/06/2013) by Lalu Wirajaswadi, M.Ed, Ir. M. Zairin, M.Si, Sabar Untung, SP, Yuliana Susanti, SP and Eka Widiastuti, SP due to there is report from farmers in Plulan village, Kuripan - West Lombok. This location is the center of rice development activities of UPBS BPTP NTB that would be used as seed and distributed to farmers. Varieties developed were Inpari 7, Inpari 10, Inpari 11, Inpari 13, Inpari 18, Inpari 19 and Inpari 21.
After observations on the leaves, stems and roots of plants, found that there is leaf blast disease characterized by yellow spotting with rhombus shape to elongate with the white-black spots of edge that very clear. This disease affects nearly all varieties except Inpari 13. Besides blast attack also found white pest fake, bacterial leaf blight and tungro but still in mild intensity compared with blast attacks. Blast caused by the fungus attacks because of the high levels of humidity due to the rainfall. While the Inpari 13 indicated poisoned of Fe (iron) so that the leaves have the yellow colour with the rust streaks. The recommended control is to increase the pH of the soil through N fertilization.
Further observations forwarded to Sigerongan village on land owned by H. Saiful which is one of the assisted farmers of UPBS BPTP NTB. In this location found the tungro attacks on Mekongga varieties and the hidrilla fly attack on Situbagendit varieties with relatively small attack.
The lack of farmers knowledge about pest attack and type of control to be done causing the event was very meaningful and eagerly awaited by farmers. In the future this activity should be done more regularly and continuously in order to early prevent and reduce the level of pests and diseases. (Source : Eka Widiastuti & Yuliana Susanti) (Translated by : Fitrahtunnisa)
Utilization Family Medicinal Plant (Toga) In the Yard of Polda NTB
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
Housed in building of Sasana Dharma Polda NTB, Tuesday (11/06/2013) held the regular meetings committee of Bhayangkari NTB. The event was attended by ± 75 members of Bhayangkari regional NTB, with the theme "Utilization of Family Medicinal Plants (TOGA) in the yard ".
After opened by the Chairman of Bhayangkari Polda NTB (Mrs. Novita Iriawan) about the importance of health, the event continued with socialization the use of medicinal plants in the yard (toga) by Eny Fidiyawati, SP from BPTP NTB. In the occasion she was explained about the importance of toga in the yard. Early in the urban and office area such as in Polda and Bhayangkari office, the yard was planted with ornamental plants, fruits, and vegetables. Whereas medicinal plants also need to be planted in the garden because it can provide the benefits and also could be cooked for family medicine.
On the occasion, the members asked about the benefits of some plants, such as red betel, tapak darah, and mangosteen rind to treat some diseases such as bronchitis, fever, and rheumatism. According to one of the Bhayangkari administrators (Mrs. Endah Sigit) these activity implemented in order to follow-up the existing M-KRPL activities in the PD Bhayangkari NTB. Because of many complaints about emerging of diseases, the committee try to facilitate the members in order to use and utilize the Toga plants from the yard for their health. In the future, BPTP NTB will provide processing training of crops from their yard such as vegetables, fruits and toga, because the yard plant results of each member too much for their families need. (Source : Eni Fidiyawati) (Translated by : Fitrahtunnisa)