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Potential utilization of guava leaves and neem seeds extraction waste as organic compost fertilizer in Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb.) cultivation

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Poppy F. Arifin, Waras Nurcholis, Taufik Ridwan, Lucky Lia Faiza, Raphael Aswin Susilowidodo, Irmanida Batubara, Rosalina Wisastra

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.11( 5), 30-36, November 2017


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Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb.) is a native Indonesian herbal medicine that has well used as traditional remedies to treat various diseases. However, productivity aspect which is important to sustain temulawak availability and quality seems to be neglected. In order to obtain the highest output in term of quality and quantity, not only a temulawak seed with best quality is required but also the fertilization process becomes crucial during cultivation. The aim of this research is to explore the benefit of using industrial organic waste material as an organic fertilizer in temulawak cultivation. The waste of guava leaves and neem seeds extracts are use in this study since both of them are well known to rich with minerals and nutrients that are important to fertilize soil. Three separate conditions were applied for the fertilization process, one with guava leaves extract waste, one with neem seeds extract waste and the other one with manure as the control. The results showed that compost from guava leaves extract waste gives positive benefit more for vegetative growth, while compost from neem seeds extract waste gives a better result for rhizome formation. Guava leaves and neem seeds waste gives more positive result at certain parameter of measurement than manure, although statistical significance is failed to be obtained. It can be concluded that guava leaves and neem seeds extracts waste is still valuable and can be utilized as organic fertilizer.


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Potential utilization of guava leaves and neem seeds extraction waste as organic compost fertilizer in Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb.) cultivation

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