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  • Staff Activity: BBTV Annual Meeting 2019

    On 7 - 10 October 2019 Prof. Dr. Sri Hendrastuti Hidayat attended the annual meeting of research cooperation between countries held at the Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippine Los Banos. Research collaboration with the theme "BBTV Mitigation: Community Management in Nigeria, and Screening Wild Banana Progenitors for Resistance" has been initiated through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015. Research collaboration covering various aspects / fields of science involves several institutions, namely The University of Queensland-Australia, University of Philippine at Los Banos, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science and Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture-IPB University, Faculty of Agriculture-Gadjah Mada University, Research Institute for Tropical Fruit-Solok Plants, National Horticultural Research Institute - and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Nigeria, Bioversity International-Belgium, Kew Botanical Garden- and the University of Cambridge-UK, The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- and the Meise-Belgium Botanic Gardens, and CIRAD-France.

    Through this research collaboration, it is hoped that banana germplasm sources from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam will be identified which are resistant to Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV). The research activities carried out are also expected to supplement knowledge and information about the status of BBTV in Southeast Asia, including genetic diversity, host range, and vector insects.

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Staff Activity: BBTV Annual Meeting 2019

On 7 - 10 October 2019 Prof. Dr. Sri Hendrastuti Hidayat attended the annual meeting of research cooperation between countries held at the Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippine Los Banos. Research collaboration with the theme "BBTV Mitigation: Community Management in Nigeria, and Screening Wild Banana Progenitors for Resistance" has been initiated through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015. Research collaboration covering various aspects / fields of science involves several institutions, namely The University of Queensland-Australia, University of Philippine at Los Banos, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science and Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture-IPB University, Faculty of Agriculture-Gadjah Mada University, Research Institute for Tropical Fruit-Solok Plants, National Horticultural Research Institute - and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Nigeria, Bioversity International-Belgium, Kew Botanical Garden- and the University of Cambridge-UK, The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- and the Meise-Belgium Botanic Gardens, and CIRAD-France.

Through this research collaboration, it is hoped that banana germplasm sources from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam will be identified which are resistant to Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV). The research activities carried out are also expected to supplement knowledge and information about the status of BBTV in Southeast Asia, including genetic diversity, host range, and vector insects.

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Achievement: Public Awards 2019

Public Awards is an IPB University award event for lecturers, departments and faculties who have achievements in the publication of scientific works, the Award is given to writers with the highest H-index and citation categories in the natural, technical and social sciences. This public awards event is part of a series of PubliExpo II events organized by the Directorate of Scientific and Strategic Information Publication (DPIS) IPB University, the event took place at GWW on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

All members of the Department of Plant Protection are also proud, because at this Public Awards PTN lecturer staff won two awards at once, namely as Rank 2 H-highest index in the field of Natural sciences, and ranked 1 in the category of Highest Citation in the Field of Natural Sciences won by Prof. Damayanti Buchori. In addition to the lecturer staff who received the Plant Protection Department award, they were also ranked 2nd in the rank of the most cited department.

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Repotase: International Field Course 2019

The Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture IPB and the School of Environmental Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture in collaboration with the Mount Ciremai National Park to hold the 2019 International Field Course Program. Activities carried out on September 13-22 were attended by 29 participants. A total of 19 participants were students from The University of Shiga Prefecture and 10 others were IPB students from the Department of Plant Protection, the Department of Forest Management, the Department of Conservation of Forest Resources and Ecotourism, and the Department of Biology. In addition to conducting field studies, this activity was also filled with debriefing related to environmental health topics delivered by lecturers from the Department of Plant Protection and The University of Shiga Prefecture.

This activity was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Ir. Suwardi, M.Agr on Saturday, September 14, 2019, in Ruang Sidang 1 of the Plant Protection Department. The debriefing lecture was continued by Dr. Ir Suryo Wiyono (Diversity of Tropical Microbes), Dr. Idham Sakti Harahap (Diversity of Tropical Insect), and Prof. Takuya Takahashi (Forestry Policy). The first day's activities ended with a visit to the Soemartono Sosromarsono Insect Museum in the Plant Protection Department. The whole series of activities was accompanied by lecturers from the Department of Plant Protection, Dr. Suryo Wiyono, Dr. Sugeng Santoso, Dr. Idham Sakti Harahap, Dr. Yayi Munara Kusumah, Nadzirum Mubin, SP, M.Sc, and Hagia Sophia Khairani, SP, M.Sc

On Monday, 15 September morning, the group moved to Villa Kampung Gunung, Kuningan Regency and stayed for 5 nights. On the way to the villa, participants visited the Linggarjati Museum in Kuningan to specifically introduce the Linggarjati negotiations after the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Indonesia. The next day, the participants were welcomed by a team from the Mount Ciremai National Park Center (BTNGC) and Mr. Kuswandono as the head of the hall delivering a public lecture related to BTNGC's efforts in conserving natural resources and empowering communities around BTNGC. The lecture continued with a presentation from Dr. Toshinori Nakagawa (Animal Science), Dr. Masahiro Maruo (Aquatic Chemistry), and Dr. Sotaro Yukawa (Transportation Policy in Japan and Indonesia).

After completing all the debriefing courses, the participants conducted a 2-day field study (September 17-18) by visiting 5 locations. The five locations are around BTNGC and one of them is a private company. The locations visited were 1) A healthy farming practice area for rice plants utilizing superior seeds and PGPR microbes from IPB, 2) Sheep villages and manure processing from manure and Cibuntu Tourism Village which presented arts with various musical instruments from bamboo, 3) Conservation of god fish (Javan salmon), 4) Conservation of Javanese eagle and forest restoration using Prof. Miawaki, and 5) Management of CV. Jagaraga which is a drinking water company with a spring from Mount Ciremai.

On September 19, participants who had been divided into 5 groups discussed the results of the field study and presented their respective topics in front of the lecturers and Mr. San Andre as a representative of the BTNGC. In addition to presenting findings in the field, each group also provides recommendations for improving the management of conservation areas in the BTNGC. In the evening, participants enjoyed a campfire, Balinese dance and barbecue accompanied by entertainment from each lecturer and student. The activity in Ciremai ended with a visit to PT. Galih Aesthetic Indonesia on September 20. The company is an exporter of sweet potatoes to Japan and Korea and has 400 partner farmers in Java.

Participants' activities in Bogor were then carried out on September 21 by visiting the Tropical Horticulture Study Center at Tajur and visiting the Bogor Botanical Gardens. The event was closed with a farewell party attended by participants, all lecturers involved during the debriefing and field lecture, and Director General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. On Sunday, September 22, 2019, participants returned to the National Monument and the National Museum in Jakarta.

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Workshop on Plant Clinic: Dedication of Postgraduate Students of IPB University

Postgraduate Student Forum (Forum Wacana) Plant Protection in collaboration with IPB Discourse Forum and BEM Faculty of Human Ecology held a Plant Clinical Workshop Program in Sukawening Village, Kec. Dramaga, Kab. Bogor, West Java on September 21-22, 2019. The activity was held as a form of devotion for the Postgraduate students of IPB University to the public.
Sukawening Village is a partner village guided by the IPB Univesity Forum Forum since 2017 with an organic edamame cultivation development program, Sarapala tourism village (Sunda Archery), and edamame processed products. This year (2019) cooperates with the Plant Protection Discourse Forum, which has a Plant Clinic service program to attend and share with farmers in Sukawening village, specifically about Edamame IPM. This activity was also filled with workshops for making PGPR, processing manure, making liquid organic fertilizer, soil solarization, and making vegetable pesticides.
On the occasion, it was also stated that IPB was open to farmers and young farmers who want to discuss and consult with agricultural experts at IPB through the door of the IPB University's Plant Clinic and Farmer Center. In the future, a collaboration between sukawening village farmers and IPB Postgraduate students is expected to continue and have a major impact on agriculture in Sukawening Village.

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