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  • Nadzirum Mubin, IPB Young Lecturer Describes Insect Conservation Efforts – IPB News

    Nadzirum Mubin, SP, MSi, a young lecturer at IPB University from the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, shared information about insect conservation efforts, especially in the field of ethno-entomology, which was organized by the Biology Student Association, Padjadjaran University. In his presentation, Nadzir explained that ethno-entomology is a science that studies the relationship between humans and insects. He said many insects have become part of social life.

    He gave an example, undur-undur (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) is a predator, but traditionally, this retreat is used by the community to treat various types of diseases. Undur-undur is often consumed as a medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure, and itching. "Not only limited to being used traditionally, there have been many publications confirming that this insect has certain substances so that it can be used for treatment," said Nadzirum Mubin.

    He continued, other traditional knowledge also mentions that insects can be used as a food source. This is because insects contain very high protein. Some insects are consumed because of their high protein content, such as sago caterpillars, cricket flour, botok wasps, laron and grasshoppers. "Traditional knowledge is the key to preserving these insects so that the insects that are used are not exploited too much," he added.

    While these insects have traditionally provided great benefits, there are many threats to their conservation. Nadzir said that climate change, habitat loss due to land conversion, increasing agricultural productivity with the unwise use of pesticides and insect-free trade could hinder insect conservation.

    From the existing threats, he said, solutions can be found for each. He said that the thing that is most widely used now is the introduction of insects to early childhood. The introduction of insects from an early age gives the child the opportunity to recognize and like insects from an early age. “Introducing insects by taking a vacation to a tourist spot. Educational tours introduce butterflies, bees, and other insects to young children, so that children's memories can be remembered until later adults," he said.

    In addition, he continued, insect conservation can also be done through cultural or artistic performances. The wayang art, which is generally said to be ancient, has been replaced with an insect puppet show. “By holding on to the art of wayang, the topic of the stories and wayang is changed to insects. So that insects that provide extraordinary benefits can be recognized through art media such as wayang, "said Nadzir. (IPB News)

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Nadzirum Mubin, IPB Young Lecturer Describes Insect Conservation Efforts – IPB News

Nadzirum Mubin, SP, MSi, a young lecturer at IPB University from the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, shared information about insect conservation efforts, especially in the field of ethno-entomology, which was organized by the Biology Student Association, Padjadjaran University. In his presentation, Nadzir explained that ethno-entomology is a science that studies the relationship between humans and insects. He said many insects have become part of social life.

He gave an example, undur-undur (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) is a predator, but traditionally, this retreat is used by the community to treat various types of diseases. Undur-undur is often consumed as a medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure, and itching. "Not only limited to being used traditionally, there have been many publications confirming that this insect has certain substances so that it can be used for treatment," said Nadzirum Mubin.

He continued, other traditional knowledge also mentions that insects can be used as a food source. This is because insects contain very high protein. Some insects are consumed because of their high protein content, such as sago caterpillars, cricket flour, botok wasps, laron and grasshoppers. "Traditional knowledge is the key to preserving these insects so that the insects that are used are not exploited too much," he added.

While these insects have traditionally provided great benefits, there are many threats to their conservation. Nadzir said that climate change, habitat loss due to land conversion, increasing agricultural productivity with the unwise use of pesticides and insect-free trade could hinder insect conservation.

From the existing threats, he said, solutions can be found for each. He said that the thing that is most widely used now is the introduction of insects to early childhood. The introduction of insects from an early age gives the child the opportunity to recognize and like insects from an early age. “Introducing insects by taking a vacation to a tourist spot. Educational tours introduce butterflies, bees, and other insects to young children, so that children's memories can be remembered until later adults," he said.

In addition, he continued, insect conservation can also be done through cultural or artistic performances. The wayang art, which is generally said to be ancient, has been replaced with an insect puppet show. “By holding on to the art of wayang, the topic of the stories and wayang is changed to insects. So that insects that provide extraordinary benefits can be recognized through art media such as wayang, "said Nadzir. (IPB News)

GUEST LECTURE 16: Getting to Know the Useful and Merciful Black Soldier Flies (BSF)

Course Useful Insects in Agriculture ENT641, Department of Plant Protection IPB University will hold a guest lecture series 16 with the theme "Knowing Useful and Merciful Black Soldier Flies (BSF)"

Aminudi, SP

[CEO of PT. Biomagg Synergy International]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

15.00-17.00 WIB

Guest Lecture 16 Material

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Plant Protection Department

Faculty of Agriculture - IPB University

 

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Entomologists of IPB University Talk about Ecosystem Management as the Key to Pest and Disease Control in Cassava – IPB News

Cassava is one of the favorite food ingredients for the people of Indonesia. Besides being known to be easy to process, the method of planting is considered not too difficult. The cassava plant is actually a native American plant imported by Portuguese and Spanish traders to Africa and Asia. Cassava is drought tolerant but not water tolerant. Cassava is also resistant to various conditions of acid and nutrient-poor soils, but is less resistant to salinity.

Entomologist of the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Bonjok Istiaji MSi, said that the shortage of land made it harder for cassava to compete with other commodities. Cassava farmers also often assume that cassava is a plant that is easy to grow and free from pests and diseases

“In fact, healthy cassava plants are obtained due to appropriate treatment. Farmers should also have a perspective that cassava must also have high productivity like other leading commodities," he said in the Propaktani Webinar entitled "Beware of Cassava Diseases and Pests" held by the Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, RI, (18/5).

According to him, in general, pests and diseases in cassava in Indonesia are not too severe. Pests and diseases are rare in this folk plant. However, it can be a serious threat to large-scale and intensive plantations. Cassava can experience symptoms of tubers, wilted leaves caused by fungi, to viruses.

“The passion for planting cassava must be accompanied by more serious agricultural technology so that it can be an early anticipation of pest and disease attacks. Farmers must start applying good ecological and engineering engineering,” he explained. He explained that the health of cassava plants depends on the condition of the land where it is planted. Unhealthy soil can have a risk of soil-borne pests and diseases. Especially if farmers do not do seed selection. Coupled with globalization and a higher enthusiasm for planting cassava, the threat of new Plant Pest Organisms (OPT) will easily enter.

“If the environment and plants are healthy, this (pest and disease attack) will not happen. The key is in managing ecosystems with ecological engineering. Pest control is like a football playmaker. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your own team, know who the opponent is facing, and always concentrate on responding to situations quickly. Don't be a goalkeeper who only finds out the importance after conceding goals," said Bonjok. (IPB News - MW/Zul)

GUEST LECTURE 15: Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): Applications in Entomology and Epidemiology

GUEST LECTURE 15

MK Application of Molecular Biology in the Field of Phytopathology and Entomology FIT651, Department of Plant Protection IPB University will hold a guest lecture series 15 with the theme Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): Applications in Entomology and Epidemiology

Dr. Ruth Martha Winnie
PT. Indonesian Medical Biosciences (BIOSM)

Friday, May 13, 2022
09.30-11.00 WIB

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Plant Protection Department
Faculty of Agriculture - IPB University

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