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  • Congratulations to Aminudi Alumni of PTN 44 who won the 2021 Mandiri Young Entrepreneur Capital League

    Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture – IPB University congratulates Aminudi, SP who has won a proud achievement in the youth entrepreneur competition event held nationally by Bank Mandiri, by defeating 5,450 young entrepreneurs who participated in the event, Aminudin won the title champion (Capital Champion). Meanwhile, Syukriyatun Niamah, a furniture provider made from recycled plastic materials with the business name Robries from Surabaya, won 2nd place and Alamsyah, a provider of online car tracking systems and other mobile assets with the Fox Logger brand from Jakarta, won 3rd place.

    Aminudi himself is an alumni of the Plant Protection Department batch 44 who has a business in the field of animal feed that utilizes Black Soldier Fly (BSF) (Hermetia illucens) with the Biomagg brand based in Depok - West Java.

    In the Grand Final of the Mandiri Young Entrepreneurs Capital League, the finalists presented their business concepts and answered questions from the national jury who acted as potential investors, namely SOE Minister Erick Thohir, Trade Minister M Lutfi, Cooperatives and MSME Minister Teten Masduki, Wantimpres Member Putri Kuswisnuwardhani, and President Director of Bank Mandiri Darmawan Junaidi.

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Congratulations to Aminudi Alumni of PTN 44 who won the 2021 Mandiri Young Entrepreneur Capital League

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture – IPB University congratulates Aminudi, SP who has won a proud achievement in the youth entrepreneur competition event held nationally by Bank Mandiri, by defeating 5,450 young entrepreneurs who participated in the event, Aminudin won the title champion (Capital Champion). Meanwhile, Syukriyatun Niamah, a furniture provider made from recycled plastic materials with the business name Robries from Surabaya, won 2nd place and Alamsyah, a provider of online car tracking systems and other mobile assets with the Fox Logger brand from Jakarta, won 3rd place.

Aminudi himself is an alumni of the Plant Protection Department batch 44 who has a business in the field of animal feed that utilizes Black Soldier Fly (BSF) (Hermetia illucens) with the Biomagg brand based in Depok - West Java.

In the Grand Final of the Mandiri Young Entrepreneurs Capital League, the finalists presented their business concepts and answered questions from the national jury who acted as potential investors, namely SOE Minister Erick Thohir, Trade Minister M Lutfi, Cooperatives and MSME Minister Teten Masduki, Wantimpres Member Putri Kuswisnuwardhani, and President Director of Bank Mandiri Darmawan Junaidi.

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Dr. Suryo Wiyono Wins 2021 Nature Conservation Award

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KUPANG — Dr. Suryo Wiyono, lecturer at the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) University, received an important award from the 2021 Nature Conservation Award event.

The award given to Suryo was motivated by his tireless efforts and dedication in developing microbes. Its development and research also provide direct benefits to farmers as well as make a significant contribution to reducing the use of chemicals.

"I hope that the findings from researchers, such as microbes, can be a way to strengthen national food and improve the welfare of Indonesian farmers," said Suryo in a written statement in Jakarta, Thursday (25/11).

This academic from Bojonegoro, East Java, received the award for his work since 2018 in developing microbes. Suryo uses this natural material to increase agricultural production while preserving the environment.

In his research, this 51-year-old man discovered and developed three types of beneficial microbes, namely PGPR – Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (Lysinibacillus fusiformis), insect pathogenic fungi for leafhoppers (Hirsutella) and antifrost bacteria. He admitted that one of the PGPR microbes was the result of his research in Ciremai.

“Together with Mount Ciremai National Park, thank God, PGPR has been applied by farmers in 57 buffer villages, namely Kuningan and Majalengka. The Ciremai PGPR application is carried out on rice, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, long beans, ginger, corn, coffee and cloves," said the doctoral degree in Phytomedicine from Goettingen University, Germany.

The farmers who use Ciremai PGPR, said Suryo, have felt the benefits. Farmers who use Suryo's microbes have been able to reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers by up to 50 percent.

In addition, farmers have also been able to reduce the use of pesticides by up to 100 percent. Meanwhile, on the yield side, the use of these microbes can increase yields by 30-70 percent.

“By using these microbes, farmers will benefit directly and at the same time contribute to maintaining the balance of nature. By using these microbes the use of synthetic chemical inputs is limited. So the ecosystem is more awake," he said.

The use of microbes is an important breakthrough in the midst of the challenges of the agricultural world that exist today such as climate change. According to Suryo, microbial technology is one of the pillars of agriculture in the future to increase production while reducing the threat of climate change.

"This is where the important role of academics and scientists is to participate in preserving the environment," said the man who now serves as deputy dean of the field of Resources for Cooperation and Development of the Faculty of Agriculture, IPB.

Suryo, who also serves as general chairman of the Nusantara Peasant Movement (GPN) received this prestigious award at the peak event of the 2021 National Nature Conservation Day Commemoration at the Kupang Bay Nature Tourism Park, NTT Wednesday (24/11).

Source: Republika.co.id

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Dr. Bonny P.W. Soekarno Discusses the Importance of Knowing Seed Quality and Seed-borne Pathogens as Seed Quality Criteria

Dr. Bonny P W Soekarno, IPB University lecturer from the Department of Plant Protection gave an explanation in determining the quality of certified seeds. He emphasized that related to seeds, we had to talk in the long term.

“The selection must be based on the origin, the rank, and the quality of the seed because it determines the next generation of plants. Good seed generation is important to ensure the safety of food sources,” said Dr. Bonny.

This IPB University lecturer said that the quality of seeds and seed-borne pathogens has become a criterion in guaranteeing seed quality. He said seed as an important commodity for international trade has the potential to carry all components including pathogens.

"As one of the main components of plant production facilities, seed is a plant structure used for propagation, is a carrier and a place for plant disease-causing pathogens to survive," said Dr. Bonny.

Thus, he said, must be free from pathogens carried. This is because the distribution can cross natural boundaries. Therefore, Dr Bonny said, the role of quarantine institutions is very crucial both in limiting, supervising, and educating farmers in the selection and use of seeds.

Dr. Bonny also said that the risk of trading in seeds also has implications for subtle changes in biodiversity. "The toughest threat from the international seed trade is the threat of pressure on food security because we do not know that diseases that are detected and not handled are a serious threat to food security," he said in the ProPakTani Webinar organized by the Directorate General of Food Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, (12/11).

Furthermore, Dr. Bonny explained, seeds are a very complex miniature ecosystem. So, it should not be underestimated in the packaging and storage process. The reason is, seeds can be a potential and effective means of spreading disease.

“The damage and loss caused by seed-borne pathogens is very real. For example, it can cause a decrease in seed germination and vigor,” said Dr. Bonny.

Regarding storage, he suggested that it is necessary to pay attention to the water content because Indonesia is a tropical country. Not only that, there is a need for education by seed companions for various estimates in the field. He also mentioned that early identification of infections must also be pursued with the support of human resources and good equipment.

“Efforts need to be made to eliminate seed-borne pathogens since the seeds are produced in the field. We sometimes forget when to avoid the possibility of pathogen infection," he concluded. (MW) (IAAS/IRN) – IPB News

Source: IPB News

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Young Lecturer of IPB University Becomes Guest Lecturer at Unpad, Explains Conservation of Beneficial Insects

Nadzirum Mubin, SP, MSi Lecturer of IPB University from the Department of Plant Protection as a Guest Lecture at Padjadjaran University, (13/11). On this occasion, Nadzir explained about the conservation of beneficial insects to provide sustainable agricultural support.

“Bees are one of the beneficial insects whose conservation efforts are still very minimal, especially for solitary bees. Bees are the dominant insects in helping the pollination process on three-fourths of the plants on this land. The role of the bee is so large that it is not comparable in its conservation efforts,” he explained.

According to him, the bees that have been known so far are a group of social bees, namely honey bees that have stingers. So that people are reluctant to maintain because of concerns in security and difficulties in the maintenance process.

“However in recent years, the development of the bee world has been massive and one of them is the development of stingless bees. Stingless bees have the same roles and products as stingless honey bees. That is as a pollinator and produces honey, bee pollen, and propolis,” he added.

However, he continued, information about stingless bees that have the potential to be developed in homes, both in villages or in urban areas, is not widely known. It is even known that many of these stingless bees are in inappropriate nests.

“It is ironic when bees provide assistance in pollination but the nests are only modest, such as in flowerpots, used bamboo, wooden frames, and so on. As an effort to preserve it, one of them is done by moving the unfit nest to a more suitable nest, such as a wooden box," said Nadzir who is a Young Scientist at PEI 2021.

Nadzir also explained that in conservation efforts, it is not only moving to a more suitable nest, but providing food sources is also one of the conservation efforts.

“Because when the bees wait for the spring for food crops and horticulture, it takes a long time. While the need for nectar and pollen is needed by bees every day. So making a kind of simple flower garden provides help to the bees to keep them around our environment,” he said.

He added that another added value is for agro-edutourism. Namely agriculture-based tourism is surrounded by agricultural and plantation crops and stingless bees in the vicinity.

“Stingless bees are very safe (friendly) so even children can see and learn very closely. Even people can carry out the procession of drinking honey from the hive directly without fear of being stung,” he added. (**/Zul-IPB News) IAAS/AML

Source: IPB News

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