Penggunaan Alang-alang untuk Mengendalikan Gulma dan Meningkatkan Produksi Tanaman Jagung (Zea mays L.) di Lahan Kering

  • Idi Darpan Maulana Departemen Agronomi dan Holtikultura, Fakultas Pertanian - IPB University
  • M. A. Chodzin

Abstract

A field experience conducted at Cikabayan, IPB Dramaga Bogor from January to Juni 2010 was designed to determine the effect of different dosage of ‘alang-alang’ much compared with control such as nno weeding and usual weeding on growth and yield of corn.  The experiment was designed in a randomized complete block designed with three replications.  The treatment was dosage of ‘alang-alang’ mulch consisting of 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 ton ha -1.  Result indicated thar ‘alang-alang’ mulching (6 and 8 ton ha -1) increased plant growth and production.  Beside that, ‘alang-alang’ mulching suppressed weed growth.

Keywords : alang-alang, mulch, weed, maize

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