Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) Conducted a Survey Blast Disease in Aceh Cetak
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Kamis, 29 Juni 2017 00:00

Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) team through the Indonesian Centre for Rice Research (ICRR) which consists of Dr. Aris Hairmansis, Asep Maulana and Suharna conducted a survey blast attack on rice crops in Aceh province. The purpose of the visit was to survey and sampling isolates of blast disease on rice crop in several districts in Aceh.


Head of the Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology (AIAT) Aceh Ir Basri A. Bakar, MSi said that Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) continued to accelerate the effort on achieving food self-sufficiency target. One of the steps that were taken is utilizing suboptimal dry land by introducing superior seeds farming technology and planting system with Jarwo Super approach. "Even to produce the optimum production demfarm activities on 10 hectares of land, in addition to apply a mousetrap with a Trap Barrier System (TBS) also observations against blast disease," said Basri, Wednesday (21/9).

According to him, the existence of AIAT in Aceh in performing its duties will involve a team of Balit Serelial Maros for corn crop and rice BB in introducing a new superior varieties (VUB) as well as pest and disease control.

Meanwhile, the staff of Plant Protection and Horticulture Institute of Aceh, Ir Zulfa, MSi welcomed the visit of Rice BB team. Moreover, during this time in Aceh such as Bireuen, Pidie, Aceh Besar and Aceh Jaya has occurred the indication of blast attack at the early and late phase of rice crops. "It is the support and concern from the central to regional in achieving food self-sufficiency target," he said. (Abda / b).

Translator : Halimah Wati Hasan.