UTILIZATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF MULCH FOR THE GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF PURPLE SWEET POTATO PLANTS (Ipomoea batatas L)

  • Veronika Puken Dinas Tanaman Pangan Dan Hortikultura kabupaten Jayawijaya Papua
  • Adrianus Adrianus Program Studi Agroteknologi Fakultas Pertanian, Universitas Musamus
  • joana mendes Program Studi Agroteknologi Fakultas Pertanian, Universitas Musamus
  • Rangga Kusumah Program Studi Agroteknologi Fakultas Pertanian, Universitas Musamus

Abstract

ABSTRACT

purple sweet potato (ipomoea batatas L) is a local commodity that has the potential to be developed to meef food. Shortages. Merauke is one of the best sweet potato producers, so to further increase the production of purple sweet potatoes, cultivation techiques are needed using various types of mulch.

This study aims to determine the effect of mulching on the growth and production of purple sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L). This research was conducted for 4 months, from April to August 2021 in Mandala Village, Merauke Regency, using a randomized block design (RAK) with 4 treatments, 6 replications. The results showed that the application of silver black plastic mulch and imperata mulch had a significant effect on the number of leaves at the age of 1 and 2 weeks, and the observation of the number of branches had a significant effect on the age of 4 weeks, 5 weeks, and 6 weeks, and tuber length, number of tubers and tuber diameter. From various treatments of silver black plastic mulch, rice straw mulch, and weed mulch, it was seen that the treatment of Imperata mulch gave above-average yields during the generative period with a mulch thickness of 5 cm.

Keywords: Silver Black Plastic, Rice Straw, Imperata, Purple, Sweet Potato.

Published
2022-07-17
How to Cite
Puken, V., Adrianus, A., mendes, joana, & Kusumah, R. (2022). UTILIZATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF MULCH FOR THE GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF PURPLE SWEET POTATO PLANTS (Ipomoea batatas L). Musamus Journal of Agrotechnology Research, 4(1), 25 - 39. https://doi.org/10.35724/mjar.v4i1.4577
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