EFFECT OF BOKASHI BANANA PEEL AND IMPERATA MULCH APPLICATION ON GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.)

Safruddin SAFRUDDIN

Abstract


The research was conducted at the Experimental Garden University of Asahan, Faculty of Agriculture, Kisaran Timur Subdistrict, Asahan Regency, with flat topography, type C climate according to Oldeman and place height ± 20 m asl. The research was conducted from June to August 2018. The research was conducted using factorial randomized block design (RBD) consisting of bokashi banana peel fertilizer as the first factor with 3 treatment levels, namely: P0 = 0 kg/plot, P1 = 3 kg/plot, P2 = 6 kg/plot and imperata mulch as the second factor with 4 levels, namely: A0 = 0 kg/plot, A1 = 0.8 kg/plot, A2 = 1.6 kg/plot, A3 = 2.4 kg/plot. The best dose bokashi banana peel is given in 6 kg/plot (P2) which produces 142.28 cm plant height, 845.49 cm2 leaf area, 1.75 kg production per sample plant, and 8.71 kg production per plot. While for production per hectare is 21 tons. Imperata mulch application has no effect on plant height and leaf area. However, it has a significant effect on the parameters of production per sample plant of 1.71 kg and production per plot of 8.38 kg with treatment of 2.4 kg/plot (A3). The interaction of bokashi banana peel and imperata mulch application showed no significant effect on all observed parameters.

Keywords


bokashi banana peel, imperata mulch, maize (Zea mays)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v111i3-4.13112



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