Level of Application of Fertilization Technology in Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) Farming: A Case Study in Tajur Village, Long Ikis District, Paser Regency

Tetty Wijayanti *

Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mulawarman Samarinda, Indonesia.

Dina Lesmana

Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mulawarman Samarinda, Indonesia.

Ronny Pradana

Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mulawarman Samarinda, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Fertilization is an effort to provide enough nutrients to encourage maximum and economic generative growth of plants, produce fresh fruit bunches, and resist pests and diseases. The unavailability of macro and micronutrients can cause obstacles to the growth and development of oil palm plants. Adding nutrients can correct the lack of macro and micro plant nutrients, or it can be called fertilization in the soil. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of application of technology to oil palm farming. This research was conducted in Tajur Village from May to June 2022. The data collection method was purposive sampling with a total of 34 respondents. The data were analyzed descriptively and qualitatively. Likert scale measurements measured the data. The results of a study stated that the application level of fertilization technology was in the high category, with an average score of 30.88. The conclusion was based on the accurate indicator of obtaining an average score of 4.47 with the low category, the right dose received an average score of 8.94 with the high category, on time obtained an average score of 8.62 with the high category, and the right way of getting an average score of 8.85 with the medium category.

Keywords: Application rate, fertilized technology, palm oil


How to Cite

Wijayanti , Tetty, Dina Lesmana, and Ronny Pradana. 2023. “Level of Application of Fertilization Technology in Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis Jacq.) Farming: A Case Study in Tajur Village, Long Ikis District, Paser Regency”. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 24 (5):59-66. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2023/v24i5542.

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