ARTICLE

Our Paddy Fields Need Organic Fertilizer

(also contained in Agrina Vol. 8 No. 177)

Due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers, almost 60% of Indonesia’s paddy fields are damaged or harmed. The indication of the damage can be seen from the decline of soil productivity and plant’s endurance. In order to repair it, it will take up to two years or six planting seasons. Iskandar Andi Nuhung, Specialized Staff of the Minister of Agriculture, stated that agricultural lands, especially in northern shores such as in Indramayu, have lost their micro nutrients due to th ... (read more)

Be Rich Thanks to ExtraGEN

(also contained in Agrina Vol. 8 No. 177)

The condition of agricultural lands with lesser and lesser fertility gives a great opportunity for the farmers to experience loss. It’s not a rare occasion when a farmer gets hopeless and leaves the land to turn to another profession. But not with Achyani. He continued working on his three hectares land although it yielded not more than 4 tons of harvested dry rice grains (DRG) per hectare. However, this farmer which planted Ciherang paddy variety in Cikedung, Indramayu, West Java, also tried ... (read more)

ExtraGEN Paddy Great Harvest Accompanying Farmers

(also contained in Agrina Vol. 8 No. 177)

On April 2, 2012, PT IndoRaya Mitra Persada 168 held ExtraGEN Farmers Great Harvest Grandeur in Indramayu, cooperated with local agent, Purwanto Kohan. The event which was attended by more than 300 farmers was marked by paddy cutting ceremony by Iskandar Andi Nuhung, Specialized Staff of the Minister of Agriculture; Sugeng A. Achja, Head of Agricultural Services, Indramayu Regency; Atik Chandra, Director of PT IndoRaya Mitra Persada 168 (PT IMP 168); Srie Herawaty, Distributor for ExtraGEN in ... (read more)