Riniarti, Melya and Prasetya, Hendra and Niswati, Ainin and Hasanudin, Udin and Banuwa, Irwan Sukri and Loka, Aulia Asmara and Yoo, Jiho and Kim, Sangdo and Lee, Sihyun and Hidayat, Wahyu (2021) Effects of Meranti Biochar Addition on the Root Growth of Falcataria moluccana Seedlings. In: International Conference on Sustainable Biomass (ICSB 2019), Indonesia.

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of biochar application in growing media on the development of the roots of Falcataria moluccanna seedlings. Biochar from the waste of meranti wood (Shorea sp.) was produced by a slow pyrolysis process using a traditional kiln at a temperature of 600°C. The study was arranged in a completely randomized design with three treatments and 15 replications. The treatments were 100% topsoil (control), 5% biochar, and 10% biochar addition to the planting media. F. moluccana was grown from seeds germinated in sand media. After one month, F. moluccana was transferred to polybags filled with planting media according to the treatment. The observations were conducted for four months. The parameters observed were root length, root volume, and root biomass. The results showed that the addition of biochar indicated a very significant difference in root length, root volume, and root biomass compared to the control. However, the two dosages showed no significantly different effect on root growth. This study concluded that the addition of 5% biochar meranti in the planting media could increase the root growth of F. moluccana.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Wahyu Hidayat
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 07:20
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 07:20
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/32921

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