Bernas, Siti Masreah (2010) POTENTIAL OF FLOATING HORTICULTURE SYSTEM ON SWAWPLAND IN SOUTH SUMATRA. In: International Seminar on Horticulture to Support Food Security , 22 June 2010, Bandar Lampung.

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    Farmer used to grow rice on swamp land when water level is decreased to about 20 cm, the planting time usually occurs on June and harvesting on August each year. Floating horticulture might be better than draining the soil, and may introduce to the farmers in swampland during flooding. Based on the field investigation to 21 farmers as correspondences in swampland rice field, it was showed that all farmers cultivated their land for rice only and once a year. Their face some problems during nursery and planting, and the farmers said that the biggest problem was caused by flooding. They have to do planting again for nursery and delay planting paddies. They do nothing to their farms during flooding. Floating horticulture may introduce to the farmers in swampland during flooding to overcome this problem. Floating agriculture has been practiced by farmers in Bangladesh and Myanmar since along time ago (three to four hundred years). It is one of good agricultural practices, beause floating agriculture is 100% organic, provides double production than land based farming practice, is less than ½ of the cost of comparable agriculture, is fully free from fertilizer and has a outsized amount of carbon sequestration power and thereby creates wise use of intensifying waterlogged and wetland areas through turning out a enormous problem to potentiality as a climate change resilient farming practice and when production becomes unsuccessful, it generates a large amount of compost for multidimensional use. Floating horticulture may be suggested during flooding, but needs more researches and practices before applying this method.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Research yang perlu dikembangkan lagi di lahan rawa
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Soil Science and Land Resources
    Depositing User: Dr. Siti Masreah Bernas
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 16:04
    Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 16:04
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/391

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