Kurang Beri Tumpuan Selenggara Jentera Penuai Punca Hasil Padi Berkurangan

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ALOR SETAR, 1 Feb – Satu daripada faktor kenapa masyarakat petani kehilangan hasil sebaik padi dituai adalah disebabkan kurang memberikan tumpuan terhadap penyelenggaraan jentera penuai, kata seorang pegawai kanan Institut Penyelidikan dan Kemajuan Pertanian Malaysia (MARDI).

Timbalan Pengarah Program Mekanisasi Lepas Tuai dan Pemprosesan Makanan, Pusat Penyelidikan Kejuruteraan MARDI, Dr. Azman Hamzah berkata, hasil kajian verifikasi di kawasan pihak berkuasa pembangunan pertanian di Kedah, Terengganu dan Kelantan sejak 2014 mendapati 50 kilogram padi bagi setiap lima metrik tan sehektar akan hilang disebabkan faktor tersebut. Continue reading “Kurang Beri Tumpuan Selenggara Jentera Penuai Punca Hasil Padi Berkurangan”

Sustainable Food Production Through Fertigation System

Fertigation is an agricultural technique that maximizes crop yield through controlled application of water and fertilizers. This application also ensures that negative effects of fertilizer leaching to the roots, soil and groundwater are avoided. When applied in a soilless system, where substrates and media such as rockwool, perlite, vermiculite or peat are used, cultivation of food crops can be done on infertile lands or urban areas. Elimination of soil also improves yield through prevention of soil-borne diseases and increases multiple growing cycles without the need to replenish nutrients and soil conditioning. Furthermore, fertigation under a rain-shelter system allows cultivation of crops in areas where excessive rain, sunshine or wind inhibits conventional cultivation of the required food crops. Continue reading “Sustainable Food Production Through Fertigation System”