Varites Hybrid Corn Seed Resistant Launched

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, May 20 2018 - 00:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - American hybrid corn seed producer PT DuPont Indonesia launched a commercial hybrid corn-based hybrid seeds called "P 36 Bekisar".

The launch of new hybrid corn varieties from DuPont is conducted in Surabaya, East Java, as it is reported that many incidents of bulai diseases occur in East Java as the largest national corn production base that supplies 6.18 million tons, said Marketing Manager of PT DuPont Indonesia Yuana Leksana in a press release received in Jakarta, Sunday (20/05/2018)

He said in a number of areas in East Java, such as in Jombang, Kediri, Malang and Jember are often reported farmers infected with the attack of the fungus Peronosclerospora maydis. The fungal threat, known as Bulai disease, includes a frightening specter disease because it can eliminate the corn harvest production of 50-70 percent of farmers, "he said.

Meanwhile, Research & Development Manager of PT DuPont Indonesia A. Roviek Kurniawan said P 36 Bekisar varieties were created not only genetically plant able to withstand the attack of the fungus Peronosclesrospora maydis but also still displaying high production.

"The discovery of this P36 variety is phenomenal, and we feel there is a luck factor that the plants we studied for 4-5 years are not only tolerant of mastic but can be harvested at the age of 90 days and still capable of producing abundant harvests Corn Segmentation of Maize Seeds hybrid P 36 is intended for middle and upper market, "he said.

Currently, farmers also get hybrid corn seeds from seed subsidies provided free by the government. PT DuPont Indonesia, as a research-based company to respond to problems that occur in the field to make a solution in the company.

There are three advantages of this P36 Bekisar, the first potential yield of 9.6 tons to 13 tons per hectare. Both plants are more resistant to attack banana fungus and the third can be planted close to 100 thousand plants per hectare. (Ant)

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