Onion Farmers of Bantul Yogyakarta Get Rp10 Billion

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, June 25 2018 - 00:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Bantul - The farmers' group at Pedukuhan Nawungan, Selopamioro Village, Imogiri District, Bantul District, Yogyakarta Special Region, benefited from onion cultivation of more than Rp10 billion in the June harvest season.

Agricultural Extension Coordinator Imogiri Muslih Sawiji in Bantul, Saturday (6/23/2018) said the profit of more than Rp10 billion was calculated from the sale of red onion crops reduced costs of seed purchase, planting costs, and maintenance to harvest.

"Yesterday, buy onion seeds in Brebes, Central Java, for an area of ​​105 hectares is almost Rp3 billion, then planting, maintenance and water costs about Rp 1 billion, while the harvest has been purchased about Rp16 billion," he said.

Thus, he said, if the total cost of onion cultivation area of ​​105 hectares ranging from seed to harvest approximately two months reached Rp 4 billion, while onion harvest was purchased about Rp16 billion.

"For the onion seeds we did bring from Brebes because if taking from Bantul area less, in a year farmers in Nawungan can plant shallots twice," he said.

He explained that the profit from the sale of farmer group onion harvest in Nawungan Selopamioro is not separated from the harvest this season is qualified, it is because farmers apply organic farming Nawungan.

"The productivity of the onion harvest in Nawungan is on average about 12 tons per hectare, and this is the onion of Bantul, although it is cultivated in the highlands but the results are good, water is no problem," he said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Lestari Farmers Group Mulyo Nawungan Juhari said the productivity of onion harvest this season reached an average of 1.2 tons per thousand meters or in units of hectare about 12 tons of red onion.

"The yield could be about 1.2 tons of onions per thousand meters, now the price of peasant onion is around Rp20,000 per kilogram, so the result is multiplied," he told media crew.

He explained that the total number of onion farmers in Nawungan I and Nawungan II of Selopamioro Village are 450 people, some of which already apply organic farming or use manure for maximum yield and quality.

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