PENGARUH PEMBERIAN PUPUK KANDANG AYAM TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN TANAMAN SORGUM SEBAGAI PAKAN

Maria J. Silalahi, A. Rumambi, Malcky M. Telleng, W.B. Kaunang
2018 ZOOTEC  
EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF CHICKEN MANURE FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH OF SUPER-1 SORGHUM VARIETY GROWTH. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a potential cereal crop to be cultivated and developed as a ruminant's fodders in Indonesia, specifically in marginal and dryland areas.The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of chicken manure as a fertilizer on the growth parameters of super-1 sorghum.This study was conducted using a completely randomized design (CRD) which consists
more » ... RD) which consists of 4 treatments and 5 replicates in each treatment, with a total of 20 experimental units, was used as experimental design. After a significant F test, Tukey's test (where necessary) was used to inspect treatment differences among group means. Statistical significance was accepted at P < 0.05. Treatments were formulated as follow: P0 = no fertilizer (as a control), P1 = chicken manure fertilizer of 3.5 tonnes/ha, P2 = chicken manure fertilizer of 4.5 tonnes/ha, and P3 = chicken manure fertilizer of 6.5 tonnes/ha. Variables measured were: plant height, leaves count, and leaves length. Research results showed that treatments gave a significant effect (P <0,05) on plant height, leaves count, and leaves length. Chicken manure fertilizer of 6.5 ton/ha (P3) had a higher plant height, leaves count, and leaves length values compared with P0 (without fertilizer), P1 (chicken manure fertilizer of 3.5 tonnes/ha), and P2 (chicken manure fertilizer of 4.5 tonnes/ha). It can be concluded that the application of chicken manure fertilizer up to 6.5 tonnes/ha gives the best effect on plant height, leaves count, and leaves length of sorghum crops as a fodder . Key words: Chicken manure fertilizer, Growth, Sorghum, Fodders
doi:10.35792/zot.38.2.2018.19909 fatcat:6spmoweymzbadgo6yg3vshndfy