Application of Biopesticides from Ageratum Conyzoides to Reduce Use of Chemical Pesticide in Caisim (Brassica Juncea)
5 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018
Date Written: May 31, 2018
The Biopesticide is botanical pesticides from an extraction of a plant which is contained a couple of compounds to control attack pest. Chemical Pesticides which is being used for the agriculture is resulting in a hazardous contamination by residues of chemical on soil, water, air. The botanical pesticide is the goals of the sustainable agriculture that can be improved quality and quantity of food produced without chemical side effect. The research was single factor of experiment arranged in Randomized Block Design. The experiment factor was the dose of extract of botanical pesticides from Ageratum conyzoides. The treatments of the experiment were given an amount of extract Ageratum conyzoides in dose 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, and 10%, and application without pesticides as a control. The research consisted of two parameters which were the intensity of attack from pest and the severity of attack from the pest. The experiment result showed that dose of 4 % was the most effective botanical pesticide to control an amount of pest in Caisim (Brassica juncea). The intensity of attack from pest were reduced from the treatment without pesticides. The most effective of controlling amount of pest on plant is from botanical pesticides.
Keywords: Biopesticides, Pest, Ageratum conyzoides
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