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Deepening Agricultural Science, Agricultural Students Invite UPM Students to Go to Cangar Techno Park

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Submit by vicky.nurw on November 09, 2017 | Comment(s) : 0 | View : 1508

A visit of UPM Malaysia students to Technopark Cangar
A visit of UPM Malaysia students to Technopark Cangar
Still in series of UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia) academic visit to Faculty of Agriculture Brawijaya University to deepen their agriculture science, recently UPM entourage had an observational study to Agro Techno Park (ATP) located in Cangar Batu on Wednesday (08/Nov/2017).

This observational study was led by Rina Rachmawati, SP., MP., M.Eng as Coordinator of International Class and student exchange program at the faculty. The event followed by 14 agricultural students and 14 UPM students. Also attended the event was a lecturer from Faculty of Forest Engineering UPM named Prof. Dr. Seca Gandaseca.

The first event to do was field activity in theme of Sustainable Agriculture with the speaker from faculty of Agriculture Prof. Ir. Sumeru Ashari, M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D. In his presentation, Prof. Sumeru emphasized on what is Agro Techno park, explained some of its excellences and a proper farming.

"ATP at a glance, was established in 2015 and having 2 experimental garden namely Cangar garden in 1,675 mdpl plateau and Jatikerto garden which is a lowland. We produce organic vegetable, broccoli, mustard, potato, red beat, horenso and pagoda," said Prof. Sumeru.

ATP aimed at serving technology needs for large communities either academicians, practitioners and Businessman. Its services are including research facilities and field laboratory, training on technology implementation and consultation services. Goods products are including commodities of agriculture, livestock, technology guidance and seed or certified quality seeds.

"We also want to make ATP as n educational tourism destination, family agro-creative, organizing organic agriculture like creating healthy products which is secure and free of pesticides. So do not worry, our vegetable is healthy to eat," added the man who used to be the Dean at Faculty of Agriculture Brawijaya University.

After following the session of presentation and discussion with Prof. Sumeru, the event was continued with a field trip. The participants that divided into 3 groups had an observation on several commodity-spots namely carrots, mustard and vegetable leaf. They were taught on how to do agriculture and planting organic plants properly started from seeding, planting, maintenance and nutrition in plants, harvesting the plants, post-harvest until packaging process for selling. Result of the observation, later on will be presented in form of an event so-called Joint Symphosium on Suistanable Agriculture in Friday (10/Nov/2017). [dinda/vicky/Humas UB/trans. Denok]






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