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Community Service, FP UB held TPT of Pest Control
Community Service, FP UB held TPT of Pest Control
A total of 36 people who came from various regions in Indonesia attended The Training of Trainer for Field Trainer I - Field School of Integrated Pest Management (TOT PL I SLPHT). The event was held in UB’s Griya starting from March 19, 2012 to the next ten days. This activity is organized in order to improve the implementation of SLPHT as well as to maintain the quality of its implementation, therefore it needs necessary personnel who have competence in the field of training and able to design PHT training.

At the opening on Sunday (18/03), the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Ir. Sumeru Ashari, MagrSc., PhD said that with regional autonomy, then communication across the command with farmers became a new challenge. One solution is to organize ' Field School' where they can learn from the experience of each region. "Because each region has its own technologies and means, so it requires a unique solution in every region," he said. Sumeru stated further, Faculty of Agriculture is currently promoting community service as a priority in the development of sustainable food. One is realized in the implementation of this activity. "With the involvement of those who have the region and those who have the knowledge, it will be more real. Hopefully, the existing technology can be absorbed by people in the future," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Ir. Sarsito Wahono Gaib Subroto, who represented the Director of Crop Protection at the opening, said that UB was the first university to cooperate with Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate General of Food Crops, Directorate of Crop Protection where TOT SLPHT was held. "With a surplus target of 10 million tons in 2014, although it is not an easy one, all agricultural officials have the responsibility to secure those plants to produce optimally based on the varieties we grow," he said.

He said further, through UU No.12 of 1992, the only principle control is recognizing pest control. "PHT is not a technology but a system. By implementing a system that starts from the beginning to the harvest, it is expected to be maximum," he hoped. With this training, participants are expected to become the competent trainers when currently distribute their knowledge and share knowledge in their respective working areas. In addition, it is expected to build interwoven cooperation with all stakeholders, including universities. [waw/lia]

translated by: A. Wicaksono

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