Doctoral Service Team Held Training on the Making of Botanical Pesticides

The Handover of Liquid Smoke Generator

Doctoral Service Team Universitas Brawijaya (DM UB) held training activities on the making of botanical pesticides and biological control to increase the knowledge of Rejo Farmer Group, Gombengsari Village, Kalipuro District, Banyuwangi on (18/7-19/7/2022).

The training activities for making botanical pesticides and biological control were carried out by inviting speakers from the Center for Agricultural Training (BBPP) Ketindan, Mrs. Dewi Melani S.Si, MP.

Through this training, it is hoped that the community will gain knowledge in the form of an introduction to plants that function as insect repellents, plants that can be used as vegetable pesticides, such as neem, cloves, laos, citronella, okra, introduction to mycorrhizae and biological agents such as Beauveria bassiana. and Metarrhizium sp were also performed.

Meanwhile, the making of vegetable pesticides was tested by utilizing sawdust and coconut shell waste, which are abundant in Gombengsari village.

In addition, large quantities of plant-based pesticides can also be sold. The manufacture of botanical pesticides is also expected to initiate the initiation of the formation of farmer-owned enterprises.

In addition to conducting training, the Doctoral Service Team also donated a liquid smoke maker with a capacity of 300 kg.

“With this tool, it is hoped that Kalipuro farmer group can independently make botanical pesticides to support organic farming,” said Mufidah Afiyanti.

This activity is part of the Doctoral Service activities chaired by Mufidah Afiyanti, Ph.D with the DM team, namely Zulfaidah Penata Gama, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D (FMIPA); Wenny Bekti Sunarharum, STP., M.Food.St., Ph.D (FTP); Sugiono, S.T., M.T., Ph.D (FT) and Muhammad Nuh, Ph.D (FIA). (DM/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).