MIPA Student Reasearch Team Develops Fertilizer Substitute Liquid

Biosaka Making

The FMIPA Student Research Team consisting of Dawud Isa, Voleta Alda, Roshella Ratna, Lya Sulistyoning, Nur Abiyah Rona and Aulya Rahman Rachmadani from the Faculty Autonomous Institute for Student Research and Science (RITMA) conducted research on a fertilizer substitute called BIOSAKA. BIOSAKA comes from the words BIO and SAKA which is an abbreviation of Saka; Nature Returns to Nature (from nature back to nature).

With the help of Agent Hayati Sukarlis, the research team researched the materials used to find the right composition for making it. BIOSAKA is only made from five types of plants and wild grass so it can increase the growth of the test plants. All types of plants and grass can be used provided the plants are healthy without any disease.

The five types are then squeezed in five liters of water. Kneading is done for 15 minutes, ensuring that the grass is not destroyed. While squeezing, you must also do it with a happy heart without pressure.

“You have to be sincere, then the results will be good,” said Sukarlis.

Biosaka Products

After squeezing, it will be filtered and stored in a closed container.

“Spraying applications only use 40-60 mL of BIOSAKA for one tank. When sprayed, it is directed upwards and forms like dew. Apart from having no capital, BIOSAKA can also be stored for the next 8-12 months. “A new breakthrough to advance Indonesian agriculture and solve the problem of increasing fertilizer prices,” said one of the Voleta team representatives.

The research team also implemented RITMA’s RECOVERY program. This implementation was carried out in the target village, namely Kalisongo Village, Dau District, Malang Regency.

This implementation program also collaborates with Aksi Abdi, a community engaged in improving the economy of Mitra Village community based on the application of research results) which received funding from Desamind.

Desamind is a non-profit organization that operates as a partner of village communities in the educational and social fields to form an advanced, competitive and civilization-literate society. In addition, various parties also sponsored this activity, such as Pijar Foundation, Global x Future, Young Townhall, and LAN RI.

“With the results of this research on BIOSAKA, it is hoped that we will be able to solve the problem of increasingly high chemical fertilizer prices. So that orange farming in Kalisongo Village can revive. “All parties involved have combined synergy to achieve the goal of a competitive village community,” said the Chair of Aksi Abdi, Devi Nurbaeti. (*/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)