Growth, Seedling Yield, and Feasibility of True Shallot Seed (Allium cepa L) Nursery Farming System

- Sutardi, Yayan Apriyana, Sugeng Widodo, Annisa Dhienar Alifia, Popi Rejekiningrum, Joko Pramono, Nanik Setyowati, Christina Astri


The objective of this study was to identify widely adapted true lines under different models of True Shallot Seed (TSS) nurseries that can be easily, quickly, and efficiently developed by farmers. Previous TSS seedling production research showed some low and inefficient results, making TSS nursery farming expensive and difficult for farmers to do. Therefore, a TSS nursery model that produces good seedlings and is economically efficient needs to be found. This research fills the gap by presenting novel TSS nursery models using sediment soil media that have not been tried before to increase the TSS seedling performance. The study was arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with treatment consisting of three seedling systems: direct sowing models (Tabela), boxes, and polybags. Each treatment was repeated six times, using Bima varieties produced by AIAT of Central Java, seed 0,5 kg per system. Observation data included: media material's chemical contents, seedling growth, and nursery model feasibility. The results showed that seedling emergence and seedling weight, number of leaves, and plant populations were significantly different. Tabela shows the best seedling performance and cost-efficiency results. Hopefully, the study results of the shallot nursery model from TSS will help farmers reduce total production costs. The river sediment soil erosion at 71.1 t ha-1yr-1 has not been utilized even though sediment soil's physical and chemical properties are very good for a nursery, making for the novelty point in this study.


Nursery system; true shallot seed; seedling; sediment soil.

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