Impact of “System of Rice Intensification” on the Abundance of Rice Pests

  • Mofit Eko PoerwantoEmail author
  • Oktavia Sarhesti Padmini
Conference paper


The targets for agricultural development in Indonesia in 2015–2019 are improvement of food security and achievement of food self-sufficiency. The key factors to achieve the targets are utilization of irrigation waters efficiently, the ability of farmers to use fertilizer in proper dosages, and low levels of pest attacks. Research was conducted to analyze the abundance of rice pests in the application of a System of Rice Intensification. Research was carried out by field trials, arranged in a randomized complete block design. The main plots used two irrigation systems: an intermittent system (SRI) and a conventional system. The subplots used different types of fertilizers: inorganic and organic. SRI application was compared with conventional practice, and application of organic fertilizers showed some significant benefits including a decrease in pest abundance by up to 36.94%, but no significant differences were observed according to types of rice varieties. Great responses were observed with SRI practice, which ultimately led to comparable pest abundance and grain yield.


Organic Fertilizer Pest Abundance System of Rice Intensification 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the Directorate of Higher Education Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education for financial support through number project: 176/SP2H/LT/DRPM/III/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mofit Eko Poerwanto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oktavia Sarhesti Padmini
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureUniversitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” YogyakartaYogyakartaIndonesia

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