The Effect of Foliar Spray Application on Young Sago Palm Growth at PT. National Timber and Forest Product, Selat Panjang, Riau
Dewi, Ratih Kemala
Bintoro, M. H.
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Sago palm is one of plant which is produce carbohydrate from the trunk. Sago palm in peat land showed symptoms of mineral deficiency. Because of that, sago palms need fertilizers to support its growth. The objective of the experiment was to know the effect of various foliar spray applications on young sago palm growth. The experiment was conducted at PT. National Timber and Forest Product, from February 2009 - August 2009. Foliar spray was applied on young sago palm. Complete Block Randomized Design with three repetitions and four treatments was used. The treatments were T1 (Biogronic D, 5 cc/I), T2 (Gandasil D, 2 g/I), T3 (JMT, 2 cc/I), and T4 No fertilizer (as control). The results indicated that all foliar spray treatment did not have any effect on young sago palm growth. It is possible that the effects of water level, weed control, and sucker pruning were more dominant than fertilizer treatment.