ISRI’s Plant Protection Research Team Conducted a Survey and Sampling of Sugarcane Crops Infected by Xylaria spp.

Root rot and stem rot are two of the essential diseases of sugarcane crop. It was first reported in 1993 while infecting sugarcane plantation areas in Lampung.

At first, it was reported that the two diseases caused by Xylaria spp only infect sugarcane in particular areas, such as Taiwan, the USA, as well as Puerto Rico.

The decline in yield resulting from the two diseases is estimated to be 5% for Plant Cane (PC) crops, and 30% or even more for Ratoon crops.

For sugarcane varieties that are very susceptible to diseases, the two diseases can cause crop death in a short time.

ISRI has competency to carry out an integrated root rot and stem rot disease control.

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The National Sugar Summit 2019

On December 12-13, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI) participated at a seminar called “National Sugar Summit 2019”. The event was organized by Asosiasi Gula Indonesia (AGI) and Ikatan Gula Indonesia (IKAGI) at Grand City Surabaya.

The event was attended by various stakeholders related to the Indonesian sugar industry. On the first day of the seminar, the Director of the ISRI had an opportunity to be a speaker.

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Visitation of “My Heritage Trip” Community to the ISRI

On December 7, 2019, a community called “My Heritage Trip” visited the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI).

The community did an observation and photography at the ISRI’s building. They intended to document the historical and architectural value of the buildings.

During the visitation, the community “My Heritage Trip” discussed with some people at ISRI about the history of sugar research in Indonesia. They also got an opportunity to go around the ISRI’s buildings to document some of ISRI’s sugar research facilities, which are Dutch heritage.

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Commemoration of the 62nd Plantation Day

On December 10-12, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI) participated in an exhibition “The 62nd Plantation Day 2019” at the Polytechnic of Agricultural Development, Malang.The event was organized by the Directorate General of Estate, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia.

The event was attended by multiple plantation stakeholders, i.e., from governmental bodies, private sectors, as well as civil society.

In the exhibition, the ISRI was in the same stand with other research centers within PT. Riset Perkebunan Nusantara, i.e., Indonesian Palm Research Institute (IOPRI), Indonesian Rubber Research Institute (IRRI), Research Institute for Tea and Cinchona (RITC), Indonesian Coffee and Cacao Research Institute (ICCRI), and the Indonesian Research Institute for Biotechnology and Bioindustry (IRIBB). At that moment, all research institutes displayed their featured products.

The event was attended by Dr. Iman Yani Harahap (President Director of PT. Riset Perkebunan Nusantara), Dr. Gede Wibawa (Director of Research and Development of PT. Riset Perkebunan Nusantara), as well as Dr. Lilik Koesmihartono Putra (Director of the ISRI)

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Pada acara Apresiasi Lembaga Litbang yang diselenggarakan oleh Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi/Badan Riset Inovasi Nasional (Kemenristek/BRIN) di Gedung BPPT Jakarta pada tanggal 2 Desember 2019, Direktur Pusat Penelitian Perkebunan Gula Indonesia (P3GI) menerima penyerahan sertifikat akreditasi KNAPPP (Komite Nasional Akreditasi Pranata Penelitian dan Pengembangan). Hal ini merupakan hasil dari kerja keras seluruh civitas P3GI dalam menerapkan sistem manajemen berkualitas untuk bidang penelitian dan pengembangan. Melalui Surat Keputusan No. 02/Kp/KA-KNAPPP/III/2019, P3GI juga dinyatakan telah memenuhi syarat sebagai lembaga litbang yang menerapkan sistem manajemen mutu pada ruang lingkup penelitian dan pengembangan tanaman pangan, hortikultura, dan perkebunan (PL-074 INA klasifikasi 08.02).


Visitation of eRcane, France

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI) welcomed a visit from Bernard Siegemund, director and representative of eRcane. The eRcane is a sugar research institution located at Reunion Island, an island in the Indian Ocean that belongs to France. The eRcane has made a significant contribution to the development of the sugar industry on Reunion Island through the selection of various new superior sugarcane varieties and research in genetics, agronomy, and technology.

The event began at 2:30 PM. The eRcane delivered a presentation, consisted of an introduction to the geographical conditions of Reunion Island, sugarcane cultivation systems on the island, and the introduction of some of the eRcane’s superior varieties. Soil types and climatic conditions at sugarcane fields on the island vary, with the rainfall ranging between 500-5000 mm. Consequently, the sugarcane management system applied in various regions on the island was also different. Reunion Island has wetlands, but also rainfed lands for sugarcane cultivation. The eRcane is very concerned about the development of sugarcane varieties. Each variety has different suitability in various regions on Reunion Island. The eRcane can pick varieties that can adapt to local or specific agro-climatic conditions on the island. Besides increasing sugar yield and sugar content, breeding activities and selection of appropriate sugarcane varieties also aim to enhance disease resistance and the ability of plants to be ratooned (ratooning ability).

In the end, the eRcane expressed their gratitude to the ISRI for giving them a chance to get acquainted with some ISRI researchers. In turn, we also hope that research collaboration will be established between the two institutions in the future. The event was then closed with a question and answer session, as well as a photo session with some researchers of the ISRI.

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Visitation of Gula Rajawali Vocational School

On October 9, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI) received a visitation of about 60 students and teachers of Gula Rajawali Vocational School, Madiun, East Java. The main agenda of the visit was a field study to get to know the activities within the institute, especially about sugarcane research. During the visit, the students and the teachers were invited to walk around the office, including to see mini sugar factories and the collection of sugarcane varieties at the ISRI collection garden.

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Training of Sugarcane Cultivation

From September 30 to October 2, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI), in collaboration with Office of Plantation and Animal Husbandry Service of Ogan Komering Ilir Regency, South Sumatera organised training of sugarcane cultivation. The event was attended by 30 people consisting of technical officers from the Office of Plantation and Animal Husbandry Service of Ogan Komering Ilir, as well as sugarcane farmers from several areas in Ogan Komering Ilir. During the three days of the training, participants got some theories about sugarcane cultivation methods, from land preparation to post-harvest (cut, load, transport). The participants also learned a business analysis of sugarcane farming. On the last day, the participants had a chance to visit the sugar milling factory of Krebet Baru and sugar plantation of Kebonagung in Malang Regency.


Visitation of Integrated Islamic Elementary School of Bina Insan Cendekia

On September 26, 2019, the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI) welcomed a visitation of around 130 students of the Integrated Islamic Elementary School of Bina Insan, Pasuruan City. The agenda of the visit includes: seeing the history of the ISRI, seeing research activities, as well as learning literacy at the ISRI library. In general, the students showed their enthusiasm. They were actively engaged in discussions with speakers from ISRI, who explained the history and research activities carried out at the ISRI.