OPTIMIZATION OF LAND UNDER THE PALM TREE PLANTING WITH CORN (Zea mays)
Publication Date : 31/10/2016
The main goal of coconut farming polyculture is to improve the efficiency of land use, agricultural commodities program, and integrated agricultural development implemented by the government as an effort form agricultural development. The research aims to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of farmers in optimizing land under coconut trees for planting corn. A research was carried in the Village Romanglompoa Bontomarannu District of Gowa. Data analysis followed B/C ratio. The research was conducted to compare the growth and production of corn in optimizing land pattern under palm trees with coconut crop production (monoculture to polyculture). The results showed that planting polyculture systems in addition to has provide additional revenue, it also increased oil production and reduce costs of maintenance of coconut. Subsequently the technology is feasible to develop. Optimization of land under coconut trees to plant corn economically benefit in increasing farmers 'income. This research provided new knowledge about land use so as to improve the welfare and farmers' income as a result of land using under coconut trees.
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