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Paper ID: 146

Growth and P absorption of Fibraurea tinctoria Lour in Peat Soil with an Amendment

A T Sakya1,2,3, Sulandjari1,2,3* and W S Dewi 4

1Agrotechnology, Agriculture Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

2Agronomy Magister Program Study, Agriculture Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

3Biotechnology and Biodiversity Research Center, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

4Soil Science, Agriculture Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia


One of the ways to maintain and increase immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic is to consume the medicinal plant. Indonesia has many medicinal plants, one of which is ‘akar kuning’ (yellow root, Fibraurea tinctoria Lour). F tinctoria is a wild plant commonly found in Kalimantan and has not been widely cultivated. Therefore, efforts to develop need to be made, especially in peat soil.  One approach to address the problem in peat soils is to add zeolite amendments and increase the growth by adding NPK fertilizer. Therefore, preliminary research was conducted to determine the growth and P absorption of F tinctoria in peat soil. The study used zeolite (0 and 2.5 g/polybag) and NPK fertilizer with three levels (3, 6, 9 g/plant). The combination treatments were arranged factorially on Randomized Complete Block Design. The study shows different responses to the leaf number, volume and weight of the roots. Tendril length and absorption of P increased along with the increase of zeolite and NPK.

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