Analysis of Land Suitability and Lemongrass FarmingIn Krueng Meueh Sub-Watershed Aceh Province

khusrizal, khusrizal and Yusra, Yusra and Rizki Nanda, Habibah and Nasruddin, Nasruddin (2020) Analysis of Land Suitability and Lemongrass FarmingIn Krueng Meueh Sub-Watershed Aceh Province. Jurnal Pertanian Tropik, 7 (1). pp. 144-152. ISSN 2356-4725

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idABSTRACTLemongrassis one of agricultural commodities that produce citronella oil,and will be betterproduce if the cultivationis carried out onthe right land in the right way.This study aimed to determine the land suitability classes and farming feasibility for community citronella crops. The research was conducted at the Krueng Meueh Sub-watershed, Aceh from April to June 2019.The research was done in descriptive survey methods offorming land mapping unit (LMU) of the study area. The LMU was obtained from overlay of soil map, slope map, and landuse mapwith software ArcGis version 10.1. The soil characteristic data of eachLMU and climate data were used forassessment land suitability classes, and to find out the level of farming feasibility of lemongrassin the study area with calculatingvalues of Benefit Cost Ratio (B/C), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value(NPV) andBreak Event Point (BEP). The result showed that the study area was considered suitable for lemongrass (S2 and S3). Classes of S2 were found at LMU 7 and 17with base saturation(BS), soil pH, slope and erosion hazard(EH)as constraint factors. While the othersLMU is S3 class with soil pH, BS, organic-C, and EH as constraint of lemongrass cultivation. Effort of land improvement for lemongrass in the study area such as liming, organic matter, andwater-retaining pit or mounds. The lemongrass farming at the study area is feasible and profitable,based on values of NPV Rp.7,076,030, Net B/C 1.2, IRR 16% and BEP 4 years 4.8 months24 days.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SA Agroecotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Agroecotechnology
Depositing User: Mr. Nasruddin Agani
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 09:00

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