IDENTIFIKASI SPESIES RAYAP PERUSAK TANAMAN JARAK PAGAR (Jatropha curcas L.)

Muhammad Sayuthi

Abstract


Castor bean (J. Curcas L.)can be used for biodiesel material as an alternative to fossil fuels. One of the problems in the cultivation oft his plant is the existence of termite pest. The purpose of this research is to identify termites species that have destructive potencial  to castor plants in KIJP Pakuwon. The research was conducted from January to December 2009. As amount of 90 observed stations  installed in this area, then divided into three blocks with of each block contained 30 observed station.The distance between each observed station was 20 meters. The termites species that had been collected in every observed station then put in  bottles containing 70 percent ethanol and identified its characteristic at Insect Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Plant Protection, Bogor Agricultural University. Research results showed a numbers of termites species that have potencial destruction to castor plants were Macrotermes sp., Schedorinotermes sp., Microtermes spand Odntotermes sp. Macrotermes sp. was the most dominant species in KIJP Pakuwon.


Keywords


termite; J. curcas; identification





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Program Studi Pendidikan Biologi


Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan

Universitas Syiah Kuala

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