The research of slow release nitrogen fertilizer applied in sugarcane (saccharum officinarum).
M.C. Tri Atmodjo
ABSTRACT:The continuous application of chemical fertilizer mainly nitrogen has bad influence to soil. On the other hand the expensive price of fertilizer should be solved by maximized affect to plant productivity. The ordinary Nitrogen fertilizer has bad influence to soil water with high nitrogen content around the plantation mainly.. The Slow release Nitrogen Fertilizer has possibility to reduce the production cost of plant and more circumstance friendly.This Research was conducted in order to find out the influence of Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizer and Nitrogen Fertilizer for sugarcane plant as the raw materials of green energy bioethanol. The Sugarcane plant needs fertilizer in order to improve plant productivity. The chemical fertilizer usually not circumctance friendly but the slow release chemical fertlilizer may have something different. The application of slow release chemical fertilizer may be better for soil fertility The application of slow release nitrogen fertilizer in GMP 2 and Kidang Kencana sugarcane plant seemed better rather than ordinary nitogen fertilizer in Yellow – Red Podzolic Soil in Negara Bumi Ilir, Center of Lampung, Indonesia.. Results of a field experiment with sugarcane showed that the treatment of urea with slow release nitrogen fertilizer (coated nitrogen fertilizer) increased its efficiency by preventing N losses, resulting in significantly higher cane yields. In one of the years, sulphur-coated urea at 300 kg N/ha gave higher total sugar content in the juice and significantly more commercial cane sugar (CCS) than uncoated urea.