Responses of Upland Rice cv Inpago LIPI Go4 to Microbial Inoculant and Nitrogen Fertilization Dosage Treatments

  •  Reni Lestari    
  •  Kartika Ning Tyas    
  •  Arief Noor Rachmadiyanto    
  •  Didi Usmadi    
  •  Mahatma Gandhi    
  •  Hendra Helmanto    
  •  Frisca Damayanti    
  •  Rizmoon Nurul Zulkarnaen    
  •  I. Made Sudiana    
  •  Enung Sri Mulyaningsih    


There is a huge potential of upland for developing food crops to shortage the increase in rice production in Indonesia. Upland rice that adaptable to dry land could support national rice production. Among the limit factors of upland rice productivity in Indonesia are infertile land and cultivation practices. The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of microbial inoculant application combined with nitrogen (N) fertilizer dosage to the cultivation of upland rice Inpago LIPI Go4. The factorial experimental design with two factors was applied, namely the supply of microbial inoculant and the dosage of N fertilizer and, i.e., 0%, 50%, 100% N (200 kg ha-1 Urea). The inoculant comprises of Aspergillus niger, Trichoderma viride, and Azotobacter. Each treatment combination was repeated four times. The microbial inoculant treatment solely effects significantly plant height, tiller number, and panicle weight of the upland rice, whereas N dosage treatment solely influences significantly plant height and tiller number. There was no interaction significant effect of microbial inoculant and N fertilizer dosage to all growth, production, and content of leaf N parameters. The maximum production of the upland rice was 4499 kg ha-1, whereas the average production was 3816 kg ha-1 grain weight. The highest yield was obtained from the plant with the supply of microbial inoculant and the treatment of 50% N fertilizer (100 kg ha-1 Urea).

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