Addition Of Metarhizium Anisopliae In Organic Fertilizer For Enhancing White Grub’s Control

Mofit Eko Poerwanto, Chimayatus Solichah, Danar Wicaksono

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White grub pests have been destroyed a lot of plantation of dry land. Farmers rely on synthetic insecticides to overcome the white grubs problem. Concerning the ecosystem pollution, it is necessary to improve the method of preparing M. anisopliae which is more effective on white grub-infested land to substitute synthetic insecticides. The research was conducted by mixing compost fertilizer produced by the Faculty of Agriculture UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta with the M. anisopliae according to the treatment (6.25g / kg; 13.5g / kg; and 20.25g / kg). The pathogenicity test was carried out in a plastic container. Each container is filled with a compost mixture with compost and sand (1:10) and one white grub larvae instar 4. Each treatment consisted of 30 white grubs. The result reveals that mixing compost fertilizer in the application of M. anisopliae was effective in increasing white grubs mortality by up to 16.67%. The greater the dose of M. anisopliae will speed up the mortality time and increase the number of mortality.


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M. anisopliae, compost fertilizer, white grubs, mortality, pathogenicity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31098/ess.v1i1.167

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