Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology (ICOSAT 2017)

Analysis of Cacao and Coconut Intercrop Farming on Production Centers in Central Sulawesi Province

Authors
Rosida P. Adam, Johanis Panggeso, Mr Suardi
Corresponding Author
Rosida P. Adam
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosat-17.2018.20How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Intercrop Cocoa, Coconut Farming, Revenue Analysis.
Abstract
The title of the research is Analysis of Cocoa and Coconut Intercrop Farming on Production Centers in Central Sulawesi Province. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze the benefits of Intercrop Cocoa and Coconut for farmers. Central Sulawesi government has divided four centers of cocoa and purposive sampling researches, focused on two (2) superior centers, i.e Sentra I, includes: Donggal, and Sigi. Meanwhile, Sentra II includes: Moutong Parigi District, Poso District, and Tojo Una-Una District. Results of research descriptively explained that Cocoa and Coconut Intercrop Farming indicates good intercrop, measured from the distance between coconut ??" cocoa, i.e approximately 3.5m in average. However, some overlaps are still found in some locations. There are still other crops found among Cocoa and Coconut Intercrop, thus the growth of Cocoa and Coconut is not maximum. Another benefit of the cultivation of cocoa under coconut trees is it can improve the efficiency in the use of land and sunlight. In addition, Coconut can indirectly help to control Helopeltis palm plant biologically as black ants (Dolichoderus thoracicus) prefer to nest in palm tree, which will destroy Helopeltis.
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PB  - Atlantis Press
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