Improvement of Local Purple Corn (zea mays) Variety with Multigamma Irradiation (Nuclear) Techniques Yielding Superior Generation
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- development; local red peanut; multigamma irradiation; superior cultivars
This study aimed to use multigamma irradiation techniques (nuclear) to improve indigenous purple corn to produce better generation types that can withstand drought, harsh climates, pests and diseases, and high yields. Observation, sampling, irradiation, careful selection, purification, and interpretation are some research methodologies used. Observations for taking an inventory of the parent variety’s physical and chemical characteristics, determining the research location, cultivating the area of planting, irradiating 3000 rads dose to the sample for 30 min, soaking the area of planting, planting seeds, irrigation, observing age and ability to grow grains, embroidery, weeding and fertilizing, keeping plant conditions during growth, harvesting, and drying. Result of research: Selected high-yielding local purple corn cultivars resulting from multigamma irradiation can withstand drought and adverse weather, are pest and disease resistant, and produce much more than the variety of parents. The average production of the selected high-yielding varieties was 11.12 t/ha, while the parent variety was 6.71 t/ha, with an increase in production percentage of 39.66%.
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TY - CONF AU - Bartholomeus Pasangka AU - P. Irvandi Gorby PY - 2023 DA - 2023/08/17 TI - Improvement of Local Purple Corn (zea mays) Variety with Multigamma Irradiation (Nuclear) Techniques Yielding Superior Generation BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science Education and Sciences 2022 (ICSES 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 5 EP - 18 SN - 2352-541X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-232-3_2 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-232-3_2 ID - Pasangka2023 ER -