03 May 2016
PT Bogor Life Science and Technology (BLST) as the Holding Company of Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB – Bogor Agricultural University) in collaboration with the Primate Research Center (PSPP) of the Institute of Research and Community Empowerment of IPB (LPPM IPB) organized the seminar with the theme "Menuju Kemandirian Bioteknologi dengan Produk Nasional = Towards the Independence of Biotechnology by National Product", on Tuesday, 26 April 2016, at the IPB Science Park, Taman Kencana, Bogor. BLST also Launched softly the innovative products "Enzyme DNA Polymerase PolPfu InventPro" to coincide with the Seminar. The trademark for this product is “Inventpro”, and it is the result of joint cooperation between PSPP of LPPM innovation in cooperation with PT BLST, the holding company of IPB. PT BLST is mandated to commercialize the results of IPB innovations. Present in the Seminar stakeholders of the industries, academia, researchers, and representatives of government institutions.
03 May 2016
The problem of the pest attack of onion caterpillar (Spodoptera exigua) received the increasing attention, after President RI Joko Widodo got ‘the gift ‘ of the onion leaves which were attacked by the caterpillars from the farmers during a visit to Brebes Central Java, 11 April 2016. The pest attack and the onion disease were the main obstacles in the production of onion. Two pests/diseases which were very damaging the onion were onion caterpillar (Spodoptera exigua) and fusarium stem rot (Fusarium oxysporum). The pest attack and the diseases from year to year were heavier because of the destruction of the agro-ecosystem of onion. The damage to ecosystem of planting the onion was caused by the high use of pesticide for the control of pests/diseases, and the rarely use of the organic fertilizer in the cultivation process.