Analysis of rice farming in tidal swampland, Tulang Bawang Regency, Lampung Province
AbstrakRice is still a strategic commodity in Indonesia. The need for rice to fulfill staple food every year tends to increase in line with the rate of population growth in Indonesia Lampung Province government continues to strive for various programs to fulfill food. One of the efforts made is optimizing the use of marginal land in the swampland. The swampland area in Lampung is about 162,930 ha, consisting of 68,900 ha of tidal swampland and 94,030 ha of lowland swamps. Lampung potential swampland, has the opportunity to meet food needs, especially rice. Problems of swampland rice farming which commonly found are environmental stress related to water and land management, unadaptive rice commodities and applying appropriate cultivation technology. Swampland rice farming is expected to provide added value and benefits for farmers. This study aims to analyze rice farming in the tidal swampland of Tulang Bawang Regency, Lampung Province. The farm study was carried out by planting rice on a 1 ha tidal swampland. The rice planted is the existing local rice varieties. The study was carried out in the second planting season. The results of the study showed that the growth and production of rice is quite good. Rice farming in the tidal wetland provides an advantage over an R/C ratio of 1.46 and an R/C ratio of 1.72. So that rice farming in the tidal swampland is feasible.
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