Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Response of Potassium Fertilizer Application to Production and Sugar Content of Several Varieties of Sweet Corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt.)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345655,
        author={Mutmainnah  Mutmainnah and Sudiarso  Sudiarso and Karuniawan Puji Wicaksono},
        title={Response of Potassium Fertilizer Application to Production and Sugar Content of Several Varieties of Sweet Corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt.)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={sweet corn potassium sugar variety},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345655}
    }
    
  • Mutmainnah Mutmainnah
    Sudiarso Sudiarso
    Karuniawan Puji Wicaksono
    Year: 2024
    Response of Potassium Fertilizer Application to Production and Sugar Content of Several Varieties of Sweet Corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt.)
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345655
Mutmainnah Mutmainnah1,*, Sudiarso Sudiarso1, Karuniawan Puji Wicaksono1
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: mutmainnah1618@student.ub.ac.id

Abstract

This research aims to obtain the optimum dosage of potassium fertilizer for each variety of sweet corn (Zea mays saccharata Sturt.) for production and quality. This research was conducted from June 2023 to September 2023 in the Jatimulyo Experimental Garden, Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University in Jatimulyo, Lowokwaru District, Malang City, East Java. This research used a factorial randomized block design (RBD); the first factor was the dosage of potassium fertilizer with 4 treatments, and the second factor was the variety with 3 treatments. The first factor is K0 = Control (Without potassium addition); K1 = Potassium 50 kg ha-1; K2 = Potassium 100 kg ha-1; and K3 = Potassium 150 kg ha-1. The second factor is V1 = Bonanza Variety, V2 = Jamboree Variety, and V3 = Talent Variety. Potassium treatment can increase growth, production, and sugar content at additional dosages of up to 150 kg ha-1 and provides a significant response in all three varieties. Talenta has the highest response to potassium fertilization compared to the Bonanza and Jamboree varieties.