ICSFRI launched new technologies on 30 September 2017. There were four new innovations introduced to the public. The innovations were created through overcome problems related to citrus. The four innovation technologies are: 1). Expert system utilizes the advance of information technology and network by using web-based application. In the future, the application will be further developed so it can be downloaded through smart phone as well. Some tools are installed in the field and the data obtained could be sent online so that the user could monitor the field real time 2) Slow release fertilizers are created to overcome leaching of fertilizers in the field as well as provide the fertilizer according to the need of the plants which based on the chemical state in root environment and
ICSFRI joined a seminar in Timor Leste which was represented by Dr Dita Agisimanto as one of the speakers. The Regional Seminar was held in AGRO-EXPO Week 2017, Thursday 19/10/2017. The theme of the Seminar was "BUILDING A COMPETITIVE AGRICULTURE IN OE-CUSSE AMBENO; IDEAS TO PROMOTE SMART PRODUCTIVE SPECIALIZATION ". The seminar was opened by Mr. ARSENIO PAIXAO BANO. The speakers involved were Mr. Regio Da Cruz Salu from Oe-Cusse Ambeno, Ms. Laura Maria Fiarotto of UNDP, Ms. Christina NGO World Neighbors, Sharon Alder from OXFAM, Mr. Decio Riberio Sarmento from Trade Invest, Mr. Lamberto Salu from DITKREO, Mr. Hugo Lebre from FSC, and Tennant Fenton from New Zealand. The Oe-Cusse Ambeno Authority is a special area of East Timor which is developing actively. Regional developm
As one of the institutes under the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, ICSFRI seeks to provide innovation in the development of citrus and subtropical fruits which could be adopted by farmers Based on the assigned task and function, ICSFRI has been able to produce technology for increasing production and quality of citrus fruits. The technology has been disseminated in various citrus centers in Indonesia to be adopted as a guideline in the development of citrus agribusiness. One of the many activities in which technology dissemination could be done is through a combined event for Citrus Educational Tour and Pick-Your-Own which was held from July 10th to 16th. This activity was officially opened by the Director of ICSFRI, Dr.Ir. Muhammad Taufiq Ratule, M.S...
“Keprokisasi”, meaning to plant more mandarin varieties, is one of the programs launched by the government to develop more mandarin varieties due to its high economy value and its potential to compete and substitute the imported citrus fruits. However, there are several obstacles in mandarin development, notably its long juvenile period that is longer than that of tangerines, about 4 year after planting. This is the main reason of farmers favor for tangerines which could bear fruits just after 2,5 year after planting. One of the ways to cut short the juvenile period on mandarin is by using ‘branch bending’. With this method, farmers do not need to worry about the juvenile period since the mandarin varieties could bear fruits at relatively similar age with the tangerines and with high yi
BITE 2016 was an event held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ICSFRI that also worked as as a medium to disseminate the result of research and technology on citrus and subtropical fruits. The event took place on 4-6 August 2016 in ICSFRI’s site. There were many activities arranged to attract stakeholders as well public in general. Most visitors came to BITE 2016 to participate in ‘Pick your own’ event in which the visitors could experience picking citrus fruit by themselves in the orchard. By the end of the event on August 6th, it was estimated that there were 3000 visitors participated in the event alone. One big activity with the most money prize ever provided in history of ICSFRI was National Citrus Fruit Contest. This event attracted farmers and respective institutions fro