On June 1, 2022, to coincide with the birth of Pancasila, the Community Service Team from Agroecotechnology Department, Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University, held community service with materials on animal feed and fertilizer technology.
This event was held by the initiative of the Head of Kadirejo Village, Pabelan, Semarang who has a vision of realizing Kadirejo Agro Park as an educational tourism destination based on agriculture, animal husbandry, local wisdom and natural beauty on 9 hectares village land.
Riyadi, the Head of Kadirejo Village, revealed that this community service activity from the Undip team was the initial step, “After this, Undip lecturers are welcome to do research here, we will feel accompanied, and we are grateful, open ourselves and the village for scientific research,” he said at the opening of the event.
In the first session, socialization was conducted by Dr. Ir. Sutarno who explained about the various kinds of animal feed that already exist in Kadirejo Village, namely indigofera, calliandra, turi, gamal, Zanzibar, and lodho. Then he explained about the concept of multistrata plants which are actually local wisdom, namely the intercropping plant system by utilizing differences in plant heights. “By utilizing different plant heights, land use will be more effective because land can be used for food, shelter, and feed at the same time,” said this senior lecturer in his presentation of the material.
The second session was followed by a presentation on the manufacture of fertilizers and the propagation of bacteria which was explained by Dr. Ir. Susilo Budiyanto, M.Si. “Ladies and gentlemen, I think you are familiar with organic fertilizers and bacterial descriptions, now in this sharing session, I hope it can increase your enthusiasm to try to make it and use the available resources around you (ed-especially for composting), because in this village the availability of fertilizer is abundant.”
While Septrial Arafat, S.P., M.P. conveyed about the manufacture of fertilizers and the propagation of bacteria emphasizes that failure to make fertilizer once or twice is a natural thing. However, if you continue to try and learn from these failures, later you may find an original method that only the residents of Kadirejo Village have.
At the end of the event, Ir. Didik Wisnu Widjajanto, M.Sc, Ph.D., closed the event by saying that, “Lecturers of Agroecotechnology FPP Undip welcome further cooperation, especially on research in Kadirejo Village, Pabelan, Semarang”. Hopefully this good start on the day of the birth of Pancasila can make Kadirejo Village dadi Rejo.