shop8admin, June 3, 2017
Production of dry grain harvest in Klaten district in the period January to June 2013 reached 206 706 tonnes. The amount is equivalent to 134 119 tonnes of rice. Thus, the Klaten still have a surplus of 79 105 tonnes of rice, because the rice needs only 55 014 tons.
The surplus is very encouraging, because in the last few seasons, the rat attack raged in a number of centers of rice production. In fact, based on the records of the Department of Agriculture Klaten, Klaten rat infestation has reached the range of 1,000 hectares of land.
“Hama rats pose a threat to farmers in Klaten, since the last few seasons. Absence of rat infestation, I believe the total production of rice in Klaten can far exceed the total production achieved today,” said Head of the Department of Agriculture Klaten, Wahyu Prasetyo Ir MSi, Thursday (1/8).
He added, before the Department of Agriculture has set a target of planting 29,804 hectares wide in January-June 2013, but the realization reached 30 257 hectares. There is an excess of the target of 453 hectares or 1.5 percent. Productivity ranged from 55.77 quintals / hectare to 62.15 quintals / hectare.
“Klaten still try to get up to 115,000 tons of rice surplus, such as the achievement by 2009. Currently, it has not been exposed to Klaten planthopper pests and rodents. But this time, the rat can not fully resolved, despite continuing efforts to eradicate rats,” said Rev. .
Rat control efforts have been done in various ways, such as the development of natural enemies in the form of an owl rats, mongoose, snakes and rice. A number of village support the effort by issuing regulations that prohibit killing animals Village predatory rats.