The Important Roles of Ecomychorizae to Increase Growth Rate of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) that Potentially as Raw Material of Biofuel


  • Rosnina A.G Agrotechnology Departement, Agriculture Faculty, Malikussaleh University, Indonesia
  • Zurrahmi Wirda Agriculture Faculty, Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia
  • M. Hadid Al Hafizh Agriculture Faculty, Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia



sub-optimal land, classification, productivity


Recently the use of agricultural waste containing cellulose and lignin as an alternative fuel that is environmentally friendly. The study aimed to determine the important roles of eco-enzymes and mycorrhizae due to increasing the growth rate of sacha inchi plants that are tolerant to nutrient-poor soils such as Inceptisol which are classified as sub-optimal lands. Sacha inchi broadleaf plants are classified as having a high lignin content due to their biomass potentially producing alternative fuels that can reduce dependence on  the  use  of  fossils,  which  were  decreasing.  This research was conducted in West Reuleut Village,  Muara  Batu  District,  North  Aceh  District and  the  Laboratory  of  the  Faculty  of  Agriculture, Malikussaleh     University.     This    research     was carried out  from April to August 2022.The  Application  of  eco-enzymes  on  Inceptisol  soil  has increased the absorption of several macronutrients that were impacted by the fresh weight of the root, root dry weight, and root length of sacha inchi. The activities of eco enzyme and mycorrhizae which were giving a positive impact on the vegetative growth rate of Sacha inchi plants. Eco enzymes contain microorganisms that help the process of decomposition, transport of nutrients, and mycorrhizae as biological fertilizers that can provide nutrient uptake for plants. The impact of synergizing both fertilizers together has increased the suitability and productivity of sub-optimal soil that is able to increase growth and yield plant. The increasing productivity of Sacha inchi plants which contain lignin and cellulose also increases plant biomass which has the potential to produce high bioethanol as well.


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