Analysis of energy utilization in banana (Musa spp.) cultivation in Malaysia: a case study / Nordin Onsang and Darius EL Pebrian

Onsang, Nordin and EL Pebrian, Darius (2018) Analysis of energy utilization in banana (Musa spp.) cultivation in Malaysia: a case study / Nordin Onsang and Darius EL Pebrian. In: Plantation Management Exhibition & Seminar (PIMES). Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Kampus Jasin, p. 25.


Banana (Musa spp.) is one of the major staple foods in Asia and Africa after rice, maize and corn. That make banana as ranking number four after other staple foods In Malaysia, the production of banana has exceeded the need for local consumption and creating the opportunity to make banana as one of the exported fruits. As a non-seasonal fruits make it east' to cultivate banana over the year. The current study was conducted to analyze the utilization of energy input in banana cultivation in Malaysia. The study also aimed to inform the input used in banana cultivation with the pattern of energy produce to create reference for planting banana with effective management. Data were collected based on oral interviews with the owner of the banana cultivation area Mr. Rosian Jamil at Kampung Durian Tunjung Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan to collect all the information required for the study. The highest energy input used in banana cultivation is chemical fertilizer, contributing to 49.93% from the total energy equivalents used in the cultivation. Water irrigation is the second highest energy input with a segment of 29.17% of the total energy input, followed by herbicide, human labor, farm yard manure, fuel and machinery at 9.15%, 7.04%. 3.95 %. 0.51 % and 0.24%. Respectively. The banana cultivation in the study area produce 1.00 MJHa' ' ratio of energy output/input. As conclusion, the cultivation of banana utilize the energy effectively due to the ratio of energy output/input produce is equal to 1. To increase the ratio, the use of suitable machinery and proper technology is required in the cultivation of banana in Malaysia. This will increase the efficiency of energy utilization in banana cultivation at the same time solve the labor shortage problem in Malaysia.


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Onsang, Nordin
EL Pebrian, Darius
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Musaceae (Banana)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science. Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Page Range: p. 25
Keywords: Banana; Banana cultivation; Effective management
Date: 2018
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