Produktivitas Tanaman Trichanthera gigantea pada Berbagai Taraf Naungan dan Pupuk Kandang Kelinci
Most of the animal feed plants (AFP) are developed on marginal land and integrated with food crops and plantations. Trichantera gigantea (TG) is an AFP which is a tree legume with good nutrition and shade tolerance. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the interaction between the shade and the provision of manure on the productivity and growth characteristics of the Trichantera gigantea (TG) plant. The experiment used a factorial randomized block design (RCBD) with two factors. The first factor was shade treatment, 0, 36, and 72%, and the second factor was the dose of manure, 0, 250, and 500 g per plant, each treatment was repeated three times. The results showed that the highest plant height, number of leaves, and biomass production of Trichantera gigantea were achieved at 72% shade treatment and doses of manure 250 g per plant, respectively 64.25 cm, 60.75, and 113.50 g per plant.
Keywords: shade, growth, production, manure, Trichanthera gigantea